Working toward its stated goal to build the highest-performing, most reliable blockchain application programming interface (API) platform, Bware Labs, the company behind Blast, is launching the Houston Incentivized Testnet.
The purpose of the testnet mainly revolves around verifying all the technical aspects involved in the decentralization of the Blast API Platform, from the proprietary Node Integrity Protocol to the staking mechanism. At the same time, it aims at preparing future node providers for the mainnet launch while giving them the option to obtain enough funds to join the platform in its production state.
In terms of rewards, the total amount reserved for the entire Houston Testnet is 1 million Bware Tokens (BWR), which is 1% of the total token supply. The tokens received during the testnet will be sufficient for each participant to be able to run at least one node when the mainnet is live.
Bware Labs claims that — thanks to its integrity protocol and incentivization mechanism — the Blast API platform will be able to keep the highest level of performance in the industry even after decentralization takes place. This means that no change in the quality of service will be visible to its constantly growing number of adopters and customers, among which it can already enumerate CoinGecko, Decentralized Information Asset, Connext Network, Moonwell, Subscan, DappRadar and many others.
The first phase — dubbed the launch phase — of the Houston Testnet will be restricted to the companies’ closest partners from the infrastructure and node-operating segments. The list includes reputable companies with vast experience in running blockchain infrastructure such as Dokia Capital, Stakin, P2P, Hashquark, Hypersphere and Woodstock. Once this preliminary stage is completed, Bware Labs will welcome independent node runners to onboard the testnet in the orbit phase, or phase two, and earn rewards while helping the company achieve its mission of providing quality-driven, decentralized services.
The Houston Incentivized Testnet will end with the landing phase — the third phase, where the creativity of participants is required in finding improvements, corner cases or other feedback that will help the platform become more robust and easier to use by both API consumers and node providers.
All details for the Houston Testnet — as well as the schedule and missions for those interested in becoming Blast partners as node providers — are available on the Houston Testnet landing page at houston.blastapi.io/houston-testnet.
About Bware Labs
The mission of Bware Labs is to create an infrastructure and development ecosystem that can help Web3 builders throughout their entire blockchain journey. The company aims to play a decisive role in worldwide blockchain adoption.
Proving its commitment to bringing true reliability and quality to Web3, Bware Labs has partnered with some of the greatest names in the industry, such as Polygon, Avalanche, Elrond, Moonbeam and Fantom. This will further support blockchain development efforts by providing the highest quality infrastructure services in the crypto space.
Bware Labs also supports Blockchain projects from a validator role. Capitalizing on its engineering team’s vast blockchain experience, the company is trusted by more than 15 blockchain networks to run validators for its projects.
About Blast: The blockchain API platform powered by Bware Labs
As the first and primary product developed under the Bware Labs umbrella, Blast is a blockchain API platform that provides easy blockchain access to the most relevant networks in the space. Using Blast, developers are able to get remote procedure calls and WebSocket access to an ever-growing number of blockchain networks in just a couple of simple steps.
Providing unparalleled quality, performance and ease-of-use for API consumers like decentralized application developers, exchanges and other crypto projects, Blast innovates on the provider side as well. It does this by being the first to adopt a reward model for node runners, incentivizing them in order to increase the decentralization of the platform and ultimately improve access to supported blockchains.