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List of 12 Testnet Airdrops to Farm or Participate | BitPinas

For newly-launched protocols, we often read their announcements that their “testnet is live.” 

While we are used to joining airdrops and earning rewards by just doing tasks and collecting crypto points, joining a testnet program is one of the earliest ways to earn rewards from a project. 

Because most of the time, airdrops happen because of the protocol’s token launch, which could take up to a year. 

In this article, expand your knowledge about securing early rewards through joining testnets with our guide here on BitPinas. 

(Read more: 24+ Potential Crypto Airdrops to Watch Out For in 2024)

What is a Testnet?

A test network is a way to test the main network, or the mainnet, first before launching it. 

To do it, developers first launch a testnet, which is a duplication of the mainnet, so the public can try their platform’s features, products, and services and identify any bugs or errors that they can fix before launching the mainnet itself. 

Aside from checking for any features that need upgrades, developers also allow users to access the testnet so they can see how accurate ‌the mainnet’s security is and whether it has a chance to be compromised or not. 

Most projects have their own testnet platforms separated from the main platform that is connected to the mainnet. To access a testnet, users must have testnet tokens, a digital token that has no fiat value. Testnet tokens are commonly obtained through testnet’s faucets, such as Goerli faucet (https://goerlifaucet.com/) and Sepolia faucet (https://sepoliafaucet.com/) for the Ethereum ecosystem and Mumbai (https://mumbaifaucet.com/) for the Polygon ecosystem. 

How to Join a Testnet? 

To join a testnet program: 

  • Step 1: Prepare a wallet compatible with the protocol. 
  • Step 2: Search where to obtain testnet tokens 
  • Step 3:  Do transactions on the test networks using the testnet tokens, including trading, staking, lending, and more
  • Step 4: Submit a report to the developers, if needed. 

After joining a testnet, wait for the platform to transfer the rewards to the wallet used. These rewards include crypto, NFTs, discounts on transaction fees, and other digital collectibles. 

Rewards are often given after the testnet program has been concluded or when the protocol’s native token has been launched. 

Protocols With Active Testnet Programs

As anticipation grows for a potential bull market between 2024 and 2025, numerous blockchain projects have initiated or emphasized their testnet programs. Testnets play a pivotal role in preparing these projects for broader market engagement by allowing for extensive testing and development without the stakes of the mainnet.

Taiko

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Taiko is a Type 1 ZK-Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) being built led by the Ethereum Foundation’s Privacy and Scaling Explorations (PSE) team.

Its products are primarily for developers and builders in the Ethereum ecosystem, such as deploying a smart contract, verifying the contract, running a Sepolia node, running a Taiko node, enabling the Taiko node as a proposer, and enabling the Taiko node as a prover. 

BitPinas has already created a guide on how to join Taiko’s testnet program: Taiko Airdrop | Network Guide and How to be Eligible

Sei

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Sei Network Airdrop Guide

Sei is a general-purpose, open-source layer-1 blockchain that claims to address the scalability problem of exchanges for digital assets. 

It is the network behind Seiyans, an NFT collection, which looks like the characters from the popular anime TV series Dragon Ball Z. 

BitPinas has a guide on how to join Sei’s testnet program: Ultimate Sei Network Airdrop Guide and Ecosystem List 

Yaka Finance

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Yaka Finance is a DEX that claims to unite launchpads and trading for the next liquidity hub on the Sei Network. 

Its guide to joining its testnet program is written in the Sei article. 

PRYZM

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PRYZM is a Layer 1 Yield Hub, “redefining DeFi by separating future yield from assets, unlocking limitless flexibility, and pioneering innovative yield strategies.”

BitPinas included its guide on how to join its testnet program in our Cosmos article: Ultimate Cosmos Airdrop Guide, Staking, And Ecosystem List 

EigenLayer

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EigenLayer is an Ethereum-based protocol that is known for introducing restaking, a concept that allows Ether, and other tokens, to be reused on the consensus layer. 

BitPinas has already created a guide on how to join EigenLayer’s testnet program: Eigenlayer Airdrop and Restaking 101: How to be Eligible

Mito

Mito is a collection of automated trading vaults that are powered by smart contracts. It offers autopilot trading. 

It also has Mito Finance Launchpad, which is a decentralized platform designed to facilitate fair and equitable distribution of tokens for upcoming projects. 

Mito currently has a live testnet for Ninja Pass holders: Injective Blockchain Guide and Token Airdrop Strategy

Saga

Saga is known for offering products that allow developers to launch their own dedicated blockchain, or Chainlet, “as easy as deploying a smart contract,” built on top of Cosmos blockchain. It is also focused on crypto gaming and is set to launch its own mainnet.

Up until February, the team said that they would run about two or three tournaments where the Pegasus Testnet, Saga’s main product, would be open for stress testing: Saga Airdrop Eligibility Extends To More Players

Berachain

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Berachain (https://www.berachain.com/) is a high-performance EVM-compatible blockchain built on Proof-of-Liquidity consensus. Its technology is built on Polaris, a high-performance blockchain framework for building EVM-compatible chains on-top of the CometBFT consensus engine.

To join its testnet program: 

  • Step 1: Go to https://artio.faucet.berachain.com/#dapps.
  • Step 2: Input an  Ethereum wallet address. 
  • Step 3: Choose the “Click here to prove you are not a bot” button. 
  • Step 4: Wait for the protocol to transfer testnet tokens to the wallet. 
  • Step 5: Use the testnet tokens on the different features on the same webpage. 

Metis

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Metis (https://www.metis.io/) is an Ethereum Layer 2 Rollup platform that offers smart contract deployment within the network. It claims to provide several solutions to solve the big challenges in the main net of Ethereum, including transaction speed, cost, and scalability.

To join its testnet program: 

  • Step 1: Go to https://decentralize.metis.io/.
  • Step 2: Choose the “Season 2” button.
  • Step 3: Connect an Ethereum wallet. 
  • Step 4: Scroll down and choose the “Claim Test Tokens” button. 
  • Step 5: Launch bot and send a message of the wallet address.
  • Step 6: Go to https://sepolia.faucet.metisdevops.link/
  • Step 7: Enter the wallet address. 
  • Step 8: Drip tokens. 
  • Step 9: go back to the first link and test its features. 

Shardeum

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Shardeum (https://shardeum.org/) is an EVM-based L1 that uses dynamic state sharding to achieve linear scalability while attaining atomic composability across shards. This means Shardeum can increase its TPS capacity with each validator added to the network to retain low fees forever.

To join its testnet program: 

  • Step 1: Go to https://docs.shardeum.org/network/endpoints
  • Step 2: Prepare a MetaMask wallet. 
  • Step 3: Choose the “Connect to Shardeum Sphinx 1.x” button. 
  • Step 4: Approve “New Network.”
  • Step 5: Join its community https://discord.com/invite/shardeum
  • Step 6: On the Discord Channel, go to the Faucet secion.
  • Step 7: Type /faucet together with MetMask address. 
  • Step 8: Go back to the first link to start testing. 

Particle

Particle (https://www.particle.trade/) is a decentralized borrowing and short-selling platform for NFTs. The terms on each position are agreed upon peer-to-peer and locked between a trader and an NFT supplier. 

To join its testnet program:

  • Step 1: Go to https://sepolia-faucet.pk910.de/.
  • Step 2: Choose the “Start Minting” button. 
  • Step 3: Mine Sepolia ETH.
  • Step 4: Change the network to Sepolia Testnet.
  • Step 5: Transfer the tokens to 0xc644cc19d2A9388b71dd1dEde07cFFC73237Dca8.
  • Step 6: Wait till they come on Blast Testnet Network
  • Step 7: Go to https://beta.particle.trade/.
  • Step 8: Use the testnet tokens to execute trades in long or short positions. 

DOP

Data Ownership Protocol is a decentralize protocol utilizing zero-knowledge proofs in order to allow flexible transparency on top of Ethereum L1. It basically allows users and DApps to store assets and make transactions privately, or selectively disclose token holdings and historical information.

To join its testnet program: 

  • Step 1: Go to https://doptest.dop.org/welcome
  • Step 2: Enter email address. 
  • Step 3: Choose the “Let the tests begin” button. 
  • Step 4: Choose the “Create Wallet” button.
  • Step 5: Create a password for the new wallet. 
  • Step 6: Wait for the testnet tokens. 
  • Step 7: Start testing features. 

This article is published on BitPinas: Earn Through Testnet Airdrops | List of Web3 Protocols with Active Testnets

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