Encointer plans to deploy two testnets: Gesell and Cantillon.

The networks differ in their goals and designs:


Aimed at automated testing of the protocol.

  • Time-warping allows to script bot populations
  • Complete transparency of all registries and balances


Aimed at experimenting with real ceremony meetups, physically meeting people.

  • Accelerated ceremony schedule to avoid long wait times.
  • Privacy enhancement through Trusted Execution environments

Outlook on Mainnet

The mainnet is planned to become a parachain of polkadot. The security will depend on polkadot relay chain. Governance will be sequentially decentralized: Starting with PoA,

Time Warping for Testnets

Phase Timing