Cardano (ADA) parent—IOHK has announced that it has released a version of Daedalus for the Shelley testnet. The lightweight Cardano wallet version 1.0.0-STN1 was designed purely for stake pool operator testing and is the first out of many Daedalus releases that is compatible with the Shelly (Haskell) testnet.
Stake pool operators can now test the Haskell version of the Daedalus Wallet
Less than two weeks after opening up the Shelley testnet to all stake pool operators, IOHK has released new functionality for operators to test. According to the company’s announcement, the first Daedalus version for the Shelley testnet was just released. This marks the beginning of a long line of iterations that will be released on the testnet and will eventually become the wallet that all ADA holders will use on the mainnet.
We’ve just released our first version of Daedalus for the Shelley testnet. This first version is available just for stake pool operators for early functional testing (via GitHub download). Here’s the lowdown https://t.co/tFeOZTw9hP pic.twitter.com/jPcZiaRkvA
— Input Output (@InputOutputHK) June 16, 2020
The newly released version of the wallet, Daedalus 1.0.0-STN1, will offer only basic functionality in order to allow stake pool operators to test it. This release also won’t affect those currently holding ADA, with IOHK saying that they don’t need to do anything for now.
Delegating and transacting on Shelley through Daedalus
The Haskell-optimized Daedalus will allow users to create, delete, and restore Shelley wallets, as well as transact on the network. Funding the Shelley wallet will be available through the Shelley Testnet faucet.
When it comes to accessing Daedalus, IOHK noted that it is only available via the company’s GitHub repository and won’t be open for the general ADA holder. However, future versions of Daedalus will be available through the usual web download.
The company encouraged all interested stake pool operators to download and try the latest version of Daedalus. This, they said in a blog post, will enable the company to get invaluable early input for developing the following versions of Daedalus.
These versions will be released during the Shelley rollout and introduce new features such as viewing stake pools, delegating stake, and checking earned rewards. Support for legacy Byron wallets will also be introduced eventually, allowing users to move their funds from legacy Byron wallets to the new Shelley wallets.
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