Road to Mainnet: May 2024

Welcome to May's edition of the Avail team's monthly series providing updates on all things Avail. Read on to find technical highlights from this past month and upcoming milestones and events.

By Avail Team 3 min read
Road to Mainnet: May 2024


We’re putting the final pieces in place as we gear up for Mainnet. This past month brought our weekly Hot Takes: Live! Series, Phase 2 of the Unification Drop, our Series A funding round, and we continue to expand our ecosystem. Let’s get to it!


Technical Update

  • The team has been mainly focused on finishing the testing and any necessary last updates for the final versions of the Avail DA network components. 
  • We are making improvements to the Light client and the behavior of the p2p network. You can see details on some of this here
  • The last audits of all the network components have concluded and we have been working on remediations.

Network Update

  • We will be sunsetting the Goldberg Testnet in the coming days. If you are currently running a node or building on Goldberg, we recommend that you decommission it.
  • The Turing Testnet is live and will serve as our long-standing testnet. We do not have plans to expand the active set with additional validators. However, users are welcome to operate, test, or deploy their rollups on Turing.
  • Snapshots for Turing by Avail community can be found here.

Blog Posts




Avail dev Rachit Srivastava was on hand to help teams building on Avail at ETHGlobal Sydney. Real World Ag Assets and Gohan Layer took home the winning prizes in the Avail track. 

Rachit Srivastava speaking with a dev at ETHGlobal Sydney 

At ZK Hack Krakow, Cluesum was the winner of the Avail track who built an accountable multi-signature with silent setup.

Hot Tweets

Next Month

Our team will be touching down at GM Vietnam from June 6-8th, with Prabal speaking at The Future Of BTCFi - Hosted by LayerEdge, Subwallet's Bitcoin Builders United: Expanding Use Cases, and StarkVietnam.

For those joining us at ethCC Brussels this summer, we’ll be hosting the Unification Cup and a new edition of Hot Takes! Register your team now for the Unification Cup, a day of 5v5 football matches, networking, and team spirit!

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