Cardano (ADA) Shelley Testnet to Open Tomorrow, Stake Pool Operators Invited

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 10:49
Vladislav Sopov
Tim Harrison, Marketing and Communications Director of the IOHK Team behind the Cardano (ADA) blockchain has explained why this is different from previous testnet phases
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According to the official announcement of Mr. Harrison, everyone can join the process of public testing and try the mechanism of staking.

From open testnet in June to mainnet in August

Mr. Harrison summarized the feedback of the Friends&Family testnet that is close to its end. He highlighted that the crew of participants was limited and consisted of a 'hand-picked group of experienced stakeholders'.

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These high-skilled enthusiasts refined the documentation, suggested improvements to the staking functionality and assisted in on-boarding new stakers.

Mr. Harrison spoke about 50 pioneers who created the 'professional community' around Cardano (ADA) test staking. So, now is the right time to start a new phase of project testing, its open testnet.

Everyone capable of launching and maintaining the staking pool is welcome to do so starting tomorrow, June 9th, 2020.

What's on the menu of public testing?

First of all, the participants of opened testing will be required to download the documentation from the official Cardano testnets web page. 

Specifically, the Cardano (ADA) team will welcome the efforts of the Intencivized Testnet (ITN) participants. But the set of duties will be different, Mr. Harrison warns.

He also emphasized that the following weeks will be busy for Cardano (ADA) testnet participants as they will be disclosing bugs and reporting on them. Cardano (ADA) tokenholders are not yet required to do anything as 'their time will come a little bit later'.

Shelley is the decentralized stage of Cardano (ADA) network development. It will include the possibility of delegated staking with rewards in ADA.

About the author

Blockchain Analyst & Writer with scientific background. 5+ years in IT-analytics, 2+ years in blockchain.

Worked in independent analysis (Crypto Briefing) as well as in start-ups (, Monoreto, Attic Lab etc.)

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