What is a Mainnet?
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A Mainnet, short for "main network," is the primary and fully operational blockchain network in a blockchain ecosystem. It is the version of a blockchain that is open to the public and used for real transactions and operations. Mainnets are designed to be secure, stable, and decentralized, and they serve as the backbone of a blockchain project.

The Avalanche mainnet was launched in September of 2020.

To learn more about the Mainnet launch, please view the following article.

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