Get Testnet ZETA (faucet)
What is ZETA?
ZETA is a token used to deploy and call smart contracts on ZetaChain, and to transact data and value across chains (through messaging). For ZetaChain's Athens network, they use the same ZETA that lives on connected testnet networks. With ZetaChain's Mainnet launch, ZETA will be traded and transacted across all connected chains.
You can view the addresses on respective chains here. Check out Omnichain Smart Contacts for more information about developing smart contracts on ZetaChain, where ZETA is used for gas fees. Check out the Connector docs for information on how to send ZETA as well as any data or value via ZetaChain.
How to get testnet ZETA
Please note that testnet ZETA has no monetary value and is solely intended for testing and development purposes. Therefore, if you're not a developer, there's no need for you to acquire testnet ZETA.
Using the ZetaChain CLI faucet
The easiest way to get testnet ZETA is to use the ZetaChain CLI faucet. You can
install the CLI by following the instructions (you may need
npm install -g @zetachain/faucet-cli
Once installed, you can use the faucet to get ZETA tokens on any EVM-compatible network. For example, to get ZETA on the Goerli testnet, you can run:
zetafaucet --drip --address 0x4bB9089ee3B86e97b171838205483362966f9dE8 --chain goerli
You will be prompted to authenticate with your Github account to use the faucet.
Please note that using this faucet you can get only ZETA tokens, not the native gas assets of the respective networks. If you need more gas assets, you can use the other faucets listed below.
Using a Hardhat template
If you're using a Hardhat template, you can get ZETA tokens by running the following command:
npx hardhat faucet --chain goerli
Under the hood this command uses the ZetaChain CLI faucet.
In our Discord you can acquire ZETA via
the #zeta-faucet channel. To get some ZETA, use the command
zeta faucet drip [address] in #zeta-faucet, replacing
[address] with your EVM-compatible
address. As we add support for additional chains, we'll allow you to get ZETA
for various other networks and addresses. The faucet will also drip some native
gas assets so you can get started transacting immediately!
After requesting ZETA from the bot, you will receive ZETA on each connected chain. With this ZETA in your wallets, you have all you need to start building on ZetaChain!
Note that this testnet ZETA has no monetary value, and is only needed for testing and development purposes.
Getting Additional Testnet Gas Assets
If you need more gas assets for the respective testnet networks to transact with, you can try the following faucets:
- Paradigm Faucet (Goerli, Polygon Mumbai, etc.)
- Goerli Proof of Work Faucet (Goerli)
- Goerli Authenticated Faucet (Goerli)
- Polygon Faucet (Polygon Mumbai)
- Binance Smart Chain Faucet (BSC Testnet)
- coinfaucet (Testnet BTC)
- testnet-faucet (Testnet BTC)
- bitcoinfaucet (Testnet BTC)