Testnet Explanation: Accessing NERO's Testnet

Jun 4, 2024

Testnets play a crucial role as a proving ground for new ideas and technologies. It’s like a virtual sandbox where developers can experiment, refine, and fine-tune their blockchain projects without risking real assets. Testnets are just that—safe havens where innovation thrives, bugs are squashed, and potential vulnerabilities are exposed before they can wreak havoc on the live blockchain.

Below, we explain more about testnets, why they are essential, and how you can access NERO’s platform with them. 

What is a Testnet? 

Imagine a blockchain as a complex machine with countless moving parts. Before launching this machine into the real world, developers want to test it thoroughly to make sure everything works as expected. That's where testnets come in.

A testnet is essentially a simulated version of a blockchain, a safe and controlled environment where developers can experiment, tinker, and identify potential issues without putting real assets at risk. It's like a dress rehearsal for the main blockchain, which allows developers to iron out any kinks and ensure the network is robust and secure before it goes live.

Accessing NERO with Testnets

Users and developers can easily join the NERO Testnet by following the instructions provided in the official documentation, which is easily accessible here: https://docs.nerochain.io/guides

These guides allow users to access the current features of NERO Testnets, such as using a smart contract wallet and eventually choosing a currency for the gas payment. By actively participating in the NERO Testnet, users and developers not only contribute to the platform's development but also gain valuable experience and insights into its functionalities. 

Using MetaMask for NERO

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how users can use MetaMask for NERO. 

Step 1: Open MetaMask and navigate to Settings Show test networks.

Select Settings from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Open test networks.

Step 3: Locate the "Networks" menu -> Add a network -> Click "Add a network manually" to add a test network.

Nero Testnet Information

Network name: Nero-Testnet
New RPC URL: https://testnet.nerochain.io/
Chain ID: 6660001
Currency symbol: Nero
Block explorer URL: https://testnetscan.nerochain.io/

Getting NERO coins

For acquiring NERO coins, here’s a simple guide: 

Step 1: Go to the FAUCET Page

Step 2: Connect Your Wallet

Switch to Nero - Testnet. To access additional Nero Testnet information, please consult this page.

Step 3: Get Nero Coins

Paste your address in the box. Checkbox reCAPTCHA. Click on “Send me Nero.”

Step 4: Open the Wallet for Confirmation

Congratulations! You received 1 Nero coin in your MetaMask.

Viewing data on WalletPanel

To view data on WalletPannel such as your tokens and NFTs, here’s a guide: 

Step 1: Connect your wallet.

Go to NeroChain. Click on the ‘CONNECT‘ button. Select the ’Nero Test button to link your wallet.

Step 2: Log in to Your Account

Select your favorite social media platform and login.

Step 3: Viewing data on WalletPanel.

To access information related to your wallet, return and click on the 'address' button.

There are three types of dates you can view:




Click on the 'View on explorer' button to view transaction records


Testnets are indispensable for the evolution of blockchain technology. They serve as a testing ground for new concepts, which developers and blockchain pioneers use to ensure that there is stability when live networks come to life. To use NERO, the team has prepared its complete guide so developers and users can access the testnet smoothly. Just go to its ‘guide documentation’ to explore and actively participate in the further development of the blockchain. 

Learn more about NERO and become part of this innovative ecosystem! Visit our official website, join our community forums, and follow us on social media!


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