Hedera Hashgraph will launch beta for alternative cryptocurrency on September 16
Hedera Hashgraph, the company behind an enterprise-grade Blockchain alternative that raised $124 million last year, plans to grant open access to its mainnet beta on September 16 as part of a new milestone for its fast and secure public ledger technology.
The platform will allow any developer from the general public to create an account and build decentralized applications (dApps) on the Hedera Hashgraph platform. Open access also marks the beginning of Hedera’s strategic 15-year coin distribution, with Hbar tokens beginning to be released to participants in simple agreements for future tokens (SAFTs) offerings, through which the company raised the $124 million in 2018.
In addition, Hedera today announced that it has open-sourced its mirror node code so that anyone who wants to run a mirror node can do so. Mirror nodes on the Hedera network provide access to all consensus decisions and the state of the ledger. While they do not participate in consensus, mirror nodes can provide a public record of transactions and the state. In addition, mirror nodes offer flexibility for the owner to choose what to store and for how long.
“With Open Access, we are excited to welcome any and all to join the hundreds of third-party developers already