Render Network Successfully Upgrades to Solana
In a significant development for the world of decentralized computing, Render Network has announced the successful upgrade of its core infrastructure from Ethereum to Solana. This pivotal move opens up new horizons for the Render Network, as token holders of RNDR can now migrate their tokens from the Ethereum blockchain to the Solana blockchain.
The Render Network, a decentralized computing network, has been on a mission to empower artists and creators by harnessing the power of idle GPUs to process rendering tasks. This technology has been a game-changer for ambitious projects, particularly for those without access to top-tier infrastructure. The network’s journey towards enabling affordable, high-quality rendering was recently showcased at Breakpoint 2023.
3️⃣ The Render Network officially upgrades to @Solana, launching the new SPL token RENDER. A total of $2.2M RENDER incentives have been proposed for early upgrades and liquidity pool rewards. A shoutout to the Solana community for their support during this upgrade. 🌐💰
— The Render Network (@rendernetwork) November 2, 2023
The Render Network’s upgrade is not just a simple blockchain switch; it represents a significant transformation for the platform. Render Network’s Twitter announcement stated, “The Render Network officially upgrades to Solana, launching the new SPL token RENDER.” This is a remarkable achievement, and the platform’s commitment to the Solana ecosystem is evident.
The migration process is designed to be user-friendly. The first users to upgrade will be awarded a share of the 1.14 million RNDR based on a points system, with cohorts ranging from 40 million to 220 million. A unique feature of the upgrade process is the “Upgrade Assistant Grant Program,” which will last for three months, allowing token holders to migrate their RNDR tokens to the Solana blockchain without incurring gas fees.
To facilitate the seamless asset transfer between Ethereum and Solana, the Render Network is utilizing Wormhole’s cross-chain messaging protocol. Wormhole, a cross-chain messaging platform, is well-prepared for this significant migration. It noted that “over $1.2 billion in RNDR is migrating from Ethereum to native SPL on Solana via Wormhole.” This move highlights the confidence in Wormhole’s ability to handle large-scale cross-chain transactions.
Furthermore, the Render Network has expanded its compatibility with leading 3D digital content creation tools like Unity, Unreal Engine, and Blender. This is an exciting development for artists and creators who rely on these tools for their work. Render Network’s footprint in the world of 3D content creation has been growing steadily, with 2023 witnessing the processing of an impressive 24 million frames on the network. This showcases the network’s massive impact in the industry.
Another intriguing aspect of Render Network’s upgrade is its expansion into AI jobs, addressing the issue of GPU shortages. Render Network is positioning itself as one of the world’s largest GPU networks. In the 3D space, the network has gone live on Redshift, and with Maxon integration, artists can now directly upload native Cinema4D files, streamlining their workflows. This aligns perfectly with the Solana community’s vision for 3D computing and the AI revolution, opening doors to more creative possibilities.
Following this upgrade, Render Network has plans for further enhancements. One such upgrade will implement Burn-Mint-Equilibrium for the new SPL-based RENDER coins. Additionally, the platform is set to introduce new compute client functions in upcoming updates, further enriching its capabilities.
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