Sharding Blockchain Developer Environment Live in Latest Testnet
Zilliqa, a new technology platform designed to solve the issues of scalability, security and efficiency currently in existing blockchains, has upgraded its public testnet and introduced an integrated developer environment for Scilla, its new programming language for developing secure and scalable smart contract applications. In addition, Zilliqa Testnet v2.0 has introduced more stability and security to the high-throughput network and will allow people to join and begin mining test transactions, a major step towards the public release of the platform in Q3 of 2018.
The technology behind Zilliqa was originally proposed in an academic research paper from a team of computer scientists at the National University of Singapore in 2015 and has since built a team around leading blockchain engineers, academics, and business leaders. The project aims to create a better blockchain infrastructure by creating something that is vastly more scalable, secure, and efficient compared with existing systems, like Bitcoin and Ethereum.