Test Networks

Last updated 26 days ago

Summary

Ethereum has many test networks where developers can deploy their dapps or the network can test fork changes before being moved to the mainnet. There are a handful of test networks, each of which have their own unique traits, making certain instances of testing better.

  • Ropsten - Proof of Work - Multi-client Testnet most resembling Mainnet - ~15s block times

  • Kovan - Proof of Authority - Parity only Testnet - ~4s block times

  • Rinkeby - Proof of Authority - Geth only Testnet - ~15s block times

  • Görli - Proof of Authority - Effort underway to establish multi-client PoA network