The IoTeX testnet is a distinct network from the mainnet, though equivalent in terms of functionalities, including the existence of an "IOTX" token along with XRC20 tokens.
The testnet is often reset and is itself subject to bugs during the deployment of beta releases of the blockchain.
Test token balances and smart contracts can be wiped out at any time and, as a consequence, test-tokens do not have any real "value.
The best way for any developer to have acces to testnet IOTX is to create a developer account on the IoTeX Developer Portal and claim test tokens in their personal profile. Simply connect your wallet on IOTX testnet and start claiming test IOTX immediately.
Claim test IOTX from your Dev Portal profile
Another way to obtain test IOTX tokens for users that may need them for different purposes, other than developing, is to request them on the IoTeX web faucet:
NOTE: This will soon be deprecated in favor of an alternative option in the dev portal.
- Simone [IoTeX]#7906 (Admin)
- Jeremi Rynkiewicz#6988 (Admin)