Dapp developers, what do you want in a testchain?
From feedback, some Dapp development teams want a perpetual testchain with different characteristics than mainnet. This is not ideal for a perpetual testchain meant for onboarding, so a second partner network to Laika will be run. For now the project name is Ghostchain.
- No admin keys ( unnecessary overhead and the network will not be advertised to the public )
- 10 second block times.
- 90% of network centrally validated / maintained
- Open faucet that sends a proportional amount to the central bakers so they retain their dominance.
Isn’t this just an added complication and expense to Laika?
A bit, but worth it. There is enough dev interest in this to get volunteer effort to get it up and running. Having cloud machines bake 90% of the network should not be more than a couple hundred dollars a month, if that.
I fully believe Laika will benefit from the goodwill of the dapp development teams.
The basic infrastructure for Ghostchain is being setup now.
Links to different community platforms:
Element chat - https://riot.tzchat.org/#/room/#Teztchain:matrix.org
Telegram channel - Telegram: Contact @Teztchain
Slack - https://join.slack.com/t/tezos-baking/shared_invite/zt-yqxeszcy-rpvYmBtXr5oewh6M0DFkyQ #laika-testchain <— channel name
Discord server - Laika - The blockchain playgound