In order to test how the blockchain performs in the real environment, developers test it before launching it Mainnet for the public.
To test their blockchain network, developers call on people who might be interested in participating in the testnet mode.
Developers often offer rewards for testing it and this is very important, as it tests all the features of the blockchain in a real environment with real people on board.
Testing any blockchain in the testnet phase doesn’t have any impact on the public blockchain of the original cryptocurrencies.
Before we move forward, let us first understand what is a testnet?
Testnet is a process to test a blockchain before it is rolled out to the public. They use test coins, which have no value but are the same as real coins. This process allows developers to test blockchain without using actual coins.
Testnet can also be called a parallel blockchain built only for testing purposes, though it has all the features of real blockchain.
Testing a blockchain feature allows developers to identify errors in the code and to discover which programming is functioning properly and which is not. This allows them to identify the problem and identify the solution.
While errors are being identified on the testnet, developers can upload updates, and the blockchain is mostly never down during the testing phase.
After finding possible errors, bugs and debugging the code, developers verify it and it does not impact the testnet. However, this is very useful as the codes are then implemented on the public blockchain. However, any new updates need to be verified by the validators/nodes that are verifying them. Once all the nodes have verified the new updates, it is integrated into the public blockchain.
Testnet is just not a test code, environment, or program, it also helps to understand how real users will behave. This is just how a drone operator tests his drone in a simulator before flying it in a real environment.
All these tests are done by validators that are invited to participate. There are various conditions that are set by the developers on who can become a validator.
Validator on PoS protocol has to stake a certain amount of native tokens to become a validator. After they are approved as validators, they start earning tokens for staking, as well as verifying the transactions on the blockchain. They also govern the blockchain and they decide which consensus will be added to not.
After serving the crypto community for years, Klever is testing its own chain name KleverChain.
Klever, which has its wallet and other products currently on Tron blockchain, has been testing its own chain for some time now with TKLV, a dummy KLV token.
Built on a proof-of-stake (PoS) Conesus protocol, KleverChain is going to solve all the challenges it faces on the existing blockchain.
Testnet of KleverChain is live since February 2022 and its Mainnet is expected to be launched this year. So far the KleverChain has already 120+ validators that are spread across the globe.
Klever has been calling validators to join them and have launched a campaign Klever War of Nodes for testnet. It believes that validators have a crucial role in maintaining the Klever network should they get elected on Mainnet.
Once elected, the validator takes part in generating new blocks on the Klever Chain by reaching a consensus with other validators. In return for their work and performance on Mainnet, they will receive rewards in KLV.
Without a testnet, it is not advisable to roll out Mainnet. If there is any problem with the chain, the whole chain will be down, defeating the purpose of the 24×7 live platform.