Because we've received a huge demand for private test networks from developers and corporates a like, we have decided to reboot the IOTA Testnet and make it accessible for everyone to play around with IOTA for testing use cases and general prototyping.
How to participate
First of all, join our
testnet channel on Slack so that you can directly communicate with other participants. In order to participate, you need to download a separate IRI client which we've prepared for you:
We are currently using the
public-testnet branch on the IRI repo (https://github.com/iotaledger/iri/tree/public-testnet). Reason for that is that it allows a
minWeightMagnitude of 9 (instead of 15 like on the mainnet). A GUI wallet will also be released for the testnet.
Find neighbors on Slack
In the public channel
testnet-neighbors you will be able to find neighbors to join the testnet.
What's special for this release is that you have to run IRI with the
--testnet flag. If you have previously participated in a testnet, make sure that your
testnetdb folders are deleted. For all of your use cases, remember that you can use
If you have problems, just ask the team.