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Connect to the Testnet API
We recommended that you start your interactions with Shimmer on a testnet network. The testnet will allow you to safely
get acquainted with the
iota.rs library, without the risk of losing any funds if you make a mistake along the way.
You can use this Shimmer Testnet API load balancer:
Explore the Network
You can use the Shimmer Tangle Explorer to view transactions and data stored in the Tangle.
Get Test Tokens
In order to properly test value-based transactions on testnet network, you are going to need some tokens. You can get some testnet tokens through the Shimmer Faucet.