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Introducing the three æternity networks that you can use for testing and development.
Introduction: Three Networks
æternity currently runs three networks. Each network serves a different purpose, and can be placed on a scale of stability versus bleeding edge features.
sdk-testnet and sdk-edgenet
The SDK team currently runs two networks: sdk-testnet and sdk-edgenet. sdk-testnet is the latest stable release, and sdk-edgenet is the next.
At the time of writing, Testnet is at epoch version 0.24 and Edgenet is at version 0.25 of Epoch.
The intended audience for this network is people using released versions of our SDKs (GitHub releases or npm/yarn default install).
Most software developers should use sdk-testnet. Our contracts deployment tool, available at contracts.aepps.com, is connected to this network.
The intended audience for this network are people who are developing the SDKs, and developers who need the latest features from the develop branch on GitHub.
The æternity core team runs another network, uat-testnet. It is used for testing and is not guaranteed to work with the SDKs built by æternity. However, it is the network that has the very latest features. If you are performance testing the network, testing mining, or hacking on æternity yourself, you may find this network useful.
The intended audience for this network are core developers, miners, and people who want to track the bleeding edge. You may be unable to connect to this network using our SDKs; this is because it is a version later than the ones they support. We do not offer a blockchain explorer or a wallet for this network.
Which Testnet Should You Use?
In most cases, the sdk-testnet is recommended, as our tools are built to run on it....
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