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How to Taiko Alpha-1 Testnet and Earn a POAP

If you are interested in Ethereum with ZK-, you might want to check out Taiko, a fully decentralized, Ethereum-equivalent ZK-Rollup that supports all ZK-EVM opcodes. Taiko is currently running its first public Testnet, codenamed Snæfellsjökull, and invites you to join and earn a POAP (Proof of Attendance Protocol) badge for your participation.

In this article, we will show you how to claim the Taiko Alpha-1 Testnet airdrop and earn a POAP by using your to complete some simple actions on the Testnet. You will also learn more about Taiko and its vision for scaling Ethereum in a secure and seamless manner.

What is Taiko?

Taiko is a ZK-Rollup that aims to scale Ethereum in a manner that emulates Ethereum as closely as possible – both technically and non-technically – by supporting all ZK-EVM opcodes in a architecture that is decentralized, permissionless, and secure. Vitalik Buterin called the of Taiko “Fascinating Work”.

Taiko aims to be a Type-1 ZK-EVM, prioritising perfect EVM/Ethereum equivalence over ZK-proof generation speed. This means that Taiko can run any or ÐApp that runs on Ethereum without any changes or compromises. Taiko also leverages to ensure availability and validity of on the Testnet.

Taiko's native is $TKO, which is used for paying transaction fees, , , and other functions on the network. $TKO is not yet available on the , but you can earn some by participating in the Testnet and contributing to the project.

How to Claim Taiko Alpha-1 Testnet Airdrop?

To claim the Taiko Alpha-1 Testnet airdrop and earn a POAP, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Taiko Alpha-1 Testnet airdrop page on and read the details of the campaign.
  2. See the instructions by jumping right in with the Testnet Guide.
  3. Add Taiko A1 & Ethereum A1 networks to your Testing wallet. You can use or any other wallet that supports custom RPC networks.
  4. Request from Ethereum A1 & Taiko A1 Faucets. You will need some ETH to pay for on both networks.
  5. Earn a POAP by using your wallet to complete any 2 of the 3 following actions by January 31st at 23:59 UTC:
    • $ETH and $HORSE between Ethereum A1 and Taiko A1 on Bridge.A1.Taiko.xyz. You can bridge any amount of ETH or HORSE between the two networks.
    • Interact with a contract (e.g., interact with a ÐApp, deploy a contract). You can use any smart contract or ÐApp that runs on Ethereum without any changes on Taiko A1. For example, you can use Uniswap.A1.Taiko.xyz to swap tokens on the Testnet.Run a Taiko Node — This makes you a part of Taiko! You can run a node on your own machine or on a cloud service. Follow the Node Guide to set up your node and sync with the Testnet.
  6. Submit your feedback log to GitHub Discussions and be forever loved. You can also contribute to Taiko and earn a GitPOAP! You will also be featured as a contributor on README. Get started with the Contributing Guide.

Congratulations! You have successfully claimed the Taiko Alpha-1 Testnet airdrop and earned a POAP. You will receive your POAP badge in your wallet after the campaign ends. You can also join the first Taiko call on Thursday, December 29th at 15:00 UTC in Discord. You can write your questions in advance.

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Key Takeaways

  • Taiko is a ZK-Rollup that scales Ethereum in a manner that emulates Ethereum as closely as possible.
  • Taiko is running its first public Testnet, codenamed Snæfellsjökull, and invites you to join and earn a POAP.
  • To claim the Taiko Alpha-1 Testnet airdrop, you need to use your wallet to complete some simple actions on the Testnet and submit your feedback log.
  • You can also contribute to Taiko and earn a GitPOAP and be featured as a contributor.
  • You can join the first Taiko community call on Discord and ask your questions.
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