Olympia [ /oʊˈlɪmpiə/ ] was was the initial release of the Radix Public Network and introduced the core node software, desktop wallet, staking, the Radix Explorer, and the native $XRD token. Olympia did not employ the Radix Engine as a runtime environment for decentralized applications.

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Launch Date https://www.radixdlt.com/post/radix-olympia-mainnet-is-here
Antecedent https://radixdlt.notion.site/6ce15e33de9e4708b2da4a6e20b6ddc7
Postcedent https://radixdlt.notion.site/ab78b3f478594b4d8905360c2fade517
Code Repository https://github.com/radixdlt/babylon-node/blob/4e6ef24f3dff750ea3515416e27bcaa8f454cbdc/olympia-engine/
License http://radixfoundation.org/licenses/license-v1
State Model https://radixdlt.notion.site/6b6dc10c1f83403d8dfb0559dc925eb9
Shard Groups https://radixdlt.notion.site/dc8ac2388c0441a19940bccbac137645
Sybil Protection https://radixdlt.notion.site/fc3306406d144989a939225006134cd9
Consensus Protocol https://hackernoon.com/hotstuff-the-consensus-protocol-behind-safestake-and-facebooks-librabft
Execution Environment https://radixdlt.notion.site/Radix-Engine-1cd101cd52264df9806d63da555d5828 v1
Validator Node Cap 100


All Radix public releases are related to the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Olympia was the location of the Statue of Zeus.

Release Components

The Olympia release provided the core components of the Radix ecosystem, which continued to expand with future releases. Key components included:

Radix Node software

Implemented the core Radix protocol, including Radix Engine v1 and unsharded Cerberus consensus.

The Radix Engine

The first version of Radix's replacement for the Ethereum Virtual Machine, designed to eventually run full DeFi applications.

RADIX token - $XRD

The native $XRD token, used for staking, network security, and transaction fees.

Simple Token Creation

Allowed new tokens to be created, named, minted, burned, and transacted via the JSON-RPC Radix Node API.