INT public chain was first released on Feb 1, 2018. On the basis, INT team carried out code refactoring and layering, completed an upgraded version which is more applicable for the actual application scenarios of the IoT and released the global public beta. After several months of R&D, INT team successfully accomplished the core design such as P2P network communication protocol, consensus algorithm and smart contract, as well as the development of explorer and wallet.
Today, INT Chain testnet is officially released, together with the wallet (Web version), explorer, and full-node wallet. We hope that the INT community will actively participate in experiencing and testing the testnet, explorer and wallet and contribute valuable optimization suggestions to help perfect the mainnet and make it live together with us.
- INT Chain Testnet
INT is an economical-driven blockchain application platform and interaction standard for the Internet of Things. The parallel chain structure connects devices to each other to form a distributed network, and the consensus algorithm is used to ensure the legal trustworthiness of transactions between devices. Different types of equipment can access different parallel chains to avoid the explosive growth of the general ledger.
The INT Chain achieves:
1) High performance
INT Chain adopts limited Thearchy Node as a block producer and DPoS+dBFT as block generation consensus, which ensures the consistency and security of network data and high TPS. Under the current environment the TPS can reach 2000. In addition, the consensus algorithm realizes a fast speed of transaction confirmation. General transactions can be confirmed within 10 seconds, almost catching up with the existing payment methods such as VISA and SWIFT, which makes daily payment possible.
2) High stability
The unique bdt-p2p network ensures a very high connectivity rate among INT Chain nodes, typically over 95%, and a stable and decentralized consensus mechanism for the entire network. The Thearchy Nodes are determined by community vote, which is more trustworthy. The dBFT requires at least 2/3 nodes to agree on the generation of each block, thus ensuring the consistency of each block data (In theory, it will never fork) and the stability of entire network.
3) Low transaction fee
The INT Chain will be designed with a very low transaction cost, with a minimum of 0.005 INT, which makes it easier to trade on INT Chain and deploy various applications and makes high-frequency small transactions possible. As the performance of the main chain is further improved, the cost will be further reduced.
4) Easy business development
The semi-customized smart contract makes it easier and more convenient to develop complex applications in the main chain. If you want to develop the INT Chain application, you only need to use Node.js to write the corresponding business logic and update the plugin corresponding to the node.
5) Issue personal token with one-click
For issuing your own token based on INT Chain, you don’t have to write your own code to deploy but just send a normal transaction. There is no need to worry about various vulnerabilities or attacks.
Testnet GitHub Link：https://github.com/intfoundation/int
2. INT Wallet
INT wallet is a digital asset wallet based on INT Chain, which supports tokens based on INT Chain. The release is a Web version supporting creating wallet, viewing wallet information, transferring INT and INT Chain-based token, token mapping and node voting (mortgage, voting and unmortgage) and other functions. The function of receiving test tokens is available on wallet, and users can test the wallet-related functions by using the test token.
INT wallet guide: https://test.wallet.intchain.io/help.html?lan=en
INT wallet link：https://test.wallet.intchain.io
3. INT Explorer
Users can view all the details of Blocks, Transactions, Addresses, Tokens on the INT Chain and node plan easily on INT explorer and track the latest Node list.
INT explorer guide：https://test.explorer.intchain.io/static/help/en.pdf
INT explorer link：https://test.explorer.intchain.io/
4. INT Full-node Wallet
The full-node wallet can synchronize all block data, and provides related business functions such as transfer, voting, etc. Both Mac and Windows versions are currently available. If you are a developer, you can also do development work based on RPC interface provided by the full-node wallet.
5. Test Content
As ordinary users, you can:
1. Experience the functions of the explorer: query block information, transaction information, transfer information, account details, address details, account balance, information related to node voting, etc., as well as analyze the transaction data;
2. Experience the web wallet and the full-node wallet (Windows and Mac version)
1)Create your own digital asset wallet;
2)Manage and trade INT Chain assets or INT Chain-based tokens, experience transaction confirmation and offline signatures;
3)Issue your own digital assets with one-click, and participate in investing in other people’s digital assets;
4)Vote for Thearchy Nodes
As a candidate for the Thearchy Node, you can:
1. Try to deploy your own node and test it (for the specific deployment process, please refer to the guide on GitHub: https://github.com/intfoundation/int);
2. Submit your information and campaign information to the email email@example.com. The information will be displayed in the “Thearchy Node-Node List” on the explorer;
3. Try to advertise and make your fans to vote for you using the INT Chain wallet;
4. Experience the entire campaign process through the testnet to well prepare for the subsequent election of the mainnet Thearchy Node.
As a developer, you can:
1. Configure a local test environment based on the documentation we provide;
2. Connect to the testnet we provide, build nodes, create accounts, and execute built-in smart contracts;
3. Use INTjs middleware or directly access the RPC interface to perform various interface testing and verify functions and data.
4. Try to write your own smart contract with Node.js
Technology is always the priority of the INT team and the core competitiveness of INT Chain. INT brings together top technology talents to ensure a truly open, efficient and open source mainnet for the IoT. The release of the INT Chain testnet indicates that the development of the mainnet has entered the final phase. Next, the INT team will focus on implementing the recommendations provided by the community and fixing possible bugs, continually optimizing and upgrading the main chain, and endeavor to provide DApp developers with the best user experience platform to launch a series of innovative and practical applications; In the meantime, INT team will actively build a global decentralized community, attracting more developers and blockchain technology enthusiasts to join the INT BoT ecosystem together to start a new chapter of the Blockchain IoT.