Mainnet is a network that runs on a blockchain independently. That is, the developer of a digital asset creates their own network with their respective technologies and protocols. For example, very well-known digital assets that have their own network are Bitcoin, Ethereum, Solana, and many more.
Mainnet makes blockchain truly unlimited because the transition to the original blockchain frees us from the limitations of Ethereum and speeds up transactions. Moreover, it also demonstrates the continuous and relentless efforts to provide high-performance, trustless, and permissionless cloud computing for all users.
However, as more people become familiar with blockchain, more and more new digital assets are being released on top of the blockchain system. So, does every developer who wants to create digital assets on blockchain need to create their own network? Uniquely, no need!
If you’re wondering, why? Because, there are many tokens or digital assets that use the token standard on the existing Mainnet network. Well, this is done to facilitate the application of tokens. However, these tokens must follow a list of rules defined by the network protocol.
An example is the Mainnet Swap of Aurora tokens available on Indodax.
Initially, the Aurora token was a digital asset that used the ERC-20 token standard, but on September 21, 2021, the ERC-20-based Aurora token switched to an Aurora token based on the Aurora Mainnet network.
For traders, it’s better to keep doing your own research! Whether on any network, be it ERC20, BEP20 or Mainnet, buy assets that suit your profile as a trader or investor.