Ghostnet is the long-running testnet for Tezos.

Full network name TEZOS_ITHACANET_2022-01-25T15:00:00Z
Tezos docker build tezos/tezos:v13.0
Public RPC endpoint
Faucet Ghostnet faucet
Activated on 2022-01-25T15:00:00Z
Protocol at level 0 PtHangz2aRngywmSRGGvrcTyMbbdpWdpFKuS4uMWxg2RaH9i1qx
Protocol at level 8191 Psithaca2MLRFYargivpo7YvUr7wUDqyxrdhC5CQq78mRvimz6A
Protocol at level 765952 PtJakart2xVj7pYXJBXrqHgd82rdkLey5ZeeGwDgPp9rhQUbSqY
Block Explorers TzKT - TzStats

Ghostnet is centrally managed to follow Tezos Mainnet protocol upgrades. It generally updates to the same protocol than Mainnet shortly before Mainnet update itself.

Ghostnet was previously known as Ithacanet, the testchain for the Ithaca protocol.

Install the software

⚠️ If you already have an existing Tezos installation, do not forget to backup and delete your ~/.tezos-node and ~/.tezos-client.

Download and install Tezos version v13.0

Follow instructions from the Tezos documentation.

Alternative: Use docker

To join Ghostnet with docker, open a shell in the container:

docker run -it --entrypoint=/bin/sh tezos/tezos:v13.0

Alternative: Build the software

⚠️ If this is your first time installing Tezos, you may need to install a few dependencies.

git clone
cd tezos
git checkout v13.0
opam init # if this is your first time using OPAM
make build-deps
eval $(opam env)
export PATH=$HOME/tezos/_build/install/default/bin/:$PATH

Join the Ghostnet network

Run the following commands:

tezos-node config init --network

tezos-node run --rpc-addr

💡 A simple way to keep your process alive is to use screen or nohup to keep it running in the background while redirecting logs into files at the same time. For example:

nohup tezos-node run --rpc-addr > ./node-ghostnet.log &

Bake on the Ghostnet network

To improve reliability of the chain, you can take part in the consensus by becoming a baker. In that case, you will need some test tokens from the faucet.

If you are not a bootstrap baker, you need to register your key as a delegate using your alias or pkh. For instance:

./tezos-client register key faucet as delegate

You may now launch the baker process.

tezos-baker-013-PtJakart run with local node ~/.tezos-node faucet --liquidity-baking-toggle-vote pass

You may run the accuser as well:

tezos-accuser-013-PtJakart run

💡 Again, to keep your processes alive in background:

nohup tezos-baker-013-PtJakart run with local node ~/.tezos-node faucet --liquidity-baking-toggle-vote pass > ./baker-ghostnet.log &

Note that you need a minimum amount of tez to get baking rights. If you are not a bootstrap baker, it will take you several cycles to start baking.