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Instructions to join the EIP-1559 testnet for the first time. 

Step-by-step guide

  1. Select an EIP-1559 capable Ethereum Client, the current available clients are:
    1. Hyperledger Besu on master branch
    2. Nethermind on eip1559 branch
    3. Geth (soon) on 1559_test_fixCalcBaseFee branch 
  2. Download the genesis file depending on the client selected at step 1
    1. Hyperledger Besu genesis
    2. Other clients TBA
  3. Download the config file template depending on the client selected at step 1
    1. Hyperledger Besu sample config file
  4. (Optional) Add information to be listed in the block explorer (ask for credentials in the #1559-fee-market Discord server)
  5. Run the Ethereum Client with the proper configuration.
    You will likely need to manually add peers (Besu instructions) to connect to. Here is a list of nodes that are running on the testnet: 
enode://0c72e2b7873e4342d725b5990c17adb2b159aad2ff5853de7e4910b25522a1f9e78f9cd802a8a3225b8fae4e994e522b50d6bd5a163eb3a7b49a0a73ca9a1c7e@13.236.147.35:30303

enode://1c6d296749018e4e4a78baf9a8a3048aae2557c3f2f11a340570d57e71071e2e9816a5f5d9215a333d12b432a81ff5017520b09461c4a102e72c7a1a2d9d7d0f@18.222.108.145:30303

enode://3eca270e124b5e24e846bb39d0a911d152cfd2671be079478e72e768363c959852301b40b2afffddbe45a285fd752fa4541e8376f73dad688757e0a07a35e164@15.188.238.162:30303

Interacting with the testnet 

Since wallet providers don't support yet EIP-1559 style transactions, we have implemented a toolbox to interact with the testnet. It provides the following features:

  • A form UI to send both legacy and 1559-style transactions to the testnet;
  • A form UI to query the testnet's `BASE FEE`;
  • Links to the testnet block explorer & ethstats page;
  • Links to the EIP-1559 specupdates;

The tool can also be installed locally. The instructions are available here.

Warning: Use only test private keys when interacting with the testnet!