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Cardano: IOHK releases first Daedalus wallet for testnet

  • IOHK has released the Daedalus 1.0.0-STN1, the first wallet compatible with the Shelley Haskell testnet.
  • The first version of the wallet is intended solely for testing by stake pool operators. Normal ADA owners do not need to do anything for the time being.

The next stage in the rollout plan of the Cardano Shelley mainnet has been successfully implemented. As IOHK explained, the first Daedalus wallet version for the Shelley test network was released yesterday. Daedalus 1.0.0-STN1 provides basic functionality designed exclusively for testing rudimentary functions by stake pool operators. The first version allows the creation, deletion and recovery of the wallet as well as sending and receiving transactions.

There is also a Shelley testnet faucet available to receive test ADA. Normal ADA owners don’t have to do anything for the time being until further versions are released that add more features. During the Shelley rollout Daedalus will gradually receive new features. Nevertheless, according to IOHK, the first version is an important milestone:

It is the first Daedalus release that is compatible with the Shelley (Haskell) testnet and the first iteration in a series of wallets that will – over the course of the rollout – become the wallet that all ada holders will ultimately use on the Shelley mainnet.

During the Shelley rollout, Daedalus will be enhanced with new features, including the display of stake pools, delegating ADA and checking the rewards earned. As soon as the core functionality is working satisfactorily and everything has been tested properly, the first Shelley wallet for “normal” ADA holders will be released.

Charles Hoskinson, inventor of Cardano, commented the release of the first Daedalus wallet for the Shelley testnet as follows:

Hit another deadline. Next week is a really big one. Balance check and HF Combinator test!

In a new AMA, the CEO of IOHK also explained that the decision whether the release of the Shelley code will take place on June 30th or not until July 7th has not yet been made. As Hoskinson explained, further tests will have to decide this. Nevertheless, he was positive that the former can be kept of both dates:

Personaly I think the 30th is a ‘Go’, but we will find out formally next week.

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