How to Participate in Lava Testnet Phase 2

Nov 28, 2023


Lava is building a modular economy for blockchain data. Technical and non-technical users can get paid to contribute to Lava, helping build a faster, more scalable and flexible data layer for web3.

We aim to launch a gamified programme to measure a user's contribution on Lava.

Lava Phase 2

We're thrilled to announce the launch of Lava Testnet Phase 2, which introduces new product improvements and our evolution towards modularity. There are now more ways than ever to get involved in the Lava ecosystem, with roles available for developers, node operators and wallet-users.

In February 2023, we launched Testnet Phase 1 which saw the announcement of the Lava thesis for decentralized RPC. Since then, 300+ node operators have joined Lava, serving over 2bn+ RPC relays to developers and dapps on 30+ chains. Lava Phase 2 is our next step towards Mainnet with added functionality, performance improvements and ways to contribute.

In Phase 2, developers will get RPC through Lava and also subgraphs; node operators can serve data through our network and get paid by chains through Incentivized Public RPC,;wallet-users can change their endpoints to Lava-powered endpoints in their wallets; technical contributors can extend Lava functionality to new chains and APIs by adding specs; and rollups & blockchains work with Lava to make their public RPC faster, more reliable and scalable.

Lava is a modular data network for web3

Lava is a modular data network which lets developers build on any blockchain. Technical contributors ("champions") permissionlessly build and maintain specs. Node operators join Lava and provide data services (defined as "specs") in return for payment. Developers build apps that use Lava as a backend. Wallet users make transactions from and load data in their wallets with Lava-powered endpoints.

Using Lava Testnet


Developers can get Lava-powered RPC via the Gateway UI or sync their SDK keys via the Gateway for fast, peer-to-peer blockchain access.

Developers can build on 30+ chains with Lava including: Ethereum, StarkNet, Polygon, Arbitrum, Cosmos Hub, Osmosis, Juno, Evmos, Axelar, NEAR, Celo, Avalanche and more.

Node operators

Node operators can join the Lava ecosystem by running a node and serving RPC to more developers. Lava acts as a distribution channel for reaching more dapps and users.

Lava works with rollups and blockchains to power Incentivized Public RPC, an initiative where node operators join Lava and get paid by the chain (currently Evmos, Axelar and NEAR) in the chain's tokens.

  • Join testnet: Run a node for 30+ chains on our testnet
  • Join the community: Join our Discord
  • Incentivized Public RPC: Get paid by Axelar and Evmos to serve RPC as part of Lava Network

Wallet and non-technical users

Lava makes the web3 experience faster, more reliable and scalable for users.

Dapps require wallets to get data/send transactions to the blockchain and a wallet connects to blockchains using an RPC url. Lava RPC urls offer a better experience and allow users to take part in our testnet, moving the network closer to mainnet-readiness.

Non-technical users will soon have more ways to participate in Lava by helping pick the best providers, similar to how validator delegation works to improve validator selection rate.

Technical contributors ("Champions")

Champions help permissionless add new chains and APIs to Lava, which are then served by node operators.

  • Explore Docs on how to add new chains and APIs to Lava, using "specs"
  • Join Discord and check the #champion-bounties and #champions-chat channels for open tasks, submission criteria and bounty compensation such as merch, stablecoins etc.

Keep up with the latest on Lava Network

Mainnet is coming in early 2024, bringing us closer to Lava's vision of a scalable, modular data layer for web3. We welcome all feedback and participation to help battle-test the network.

Thank you for taking part in the Lava journey.

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