- Ethereum Layer 2 platform, Metis, is launching its Beta Testnet today
- The testnet will add smart contracts to the protocol
- Also, the testnet aims to prepare the platform for its September mainnet launch
Metis, an Ethereum Layer 2 protocol, is launching its second/ beta testnet today, June 15. Of note, the testnet launch includes a multi-MVM and multi-sequencer support.
Notably, the Matis ecosystem also offers several solutions that will help its Layer 1 overcome some of its limitations. Metis benefits include rollups that enable users to plugin smart contract templates, tools, and processes. In addition, the Layer 2 platform is experimenting with ways to enhance liquidity and reduce gas fees without sacrificing usability.
Prior, Metis completed its Alpha testnet in April 2021. Metis also launched its first NFT around the same time. In addition, Metis plans to launch a Gamma testnet at the end of June. The Gamma testnet will support Metis Middleware for creating dApps. Notably, Metis’s integrated DAC framework makes it easy for anyone to build on the network.
With the Gamma testnet, Metis is also inviting interested programmers to deploy their dApps on the Layer 2 platform. To facilitate this, Metis will provide links for easy early adopter onboarding. Also, early adopters for both the Beta and Gamma testnets will help the platform test its protocol under dynamic conditions. In turn, this will help Metis meet its September mainnet launch.
To enable a successful mainnet launch, the network is asking its community to provide feedback regarding the platform’s usability. Specifically, Metis would like feedback on its UI which will serve as the network’s gateway for new users. In addition, Metis is inviting its community to preview the network’s technology promising a “unique infrastructure to reap the benefits” of decentralized finance (DeFi).