August 11, 2022
New Testnet Esmeralda - We Ate'nt Dead
New testnet launched: Esmeralda
dibbler testnet has been running since January 2022, but there are new features in the development branch that are not in
Because adding these features to
dibbler would have required a development heavy hardfork, and we’ve already successfully tested hardforks in
the development community decided to save time and create a new testnet instead.
Those features are now significant enough to start testing, and we’re proud to annouce a new testnet Esmeralda (Genesis Block is 30 August 2022). For those of you
mining, Dibbler will continue to run, side-by-side with Esmeralda. There are still two Lambos up for grabs in the Tari Testnet Limited store, which will continue to use
dibbler tXTR. Just a reminder, these are still testnet coins, and don’t have a market value.
esmeralda, you can either compile from source using the development branch, or download a binary from the website or Github with a version
v0.37 or higher. (Dibbler binaries will still be available).
Some of the new features in
- Bulletproofs+ - Bulletproofs, but better. Smaller than regular BPs, and with batch verification of range proofs, full-block validation times are something like 60% quicker. 😮
- Stealth addresses - Tari brought one-sided payments to Mimblewimble. Stealth addresses make the privacy trade-off much smaller. 🕶️
- Tari 🔥 burn 🔥 transactions. Why would you want to do this? Find out more