Ethereum blockchain development
Enigma is an Ethereum private smart contract network that lets the Ethereum blockchain run on different kinds of development applications.
The team made known on Medium about the network developments and according to the announcement, the developers will be able to create their own decentralised applications on this test network.
The contracts will be running on the testnet before deployment on the Ethereum network, after the main net launch.
According to the Enigma network team:
“We are extremely pleased to finally announce the testnet developer release of our Discovery network! This huge milestone clears the way for our partners and collaborators to easily begin building secret contracts that will power their own applications and solutions. Contracts built now will be able to be immediately deployed once Enigma is live on Ethereum mainnet, helping to provide immediate usage for the Enigma network.”
This network is set to make some overall computational improvements, in order to become more private. Which will be able to aid the development of DApps for secure applications.
The development of the testnet will finally be enabled with privacy features for general computations which will enable the development of DApps to be significantly more meaningful and more secure applications than what has been released so far.
The network is available to the public after more than three months of development. According to the team:
“We have been using this very same developer network for the last three months ourselves for integration testing and network testing. And we are now open-sourcing it for anyone to develop with. Furthermore, it has the very same features and characteristics of the network that Enigma will have on the mainnet, pending some minor improvements and successive iterations. This developed testnet is as close to the real thing as it gets.”
The Enigma platform’s consensus is dependent on the Ethereum blockchain, however, the smart contracts are independent and written in a different codebase.
All the Enigma-based smart contracts have the same functionalities as the Ethereum smart contract.
This great network has made a lot of strides in collaborating with other projects. Back in June of last year, the project announced that it will be partnering with the Intel company in order to start working on privacy, that will make the blockchain applications even more permissionless, trustless, boardless and neutral than previous iterations ever could.