Announcing the “L14” test-network
Welcome the LUKSO test-network, dubbed “L14” after the infamous “Sun King” Louis XIV ⚜️, king of France and the person who made high fashion in Europe a thing. With the help of his finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert he made france one of the strongest leaders in this new economy. Colbert introduced fashion seasons, and Louis XIV was with 72 years also the longest recorded reign of any king in Europe.
We dubbed the test network “L14” as it is a pure Proof of Authority (PoA) network with currently 4 block producing validator nodes, and is therefor a semi-absolutistic network, as was the reign of fashion king Louis XIV.
L14 functions as the first test-network, to allow the LUKSO community to build and test on a common infrastructure. Later test-networks are planned to have the HBBFT, which we are developing together with POA.network, combined with a PoSDAO governance to explore and improve on the first LUKSO mainnet consensus algorithm.
If you simply want to play around with smart contracts, you can use a wallet extension like Nifty or Meta-Mask, connect to https://rpc.l14.lukso.network and use Remix to develop and deploy smart contracts.
To get started you need some testnet “LYX” to pay for the transactions. You can get some using the L14 faucet.
In Remix simply log into your wallet extension and connect Remix to the L14 testnet. You can do this by connecting your wallet extension to your own, or our custom RPC endpoint. In Remix simply choose then from the tab ”Run” > “Environment” and select ”Injected Web3".
This will allow you to program and deploy smart contracts, using the Remix interface on the L14 testnet.
➡️ You can find more information and links to tutorials in our wiki guide.
Running your own node
If you decide to run your own node, make sure you use the correct spec.json and use at least parity version 2.2.7. If you start your node with the following parameters, you are connected to the L14 testnet:
$ parity --chain spec.json --bootnodes enode://email@example.com:30303
A detailed how-to can be found in our building on LUKSO guide.
You can find more information in the wiki, with links to documentation and tutorials.