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Getting Test Tokens
A step by step guide of getting test tokens on Metis on L2
Prerequisite knowledge
  • L1 - Layer 1 describes the native settlement layer of a blockchain
  • L2 - Layer 2 is an overlaying network that lies on top of the underlying blockchain.
Today, transactions on Layer 1 are expensive and not scalable which is why we have started to outsource computation to a second layer Layer 2.

Steps on getting Metis tokens on L1

  1. 1.
    Switch to the Rinkeby test network on your Metamask
  2. 2.
    Import Token
    You would need to import the Metis token. Click on the Import Token option on Metamask and input the Metis token address 0xe552fb52a4f19e44ef5a967632dbc320b0820639
    You would then see your Metis token balance.
  3. 3.
    Get Rinkeby ether
    This step is applicable if you do not have any tokens at all or if you have a fresh account with 0 Metis balance. Tokens are obtained on Rinkeby so before you can use the faucet where you can get Metis, you would need to have Rinkeby ether in order to pay for gas fees. To do that, head over to https://faucet.rinkeby.io/ and follow the instructions. Your wallet would get funded afterwards.
  4. 4.
    Get Metis on Rinkeby
    Head over to https://rinkeby-faucet.metis.io/ and make sure your account is connected.
    That’s it! Once all instructions are followed, you will receive a success message that the transaction was successful and your wallet was updated.
  5. 5.
    Confirm the transaction
    You can confirm the transaction on https://rinkeby.etherscan.io/ by copying the transaction hash to see more details about the transaction.
    There will be a Layer 2 faucet implemented in the future, but for now, you can use the bridge to transfer tokens from L1 to L2. For a guide on how to use the bridge, click here.