Koinos Testnet Developer Preview and BitClout

Today we’re talking about the Koinos Testnet Developer Preview and BitClout the crypto social media!

Hi everyone!

Last week Andrew (@andrarchy) announced the release of the Koinos Testnet Developer Preview on Hackernoon and Hive, and I’m actually in the middle of writing a guide on how to set it up. I have hit some technical snags myself, but it’s my first time using Docker so it’s probably not that surprising.

The Koinos Testnet Developer Preview is a way to run the entire blockchain on your own PC. You’re not interacting with anyone else, and so you can really start to delve into it to see how it works as well as experiment with your own smart contracts code without affecting anyone else or accidentally costing yourself tokens if your smart contract behaves unexpectedly. I’m honestly really excited to get this up and running to have a look myself.

We also spoke about BitClout and our confusion to how it actually technically works. It is open-sourced (GitHub here) and it does have it’s own Block Explorer… but neither actually tells anyone very much.

If you’d like to see and hear Andrew make some great points, here is the Cinnamon.video version:

Here is the YouTube version:


I referenced a couple of tweets during this conversation. This is the tweet I was talking about where Andrew shows a screenshot of the Koinos Testnet Developer Preview:

This was the other tweet I mentioned where you can see how much you’ve spent on Ethereum fees:

I’ve definitely seen some scary screenshots….. but…. they’re also from people who have been working with Ethereum for a long time, so at the time the fees would have been a lot less. Although if they hadn’t spent that ETH on fees and just held instead…

Thanks for reading about our discussion on the Koinos Testnet Developer Preview and BitClout.

Previous blockchain content

If you’re interested in previous chats with Andrew about Koinos, check out these posts:

Koinos mining update
Will the US Government ban Bitcoin?
Real use cases for Smart Contracts
Clarion OS & KOINOS announcements!
Koinos Plans for 2021 – come join the community!
Transaction Speeds – Centralization vs Decentralization
Institutional store of value in digital assets?
Tokenomics of Blockchains
Enterprises and Public Blockchains
Feeless Blockchain Transactions – How does it work?
Token distribution – Mining KOIN and Proof of Work
Integrating with Koinos
Smart Contracts – what are they?
A conversation with Andrew from the KOINOS Group

Additionally, here are all the good bits:

Koinos Website


Koinos Network Socials


Koinos Group Socials


If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to comment below or reply to this tweet:

Thanks so much for watching!

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Medium.png


Please note : The above post may contain affiliate links.

Below are some product referral links that I love and will benefit us both if you’re interested.

Splinterlands – A super fun blockchain card game that I play almost every day.

Fathom Analytics – Cookie notices no longer needed since Fathom doesn’t track data. You can see this site’s analytics right here.

Coil – A $5 USD monthly subscription fee provides you access to a ton of content and sites in a way that fairly rewards the creators of that content.

Exxp – The WordPress App to link your blog to the Hive blockchain.

NomadTask – Earn for completing online tasks like following accounts or completing reviews.

MINT Club – Create your own Smart Media Tokens with no coding required.

GALA Games – Gala is creating a whole platform of blockchain games. Definitely excited about Mirandus, Townstar and SpiderTanks.

MCO – Use my referral link https://crypto.com/app/9h9jnlxun9 to sign up for Crypto.com and we both get $25 USD.

Aptera – Get 30% off the reserve price for this incredible electric vehicle. (My post)