It happened! Back at the end of April we reported that the long awaited Constellation mainnet was closing in. The time was finally about to come.
On April 29 Hypergraph Network, Constellation’s mainnet, successfully launched! With the launch of Hypergraph the next stage of Constellation and DAG begins. Now mainnet has launched the DAG token has switched from an ERC-20 token to the native token of Hypergraph.
The team is hoping that their new technology will be a game changer and open new doors and opportunities in their fields of big data and cybersecurity. The network successfully launched on time with approximately 15 node operators that are already earning validator rewards and the Constellation team expect to onboard 80+ more validators in the next few months.
This transition should mark a big change for both Constellation as a company and DAG as a token. The team is already actively working with multiple agencies in the US Federal Government to use Constellation’s technology to validate and secure big data to evolve digital infrastructure in the United States and beyond.
Building the ship
A common theme in cryptocurrency is the importance of unity and community. Constellation has a powerful Open Source community, the members of which have given some excellent contributions to the ecosystem. From content to shops to technology, the Constellation community has been hard at work to strengthen the product ecosystem they are so passionate about.
To celebrate the mainnet launch, here’s a look at some of the cool things the community has built over the last year.
Molly Wallet is the native Constellation (DAG) wallet and will soon be much more. There are big plans for this wallet interface, including making it an interface where you can manage data rights. It’s currently available in beta. You can learn more about the Molly Wallet and try it here.
Support Constellation and look cool while doing it. The Constellation gift shop is a community driven web store that promotes artists and designers through the sale of officially licensed Constellation merchandise. Get your hands on stickers, hats, mugs, t-shirts and more.
Block Explorer and balance checker
Every cryptocurrency network needs a block explorer, which is why a number of individuals have teamed up to build one. It’s coming soon – watch this space.
There is also cryptoast, a handy tool that you can use to check your DAG mainnet token balance. Pretty neat.
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A group of 15 individuals that work together to create educational material for all the industries that Constellation is working in, including blockchain, big data and cybersecurity. This is a massively important initiative to spread the word about what Constellation is doing and market it simple for new people to understand what’s going on.
The plan is for this group to take on new responsibility in the future and be in charge of funding new applications and projects that are going to build on Hypergraph.
What does this mean for Constellation?
These are just some of the team’s favourite community developments involving Constellation and they show incredible support and belief in the vision of Constellation.
Having the power of a community behind you in cryptocurrency means everything. If Constellation can continue to empower their community to keep building things their ecosystem will just continue to grow and improve, which can only be a good thing.
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