How to Get Base Sepolia ETH from a Faucet
The Sepolia testnet is a proof-of-stake (PoS) testnet where application developers can test their smart contracts without having to spend real ETH tokens. The Ethereum foundation is deprecating the Goerli testnet, and recommends developers should use the Sepolia network instead of Goerli.
Base is a Layer 2 blockchain who recently launched their Base Sepolia testnet. Developers building on Base are encouraged to migrate their testnet applications from Base Goerli to Base Sepolia. To start the migration, follow these steps to get free Base Sepolia testnet tokens.
1. Visit basefaucet.com
This Base Sepolia Faucet is managed by Alchemy, and provides web3 developers with a fast and reliable way to collect free Base Sepolia ETH tokens. Unlike many faucets that require social verification, Alchemy is available to the public without social validation.
2. Sign in to your Alchemy account
To use Alchemy’s free Sepolia ETH faucet, developers are required to login with their Alchemy account. This measure is taken to dissuade spammers, multiplexers, and other malicious actors from draining faucets.
If you don't have an account, it is free to sign up, and there is no credit card required!
Simply fill out some basic information like your name and email, and you can start claiming up to 0.5 Base Sepolia ETH per day!
3. Connect MetaMask to the Base Sepolia Network
First, go to your Alchemy Dashboard and click "Create new app"
Next, choose Base Sepolia as your "Network."
Then, click on "API Key" in your app dashboard, and copy the HTTPS address:
Go to MetaMask and add a new network from the network switcher:
Add the Base Sepolia network manually using the HTTPS address from your Alchemy app. The Base Sepolia Chain ID is 84532, and the currency symbol is ETH.
Once all of the chain details are entered, click "Save" and make sure your Metamask wallet is on the Base Sepolia network.
4. Request Sepolia ETH on Base
First, enter your Base wallet address. Then, click the "Send Me ETH" button.
Within a few seconds, your Sepolia ETH tokens should arrive in your wallet on the Base blockchain!
You can now use your Sepolia ETH to deploy and test smart contracts on Base’s new Sepolia testnet!
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