How to Get Arbitrum Testnet Faucet Tokens
As outlined above, the process in getting Arbitrum testnet faucet tokens will vary depending on whether you are using Goerli or Rinkeby. For Goerli, you will need to go via the Triangle Faucet and for Rinkeby, you will need to use QuickNode.
In the step-by-step guide below, we overview the process for receiving faucet tokens on Rinkeby with QuickNode. The process is the exact same for Goerli, and should provide a good overview on how to get started and receive testnet tokens.
- Visit the Triangle Faucet and connect your MetaMask Wallet.
- Input your Arbitrum Goerli testnet address.
- Select 'Request 0.001 ETH'.
- Wait 5 minutes and faucet tokens will arrive on your MetaMask Wallet.
What is Arbitrum Goerli vs Arbitrum Rinkeby?
Arbitrum Goerli and Arbitrum Rinkeby are both testnets for the Arbitrum scaling solution, which uses an Optimistic Rollup architecture to provide high throughput and low transaction fees on Ethereum. The primary difference between them is the Ethereum network they are based on.
Arbitrum Goerli is based on the Goerli testnet, which is a popular testnet for Ethereum. It is fully compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and supports all Ethereum-based assets and contracts. It is used primarily by developers and testers to test and debug their applications on the Arbitrum network.
Arbitrum Rinkeby, on the other hand, is based on the Rinkeby testnet. Like Goerli, Rinkeby is also a popular testnet for Ethereum. However, Rinkeby is primarily used for testing Ethereum applications that use Proof of Authority (PoA) consensus. This is a different consensus mechanism from the Proof of Stake (PoS) consensus used on the main Ethereum network.
In this guide, we overviewed how to get started with Arbitrum testnet faucet tokens. Depending on which testnet you want to use (Goerli or Rinkeby) the process differs slightly, but overall is fairly straightforward and easy. With these tokens in hand, you will be able to start developing and testing applications on the Arbitrum network with ease.