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The evolution of the Acala Network will be marked by trilogy networks:

  • #1 Mandala Test Network: is a risk-free and value-free playground for us, users and developers to test drive functionalities of Acala. Expect bugs, chaos, and unannounced reboots.

  • #2 Karura Network: is an unaudited and experimental release of Acala that will join the Kusama network as parachain. It will have economic value represented as its native tokens, and KSM can be used as collateral for kaUSD.

  • #3 Acala Mainnet: will be connected to the Polkadot network upon its launch

Mandala Test Network

Expect Bugs and Unannounced Reboots

Mandala Test Network is a risk-free and value-free playground, purely for testing out functionalities and "explosive" experiments. There is no network value nor rewards. You can obtain test tokens to test drive various functionalities.

Public Nodes

Create a Polkadot Account

There are a number of ways you can generate an account. For most users, we recommend using the Polkadot{JS} Extension (Chrome/Brave/Firefox), as the Mandala Web App integrates with this extension.

Using Polkadot{JS} Extension

  1. Install the extension via Chrome Store or Firefox Store

  2. Create a new account by clickingI want to create a new account with a new seed

  3. Enter a name and type a password

  4. Click `Add the account with the generated seed

  5. Click Export of the newly created account and keep it in a safe place

  6. To copy the address, just click on the icon of the account

For more details on how to create an account, see here.

Using Polkadot UI

  1. Open the Console UI and navigate to accounts, ensure it is Mandala Test Network

2. Click on Add Account, put in a name, a password, and keep the default cryptography option Schnorrkel (sr25519)

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  1. Click Save, and backup the account in a safe place

  2. Click on the icon of the account to copy the address

Get Test Tokens

Mandala Test Network have these test tokens available

Currency ID

Symbol

Description

0

ACA

Acala network token for fees, rewards etc.

1

aUSD

Acala USD stablecoin

2

DOT

Polkadot network token DOT

3

BTC

Bitcoin

Use Faucet via Discord or Riot Bot

The Faucet will drip maximum twice a day to a given account.

Use the Acala Discord bot.

Use the Acala Riot Faucet Bot.

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Borrow aUSD Stablecoin

Check out the Honzon Stablecoin guide to borrow aUSD stablecoin using DOT or BTC as collateral.

Swap Tokens

Instant swap ACA, aUSD, DOT and BTC on Acala DeX. See user guide here.

Maintain the Network

Check out the Maintainers guide to join the Mandala Test Network.

Stake & Get Liquid DOT

Check out the Liquid DOT guide to have DOTs both ways: staking reward & liquidity!

Deposit Tokens & Earn Rewards

Provide liquidity of any of these tokens: ACA, aUSD, DOT and BTC to earn exchange fee and additional reward! See user guide here.

Cross-chain DeFi

To use aUSD on Laminar Chain, and mint renBTC to use on Acala, please see this guide

Governance

Check out our progressive decentralization governance guide

Explorer

Use Polkascan & Subscan to browse activities and transactions on the Acala Mandala Test Network.