Testnet is a non-production Ercoin network with coins that are not supposed to posess any value. It operates on a different blockchain than the production one.
Current testnet was started on 2021-05-22 and has an epoch length of 3 days.
To obtain testnet coins, ask for them on the IRC channel or on the Telegram group. Currently there is no automated faucet system.
Testnet, just as a production network, may have many nodes. For convenience, one of them is maintained at
https://testnet-node.ercoin.tech (use port 26656 for P2P).
How to play without running a node
- Open the browser wallet.
- Change RPC endpoint in settings to
- Add an account.
- Copy the created address and ask someone to create an account and send coins to this address.
How to run a node locally and connect to testnet
$ERCOIN_HOME points to a desired location of Ercoin data, prepare a node like it was a development installation, initializing the chain with the following command:
make init GENESIS_URL=https://testnet.ercoin.tech/genesis.json GENESIS_SHA256=9a11931b7a4a0321fb1233b0df71bff57ad81ae513f832f8b2f5eda78e33ee33
$ERCOIN_HOME/config/config.toml and add
persistent_peers. It may be also worthwhile to set
true to make transaction search work.