IOHK, the firm behind the development of Cardano (ADA) led by Charles Hoskinson, has announced the release of a brand new Daedalus for the Shelley testnet, to give users the capability to test Shelley features.
This announcement was made by the tech firm in a series of tweets on 6th July 2020. According to the report, the major purpose of this recent release is to give users the means to test Shelley features that will be fully integrated into Shelley mainnet later this summer.
“INCOMING: We’ve just released a brand new Daedalus for the Shelley testnet. Now you can try out new Shelley features in a sandboxed environment using test ada – including delegation, stake pools & seeing how real rewards will work on the mainnet later this summer,” IOHK reported.
INCOMING: We’ve just released a brand new #Daedalus for the Shelley testnet. Now you can try out new #Shelley Shelley features in a sandboxed environment using test ada – including delegation, stake pools & seeing how real rewards will work on the mainnet later this summer 1/5 pic.twitter.com/du14bPcNx1
— Input Output (@InputOutputHK) July 6, 2020
IOHK further promised to make a video available before the end of this week, where the features will be better explained. Going by the report, no real ADA is involved on the testnet. So, users should keep off from scammers coming with fake giveaways.
“We’ll have a full video walkthrough for you later this week, digging into the features in-depth. We’ll also be adding new Daedalus testnet functionality incrementally during the Shelley roll out, over the weeks ahead.”
Remember, no ‘real’ ada is involved on the testnet. But please always be vigilant against scammers. Never respond to ‘giveaways’ and never send your real ada to anyone claiming they are a stake pool. Delegation happens within your own wallet – your ada never goes anywhere.
The new Daedalus wallet (1.2.0-STN1) is now available from the Cardano testnets site; remember, for your own security, only download Daedalus from official IOHK or Cardano sites.
We hope you enjoy trying these features out! More information is available here. Have fun – and please contact us via the support desk if you spot any bugs or have issues!