Looking for participants for the ''Babylonnet'' Test Network

Hey Tezos community,

We at Nomadic Labs have decided to launch a new test network called ‘’Babylonnet/Babylonette’’ The idea behind this is to have a test network for each proposed protocol (before the protocol is voted on, so that people can test beforehand). We would like to launch ‘’Babylonnet’’ tomorrow, however in order to do so we need the following:

-Bootstrap peers

-Bootstrap bakers

Bootstrap peers are basically nodes that share their IP address in order for other nodes to know where to connect when they launch.

In short, bootstrap bakers are bakers where we will insert their public key in the genesis block to receive enough ‘’testnet tez’’ in order to bake therefore basically kickstarting the testchain.

For this reason, we are reaching out to the community for volunteers. Please let me know if you are interested in participating. Fell free to join the discussion in the #alphanet channel in the baking slack. You can send me a private message with your email if you need an invite to the baking slack.


I think there should be some kind of market mechanism to incentivize people to do this. Maybe 100XTZ or sth like that.