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Ropsten

Main Ethereum Proof-of-Work Testnet

Use Cases

Testing Environment for the ETH Mainnet.

Description

Ropsten Ethereum (also known as “Ethereum Testnet”) is an Ethereum test network that allows for blockchain development testing before deployment on Mainnet, the main Ethereum network.

Ropsten is the successor of Morden, the first Ethereum Testnet. It is live since November 2016 but was under attack from February 2017 until March 2017.

The network is supported by Geth, Parity, Nethermind and Hyperledger Besu. It was not very stable and sometimes quite slow in the beginning, but it seems to be better in terms of speed. For more information on this, you can refer to the EthCC presentation by Afri Schoedon: Why you don’t want to develop on Ropsten.

Quick Facts

Testnet / Live: Test
Chain ID: 3
Network ID: 3
Live Since: November 2016
Block time: sub ~30 seconds
Consensus / block proposer: PoW – Proof-of-Work
Permissioned: No
Governance / Authorities: 15 Miners, 1 with 94,5% hashpower

Client support: Geth and Parity
Block Explorer: Ropsten Explorer
Network Stats: Ropsten Network Stats
Faucet: Ropsten Faucet
Github: Ropsten Github
Website: Ropsten Faucet
Gas metrics: Ropsten Gas Metrics
Network Metrics: Ropsten Network Metrics

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