Concordium Announces Second Public Testnet Launch, Introduces Game-changing Identity Features
COPENHAGEN, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Concordium, has released its second Testnet with an innovative Identity Layer deployed at the protocol level. This release includes among other features, a mobile app that enables users to create, deploy and manage Identity objects using zero-knowledge proofs.
"Concordium is an upcoming public permissionless blockchain with user identification built-in at the protocol level to meet regulatory requirements. The core of our ID vision is that you can stay private but not anonymous. Compliance is on top of enterprises agenda and our blockchain will fit nicely into their product suites enabling new business models. This is why it is so important for us to invite the public to test our Identity system and stress-test our network," Lone Fønss Schrøder, Concordium's CEO.
Concordium's regulatory-compliance vision becomes particularly important as global regulators are working on extending the anti-money laundering regime to include cryptocurrencies.
"Concordium's identity layer provides a compliance-centric balance between privacy and accountability, and it solves regulatory issues related to anonymity with permissionless blockchain. Protected by zero-knowledge proofs, a user's identity is private on-chain, however, this privacy can be revoked and their real identity revealed by trusted parties in response to a valid request from a public authority, via established legal channels. Concordium's identity layer accommodates identity providers and anonymity revokers based in different jurisdictions around the world. As such, the Concordium Platform offers a global, multi-jurisdictional solution to the adoption of blockchain technologies across regulatory regimes." says Torben Pryds Pedersen, Concordium's CTO.
Besides the Identity feature, Concordium Testnet 2 provides a demo Web Wallet, a network dashboard with a block explorer, a node software in a dockerized container and tools for interacting with the container. Furthermore, users can send and receive testnet-GTU tokens and stress-test the transactions' layer.
Concordium invites the public to join its second Testnet by baking new blocks, stress-testing the network, using the app and playing a part in the novel finalization protocol. You can join the Testnet here: https://developers.concordium.com/testnet/
For more information, visit https://www.concordium.com/
Torben Pryds Pedersen, CTO of Concordium, Beni Issembert, CMO of Concordium and Lone Fønss Schrøder, CEO of Concordium, are available for interview.
Concordium is a layer 1, public and, permissionless Proof-of-Stake-based Blockchain with a unique Identity layer at the protocol level.
Concordium's core features solve the shortcomings of classic blockchains by introducing built-in identity management at the protocol level and zero-knowledge proofs, which are used to replace anonymity with perfect privacy.
Upon launch of its mainnet, Concordium will provide integrated high-quality user tools and extensive smart-contract layer features. This provides cutting-edge functionality and allows for programmable decentralized smart contracts capable of transferring value and information in a secure, scalable fashion, features that are particularly relevant to enterprise applications.
The project is currently undergoing testing, and it is expected that the mainnet will be launched in 2021.
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