Zilliqa Announces The Launch of Testnet v3 codenamed Mao Shan Wang
The code name Mao Shan Wang followed the tradition of naming the project’s testnets after the Durian family of fruits. The earlier versions, version 1 was named Red Prawn and the version 2 was named D24.
Xinshu Dong, CEO at Zilliqa, explains that Mao Shan Wang is the first fully-fledged testnet in the world to implement network, transaction, and smart contract sharding. Also continues saying that this Testnet had some security issues that the security auditors discovered. Thus, necessary safety checks and extra enforcement mechanisms were an advantage to improve the stability of the system.
Zilliqa team confirmed the launch of Mainnet on Jan 31st, 2019. The public mining guide on how to join Mao Shan Wang public testnet will be live on Monday (Dec 3, 2018). Generally, there are a few specifications to run the node on Testnet :
- Ubuntu 16.04.5 64-bit OS
- Intel i5 processor or later
- 8GB DRR3 RAM or higher
- Optional: GPU cards (e.g 1 x GTX 1060 with 3GB vRAM)