Polkadot Launches Testnet for Sharding Implementation

Polkadot Launches Testnet for Sharding Implementation

By Abhimanyu Krishnan | News | 7 Aug 2020

On August 4, the Polkadot (DOT) project launched a testnet, called “Rococo”, for the implementation of its sharding solutions based on parachains.

  • Initially comes with 3 default parachains: Tick, Trick and Track
  • Currently supports Horizontal Message Passing, with Cross-Chain Message Passing (which is faster) the long term goal
  • Parachains send messages to each other via the relay chain
  • Developer can create their own parachains 
  • Parachains one of many steps in Polkadot’s goal to establish an interoperability standard

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