How to Get zkSync Faucet Tokens

How to Get zkSync Faucet Tokens

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February 24, 2023
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In this guide, our research team has reviewed the best way to get zkSync Faucet tokens to start using and deploying applications on the zkSync Testnet. Before we get started, it is important to note that faucet tokens on zkSync do not have any value and are not transferable for any real-world value.

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How to Get zkSync Testnet Faucet Tokens

The safest and easiest way to get zkSync faucet tokens is through the zkSync Era Portal.  This portal allows users to connect to the zkSync Goerli Testnet with their MetaMask Wallet to receive testnet tokens from the faucet.  To get started, follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the Goerli zkSync Portal.
  2. Click the 'Request Funds from Faucet' button.
  3. Post the tweet that verifies you are a real account and input your MetaMask address.
  4. You will receive 0.1 ETH on zkSync Goerli Testnet in under 5 minutes.
Request zkSync Faucet Tokens
Request zkSync Faucet Tokens.

What can I do on zkSync Testnet?

After receiving your faucet tokens, you can start to deploy smart contracts and applications in a testing environment. Alternatively as a user, you can test different applications that have been deployed in a secure environment and with no fees.

One of the reasons a lot of users are rushing to receive zkSync faucet tokens and use the testnet is in anticipation of their forthcoming airdrop. There are rumours that one of the eligibility requirements for zkSync's airdrop is to have receive faucet tokens and actively tested applications on the network.

What is zkSync?

zkSync is a Layer 2 scaling solution for Ethereum that aims to increase transaction throughput and reduce fees while maintaining the security and decentralization of the Ethereum network. It uses zero-knowledge proofs to enable fast and secure transactions off-chain, which are then periodically verified and settled on the Ethereum mainnet. Users can interact with zkSync through a user-friendly interface or directly via smart contracts, and can transfer any ERC-20 or ETH assets on the network.

Final Thoughts

With zkSync's testnet, developers and users now have a secure environment to explore the possibilities of Layer 2 scaling solutions. By getting zkSync Faucet tokens from the Goerli Era Portal, anyone can get started with testing applications and exploring different use-cases for this technology.

Adrian Graham

Co-Founder & former Investment Banker (Finance MBA) turned Full-Time DeFi analyst and researcher. Left traditional finance to pursue my interest in digital assets and decentralized finance.

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