Testnet introduction

The Incentivized Testnet (ITN), provided a testing environment where ada users and developers could experiment with stake pools and help build up a collection of pools on Cardano.

By offering real ada rewards, incentivization was tested in a ‘real-world’ context, and rewards were earned while testing the stake delegation experience. It also gave stake pool operators the opportunity to establish their pools. The community practiced various stake delegation scenarios and successfully tested both our delegation and incentives processes to ensure that they are robust enough for open experimentation and adoption.

The actual rewards have now ceased. However, the network itself remains up and running – supported voluntarily by the stake pool community – so we’re keeping this site live.

Please note, some of the content on this site is no longer relevant or accurate, but has been kept live for reference purposes.

Last updated: July 29, 2020 08:00 UTC