Porta Network Releases Relay Chain Testnet

Porta Network
2 min readJan 20, 2022


Today we are expanding the Porta Network Relay Chain testnet to the wider community.

What is the Relay Chain Testnet?

Porta is a Substrate-based, Nominated Proof-Of-Stake blockchain network.

The Substrate framework offers a relay chain and parachain architecture that separates the authoring and finalisation process. Effectively creating independent runtimes operating on individual blockchain configurations that cooperate in a single ecosystem centred around a relay chain.

Porta’s ecosystem has a high-security relay chain that honours the core ethos of decentralisation through pooled security.

What will be connected to the relay chain are parachains optimised for fast-growing industry sectors such as NFTs, DeFi, Gaming and much more.

Already established or new projects can take advantage of this configuration by leasing parachain slots to fulfil their objectives.

This is why it is essential to release the relay chain testnet is conducted safely to prepare for the next phase of the project.

Shane Benjamin, Founder & CEO of Porta Network had this to say on the launch “As a part of the project’s journey to mainnet, launching the relay chain testnet is a key component. It brings the project one step closer to fully releasing the network and allowing developers around the world to build amazing web3 products for everyone.

We look forward to working with Huobi Pool and establishing partnerships with more validators, parachain and Substrate based projects.

We are also working with validators from our community to robustly test the network ahead of mainnet.”


How to get started

We have updated our documentation to get validators up and running on the relay chain testnet.

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

Validator Rewards

Active validators running a node will receive $KIAN tokens as a reward. The 150 $KIAN reward will be calculated on a monthly pro-rata basis.

You must fill in this form and be an active validator in order to qualify for rewards.

We are excited to work with you all, as the project takes its next step towards mainnet in Q1 2022!

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