Last week, NEM made headlines with the highly anticipated launch of Symbol. After four years of building, testing and collaboration among the Core Developers, NEM community, supporting entities and partners, the Symbol Proof-of-Stake+ public blockchain is live!
Symbol Mainnet officially went live on 17 March 2021 – a date which marks the beginning of the next chapter in NEM’s exciting story. Symbol will sit alongside NEM NIS1, making NEM officially a two chain ecosystem.
Here are some useful resources with everything you need to know to get started on Symbol.
Snapshot closed at approx 04:26 UTC on 12 March at a block height of 3,105,500.
Symbol public chain will launch on 15 March 2021. This represents a major milestone in the 4 years development of Symbol, achieved following a highly robust and rigorous testing programme – making Symbol one of the most stable and secure blockchains.
Step-by-step guide on how to use your Trezor device to Opt-in to Symbol.
Step by Step guide on how to Opt-in to Symbol using your Ledger device.
A hardware wallet is a type of cryptocurrency wallet where you can store your private keys on a physical device. It’s a secure and simultaneously user-friendly way to access your coins, as the private key is stored on the device and doesn’t get leaked.
In another big step towards the launch, Symbol has successfully completed the security audit carried out by Trail of Bits.
Following rigorous testing and bug fixes from the development and testing teams, Symbol technology is nearing readiness for public use. The code is now frozen, and the technology will become version 1.0 upon mainnet launch.