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What are Mainnet & Testnet?


A mainnet (Main Network) is the stable version of the blockchain. The mainnet is the operational blockchain network of a cryptocurrency project that facilitates real transactions and operations involving the native cryptocurrency. Also, The mainnet is the live, production-ready blockchain network that allows users to send, receive, and store the native cryptocurrency. It is the backbone of the cryptocurrency project and where all the real economic activity occurs.


A testnet (Test Network) is an experimental network where developers can create, test, modify functionalities and monitor the blockchain network performance.


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