# Testnet

The testnet is deployed for the community to use for testing and interacting with smart contracts.

unscheduled network resets

While we are in active development we might update and reset this chain at any time without prior notice; Keep this in mind while testing.

## Introduction​

This testnet is deployed on the Shimmer Beta Network (testnet). Multiple committee nodes do the work for the chain and multiple access nodes are exposed via the endpoints listed below. We do throttle the endpoints to prevent overloading the testnet because we are looking for functionality testing more than stress testing.

## Endpoints​

You can access the testnet via the following endpoints:

## Configuring wasp-cli​

### Initialize wasp-cli​

You will need to initialize wasp-cli to create a seed that will be used to generate addresses.

wasp-cli init

### Configure for the test chain​

Next, you should tell wasp-cli how to reach our test chain:

wasp-cli set l1.apiaddress https://api.testnet.shimmer.networkwasp-cli set l1.faucetaddress https://faucet.testnet.shimmer.networkwasp-cli set chains.testchain rms1prr4r7az8e46qhagz5atugjm6x0xrg27d84677e3lurg0s6s76jr59dw4lswasp-cli set chain testchain

### Request Funds​

To deploy a smart contract, you will need some funds. The wasp-cli tool makes this easy on our testnet. Run the following command to request some funds.

wasp-cli request-funds

## Interact with EVM​

We have deployed an experimental EVM chain that you can interact with. To begin, add a custom network to Metamask with the following configuration:

note

The other values (network name and currency symbol) can be whatever value you like.

We have a faucet for you to use directly with your EVM address which can be found on https://deposit.sc.testnet.shimmer.network/ We also have a withdrawal interface to get any native assets deposited to a EVM chain back into your L1 address: https://withdraw.sc.testnet.shimmer.network/