Redbelly Network Devnet Beta is LIVE!
We are thrilled to announce that we have launched our Devnet Beta. This is a significant milestone in the Redbelly journey. It brings us immense pleasure to announce this crucial achievement that is a result of many years of research, innovation, and the relentless dedication of our entire team in an effort to innovate and advance the blockchain industry.
The Devnet Beta marks a crucial turning point for Redbelly, as it allows us to invite our valued Community Members to actively participate and test their blockchain projects and decentralised applications (dApps) on Redbelly. This unique opportunity enables our Community to explore, experiment, and contribute their insights and feedback, helping us refine Redbelly Network before our official Mainnet launch.
Redbelly Devnet is a dedicated short-lived testing environment comprising of geographically distributed nodes hosted by Redbelly and its community of Node Operators. It serves as an invaluable platform for developers and enthusiasts to test their blockchain projects and experience the power of blockchain and the Redbelly Devnet Beta platform.
In this blog, we will dive into the following topics, shedding light on the importance of the Devnet Beta, its key features for blockchain projects, who is invited to join and start testing, how to access the Devnet, how to claim Redbelly coins for testing purposes, and details about testing rewards.
What are we looking to achieve through testing your blockchain projects in Devnet Beta?
The primary purpose of Devnet Beta is to help us identify and address any potential issues, glitches, or vulnerabilities related to stability, performance, and security. Rigorous stress testing and simulations will validate the robustness of our systems, ensuring that the Redbelly Network can handle the demands of real-world blockchain projects.
We will leverage this environment to test key features such as network reconfiguration, optimising the performance of our platform, and enhancing its scalability, responsiveness, and efficiency under varying workloads. Moreover, we value any feedback about problems or issues detected during testing and will continuously monitor our network to strengthen its security.
Our Devnet Programs will run between 31 May 2023 and 31 July 2023, allowing participants a reasonable amount of time to actively contribute to the development and improvement of Redbelly Network.
Key Features of Redbelly Devnet for Blockchain Projects:
Here are some of the key features that make Redbelly a game-changer in the world of blockchain projects and web3:
- EVM Compatible: Redbelly Network is EVM compatible, eliminating the need for developers to learn a smart contract programming language. They can effortlessly deploy their blockchain projects using familiar tools like Remix, ensuring a seamless transition to the Redbelly ecosystem.
- Fast & Highly Scalable: Redbelly Network is highly scalable, ensuring lightning-fast transaction processing even during periods of high demand. With Redbelly, users never have to wait for their transactions to complete, providing an exceptional user experience for blockchain projects.
- Near Instant Finality and No Fork Guarantee: Redbelly offers near-instant finality for transactions, providing users with immediate confirmation and eliminating the possibility of forking or rollbacks. Transactions on the Redbelly ecosystem are confirmed within seconds and remain secure and immutable.
Redbelly invites Use-case Testing by Blockchain Projects:
We have the pleasure in inviting our community of developers, early adopters, and other interested parties to deploy their blockchain projects, dApps, or smart contracts on our Devnet Beta for testing purposes.
As a test user on Redbelly Devnet Beta, you will play a vital role in testing the reliability, stability, security, and performance of the network. By actively participating in testing, identifying issues, and providing feedback, you will contribute to the overall quality of Redbelly Network, helping us create a robust and trustworthy platform.
During the Devnet Beta, in addition to inviting users to deploy their blockchain projects, we will also be onboarding Node Operators and Ecosystem Partners for testing and technical due diligence. This collaborative effort allows us to gather diverse perspectives and ensure the network’s resilience and compatibility with various blockchain projects.
How to access Redbelly Network Devnet for testing your Blockchain Project:
This article assumes that you are familiar with deploying smart contracts on an EVM chain. If not please refer here for more information.
Create an ethereum address using metamask or any other tool.
- Note that your address will need funds and you can request test Redbelly Coins from here
- Details you need to be aware of for deploying your smart contract:
a. Choose from one of the RPC URLs:
b. ChainId: 161
c. Block Explorer URL: https://monitoring.devnet.redbelly.network/
d. Currency Symbol: RBNT
Note: Developers will need to set the gasLimit manually when deploying a smart contract or sending transactions via scripts. Similarly you can expect warnings, which you can ignore, while deploying smart contracts via remix.
The Block Explorer has some fields that are unnecessary for Redbelly Devnet and should be ignored. Following is the list of unnecessary fields (not exhaustive):
- Mined By
- Gas Price
- Tx Fees
How to get Redbelly Coins for Devnet:
- Start by heading to the Devnet Support Portal
- Once in the portal you will be asked to Sign up to Atlassian, you will receive an email to confirm your account.
- Once you log into the account, go to page “Request RBNT Test Coins”
- Enter your email and wallet public address (Metamask address)
- Wait for few mins and you will get it into your Redbelly EVM wallet
- To be able to see those coins in your wallet, you need to add Redbelly Devnet Network to your Metamask with the above instructions.
- Join our discord server here
- Go to channel #devnet-faucet
- Send your EVM Wallet public address in the chat and someone will send you 100 RBNT coins. (It is still a manual process so it might take some time so please be patient)
Note: Devnet Redbelly Coins hold no financial value and can only be used to deploy contracts and/or for testing of deployed applications.
Given that the Devnet Beta is a testing environment, it is important to understand that we may encounter issues that require network restarts. As a result, all data on-chain at the time of the restart will be lost. Therefore, it is imperative to use the Devnet exclusively for testing purposes to avoid any unintended consequences. Redbelly is committed to addressing any issues encountered during the Devnet Beta Program and appreciates your understanding and cooperation.
Redbelly values the contributions of all active and engaged participants in the Devnet Beta and Devnet testing phases. As a token of our appreciation, all eligible participants (determined by on-chain activity) will receive a non-fungible token (NFT) that provides access to the Redbelly Public Sale Whitelist. This exclusive access opens doors to exciting opportunities in the future development and growth of Redbelly and its blockchain projects.
What’s next for your Blockchain Project?
Now that you have all the necessary information, it’s time to get started on building your blockchain projects on Redbelly. If you have any additional questions, feel free to post them in the Devnet Support portal, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or join our Community Channels to engage with our growing community of developers and enthusiasts.
If you would like to learn more about why you should be building your blockchain project on Redbelly, we invite you to read our previous blog post, where we discuss the advantages and opportunities of building on Redbelly.
We look forward to seeing your innovative blockchain projects thrive on Redbelly! Together, let’s shape the future of decentralised applications and revolutionise the blockchain industry.