- Holli’s goal is to improve the testing environment and solve problems with the supply of ETH to test networks
- Release expected at the end of the year
The Ethereum team is planning launchWithtit new testnet called Holli. This was announced by Tim Beiko from the Ethereum Foundation on his Twitter:
“The plans are to launch Holli at the end of 2023. I hope that it will help to sort out problematic issues. I made two suggestions and would like to hear from the developers on how we could better approach this.”
The new testnet should improve the testing environment for developers and applications. The main problems it needs to solve are the difficulty of getting ETH on other testnets. There are currently two main testnets in the Ethereum ecosystem: Goerli and Sepolia.
Beiko suggested the introduction of Holli in order to solve supply chain issues and provide a better environment for developers. He also wants to make Holli-ETH more accessible to app creators. Therefore, he proposed automatic distribution to the addresses of all developers who have ever deployed smart contracts in the main or test networks.
An Ethereum Foundation spokesperson said that Holli’s name is not final:
“It seems that the name of the network may be changed to Holešky, which is closer to how people call the city of Holešovice in the Czech Republic,” he wrote on Twitter.