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 Pangoro Network: The Pangoro Network is the official test network for the Darwinia Network. It provides a sandbox environment for developers to test their applications and experiment with different features before deploying them to the Darwinia Network. The Pangoro Network helps ensure the stability and reliability of the Darwinia Network by identifying and resolving any issues or bugs.
- The Pangolin Network: Similar to the Pangoro Network, the Pangolin Network serves as the official test network for the Crab Network. It allows developers to test and validate their applications and functionalities specific to the Crab Network, helping to maintain a stable and efficient network.
These networks provide developers with different environments for testing, experimentation, and deployment, catering to the specific needs of the Darwinia ecosystem.DarwiniaCrabPangoro TestnetPangolin Testnet