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Radix Unveils Ethereum Scaling Breakthrough: Babylon RCnet v3 Launches, Catapulting XRD Price

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  • RCnet v3 has gone live as the final major test network prior to the Babylon mainnet upgrade. If a project runs on RCnet v3, it is guaranteed to run on Babylon.
  • A new unit testing framework for Scrypto has been launched, enabling more streamlined and precise test creation.

In the Pipeline: What’s New?

For those who have been following the development of RCnet, the launch of version 3 (v3) brings an air of finality and maturity as it represents the last major testnet release before we shift gears to the Babylon mainnet upgrade. Though consumers may not notice a radical transformation when juxtaposed with RCnet v2, the focus has been keenly trained on stabilization and incremental enhancements.

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Various tools have been updated for compatibility with RCnet v3, such as:

  • Radix Wallet Preview & Connector Extension
  • Radix dApp Toolkit
  • Radix Engine Toolkit
  • Gateway API
  • Dashboard

Tailored Testing for Scrypto Developers

Arguably, one of the most groundbreaking updates in RCnet v3 concerns Scrypto developers. A wholly new unit testing framework has been rolled out, which fundamentally alters the landscape for test creation. Developers no longer need to encapsulate an entire transaction within their tests; they can now write scenarios with a laser-focused scope and set precise pre- and post-conditions. For those interested in integration-level testing, the existing test runner framework remains operational.

In addition, types related to fixed precision math have been reworked to accommodate a broader range of real-world applications, thereby making the ecosystem more robust. This also allows the compiler to enforce stricter controls to preempt potential overflow scenarios.

A Few Noteworthy Clarifications

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No Mainnet Tokens on RCnet v3: It’s crucial to remember that RCnet v3 is a test network, meaning assets created on it will not transition to the mainnet and will eventually disappear.

Future Test Releases: While there may be minor, under-the-hood updates to RCnet v3, don’t expect another major release before Babylon goes live.

Olympia to Babylon Migration: There are ongoing discussions about this, and as we near the switch, more detailed articles will emerge.

Stokenet Test Network for Babylon: Yes, a Babylon Stokenet will be initiated around the Babylon mainnet’s go-live time, starting afresh without any state from the Olympia-based Stokenet.

Radix has gone to great lengths to make RCnet v3 not just an iteration, but a robust platform for developers to test and hone their projects before the much-anticipated Babylon upgrade. So, let the testing begin!

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Collin Brown
Collin Brown
Collin is a Bitcoin investor of the early hour and a long-time trader in the crypto and forex market. He's fascinated by the complex possibilities of blockchain technology and tries to make matter accessible to everyone. His reports focus on developments about the technology for different cryptocurrencies.
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