We hope you all enjoyed the Genesis launch event!
With the Mercury Beta Mainnet launch approaching, we want to provide you with important information about what to expect in the coming days and weeks.
First, the Sodium network will be decommissioned later today. When Sodium is decommissioned, you will not be able to access any canisters that were previously deployed on Sodium.
Beta Mainnet will go live with over 100 nodes and multiple application (app) subnets, and will be quickly ramping up to 1,000+ nodes. Capacity will continue to grow via proposals to the Network Nervous System (NNS). Immediately following Genesis, subnet capacity will be limited to systems canisters and applications that are approved via proposals to the NNS. In the coming weeks, additional app subnets will continue to be added through NNS proposals for general use by the developer community.
We also want to share that shortly after Genesis, to facilitate the growth of the Internet Computer ecosystem and onboard even more developers to the network, the DFINITY Foundation will be offering a cycles faucet in partnership with our developer partner Fleek. Please stay tuned for more details on this!
In the coming days, we will be releasing additional information about how you can onboard to Beta Mainnet.