How to Join Ethereum Merge Kintsugi Testnet?

Steps to connect the wallet, collect test ETH, and make a simple transaction on Ethereum Merge Kintsugi testnet!

How to Join Ethereum Merge Kintsugi Testnet?

The Kintsugi testnet is now live! Kintsugi specs and milestones were released earlier this month. #TestingTheMerge is a Ethereum Community Initiative started by Marius van der Wijden and Parithosh Jayanthi to test The Merge. This guide is an attempt to demonstrate the steps explained to how to setup your machine to join the Kintsugi testnet here.
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Table of Contents
1. How to Connect to Kintsugi with Metamask? {Method 1}
2. How to Connect to Kintsugi with Metamask? {Method 2}
3. How to Get Funds from the Faucet?
4. How to Do a Transaction in Kintsugi Testnet?

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What does Kintsugi mean?

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.

How to Connect to Kintsugi with Metamask? {Method 1}

In this section we will see the first method to connect Kintsugi with Metamask.

  • Step 2: Click on Add network to Metamask.

  • Step 3: A notification will pop-up.

  • Step 4: Click on Approve.

  • Step 5: Click on Switch Network.

  • Step 6: Now Go to Metamask, Click on Networks to check if Kintsugi is added or not. In the image below, we can see that Kintsugi is added.

How to Connect to Kintsugi with Metamask? {Method 2}

In this section we will see the second method to connect Kintsugi with Metamask.

  • Step 1: Go to Metamask. Click on Networks.

  • Step 2: Click on Add Network.

  • Step 3: A notification will pop-up.

  • Step 4: According to HackMD file. We have put the following parameters.
  1. Name: kintsugi
  2. RPC-URL: http://127.0.0.1:8545
  3. Chain-ID: 1337702
  • Step 5: But if we add this and Click on Save. We will get an error Could not fetch chain ID. Is your RPC URL correct? In the image below, we can see this error.

  • Step 8: A notification will pop-up.

  • Step 9: Now Go to Metamask, Click on Networks to check if Kintsugi is added or not. In the image below, we can see that Kintsugi is added.

How to Get Funds from the Faucet?

In this section we will see how to get funds from faucet.

  • Step 2: Enter the address to receive funds. Click on Request 50 Testnet ETH. Disclaimer: Don’t use mainnet address on a testnet.

  • Step 3: Some people have seen Internal Server Error after 2nd step.

  • Step 4: To solve the above error, verify Captcha at the bottom of the page.

  • Step 6: Now, Enter the address to receive funds. Click on Request 50 Testnet ETH. We will see a screen loading for 2-3 seconds.

  • Step 7: Our Transaction is successful and funds are transferred.

  • Step 8: We can see our funds in the Metamask.

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How to Do a Transaction in Kintsugi Testnet??

In this section we will transfer some ETH from Account 1(0x848A9B53EE7bBf9951C2D5F83bff521D8341101b) to Account 2(0xD5cAa323B94B7a62ad65998DeFd7139eecaCEf52) in Kintsugi Testnet. Here we have 50ETH from the faucet in Account 1 which he have transferred in the last section.

  • Step 1: Go to the Metamask Wallet.

  • Step 2: Click on Send.

  • Step 3: Now Copy the Address of Account 2 and Paste.

  • Step 4: After pasting address. We will see this on the screen.

  • Step 5: Now we can transfer any amount we want from the available assets. Here we will transfer 10 ETH.

  • Step 6: Click on Next.

  • Step 7: Now we will see the estimated gas fees.

  • Step 8: Click on Confirm.

  • Step 9: It will take 2-3 seconds to transfer.

  • Step 10: We can see our funds in the Metamask are deducted.

  • Step 12: Account 2 (0xD5cAa323B94B7a62ad65998DeFd7139eecaCEf52) has also received the funds.

  • Step 13: We can also see transaction details of Account 2 in the Transaction Explorer. Here is the link to transaction.

  • Step 14: Here is the link of our final transaction.

Join the Kintsugi Testnet today!

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