Getting Testnet Tokens
Learn how to get testnet tokens for Babylon.
In this guide we will go through how you can create a keyring and request for tokens through the Babylon testnet faucet.
1. Create a Keyring
Currently, validators can only use the
test keyring backend
because they need to automatically submit transactions containing BLS signatures.
In the future,
Babylon will support other types of encrypted backends provided
by the Cosmos SDK for validators.
One can create a keyring through the
babylond keys add command. Full specification
for this command can be found under the CLI docs.
# Replace the --keyring-backend argument with a backend of your choice
babylond --keyring-backend test keys add my-key
This will output an address and a memo. Record the memo as it is the only way to recover your key if it gets lost.
2. Request Funds from the Babylon Testnet Faucet
This can be accomplished by going to the
#faucet channel of our official Discord server to
request funds by providing the address you created before.
After joining the channel, users send a request starting with
!faucet followed by the request address.