TOP Network Testnet 2.0 Goes Live, Embracing Dapps on Smart Contracts

As Chinese search engine giant Baidu gained world’s attention on Valentine’s day to launch Baidu Blockchain Engine (BBE), an operating system simplifying the commercial deployment of blockchain applications, Dapps, the essential bridge between the underlying technology and end users, hold up the potential for the applications of the distributed ledger technology. Having validated the key technologies for our public chain upon the launch of Testnet 1.0 last October, TOP Network has set Dapps as the priority in the progress from the nascent prototype to Testnet 2.0, an enhanced descendant paving the way towards our ready-to-go Mainnet.

What’s new on Testnet 2.0?

So far, our Testnet 1.0 has handled over 80 billion test transactions, the highest TPS hitting 8,664. The confirmation time for general transaction is less than 1s. After five months of intense work, our development team finally released Testnet 2.0, adding a group of autogenous functions like high-parallel PBFT consensus, smart contracts and more efficient gossip protocol to improve stability and interoperability. Another notable achievement is the launch of BitVPN, world’s first decentralized VPN, and our decentralized VPN service network that allows developers to easily build their own applications. Here comes a breakdown of all the upgrades from Testnet 1.0 to 2.0.

You can visit to try out our revised Wallet and Exporer that offer more stylish, intuitive user experience. With the upgraded Testnet Explorer, you cannot only go through the transaction history but also search a specific one with the Wallet Address.

What’s the next step?

We’re only months before the remarkable Mainnet launch, which will come along with the open-source code and accessible development stacks for communication applications. TOP Testnet 3.0, the MVP version of our test public chain, is scheduled to hit the ground running in late April.

Our developers are rallying to fulfill the decentralized dream with frequent iteration towards perfection. With higher stability and superior user experience, Testnet 3.0 will unveil the comprehensive features that will lit up our TOP Mainnet.

What’s for our community?

We’ve prepared special bounty programs for our community members. To gain rewards, dabble with enjoyable games based on smart contracts, which also validate the high-performance underlying infrastructure on Testnet 2.0. Get started by registering in our bounty bot and invite your friends for reaping together!

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About TOP Network

TOP Network is a decentralized open communication network that provides cloud communication services on the blockchain. TOP offers secure, low-cost services such as messaging, calling, video, VPN, CDN, IoT data sharing and more.

TOP Network is also a high-performance public blockchain platform designed to handle real-world business of any size or volume. Powered by innovations including three-layer network, two-layer sharding, two-layer lattice DAG and PBFT-DPoS*, TOP can process several hundred thousand transactions per second on the blockchain.

The long-term mission of TOP Network is to build a public blockchain infrastructure for all Dapps. Our world-class team of over 100 developers is striving for this goal.

TOP Network originated from the common underlying network layer of Dingtone, CoverMe and SkyVPN, three communication apps built by the TOP team before the blockchain project. These apps, having attracted over 50 million users in total, will be ported to TOP Network upon the launch of TOP and generate huge volumes of transactions in the TOP ecosystem.

TOP Network was founded by serial entrepreneur Steve Wei and his colleagues in late 2017. Steve was one of the earliest employees of WebEx in the 1990s. After WebEx, he founded a successful video conferencing software company which was acquired by Huawei in 2010. In 2012, Steve co-founded Dingtone, a public listed company operating popular communication apps such as Dingtone, CoverMe and SkyVPN.

TOP Network has closed $11 million early investments from prestigious institutional investors and individual billionaire investors, including DHVC, Fenbushi Capital, NEO Global Capital (NGC), Ontology Global Capital (OGC), LD Capital and more.

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