Hello Mantlers and the web3 community at large. At the time this article was written, test -mantle-1 had about 160,000 blocks recorded, validated by four core validators, and had an average block time of 5.55 seconds. The upgrade formalized it to test-mantle-2, bringing about a ton of super-charged mechanisms and visual tweaks.
The first iteration of testnet was a success, clearing the way for test-mantle-2, as the infrastructure is optimized and running flawlessly, and the chain has not encountered any issues. The upgrade bumps the version of CosmosSDK to 0.45.9 and the version of MantleModules to v0.4.0. Numerous updates and new functionality were verified, as well as updates to mantle-testnet-1 modules were tested ruthlessly. The mantleModules upgrade to v0.4.0, addded six new modules on-chain. The modules have chain capabilities for NFTs (Asset Management), Decentralized Identities (DIDs), and a breakthrough decentralized NFT DEX with AMM technology for instant buying and selling of cross-ecosystem-based NFTs is currently being developed. Additionally, the modules improved the utilities and altered the user interface of MantleExplorer and MantleWallet.
The UI of MantleExplorer has been revamped, created with a minimalistic aesthetic, and with an emphasis on empathy-based UX that is optimized for efficient user flow and ease.
🌐 AssetMantle Explorer
The Wallet has been augmented with new capabilities and tweaks to the UI, such as governance proposal history and a link to MantleExplorer via the wallet’s front-end. Gravity Bridge is an independent and impartial Cosmos-SDK blockchain that gives the entire Interchain ecosystem a neutral bridge between Ethereum and, eventually, all major Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) chains such as Polygon.
Moreover, on a state-of-the-blockchain level, Inter-ecosystem token bridging capabilities (sending & receiving tokens) featuring Gravity Bridge (WrappedETH, WrappedMNTL & WrappedMATIC) – Ethereum Chain, and Polygon chain with one click have been accomplished – from the front-end of the native MantleWallet; making inter-ecosystem interchain transactions seamless, efficient, and revolutionary.
🌐 AssetMantle Wallet
The official release of test-mantle-2 with all of its new features was accomplished circa January 25, 2023 at 8:00 AM UTC. The test-mantle-2 bug bounty will be/is kick-started this weekend, at the end of January. You can contribute to the security of the test chain through validator nodes, bug hunting, and error reporting.
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Learn how to operate a Validator Node; The program provides Foundation Pool delegations to eligible Validators based on their contributions to the dPoS ecosystem and their performance.
AssetMantle is a multi-tenant NFT marketplace framework that enables creators and collectors to securely mint, own, and trade digital assets on its fast-finality blockchain. The AssetMantle no-code toolset allows creators to create customized assets and marketplaces permissionlessly. Likewise, collectors can own the assets minted across these marketplaces and compatible chains in a singular wallet with minimal gas and a lower carbon footprint. Built on the interNFT standard, AssetMantle implements an end-to-end stack of open-source modular tools that developers can modify to fit advanced use cases.
Build an open-source, community-driven framework for inter-chain NFTs and metadata standardization by contributing to the ‘interNFT standard’.
Provide a platform that enables a diverse set of NFTs use cases that extend beyond arts and collectibles and can potentially change the representation of rights and ownership of real-world assets like real estate and other commodities.