The Darwinia ecosystem consists of three official long-term chains. Here are the key differences between each network:
- Darwinia Chain: This chain serves as a parachain of Polkadot, the main network. It is designed to provide secure and scalable interoperability between different blockchains within the Polkadot ecosystem.
- Crab Chain: The Crab chain is a canary network, which means it serves as a parachain of Kusama, a sister network to Polkadot. Canary networks like Crab are used for testing and experimentation before deploying changes to the main network. The Crab chain allows developers to test and refine their applications in a real-world environment.
- Pangolin Chain: This chain is the official testnet for the Darwinia chains. It provides a sandbox environment for developers to test their applications and experiment with different features before deploying them to the Darwinia chains. The Pangolin chain helps ensure the stability and reliability of the Darwinia chain by identifying and resolving any issues or bugs.
These chain provide developers with different environments for testing, experimentation, and deployment, catering to the specific needs of the Darwinia ecosystem.Darwinia ChainCrab ChainPangolin Chain