Using Testnet Faucets
Good to know: Faucets let you generate test tokens so you can, test things.
We currently two test faucets: one for FTST (fake TST) and one for FUSDT (fake USDT).
You need these tokens to interact with the various stages and to test the IBCO.
Right now, there is no website to generate these so you need to improvise for the time being by using Etherscan.
Get a bit creative
The faucets are really just ERC20 tokens with a mint function that anyone can use. There are limits on how many tokens users can mint and how often.
The addresses for the tokens are over here -> Addresses. Once you've copied the address, head over to etherscan:
Please make sure you're on the Goerli network.
Next, paste the contract address for the token you want to mint into the search bar. It should look like this.
FUSDT in Etherscan
Next up, click the Contract link and then click Write Contract. You should see a page like this:
Things are looking cool
Next, you need to connect your wallet. In this guide we are using Metamask. Click the Connect to Web3 button and a popup will appear.
Make sure you're connected to the correct wallet and double check the address.
You need GÖETH in your wallet to pay transaction fees.
Now that you're connected, you can click the Mint button. FUSDT is an ERC20 token with 6 decimal places, so if you want to mint 100 tokens, you need enter '100000000' in the field.
For bonus points, please have a look at the Read Contract section. You can see the maximums and back off periods in this section.
After entering a value and clicking Write, Metamask should open. Check the details and then press confirm.
Confirming the write action in metamask
Now you can import the tokens into your Metamask and check they've been deposited.
Then enter the contract address on the following page and hit import. Your token should be listed and you should have few to spend! 🥳