Chainlink Developers

Welcome to the Chainlink documentation site. You'll find comprehensive guides and documentation to help you start working with Chainlink as quickly as possible, as well as support if you get stuck. Click here for an introductory walkthrough on how to create a Chainlink request on the Ropsten test network!

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Acquire testnet LINK

This page will show you how to obtain and add testnet LINK to MetaMask. If you already have testnet LINK, skip to Deploy your first contract.

Testnet LINK Faucet

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You can also get testnet LINK from Rinkeby:
Rinkeby

  • Open up MetaMask, click the Wallet account name at the top to copy the address to your clipboard.
  • Paste that address into the Chainlink Kovan Faucet address input field, solve the captcha, and click on Send me 100 Test LINK button.
  • You should see a green banner show up with the text: Your request was successful! View your transaction here.
  • In order to see your LINK token balance in MetaMask, you will need to add the token.
  • In MetaMask click the hamburger button, and click on Add Token and then Custom Token.
  • On Kovan our LINK token address is: 0xa36085F69e2889c224210F603D836748e7dC0088. Copy that address.
0xa36085F69e2889c224210F603D836748e7dC0088
0x01BE23585060835E02B77ef475b0Cc51aA1e0709
  • Paste the token contract address into MetaMask in the Token Address input. The token symbol and decimals of precision will auto-populate. Click Next.
  • A new window will appear, showing the LINK token details. Click Add Tokens.
  • MetaMask should now display the new LINK balance.

Updated 5 months ago



Acquire testnet LINK


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