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Funding Testnet Accounts

The Casper Testnet is an alternate Casper blockchain aimed at testing applications running on the Casper Network without spending CSPR tokens on the Casper Mainnet. Testnet tokens are independent and separate from the actual Casper Token (CSPR). While test tokens do not have any monetary value, they possess the same functionality as the CSPR token within the confines of the Testnet. The Testnet is deployed independently from the Casper Mainnet for users to experiment with Casper Network features such as transferring, delegating, and undelegating tokens. You can access the Casper Testnet using https://testnet.cspr.live/.

Figure 1: Casper Testnet Home

Casper Testnet Home

The Faucet

The faucet functionality on Testnet allows you to request test tokens, which are required to complete transactions on the network, including transferring, delegating, and undelegating tokens. In this section, we will discuss how to request test tokens.

Requesting Testnet Tokens

To request test tokens, follow these steps:

  1. Sign-in into the Casper Testnet with the Signer. For detailed instructions, see the Signer Guide.

  2. Click Tools on the top menu bar and then select Faucet from the drop-down menu.

  3. Click Request tokens on the Faucet page, as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2: Casper Faucet Functionality

  4. The Testnet will credit your account with test tokens. For instructions on how to view your CSPR balance, see Viewing Account Details.