We’re extremely excited to launch the public release of the Findora testnet after 4 months of testing and debugging, a further step towards the anticipated mainnet launch!
Back in August of this year, Findora released a test network to select partners and community members. The testnet contains an instance of the Findora transactional system operated by 100 + validators. The validators run a permissioned BFT consensus protocol to maintain a consistent log of transactions. They receive and process transactions and periodically publish updates to the public log of transactions.
The public log is minimal and mainly includes authenticated data-structure (ADS) metadata, such as Merkle roots, that commit the current state of the database. There is a separate query server that responds to client requests for data content, such as asset records or transactions. The query server’s responses are authenticated against the ADS metadata.
Web Interface: The system supports an industry standard RESTful web interface. It is divided into two main components. The Ledger API is used to communicate with the validators, either to submit transactions or obtain ADS metadata. The Query API is used to submit data queries to the query server, such as scanning for new transactions or obtaining all active asset records associated with an account. Users may alternatively communicate peer-to-peer all the necessary information about their transactions in a separate channel. Developers may also clone the query server and write their own version of the Query API.
Asset Management Application: The Asset Management Application provides a user-friendly web browser interface and enables users to perform basic transactions, including asset definition, issuance, and transfer. The application saves the user’s assets, transactions, and private information.
Command-line Tool: Findora’s more advanced transactional capabilities can be accessed using the command-line tool, including policies and selectively disclosable user identity/credentials. The command line can also be used to request information from the query server or validator logs.
Visit http://testnet.findora.org/ to sign up to our public testnet.