Berachain Testnet — HONEY are you ready?

Everything Blockchain
3 min readFeb 5, 2024

HONEY, are you ready to embark on a bear-y special journey?

Journey: $BERA testnet
Destination: Who knows!

Follow our quick guide to become eligible 👇🧵

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Let’s begin with the basics

What is Berachain

DeFi-centric L1 blockchain

Part of the Cosmos ecosystem

Features the innovative Proof-of-Liquidity consensus

Backed by a roaring $42M (from @Polychain, @hack_vc,

@shimacapital and more) with a valuation of $420.7M! 🐻💰

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Tokens

3 native tokens in the ecosystem

- BERA for gas

- BGT ecosystem governance

- HONEY native stablecoin

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Now let’s get to the real stuff

What can one do for the aidrop?

Activities

- Interaction with Testnet

- Galxe quest

- Running a node

- Contract Deployment

1st & 2nd are simple

3rd & 4th are optional but they’re key in securing the DROP

In this 🧵, we shall focus on the 4th

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But before we begin testing out the faucet and other dApps

Step 1 — Add Network Manually

Info:

Network Name Berachain-Artio

RPC URL https://artio.rpc.berachain.com

Chain ID 80085

Currency Symbol BERA

Block explorer URL https://artio.beratrail.io

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Step 2 — Claim Test tokens

Head to http://artio.faucet.berachain.com

Enter wallet address

Request test $BERA tokens

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Step 3 — Swap and provide liquidity on BEX

Head to https://artio.bex.berachain.com/swap

Connect wallet

Swap test $BERA for $STGUSD/other tokens

Head to “Pools”

Choose a pair and add liquidity

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Locked funds in pool earn $BGT tokens

You can claim these tokens from the Rewards section on BEX

https://artio.bex.berachain.com/rewards

Use the claimed $BGT and delegate it your preferred validator

https://artio.bex.berachain.com/validators

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Step 4 — Mint $HONEY

Head to https://artio.honey.berachain.com

Connect wallet

Use $STGUSDC to mint $HONEY

Click on Approve and Mint

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Step 5 — Trade on BERPS

Head to http://artio.berps.berachain.com

Make trades

Open long/short position

* A min of 10 HONEY is required to open position

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Step 6 — Supply/Borrow Assets on BEND

Head to http://artio.bend.berachain.com

Connect wallet

Deposit asset $BTC into the pool

• Borrow $HONEY

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Step 7 — Galxe quests

Campaign 1

Daily task

https://galxe.com/Berachain/campaign/GCTN3ttM4T

Campaign 2

Complete the tasks to accumulate points

https://galxe.com/Berachain/campaign/GC433ttn6N

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Let’s now move on to the ultimate activity

Step 8 — Deploy Smart Contract

Head to https://thirdweb.com/dashboard/contracts/deploy

Connect Wallet

Click on Ready to Deploy

Opt for Token under Explore

Click on Deploy Now

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Fill in the required parameters (Name, Symbol, Description, and Image)

Add your wallet in the Primary sale recipient

Ensure Network is ArtioBerachain

Click on Deploy

Confirm the txn

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On to the final bit

Click on Token and then Mint

Enter the no of tokens you wish to mint

Click Mint

and you’re DONE!

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If you’re interested in running a node, I recommend going through the linked tweet

https://x.com/0xChainMind/status/1751711218019045716?s=20

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