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Cardano Testnets

Cardano is a third-generation proof-of-stake blockchain platform and home to the ada cryptocurrency. The Cardano testnet sits at the vanguard of the network's development. It provides a sandboxed environment for continuing innovation, harnessing the power of our community to iterate and improve.

The Cardano testnet offers full Cardano functionality, including stake pool operation, transaction metadata, native tokens, and more. The testnet is open to any stake pool operator, developer, or commercial partner who wishes to join us in building the future.

Visit Cardano Documentation to read documentation that supports features that are live on Cardano mainnet. If you are interested in building tools on Cardano, integrating with Cardano, and connecting with the wider developer community, please visit the Cardano Developer Portal.

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