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Zilliqa Project Update #27 — Entering A New Era
Happy Lunar New Year! As you already know, we went live with the first iteration of the Zilliqa Mainnet last week, where we became the first public blockchain in the world to implement sharding. The Zilliqa Mainnet is currently in bootstrap phase, whereby no transactions of value can be processed, so that we can increase the hashing power necessary to properly secure the network. You can read more about the details of the bootstrap phase here. Zilliqa is a new type of blockchain architecture that has never been publicly tested before, so we do expect some slight bugs along the way that we will also be adjusting during the bootstrap phase.
Mining on Zilliqa is now open to the public and is showing a healthy geographic distribution around the world. One of the features of Zilliqa is that you can dual-mine on our network alongside Ethereum. Check out our Github article or the mining channel on forum to learn more.
On February 1st we conducted a community AMA to answer questions from our community. We’re happy to report that we have compiled all of the questions and answers into one PDF available for viewing here.
We’re excited to begin on this new era of Zilliqa and we know that in many ways our work has just begun. As we fully ramp up our mainnet over the coming month we will begin testing some of the flagship applications that will run on our network, namely Project Proton and the recently announced Hg Exchange. Stay tuned.
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