Muon ecosystem will eventually be composed of three networks:
It is Muon's first public network that allows developers and users to experiment with new features and capabilities of the project without risk to real funds. That is why all the new features are first to be tested on ALICE. Its token, $ALICE, is just a test token and has no market value.
This network was launched on January 19, 2023 and upgraded to ALICE V2 on August 21, 2023. With over 2,400 unique nodes, ALICE V2 has become the largest network of nodes (Testnet) ever.
It is Muon’s canary network, just as Kusama is to Polkadot. Pion is actually the first or early release of the Mainnet. All the features that have been tested on ALICE and upgraded will be used in Pion. This means apps are deployed and run on it and nodes fetch responses to requests and earn rewards. Its token, $PION, can be traded on the market. All Muon security layers will eventually be active on Pioneer. This network is scheduled to launch in late 2023.
It is Muon's Mainnet where all Muon features and capabilities will be live. Although Pioneer will continue to exist, Muon will have different implementation settings and different use-cases with larger collateral requirements. Its tradable token, $MUON, will be the main token in the network.
Muon's Tri-Network Ecosystem