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Cardano dApp SundaeSwap Has Announced The Launch Date Of Its Testnet.

SundaeSwap, an up-and-coming Cardano DEX, has announced the debut of its testnet on Sunday, December 5 after months of teasing.

The pressure has been increasing in recent weeks as the price of ADA has continued to stutter. Many have faulted the lack of working dApps for public use – a criticism that some argue is justified, given that Alonzo smart contracts went live about three months ago.

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SundaeSwap’s announcement on Monday, though, has helped to alleviate some of that strain.

Many dApp projects have come up to express their intention to develop on Cardano in the run-up to Alonzo’s debut. To mention a few, prominent names include Liqwid, Charli3, Adax, and SundaeSwap.

SundaeSwap, on the other hand, has evidently captivated the interest of the Cardano community with its colourful, food-themed take on marketing, reminiscent of BNB’s PancakeSwap or Ethereum’s SushiSwap.

As a result, it appears that SundaeSwap will be one of the first Cardano dApps available for public usage. The project stated that the objective of its testnet this Sunday is to iron out bugs in a live setting with the help of public testers.

“[The purpose of this testnet is] to identify any bugs that come from being used by thousands of users with fresh eyes, as opposed to developers and auditors who’ve been working on it for months.”

The team has emphasised that faults are expected and has asked public testers to report issues using a Google documents form. So far, public access to this document has not been granted.

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They also highlight the testnet as a way to gradually ramp up their operations, particularly in terms of getting stake pool operators (dubbed scoopers) up to speed on running the protocol on their own.

“We’ll start the network running on our nodes, and slowly bring the scooper online, training them on the software we’ve built, and transitioning the protocol to being entirely run by them.”

Finally, SundaeSwap says the testnet provides an opportunity to assess its settings, as mentioned by IOHK CEO Charles Hoskinson in a recent video on refining the Plutus Application Backend to accept dApps.

    “Cardano, being at the start of its DeFi lifecycle, has set the network parameters such as block size, CPU limit, and memory limit, conservatively.”

With this information, the company claims it will be feasible to evaluate new parameters under load and fine-tune restrictions for maximum efficiency.