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Networks & Endpoints

This pages gives an overview around the different networks available in the IOTA ecosystem.

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In general, all endpoints are load balanced but are also subject to rate limiting. If you are developing a production level application for IOTA, consider setting up your own infrastructure in order to have more control and to not run into any limits.

IOTA Mainnet

The IOTA Mainnet is the production network within the IOTA ecosystem using the IOTA token.

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This network runs under a Coordinator PoA scheme with validators operated by Akkodis, ETO GRUPPE, Software AG, University of Zurich, Imperial College London and the IOTA Foundation.

Base TokenProtocolHTTP REST APIEvent APIPermanode API
IOTA TokenStardusthttps://api.stardust-mainnet.iotaledger.netwss://api.stardust-mainnet.iotaledger.net:443 (MQTT 3.1, /mqtt)https://chronicle.stardust-mainnet.iotaledger.net

Shimmer

Shimmer is the staging network for new protocol versions before they hit IOTA Mainnet.

Base TokenProtocolHTTP REST APIEvent APIPermanode API
Shimmer TokenStardusthttps://api.shimmer.networkwss://api.shimmer.network:443/api/mqtt/v1 (MQTT 3.1)https://chronicle.shimmer.network

ShimmerEVM

ShimmerEVM is the L2 EVM running on top of the Shimmer network.

Base TokenProtocolChain IDRPC URLExplorer
Shimmer TokenISC / EVMhttps://json-rpc.evm.shimmer.network or wss://ws.json-rpc.evm.shimmer.networkhttps://explorer.evm.shimmer.network

Additional Info

Chain AddressAlias ID
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Public Testnet

The Public Testnet acts as a test bed for builders without any real world value.

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This network is subject to occasional resets (no data retention) which are usually announced with a one-week grace period.

Base TokenProtocolHTTP REST APIEvent APIPermanode APIFaucet
Testnet Tokens (no value)Stardusthttps://api.testnet.shimmer.networkwss://api.testnet.shimmer.network:443/api/mqtt/v1 (MQTT 3.1)https://chronicle.testnet.shimmer.networkhttps://faucet.testnet.shimmer.network

Testnet EVM

The Testnet EVM (also called ShimmerEVM Beta) runs as a layer 2 on top of the Public Testnet. This network does not run any IOTA protocol but instead uses ISC to facilitate an Ethereum Virtual Machine and has an enshrined bridge from to layer 1.

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This network is subject to occasional resets (no data retention) which are usually announced with a one-week grace period.

Base TokenProtocolChain IDRPC URLFaucetExplorer
Testnet Tokens (no value)ISC / EVMhttps://json-rpc.evm.testnet.shimmer.networkhttps://evm-faucet.testnet.shimmer.networkhttps://explorer.evm.testnet.shimmer.network

Additional Info

Chain AddressAlias ID
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