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As of now, Turing is the only supported testnet on Avail. Kate has been fully decomissioned, while Goldberg is deprecated and will be decomissioned soon, even though we will keep some critical infra for Goldberg alive for the time being so you can keep using it. We will keep this page updated with the latest information on new networks.

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THE TOKEN SYMBOL
Please note that the token symbol for Avail DA has been changed from AVL to AVAIL. The Goldberg testnet however will carry on with the legacy symbol AVL. All future testnets including turing, and the mainnet will use the new symbol AVAIL.

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TURING IS NOT INCENTIVISED
Please note that the clash of nodes challenges have officially ended, and further participation in the Turing testnet is not incentivised. We currently have enough active validators for Turing, but we may reach out to some of our community members on Discord. The Turing testnet will be a long-running testnet, designed to imitate mainnet as closely as possible.

Turing TestnetGoldberg Testnet
StatusActiveDeprecated
AvailApps Explorerhttps://explorer.avail.so/ (opens in a new tab)https://explorer.avail.so/ (opens in a new tab)
Subscan Explorerhttps://avail-turing.subscan.io/ (opens in a new tab)https://avail-goldberg.subscan.io/ (opens in a new tab)
RPC Endpointhttps://turing-rpc.avail.so/rpc (opens in a new tab)https://goldberg.avail.tools/api (opens in a new tab)
WS Endpointwss://turing-rpc.avail.so/wswss://goldberg.avail.tools/ws
Chain Specchainspec.raw.json (opens in a new tab)chainspec.raw.json (opens in a new tab)
Node Versionv2.1.5 (opens in a new tab)v1.10.0.0 (opens in a new tab)
Light Client Versionv1.10.2 (opens in a new tab)v1.7.6 (opens in a new tab)

Alternate Endpoints

We at Avail have teamed up with some external partners to provide alternate endpoints for people to connect to Avail DA. We will keep this table updated as we onboard more partners.

PartnerRPC Endpoint (Turing)WSS Endpoint (Turing)
Ankrhttps://rpc.ankr.com/avail_turing_testnet (opens in a new tab)wss://turing-testnet.avail-rpc.com
Bwarehttps://avail-turing.public.blastapi.io (opens in a new tab)wss://avail-turing.public.blastapi.io
AllNodeshttps://avail-turing-rpc.publicnode.com (opens in a new tab)wss://avail-turing-rpc.publicnode.com
RadiumBlockhttps://turing.public.curie.radiumblock.co/http (opens in a new tab)wss://turing.public.curie.radiumblock.co/ws
OpenBitLabhttps://avail-turing-rpc.openbitlab.com (opens in a new tab)wss://avail-turing-rpc.openbitlab.com
BountyBlokhttps://avail-turing.bountyblok.io/ (opens in a new tab)wss://avail-turing.bountyblok.io
NodeStakehttps://rpc-t.avail.nodestake.org (opens in a new tab)wss://rpc-t.avail.nodestake.org

Pioneering Blockchain Modularity

The Turing Testnet is the latest test network of the Avail Project.

Phase One: Laying the Groundwork

The inaugural phase of Avail's testnet served as a sandbox for fundamental operations, including the execution of on-chain functions and the initiation of protocol governance. This phase was instrumental in setting the stage for more advanced testing scenarios.

Phase Two: Expanding the Testing Ecosystem

The second phase aims to provide a robust testing environment designed to foster increased participation from validators. Validators are crucial network participants who leverage their computing resources to validate transactions and fortify network security, often in exchange for token-based rewards.

User Participation on the Testnet

The Kate testnet offers a multitude of avenues for user engagement:

  • Token Acquisition: Users can obtain AVAIL testnet tokens to explore staking and nomination functionalities.
  • Blockchain Development: Users have the freedom to develop modular blockchain applications or chains that integrate with Avail's data layer.
  • Network Roles: Users can opt to join the testnet as either validators or light clients, facilitating data verification processes.

Phase Three: Incentivized Testnet

Avail is now ushering in the Clash of Nodes campaign using the Goldberg testnet. This campaign is a call to action for node operators to participate in an incentivized, real-time testnet environment. It's a critical testbed for Avail's infrastructure, designed to rigorously evaluate its capacity as a foundational layer for the next wave of rollup-centric blockchain ecosystems.

Phase Four: The final pre-mainnet run

The Turing Testnet is live and marks Avail's final and definitive pre-Mainnet testing environment, aimed at vetting Mainnet deployments, executing extensive stress tests, and assessing network topologies for scalability and resilience.