When a cryptocurrency is about to launch its own blockchain, you may hear terms like Testnet and Mainnet but what really do they mean?
What is Testnet?
Testnet (testing network) is an alternative network that developers use for testing purposes before launching the actual blockchain. It allows them to make experiments without using the actual coin so they can discover software vulnerabilities. Once they are satisfied that it is stable, they go ahead to launch a mainnet.
What is Mainnet?
Mainnet (main network) is the main blockchain of a cryptocurrency. Mainnet is more strict about implementing rules as it deals with coins that have real value.
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