BNB Greenfield Testnet "Congo" is Live! The community calls on testnet Validators, Storage providers (SPs), and dApp Builders to join the decentralized storage tech stack to shape the future of data ownership in Web3. This inaugural testnet version, v0.1.0 offers a robust foundation for developers and the community to refine and build upon in forthcoming Testnet versions. Note that testnet and mainnet (to launch in Q3) will have different participation rules.
BNB Greenfield is an innovative blockchain and storage platform that seeks to unleash the power of decentralized technology on data ownership and the data economy. It is a decentralised, open-source storage chain with BNB as its token.
With a focus on facilitating decentralized data management and access, Greenfield aims to revolutionize the data economy by easing the storing and management of data and linking data ownership with the DeFi context of BNB Smart Chain (BSC).
What sets Greenfield apart from existing centralized and decentralized storage systems are its three key components:
Discover the full range of resources and Testnet functions here. There's plenty of resources available for anyone looking to develop on Greenfield!
Developers can test the multiple functions including account creation, data storage, access control, native cross-chain communication, storage provision, node validation and staking.
Resources defined in the Greenfield Blockchain such as Bucket, Object, and Group, can be mirrored onto BSC as NFTs using the ERC-721 and ERC-1155 standards and Greenfield offers a convenient SDK for dApps to integrate quickly. This includes several sample codes of different paradigms, such as the EbookShop contract for creating a decentralized eBook marketplace.
Delve into the wealth of resources provided by the remarkable Greenfield community, including DCellar, Block Explorers by Nodereal, Testnet Faucet, and Bridge for transferring assets between Greenfield and BSC.
Take part in the Greenfield Testnet development and Zero2Hero Hackathon for a chance to win rewards. Upon completing a Testnet project, you'll receive a Soulbound Token (SBT) of your achievement. Don't miss this opportunity to showcase your skills and contribute to the Greenfield ecosystem!
Grants will soon be open for innovative solutions on Greenfield. Turn your ideas into reality and apply for Greenfield specific grants here.
There are multiple forums to submit your feedback once you have tried the Testnet:
In addition to participating in the Testnet development and Hackathon, you can join BNB Greenfield as testnet validators.
The validators of the Greenfield Blockchain are integral to the network's security and reliability. However, their responsibilities extend well beyond that:
To learn how to be part of the Testnet as a validator, check out the guidelines here. As well as the on-chain proposal submission, validators should also post their proposal on the BNB Chain Open Forum and the community will review.
The test validators will then be selected by BNB Chain based on their application qualifications, but the mainnet validator selection will be from the BNB Chain community. Contribute to play a critical role in maintaining the security and reliability of the Greenfield network!
SPs are storage service infrastructure providers and together with Greenfield validators, they form a synergy to provide the whole storage service. Validators store the metadata and financial ledger with consensus, while SPs store the objects' real data, i.e. the payload data, and use the Greenfield chain as the ledger and the single source of truth. SPs provide plenty of convenient services for users and dApps to operate data on Greenfield.
Submit your proposal both on-chain and on the Open Forum where Testnet validators will then vote to determine the Testnet SPs. Learn about more details on how to create a Storage Provider to get started here.
Whether you are a validator, a storage provider, or a dApp builder, the community invites everyone to join and make their mark on the future of decentralized data storage!