The Darwinia ecosystem consists of four official long-term networks maintained by the Darwinia core development team. Here are the key differences between each network:
- The Darwinia Network: This network 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.
- The Crab Network: The Crab Network 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 Network allows developers to test and refine their applications in a real-world environment.
- The Pangolin Network: The Pangolin Network is the official test network for the Darwinia Networks. It provides a sandbox environment for developers to test their applications and experiment with different features before deploying them to the Darwinia Network. The Pangolin Network helps ensure the stability and reliability of the Darwinia Network by identifying and resolving any issues or bugs.
These networks provide developers with different environments for testing, experimentation, and deployment, catering to the specific needs of the Darwinia ecosystem.DarwiniaCrabPangolin Testnet