Thanks for the replies guys. and getting some clarification Andy.
I was specifically talking about the incentivized test net, the one where the ADA the pools have ‘mined’, and that value is going to come over the mainnet somehow. I am thinking there must be some kind of snapshot of that value.
"The ITN was a significant success, marking the very first steps towards Cardano’s decentralization.
The network itself remains up and running – supported voluntarily by the stake pool community – so we’re keeping this site live. However, the rewards period is now over. All rewards earned will be accessible to those who took part after Shelley becomes available on the Cardano mainnet, later this summer. All ada holders should follow IOHK’s social channels for the latest updates."
just read that. so it seems the reward period is over, ie. there was some sort of snapshot already. otherwise how would they know what to bring over. unless maybe they just stopped that network creating any new tokens at x point. and whoever has x in their wallets will be able to register over later.
hence no point in setting up on the ITN in particular at this point. best to wait till a good node version release on the mainnet after it goes live.
dang thats a shame.