Marlin Biweekly Dev & Community Updates – May 2021

Updates for the second half of May are here! 

As always. our discord server is the place to bug us in case you have any queries or want to discuss all things Marlin and Layer 0. For community-related discussions, our Telegram channel is the place to be!

Engineering Updates

- New Lagoon testnet launched for operators backed by separate bootstrap servers and testnet tokens on Kovan.

Lagoon Operator Testnet

- The staking website backend has been updated to properly support multiple chains.

- Ethereum gateways have been updated to support the eth/65 wire protocol.

ETH Gateways

- A fiber that integrates the existing discrete event simulator has been developed to enable unit testing various fibers.

Fibre testing

Community Updates

- Launched Lagoon, a full-fledged testnet environment for operators on the Marlin network!

Launching Lagoon, a dedicated testnet for operators on the Marlin network

Highlights:

🔍 Lagoon is an isolated lookalike of the Larvanet staking platform.

🛡 Backed by a separate set of tokens & staking contracts on the Kovan network.

🛠 Operators can verify their setup on Lagoon & easily switch to the Larvanet.

🧲 Attract delegations by pointing to a track record of performance on the testnet.

🐟 A testbed for the dev team to first test updates to the network or contracts without affecting the Larvanet.

Dive in: https://www.marlin.pro/blog/launching-lagoon-a-dedicated-testnet-for-operators-on-the-marlin-network/ 

- Staking Stats

Over 550 million POND has been staked in the form of MPond (498.8 MPond equivalent to 498.8 million POND) and POND (51.8 million POND) tokens. Stats can be found here (built by one of our community members).

Staking Stats May BiWeekly 2

Looking to stake? There are more than 50 cluster operators to choose from. Our dummies guide should get you through the staking process. Reach out to us on Discord if you’re facing any issues, need to clarify doubts, or need assistance. 

Our dev updates for the first half of May can be found here.  

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