The Polkadot ecosystem enables multiple types of networks: a testnet, canary and mainnet. Below are the different networks.
- OAK Testnet: standalone testnet (built off of substrate); soon to be deprecated
- Turing Staging (TUR): testnet parachain; expect chaos and occassional downtime for the network; these tokens hold no value
- Turing (TUR): Kusama parachain (coming soon); this is a canary, expect chaos but limited/no downtime; these tokens do hold value
- OAK: Polkadot parachain (coming soon); this is the mainnet