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Zilliqa Project Update — Upcoming Mainnet Launch: What to Expect
It has been around a year and a half since we made the first commit to our GitHub repository (under the initial project name nuQoin). With that first commit, we set out to build a secure and scalable blockchain platform. Now, after picking a much better name, and more than 7,000 commits and countless hours later, we eagerly await the upcoming launch of our mainnet on January 31, 2019.
Revisiting the beginning, it has been a very unique scientific and engineering journey for us. We have had learnings at each step, faced unforeseen challenges and refined the protocol designs whenever required. Along the way, we have been enormously helped by the community on various technical and non-technical aspects. Our heartfelt thanks go to them for their tenacious support to the project. This accomplishment is just as much yours as it is ours. Congratulations!
In this post, we would like to share in a bit more detail the features available on the Zilliqa mainnet when launched, and mechanisms to secure the nascent network.
At Zilliqa, our goal has always been to build a better blockchain platform — one that will be capable of powering an ecosystem of decentralised applications and products. In particular, we focus on creating a platform that will bring real value to the end user and drive meaningful adoption of blockchain technology. For any application to be viable, it is imperative that the platform it is built on is not only robust and scalable, but most importantly, secure. That is why security is a key priority for us and drives a great deal of our decision-making.
The upcoming mainnet is bundled with novel features with sharding at the core. Below we discuss some of the core features of the Zilliqa mainnet:
Sharding: The ...
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