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Alpha-1 Testnet Guide
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Welcome to Taiko's Alpha-1 testnet, Snæfellsjökull. There are two networks involved in the testnet:

  • Taiko A1 is the Alpha-1 testnet release of Taiko: A fully decentralized, Ethereum-equivalent ZK-Rollup.
  • Ethereum A1 is Taiko's privately deployed Ethereum network, which serves as the L1 for Taiko's Alpha-1 testnet.

The testnet consists of L1 / L2 nodes with all of the Taiko protocol contracts deployed. The mining interval of the L1 node is set to 12 seconds. There is also a cron job service that proposes empty blocks every two minutes.

Use the testnet

In this testnet, you can:

  • 🌉 Bridge tokens between Ethereum A1 and Taiko A1.
  • 🤝 Send transactions (e.g., deploy a dapp, interact with a contract).
  • 🌐 Run a node—this makes you a part of Taiko!

Navigate the testnet

All the relevant links can be found in this site's navigation. The relevant links are:

LinkPurpose
Status (opens in a new tab)Taiko protocol status
Bridge (opens in a new tab)Bridge ETH/tokens between Ethereum A1 and Taiko A1
L1 faucet (opens in a new tab)For receiving ETH on Ethereum A1
L2 faucet (opens in a new tab)For receiving ETH on Taiko A1
L1 explorer (opens in a new tab)Explore blocks on Ethereum A1
L2 explorer (opens in a new tab)Explore blocks on Taiko A1