The final rehearsal of Neutron’s launch is set to take place on Tuesday 18th of April, 4PM UTC. The proposal is expected to be submitted on-chain shortly afterwards if the rehearsal is successful.
Every Cosmos Hub validator is warmly encouraged to participate in the final rehearsal next week to ensure consumer chain launches are as smooth and successful as possible.
You may join through the Cosmos Network discord in the #replicated-security-testnet channel. Ask @lexa, @uditvira or @dante for the “ICS” and “Replicated Security” roles if your team does not already have it.
Announcements and important reminders will be posted in the Interchain Security announcements channel
Information for all the testnet chains is available in the testnets repository.
For newcomers to the replicated security testnet, first get some tokens from the faucet.
Then with those tokens, join the provider chain as a validator by following these instructions.
A proposal to launch Neutron on the testnet will be published with the spawn time for the rehearsal chain set to April 18, 4PM UTC. It will include details of the final binary and a partial genesis file (without “CCV state”, i.e., cross-chain validation state) in the testnets repository. At the spawn time, the final genesis will become available. This will also be published to the testnets repository, along with seeds and peers.
After the spawn time has been reached, validators can start their neutron binaries with the final genesis file, updated to include the final CCV state. Once blocks are being produced, a relayer between the two chains (provider and rehearsal chain) will be started by our team. Anyone else may also choose to run a relayer, but this is not required. Once the relayer is running, the correct propagation of validator set changes will be verified. Validators can themselves verify this with the
neutrond q tendermint-validator-set command
If validators join earlier that day, Hypha will attempt to decentralize the stake on the testnet so that we can more closely replicated the mainnet launch event.