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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.

Louis XIV, king of France from May 14th, 1643 to his death in 1715

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, combined with a PoSDAO governance to explore and improve on the first LUKSO mainnet consensus algorithm.

Getting started

To use the test-network you can simply connect your dapp, or wallet extension to

You can check your transactions on the network, in the L14 instance of Blockscout.

If you simply want to play around with smart contracts, you can use a wallet extension like Nifty or Meta-Mask, connect to 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://6a6b0b286e3f96dee993d995f3fd435a065388664e211f02533e28c9ddc31089eb90f71d1386c3c74ee60f79df86cacdb10992c38e2f9cccac4881cb84526415@

A detailed how-to can be found in our building on LUKSO guide.

Further Read

You can find more information in the wiki, with links to documentation and tutorials.

🗯 For more information read the wiki!




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Fabian Vogelsteller

Fabian Vogelsteller

Founder @lukso , Author of ERC 20 and ERC 725 and former -Mist, -web3.js and -Ðapp developer for Ethereum.

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