Arabica Devnet is a new testnet from Celestia Labs that is focused exclusively on providing developers with enhanced performance and the latest upgrades for testing their rollups and applications.
Arabica does not focus on validator or consensus-level testing, rather, that is what Mamaki Testnet is used for. If you are a validator, we recommend just testing your validator operations on Mamaki here.
With Arabica having the latest updates from all Celestia's products deployed on it, it can be subject to many changes. Therefore, as a fair warning, Arabica can break unexpectedly but given it will be continously updated, it is a useful way to keep testing the latest changes in the software.
Developers can still deploy on Mamaki Testnet their sovereign rollups if they chose to do so, it just will always lag behind Arabica Devnet until Mamaki undergoes Hardfork Upgrades in coordination with Validators.
This guide contains the relevant sections for how to connect to Arabica, depending on the type of node you are running.
Your best approach to participating is to first determine which node you would like to run. Each node guides will link to the relevant network in order to show you how to connect to them.
You have a list of options on the type of nodes you can run in order to participate in Arabica:
Select the type of node you would like to run and follow the instructions
on each respective page. Whenever you are asked to select the type of network
you want to connect to in those guides, select
Arabica in order to refer
to the correct instructions on this page on how to connect to Arabica.
There is a list of RPC endpoints you can use to connect to Arabica Devnet:
Arabica Devnet faucet
USING THIS FAUCET DOES NOT ENTITLE YOU TO ANY AIRDROP OR OTHER DISTRIBUTION OF MAINNET CELESTIA TOKENS. MAINNET CELESTIA TOKENS DO NOT CURRENTLY EXIST AND THERE ARE NO PUBLIC SALES OR OTHER PUBLIC DISTRIBUTIONS OF ANY MAINNET CELESTIA TOKENS.
You can request from Arabica Devnet Faucet on the #arabica-faucet channel on Celestia's Discord server with the following command:
<CELESTIA-ADDRESS> is a
celestia1****** generated address.
Note: Faucet has a limit of 10 tokens per week per address/Discord ID
There is an explorer you can use for Arabica: