Getting started with Stardust Testnet

In this section, you will learn how to connect and use your Web3 wallet on the Stardust Testnet.

Connect your Web3 wallet to the Stardust Testnet

We recommend using Metamask wallet as your Web3 wallet.

  • Login to your wallet

  • In the search box insert stardust

  • Click the connect your wallet button on the top right

If Metamask is well connected the fox icon appears.

  • And click add to Metamask _ button._

Deposit test-METIS token to your Stardust wallet

What is $METIS TEST?

$METIS TEST token is the test-METIS used on Stardust to pay for transaction fees (abbreviated as "METIS") and, consequently, to deploy a DAO, in the same way, that test-ETH is used on Rinkeby.

Please note that the symbol of the test-METIS is "METIS", the same as for the mainnet-METIS.

How to get TEST-METIS tokens?

  • Switch to the Rinkeby test network on your Metamask

  • Import Token

You will need to import the Metis token. Click on the Import Token option on Metamask and copy-paste the Metis token address 0xe552fb52a4f19e44ef5a967632dbc320b0820639. You will then see your Metis token balance.

  • Get Rinkeby Ether

This step is applicable if you do not have any tokens at all or if you have a fresh account with 0 Metis balance. If you need some Rinkeby test "ETH" go here.

  • Get Metis on Rinkeby

Head over to and make sure your account is connected.

Confirm the transaction and wait until it is completed. Once all instructions are followed, you will receive a message informing you that the transaction was successful and that your wallet was updated.

  • Transfer tokens from L1 (layer 1) to L2 (layer 2)

Go to the bridge to transfer tokens from L1 to L2. Select the Rinkeby Testnet Network in your Metamask wallet.

Select deposit => Metis and insert the amount as shown in the image below. Confirm the transactions and wait.

Select the Metis Stardust Network in your Metamask wallet for seeing your test-METIS ($METIS) ready for use.

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