Social Network Launches Testnet for Bitcoin L2 Staking with Native Yield

Social Network has announced the launch of its testnet, introducing a decentralized Bitcoin Layer 2 Staking Protocol with Native Yield. The protocol seeks to address critical challenges in scalability, cost-efficiency, and environmental sustainability within the Bitcoin network. At the same time, their goal is to unlock the potential for decentralized social networks built on Bitcoin.

Social Network Developments and Mission

Social Network has developed a solution to combat the high fees and congestion issues associated with the growing demand for using Bitcoin to store additional information, with Bitcoin Ordinals as an example. Their strategy addresses the issue by integrating the Nostr decentralized social networking protocol with Bitcoin and facilitating widespread decentralized data storage.

The release of the testnet comes with the publication of its official whitepaper, marking a major milestone in the project’s mission. As a fully decentralized, non-custodial BTC staking protocol, Social Network’s mission is to expand the Bitcoin ecosystem by developing infrastructure and new incentives for decentralized social networks.

To celebrate the launch, the project has introduced ‘Taproot Farmers,’ a unique Bitcoin Ordinals free mint exclusively available to the testnet’s top contributors. 

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Strategic Partnerships and Protocol Features

Social Network has established strategic partnerships with key industry players such as ChainSafe, Halborn Security, Threefold, BloxRoute, and LaunchNodes, highlighting their pledge to provide a secure platform for users to stake their BTC assets and generate a new kind of native yield for Bitcoin holders. 

Furthermore, the team assures an open-source, fairly launched protocol that is true to Bitcoin’s core principles, operating independently of venture capital funding and without any presale.

The introduction of Bitcoin Staking Layer 2 with Native Yield comes at a time when blockchain technology is receiving increased attention. For example, the recent approval of spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), including BlackRock’s iShares Bitcoin Trust (IBIT), has allowed institutional investors to engage with BTC indirectly, resulting in net inflows of nearly $900 million. 

User Benefits and Environmental Impact

Social Network allows users to stake their BTC without limitations, enjoy instant withdrawals, and maintain network decentralization and self-custody. The Bitcoin Layer 2 protocol aims to reduce transaction fees and data storage requirements, facilitating the scalability of decentralized social networks. With these features, it strives to decrease energy consumption in the Bitcoin network, contributing to environmental sustainability.


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