Taro Launches Stablecoins On Bitcoin – Bitcoin Magazine

Lightning Labs on Wednesday released the first version of the Taro open-souce software to enable minting, sending and receiving assets on the Bitcoin blockchain.

Taro daemon’s alpha release enables developers to issue tokens on testnet, an alternative Bitcoin blockchain made specifically for public testing. It allows developers to test applications with testnet coins instead of actual BTC with the additional benefit of not exposing the actual Bitcoin blockchain (mainnet) to any risks. Projects usually go live on mainnet only after extensive tests and bug fixes have been made.