Get test tokens
Test funds are available to developer so that they can test their smart contracts and applications within the confines of a test network. The process for getting test funds differs across test networks. This page covers how to get test funds from the Hyperspace testnet as well as from a local testnet.
MetaMask is one of the easier ways to manage addresses on the Hyperspace testnet. MetaMask uses the
t4 address type, which allows developers to create and manage Solidity contracts easily. Follow the Add to MetaMask guide if you havn’t set up an address in your MetaMask wallet yet.
In your browser, open MetaMask and copy your address to your clipboard:
Go to hyperspace.yoga and click Faucet from the menu.
Paste your address into the address field, complete the I am human captcha, and then click Send:
The faucet should give you a link to the transaction:
The block explorer will show you the transaction history for your address. After a couple of minutes, you should see 5
tFILtransferred to your address.
Open MetaMask to confirm that you received the
That’s all there is to it! Getting
tFil is easy!
Before we begin, you must have a local testnet running. Follow the Run a local network guide if you haven’t got a local testnet set up yet.
Change directory to where you created the
lotus-minerbinaries. If you followed the Run a local network guide these binaries will be in
View the wallets available on this node with
lotus wallet list:
./lotus wallet list
Address Balance Nonce Default t1snly7vh4mjtjznwze56ihrdhzfwvbajywwmrenq 0 FIL 0 t3q4o7gkwe7p7xokhgws4rwntj7yqfhpj5pm6cqc7dycl7cwk4uvgh2odwdvge5re7ne5gcc6xluifss5uu5cq 49999999.999763880085417692 FIL 2 X
Create the send request with
lotus send, supplying the pre-mined
t3q4o...address as the
--fromaddress, the new
t1snl...address as the receiving address, and the amount of FIL we want to send:
./lotus send --from <PRE-MINED ADDRESS> <TO ADDRESS> <VALUE>
./lotus send --from t3q4o7gkwe7p7xokhgws4rwntj7yqfhpj5pm6cqc7dycl7cwk4uvgh2odwdvge5re7ne5gcc6xluifss5uu5cq t1snly7vh4mjtjznwze56ihrdhzfwvbajywwmrenq 2000
Check the balance of your new
lotus wallet balance:
./lotus wallet balance <ADDRESS>
./lotus wallet balance t1snly7vh4mjtjznwze56ihrdhzfwvbajywwmrenq
If you want to manage your local testnet tokens in MetaMask you will need to create a
t4 address. You can create a
t4 address using
lotus wallet new deleated. Once you have a
t4 address you can connect MetaMask to your local testnet to see the new balance within the MetaMask extension.