Third iteration of testnet for future I proposal testing

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Full network name TEZOS_IDIAZABALNET_2021-11-30T15:00:00Z
Tezos docker build
Public RPC endpoint
Faucet Idiazabalnet faucet
Activated on 2021-11-30T15:00:00Z
Protocol at level 0 ProtoALphaALphaALphaALphaALphaALphaALphaALphaDdp3zK

๐Ÿ”ฅ If youโ€™re here, this means you belong to one of the few lucky people to take part into the testnet using the brand new consensus algorithm Tenderbake. Congratulations and thanks in advance! This page shows you how to set up your system and actively participate in testing Tenderbake.

โš ๏ธ We are maintaining a testnet/idiazabalnet branch with a snapshot of protocol alpha from 2021-11-30. If any upgrades are needed, they will go to this branch. Do not use most recent master branch.

โš ๏ธ There are no released packages or binaries for this testnet. You must build from source or use Docker.

โš ๏ธ Tenderbake has no endorser. The endorser binary does not exist. This is normal. Running the baker daemon is enough.

โš ๏ธ You can not sign with Ledger for now. You need to use a hot wallet address.

โš ๏ธ Idiazabalnet does not upgrade and stays on the same protocol from genesis.

โš ๏ธ initially, 67% of the stake will belong to Nomadic Labs bakers, in order to facilitate debugging.

Report bugs

You are encouraged to run the baker in debug mode:

export TEZOS_LOG="* -> debug"

Be aware that Tenderbake is not a final product. The software which is provided may contain bugs that you can report as issues.

  1. Check that your issue is not already referenced. Your issue is possibly under investigation as of now and we invite you to wait patiently.
  2. If not, you can open a new one and use label testnet::idiazabalnet.
  3. You can also ask for help on Slack using the #idiazabalnet channel of

Install the software

Using docker

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

docker run -it --entrypoint=/bin/sh

Build the software

  • โš ๏ธ If you already have an existing Tezos installation, do not forget to backup and delete your ~/.tezos-node and ~/.tezos-client.
  • โš ๏ธ If this is your first time installing Tezos, you may need to install a few dependencies.
git clone -b testnet/idiazabalnet
cd tezos
opam init # if this is your first time using OPAM
make build-deps
eval $(opam env)
export PATH=$(pwd):$PATH

Join the Idiazabalnet network

Run the following commands:

tezos-node config init --network
tezos-node run --rpc-addr

๐Ÿ’ก 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-idiazabalnet.log &

Bake on the Idiazabalnet 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-alpha run with local node ~/.tezos-node faucet

๐Ÿ’ก Again, to keep your processes alive in background:

nohup tezos-baker-alpha run with local node ~/.tezos-node faucet > ./baker-idiazabalnet.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.