Parity Technologies' Polkadot has launched a testnet, Rococo, of the protocol's first parachain specification, according to a blog Thursday.
Parachains underlie Parity Tech's vision of a "Protocol for protocols."
Rococo allows developers to "Register" a Substrate-based blockchain as part of Polkadot's grander parachain network.
Substrate is a blockchain building kit for other networks to interoperate as a Polkadot parachain.
Rococo is the first test of inter-blockchain communication through its Relay Chain logic.
Rococo launched as a Proof-of-Authority network under the governance of Parity Technologies.
The testnet will begin with three parachains, the firm said.
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Polkadot Releases Rococo, Its Test Environment for Interoperable 'Parachains'
Published on Aug 6, 2020
by Coindesk | Published on Coinage
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