Introducing “Padlock” — Porta Network’s Testnet

Porta Network
2 min readAug 11, 2021

After months of development, the team is ecstatic to share with you our Testnet — named “Padlock”.

Porta’s blockchain is a feature-rich, Substrate-based Nominated Proof of Stake blockchain focused on simplifying user and developer experience.

The blockchain offers Governance, Staking and Privacy capabilities with 3-second block times. Users are able to create their own cryptocurrencies and smart contracts on the platform.

Multi-signature wallets and Proxy accounts add additional layers of security. Identity Management features are provided but do not have to be used.

What is in the “Padlock” release?

1. The Porta Blockchain

The blockchain that developers will use to build their applications and integrate with our network. Click here to get started with building your own project on the Porta Blockchain.

2. The Porta Wallet

An intuitive and well-designed wallet that anyone will use to interact with applications on the Porta blockchain. Will be released soon.

3. Portascan — The Porta Block Explorer

A simple interface that allows users to take a closer look into the blockchain and the transactions that go through the Porta Network. Click here to visit the Block Explorer.

As this is the Testnet, it is the first time these products have been launched for public use. If you spot any issues or questions — please reach out to the team via the official Porta Discord.

How to Get Started

You can get started via available on Porta Docs.

The guide offers seven steps:

  • How to connect to Padlock through PolkadotJS
  • How to request funds through Discord to begin using Padlock
  • How to create your own cryptocurrency
  • How to mint your own tokens
  • How to create a smart contract and load it onto Porta’s blockchain
  • How to interact with your smart contract
  • How to setup a validator node

For Developers

To help developers build on our blockchain, we have created technical documentation to help you build on our blockchain.

If you have any questions, spotted any bugs or have any queries you can chat with the team on Discord.

We are excited to get you creating on the Porta blockchain!



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