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The IoTeX Testnet, SDKs & Dev Docs now Open to the Community!

Hello IoTeX community! It has been an action-packed month for IoTeX — over the past few weeks, we open sourced our IoTeX Network Explorer and launched our fourth code release — Mainnet Preview (Photon). Today, we are excited to bring more exciting news and announce that the IoTeX Testnet is fully open to the community! Using our new software development kits (SDKs) and step-by-step developer documentation, anyone can easily start their own Testnet node, run transactions, deploy DApps, and much more. We can’t wait to see the great things you will build!

IoTeX Open Testnet — Phase I & II

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Phase I (starting today): Community-operated Full Nodes

  • Setup and run a full node via a gateway
  • Generate transactions (i.e., transfers, smart contract executions, votes)
  • Build DApps on the IoTeX Network
  • Monitor blockchain activity and explore the network

Phase II (starting Jan 2019): Community-operated Full Nodes and Block Producers

How To Participate In Open Testnet Phase I?

Phase I of the IoTeX Open Testnet is now fully accessible to community and developers! Following our developer documentation, you can get a full Testnet node up and running in no time — here is a walkthrough of how to get started:

1. Set up a full node

  • Install docker platform and download our docker image
  • Download the config file and configure network settings.

2. Run the full node with one simple command!

3. “Explore” the full node

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Your own full node Explorer
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Send transactions between your full node and IoTeX network

Software Development Kits (SDKs)

Sample DApp

Developer Documentation

You can find in-depth details, terminologies, and guidelines that explain how the IoTeX blockchain works in our new developer documentation. Creating a node to interact with the IoTeX network has never been easier — if you want to experiment with token transfer, our “Transfer Token” section has all the information you need. How does a “Smart Contract” work on IoTeX network? We have that answer for you in this documentation as well.

As we release more features and developer bounty programs, this page will be updated with more exciting and in-depth content. So stay tuned!

Gitter Page

Code Contributions — We Need Your Help!

We always want our community to experience the excitement that blockchain technology has brought to us. Opening our Testnet and releasing the first batch of SDKs / developer docs is an important milestone for IoTeX, and marks an important transition in our project. We look forward to onboarding and interacting with enthusiastic developers who will change the world with products build on IoTeX. In our upcoming bi-weekly AMA this Friday, 12/7/2018 at 11:00 AM — 12:00 PM PST, our co-founders and tech team will do a livestream AMA to share more about the Open Testnet. We look forward to meeting you there!

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