See below for an official update from Lamina1 Chief Technology officer Will Carter
Hi everyone and happy New Year! As the new CTO of Lamina1, I have the pleasure of announcing that the first phase of the Lamina1 Testnet is now live to the public.
In this phase, we invite you to join us in testing the base functionality of the Lamina1 blockchain platform, which is based on the Avalanche codebase. Moving forward, we plan to release new functionality on a regular cadence of 2–3 weeks, while incentivizing the community to test each release through weekly challenges (more on that via a follow-up from our moderators soon). By metering out functionality in this way, we hope the platform will be more approachable to those that are new to the Web3 space and that we can incorporate your feedback directly into the development process as we go.
Focusing on today’s launch, there are a few ways to begin using the Testnet. First, we encourage everyone who isn’t already on the Discord server to join us. From there, head to our new TESTNET update channels, where the Lamina1 dev team, moderators, and myself will be online to help share documentation, troubleshoot problems, answer questions, and give out challenges throughout the week. This will also be the best place to provide feedback on your experience and suggestions for improvements or feature development.
The second stop is our new Testnet Hub at https://testnet.lamina1.network/. Throughout Testnet, the Hub will have links to the latest documentation and tools as we release them.
For now, you’ll find:
The Web Wallet which will allow you to set up and use your first Lamina1 wallet to interact with the Lamina1 blockchain
The Faucet which will give you free L1 Testnet tokens on a daily basis
Documentation on all of the officially supported functionality as it is released
The platform is technically capable of full Avalanche functionality at the moment, but we’re still developing and testing some of the more advanced features, such as launching custom Subnets and EVM development. Advanced developers are welcome to dive into some of this functionality, with the understanding that they may run into bugs until we “officially” support these features.
Our next release in a few weeks will be official support for EVM development on the primary C-chain, but we’re also working on some unique Lamina1 functionality to follow soon after, including the Unity SDK which will allow creators to easily incorporate features of the Lamina1 Testnet into their Unity projects.
For now, we encourage everyone to participate in the first challenge, get up to speed on the basics of the Web Wallet and architecture of the platform, and join us in these first steps of building out the Open Metaverse.