Testing of SMTs is already going extremely well and we believe that having testing complete by the end of January is still very much achievable. We have already found a chain halting bug that has since been resolved. The testnet is now stable enough to integrate into applications and it is our confidence in the progress that is motivating us to call for wider testing.
Developers: Integrate the SMT Testnet
The absolute BEST way to test SMTs is by incorporating them into your applications so that your users can begin interacting with them. It is the complicated and unpredictable interactions between real people that will unearth those edge cases which would cause another chain halt.
Those applications which do begin testing SMTs within their app will be better prepared for SMTs when they go live on the testnet for two reasons. First, they will have all of the integration work done. Second, they will have tested their tokenomics on real people, which should give them insights into how they can better design their actual SMT.
SteemJS has been updated to work with SMTs. Signing of all SMT operations is supported. API calls to SMT related APIs can be accessed by directly via
steem.api.callAsync. You can begin integrating SMT support in to your apps using SteemJS. Please leave feedback and bug reports on github.
At Steemfest we demoed the SMT Wizard which enables creating an SMT in minutes without writing a single line of code. The wizard is now available for testing at smtwizard.steemitdev.com! This is still beta software, but we wanted to get it in the hands of you, our community, to help test and improve the SMT wizard. If you want to contribute to the SMT wizard, you now can on github! Like our other software, it is open source under the MIT license.
SMT Launch Partners
We will also give extra consideration to application developers who integrate the SMT testnet into their application when determining who will be listed as an SMT Launch Partner. If you would like to be considered as a launch partner, e-mail email@example.com.
The Steemit Team