Changpeng ZHAO, CEO at Binance, claimed that the launch date of the Binance Chain testnet was finally set on February 20. He also confirmed this fact on his Twitter account.
Finally got a date. Targeting to release Binance Chain testnet (@binance_dex) for public testing on Feb 20th. This is a testnet, your feedback would be most valuable.— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) February 12, 2019
The head of the exchange said that 11 test nodes would be used on the network, mainly for performance reasons. Answering user questions, he also said that there are no smart contracts on Binance Chain, only an interface is provided for the token, for its trading and exchange. Also, Zhao noted that he prefers the ability of the network to withstand the loads, rather than the number of features.
The news of a testnet launch can push the BNB even higher. At the time of this writing, the price of the token was $9.46.
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