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In a video message, the project teased the blockchain’s release with a quote from famous astronomer Carl Sagan and a picture of a canary among the stars.
The Cosmos cross-chain network is constructing a new blockchain to allow developers to experiment with various protocols.
In its quarterly keynote report published on Tuesday, Cosmos said its Sagan blockchain was currently in development. The project teased the release of the blockchain in a video message with a quote from famous astronomer Carl Sagan and a picture of a canary among the stars.
The canary imagery could refer to the blockchain being an experimental “canary network,” as Polkadot’s Kusama test network is known. In Kusama’s case, the blockchain allows developers to create and test a parachain, as well as test Polkadot’s governance, staking, and other functions in a real-world setting.
Cosmos has grown steadily since the March release of its inter-blockchain communication protocol, which allows crypto assets to be easily transferred between compatible blockchains, including those used in decentralised finance. In the last 30 days, there have been 1,285,426 transfers across the Cosmos ecosystem, according to Mapofzones data.
Cosmos is also developing rollup scaling technology, which will allow developers to build Cosmos-based blockchains as rollups that can be deployed as clusters within the zones of the inter-blockchain communication protocol. The solution, called Optimint, is intended to be a “drop-in replacement” for the Tendermint framework on which it’s built.