The Humanode Testnet 4 "Gaghiel" is here and open for public.

What now?

  1. 1.
    Download the launcher (version 3.3.5 and newer is required).
  2. 2.
    Run the launcher, create a workspace, install Testnet 4 and join the network!
  3. 3.
    Enroll, set keys, authenticate and become a validator!

Downloading the launcher

Get the latest launcher version from the new download location:
Version 3.3.5 or newer is required for this testnet.

Run the launcher

You should now be able to run the launcher.
During the workspace creation process, it will prompt you on what chain to install. Choose Testnet 4!

Hardware requirements

  • 2 CPU Cores
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 40 GB disk space
  • 100 Mbps internet connection
  • Public IP address or ports forwarded in NAT (and ngrok-like or Humanode WebSocket Tunnel)

Become a validator

Preparing your validator key

Before you can proceed, you have to generate a mnemonic and insert it into the node and into the wallet of your choosing.
If you already have a mnemonic from the Testnet 3 (or 1 or 2) you can just use it again.
Use the launcher to generate and insert the mnemonic into the node.
Do not lose the mnemonic! It can't be recovered.

Set up the wallet

You can use another substrate-compatible wallet if you know what you are doing.

Install the polkadot.js extension

You can get the polkadot.js browser extension from here:

Import the key

Import your mnemonic as a key into the polkadot.js extension.
First, open the extension.
Then, press on the
button at the menu:
Press on +
Press on "Import accounts from pre-existing keys":
Follow the dialog to import the key.
In the end, you should see the address that corresponds to your validator key. Use this address when getting the tokens from the faucet.

Try claiming the tokens

At Testnet 4 we are testing the Token Claims system that we will be using to distribute the tokens after the public sale!
Always make sure you are using the right URL to avoid phishing attacks!
People can steal your tokens if you fall for a scam. Make sure you check the URL of the website you are claiming the tokens at and understand both the risks and how to ensure you are not on the fishing address.
If you have participated in the previous testnets, and you have mapped your addresses to an Ethereum address for the Public Sale you will have some tokens allocated for you in this testnet's genesis.
Go to the Testnet 4 Token Claims page and see how token claiming system will work after the public sale:
You can check your balance after you've claimed the tokens via the Polkadot.js apps:
Navigate to the "Accounts" tab, and press on your account to see the details:
As you can see in this example, your balance has the tokens, and some of them are locked.
You can trigger tokens unlock (Developer -> Extrinsics -> select vesting unlock()) - this call recomputes the locks according to the vesting schedule and relocks your balance, typically locking fewer and fewer tokens as the time passes (depending on the schedule). Note that vesting unlock() requires fee payment.

Getting into the validators list

It is not enough to just enroll and authenticate to become a validator at Testnet 4!
In the Testnet 4, you need to go through the following steps to become a validator:
  1. 1.
    Enroll with the network - do this from your phone after scanning the QR code;
  2. 2.
    If you didn't claim any tokens of the previous step, get the tokens from the faucet: use the telegram bot at https://t.me/HumanodeTestnet4FaucetBot;
  3. 3.
    Rotate and set the node keys - again, this is done from the phone;
  4. 4.
    Authenticate - from the phone again.
After all these steps, you should be able to see yourself in the list of validators.
Telemetry does not show your validator status, do not use it to check if you are a validator or not!

All done!

Check the explorer to see if you managed to complete all the steps and have become a validator.
Use the explorer:
There, navigate to Developer -> Chain state -> session -> validators(). Press + on the right.
If your address is on the list - you are a validator!
Now you have become a validator!
Don't see yourself on the list? Wait for two sessions to pass (one session in 10 minutes) and check again.

Having issues?

If things are not going smoothly for you - please go to our troubleshooting guide and try to find help there.
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