Namada Testnets

For more context read:

Announcing Namada Public Testnets (opens in a new tab)

Shielded expedition


For the shielded expedition, it is important to remember to add the --memo flag to every transaction. The memo should be filled with the tpknam submitted at the shielded-expedition registration period. For example namadac transfer --source me --target you --amount 10 --token naan --signing-keys my-key --memo tpknamq1337mypubkey1964qqqqqq


As of version v0.31.8 you must specify --node when running namadac commands. This is a temporary bug until the namadac client is updated.

The balances.toml file is located at https://github.com/anoma/namada-shielded-expedition.

  • Namada Shielded expedition 2:
    • From date: 6th of February 2024 18:00 UTC
    • Namada protocol version: v0.31.9
    • Cometbft version: 0.37.2
    • CHAIN_ID: shielded-expedition.88f17d1d14

The history of all testnets can be found here.

Namada protocol versions

A testnet might deploy different versions of the Namada protocol. To see in-detail what each protocol version includes, refer to the GitHub changelog (opens in a new tab), which specifies what changes have been made in between versions.

Report a bug

If you find a bug, please submit an issue with the bug issue template (opens in a new tab).

How to join a Namada testnet

  1. Environment setup
  2. Pre-genesis instructions
  3. Pre-genesis validator setup
  4. Pre-genesis validator apply
  5. Running your genesis validator
  6. Running a full node
  7. Becoming a validator post-genesis

Testnet flowchart


The Namada public testnet is permissionless, anyone can join without the authorisation of a centralized party. Expect frequent upgrades (every two weeks).

Block explorer

The block explorer is currently in development. The latest version can be found at namada.world (opens in a new tab)


For questions or feedback, please use GitHub (opens in a new tab) or Discord (opens in a new tab). Don't forget to follow Namada (opens in a new tab) on Twitter for fun memes and testnet relevant updates.