Now you have your wallet set up. Let's proceed with getting some tokens from the faucet. The testnet has a running faucet which is able to airdrop native network tokens.

So let's airdrop some of these into our wallet:

$ ./drk airdrop 42.69

There is a limit of 100 for testnet airdrops currently.

Note: you have wait some minutes between airdrops since they're rate-limited.

On success, you should see a transaction ID. If successful, the airdrop transactions will how be in the consensus' mempool, waiting for inclusion in the next block. Depending on the network, finalization of the blocks could take some time. You'll have to wait for this to happen. If your drk subscribe blocks is running, then after some time your balance should be in your wallet.


You can check your wallet balance using drk:

$ ./drk wallet --balance


To make our life easier, we can create token ID aliases, so when we are performing transactions with them, we can use that instead of the full token ID. Multiple aliases per token ID is supported.

Example addition:

$ ./drk alias add {ALIAS} {TOKEN}

So lets add the native token as DARK by executing:

$ ./drk alias add DARK 12ea8e3KVuBhmSnr29iV34Zd2RsD1MEeGk9xJhcipUqx

From now on, we can use DARK to refer to the native token when executing transactions using it.

We can also list all our aliases using:

$ ./drk alias show

Note: this aliases are only local to your machine. When exchanging with other users, always verify that your aliases token IDs match.

Minting tokens

On the DarkFi network, we're also able to mint custom tokens with some supply. To do this, we need to generate a mint authority keypair, and derive a token ID from it. We can simply do this by executing the following command:

$ ./drk token generate-mint

This will generate a new token mint authority and will tell you what your new token ID is. For this tutorial we will need two tokens so execute the command again to generate another one.

You can list your mint authorities with:

$ ./drk token list

Now lets add those two token IDs to our aliases:

$ ./drk alias add WCKD {TOKEN1}
$ ./drk alias add MLDY {TOKEN2}

Now let's mint some tokens to ourself. First grab your wallet address, and then create the token mint transaction, and finally - broadcast it:

$ ./drk wallet --address
$ ./drk token mint WCKD 42.69 {YOUR_ADDRESS} > mint_tx
$ ./drk broadcast < mint_tx

$ ./drk token mint MLDY 20.0 {YOUR_ADDRESS} > mint_tx
$ ./drk broadcast < mint_tx

Now the transaction should be published to the network. If you have an active block subscription (which you can do with drk subscribe blocks), then when the transaction is finalized, your wallet should have your new tokens listed when you request to see the balance.