Ghostnet is the long-running testnet for Tezos.

Public RPC endpoints
Faucet Ghostnet faucet
Full network name TEZOS_ITHACANET_2022-01-25T15:00:00Z
Tezos docker build tezos/tezos:octez-v20.1
Activated on 2022-01-25T15:00:00Z
Block Explorers TzKT - TzStats

Install the software

⚠️ If you already have an existing Tezos installation, do not forget to backup and delete your ~/.tezos-node and ~/.tezos-client.

Alternative: Use docker

To join Ghostnet with docker, open a shell in the container:

docker run -it --entrypoint=/bin/sh tezos/tezos:octez-v20.1

Alternative: Build the software

⚠️ If this is your first time installing Tezos, you may need to install a few dependencies.

git clone
cd tezos
git checkout octez-v20.1
opam init # if this is your first time using OPAM
make build-deps
eval $(opam env)
export PATH=$HOME/tezos:$PATH

Join the Ghostnet network

Run the following commands:

octez-node config init --network ghostnet

octez-node run --rpc-addr

Bake on the Ghostnet network

To improve reliability of the chain, you can take part in the consensus by becoming a baker. In that case, you will need some test tokens from the faucet.

If you are not a bootstrap baker, you need to register your key as a delegate using your alias or pkh. For instance:

octez-client register key mykey as delegate

You may now launch the baker process.

octez-baker-PtParisB run with local node ~/.tezos-node mykey --liquidity-baking-toggle-vote pass

You may run the accuser as well:

octez-accuser-PtParisB run

Note that you need a minimum amount of tez to get baking rights. If you are not a bootstrap baker, it will take you several cycles to start baking.

💡 Now that you are baking, you are responsible for the network health. Please ensure that the baking processes will keep running in the background. You may want to use screen, tmux, nohup or systemd. Also make sure that the baking processes will restart when your machine restarts.