Hey all, will be keeping this post alive with updates as I have more of them, but here's what I've been working on as far as the testnet. With a custom up to date condenser and keychain support, this should open things up to a lot more people. Currently there are still a few barriers but right now we can already start testing a few things. My testnet condenser / wallet pair is currently running on-demand **If you click it and it is not responding, wait a minute or so while it wakes up and then refresh.** --- **Warning: USE TESTNET SETTING ON KEYCHAIN IF USING KEYCHAIN** Condenser: [https://eontestnet.herokuapp.com](https://eontestnet.herokuapp.com) Wallet: [https://eontestnetw.herokuapp.com](https://eontestnetw.herokuapp.com) (links from condenser) **Warning: USE TESTNET SETTING ON KEYCHAIN IF USING KEYCHAIN** --- The usual warnings apply here-- play with alternate accounts if you do not want to risk passwords. The code that's running can be audited as well, running the code here: [branch for condenser testnet](https://github.com/steem-engine-exchange/nitrous/tree/eonwarped_testnet), [branch for wallet testnet](https://github.com/steem-engine-exchange/nitrous/tree/eonwarped_testnet_wallet). !(https://cdn.steemitimages.com/DQmeZyWiA8rStFE6MFXrAweHupn2jZL637x9qQgz3UA5qYp/image.png) I should probably make the whole background yellow like the other condenser testnet though. To test with keychain on the testnet, update to the latest version of keychain. In the preferences section you will see an option for 'TESTNET' when selecting the RPC. (Chrome has it, Firefox should come soon after) The testnet wallet ~~will have keychain soon~~ (Edit: now has keychain), and am working on integrating the initial blocktrades proposal UI. Things that can be tested now with this setup while the testnet is alive (currently is on the new fork as of now): 1. EIP 2. Curation windows to 1 minute 3. General posting 4. (Proposal viewing and voting, coming soon... ) Note that a subset of transactions are being auto sent from mainnet to testnet, and values you see in testnet do not reflect the distributions you will see when it launches. One thing that's on my immediate list for attention with testing is to make sure the downvote pool behaves as expected. --- **Further Updates** 1. ~~There's a bug switching to and from TESTNET. The way to fix for now is to disable/renable the keychain. I've sent out [this fix](https://github.com/MattyIce/steem-keychain/pull/120) for the problem, along with other improvements to make it clear that a transaction is for the TESTNET or not.~~ download latest chrome version and this is resolved. 2. Powerup does not work in wallet or keychain. Will work on a fix (STEEM vs TESTS in terms of symbols. I missed a swap in keychain as well) -- **Update-- the wallet itself can now do it, but not yet keychain.** 3. You can also use the steemit testnet sites: [blog](https://condensertestnet.steemitdev.com/) and [wallet](https://wallet.steemitdev.com). 4. Filed https://github.com/steemit/steem/issues/3435 for missing manabar in condenser_api vs database_api. After finding the bar, found I was able to downvote 13 times before upvote bar started to decrease. Will document in detail for later. This is not inconsistent with discussions, though it sounds like a lot-- the rshares/unit of time that can be allocated on average is constant, just like before, but the max downvote amount is capped by the max of the two Mana bars. Meaning, if you want a full power downvote, either the downvote Mana bar should be full or the regular one should. A lot of ways to manage them.