Today we are unveiling an exciting new chapter in the development of the Chromia platform. This summer, we will be launching the first decentralized applications that utilize real assets bridged from EVM chains!
We are continuing to work towards completing our full list of mainnet objectives. However, development has reached a stage that makes it possible for select dapps to run on specifically allocated clusters. This group of decentralized applications will be collectively referred to as ‘Chromia Appnet’.
The first dapps are set to go live in late June. From there, we plan to gradually expand the scope of this initiative.
How does it work?
The clusters that support the Appnet will be hosted by select groups of system providers and tailored to the needs of their specific applications. Sufficient decentralization will be achieved by enforcing minimum node count requirements for each cluster.
Developers will be able to precisely configure their environment with modified protocols and limited bridges that can transfer specific types and quantities of tokens to and from Ethereum and/or Binance Smart Chain.
The dapps that run on these clusters are powered entirely by the Chromia tech stack - they are programmed in Rell, use Postchain and employ relational blockchain architecture.
What are the advantages of this approach?
- Chromia-powered dapps using real assets can be launched sooner
- Limited asset bridges are easier to monitor and secure
- Dapps acquire data permanence while retaining the ability to merge to mainnet in the future
- Chromia tech being used ‘in the wild’ will provide valuable insights for the late stages of mainnet development
- Creates a working demonstration of Chromia tech for potential developers
- User feedback from ‘hands-on’ interactions can inform best practices for UI and UX design
What is the difference between Appnet and Mainnet?
These dapps will exist prior to milestones we consider essential features of Chromia’s mainnet, such as native CHR tokens, native billing, and finalized token protocols. We will continue to develop the Testnet in line with our roadmap, and during this time, Appnet clusters will coexist alongside it.
Once all the required features are implemented, tested, and finalized, we will officially launch Chromia's mainnet. Following the launch, Appnet clusters will have the option to merge with the mainnet while preserving their existing data.
We will be providing more detailed information in the upcoming weeks regarding this initiative. It represents a significant milestone in our progress, and we are looking forward to seeing the first Chromia-powered dapps. Be sure to follow our official channels to stay up to date with the latest developments!