Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet

Distributed ledger platform Hedera Hashgraph recently announced that it reached another milestone with the launch of its main network (mainnet). The network will provide the first three services — cryptocurrency, file storage, and support for Solidity smart contracts.

The public APIs are completed and will start being tested by selected partners over the next few weeks. The Hedera team says it will continue to expand access to the network for limited use over the coming months, with the ability for people to create new accounts to follow in approximately six months. This is also the time when Hedera expects to issue tokens to SAFT holders.

While the mainnet is not publicly accessible today, the state of ledger has been cryptographically hashed, with the hash: 760c13b3bea248581b342da72909f8172aea245e6abbbc97af4111bd6937a3bc9e73f3ea97e68d27923707a1334d4063

The hash serves as a digital signature for future reference, providing proof of the state of the ledger as of August 24th, 2018.

The Hedera Hashgraph team said:

“Over the next few months, we will gradually open up the network to the long list of DApp developers waiting to build on us and expect to have a well functioning network with real usage in a few months. DApp developers interested in building on Hedera include IoT applications, music and IP management, supply chain management, medical credential management, casual games, security tokens, smart contracts for escrow, and more.”

“We are most excited about a range of applications that leverage micropayments that weren’t possible before Hedera, including device-to-device payments that could power a future IoT economy.”

“While we are seeing tremendous demand to build on and use the network, we believe it’s important to proceed in a cautious, methodical way, to understand how DApps and users will utilize the network, make sure we can address developer questions as they roll out on our network, and build the most secure distributed ledger possible. Thank you for your support.”

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