“Mainnet” is the main and functional blockchain network of a cryptocurrency project. It represents the production-ready, live version of the blockchain where actual transactions, smart contracts, and other activities occur. The Mainnet is where cryptocurrencies are used for their intended purposes, such as peer-to-peer transactions, decentralized applications (DApps), and various blockchain-related operations.
Examples of cryptocurrencies with their own Mainnets include Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and the XRP Ledger. These Mainnets serve as the foundation for the broader cryptocurrency ecosystems and are central to the adoption and use of these digital assets and blockchain technologies.