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Flare Network advances with FAssets testing on Coston testnet

Published Dec 01, 2023 09:32AM ET
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Flare Labs has launched a private beta phase for its innovative FAssets system on the Coston testnet, marking a significant step forward in integrating XRP, BTC, and DOGE into the DeFi ecosystem. This development is a precursor to a broader public beta expected in Q1 2024, aimed at expanding user participation and dApp integration.

The FAssets project allows for the minting of synthetic assets, representing non-smart contract tokens like BTC, XRP, and DOGE, on a smart contract chain. This process is designed to bring over 70% of value from the non-smart contract token space into the realm of DeFi, according to Flare Labs CEO Hugo Philion. The private beta phase focuses on critical user interactions and internal trials by Flare Labs.

The upcoming beta stages will involve affiliated builders and data providers in controlled tests to assess the system's resilience. These tests will include market stress simulations to ensure robustness. The minting of FAssets is secured by collateral and is verified through a State Connector, a system that provides trustless access to external data. Liquidators and challengers play crucial roles in maintaining the collateral balance and monitoring for unauthorized mints, respectively.

Once feedback from these controlled tests is incorporated, the FAssets system will move into a public beta phase, which will allow for broader user engagement and the opportunity for developers to integrate decentralized applications (dApps) with the FAssets.

Looking ahead beyond the beta testing, the successful deployment of FAssets on both the Coston and Songbird networks will set the stage for a mainnet release. Users can anticipate the opportunity to benefit from a cross-chain incentive pool by earning FLR tokens. The platform is designed to enhance the utility of blockchain by providing decentralized and trustless access to external data, which is crucial for the functionality of smart contracts through the Time Series Oracle (NYSE:ORCL).

The integration of FAssets into the DeFi space is a significant move towards bridging the gap between traditional cryptocurrencies and smart contract capabilities, offering a new avenue for token holders to engage with the DeFi sector.

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