Aleo Faucet

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Barron Caster
September 19, 2023

Aleo Faucet: How to Receive Aleo Credits with Leo Wallet

Aleo is a new privacy-centric Layer-1 blockchain that allows users and builders to have control over their data through the utilization of zero-knowledge proofs. In order to build and explore, users require the native token, called Aleo credits, to get started. We will show you how to access the Aleo Faucet to acquire tokens you can use in your Leo Wallet, the most popular wallet in the Aleo ecosystem. 

Method 1: Access the US & EU Aleo Faucet Through the Leo Wallet

The Leo Wallet is a non-custodial wallet that safeguards your digital assets and also simplifies the process of accessing the faucet. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to navigate the faucet feature from within the Leo Wallet:

  • Step 1: Download the Leo Wallet and follow the set up process to create a new account
  • Step 2: Open your Leo Wallet on your browser
  • Step 3: On the homepage, you'll find a dedicated “Faucet” button. Click on it to proceed.
  • Step 3: Follow the intuitive on-screen instructions to acquire your testnet credits.
  • Step 4: Keep your wallet open in a browser tab so it can fully sync with the chain.

Please note: Leo Wallet is a privacy wallet that encrypts all your data. It does a lot of processing work to sync with the chain and create secure transaction. 

[Product Screenshots: Demonstrating the steps to access the Aleo Faucet through the Leo Wallet]

Setting Up Your Leo Wallet

Before you explore the Aleo faucet, it's imperative to set up your Leo Wallet. Here’s how:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website:
  • Step 2: Click on “Download Now”
  • Step 3: Follow the setup guide, ensuring the secure storage of your private key and backup phrase.
  • Step 4: Once set up, you are ready to venture into the Aleo blockchain ecosystem, with the faucet feature at your fingertips.

Method 2: Access the US & EU Aleo Faucet Through the Faucet Website

For users who want to track the progress of the faucet and transactions, you can access the faucet direct from Aleo’s faucet website for more information:

The information here includes the address who has received the faucet, the transaction ID, and the amount of tokens sent. 

Method 3: Access the International Aleo Faucet Through Aleo’s Official Discord

Steps to access the Faucet:

  • Step 1: Join Aleo's Official Discord
  • Step 2: Goto the ⛲┃faucet channel
  • Step 3: Run a command /sendcredits "your address" "number of credits"
    Example: "/sendcredits aleo1abcd 5" to receive 5 Aleo testnet credits to address aleo1abcd

You can only request 50 credits per hour, 1 request every 20 minutes.


How long does it take to get tokens? 

After requesting tokens from the faucet, the time to get tokens varies from minutes to days depending on how many people are trying to use the faucet at the same time. The best place to ask questions about timing of the faucet is Aleo’s official Discord

What makes the Aleo faucet an essential feature for developers?

The Aleo faucet facilitates a risk-free testnet environment where developers can test and refine their applications without utilizing real assets, thereby fostering innovation and experimentation.

What are the security features of the Leo Wallet?

Leo Wallet is a non-custodial wallet, ensuring users have full control over their private keys. This, coupled with advanced security protocols, offers robust protection for your digital assets.

Can I expect any future updates or features for the Aleo faucet?

Yes, the Aleo community is constantly working to enhance the user experience. Stay tuned to our official channels for updates on new features and improvements.

[Note: This blog post is subject to revisions to align with the evolving features and offerings of the Aleo faucet and Leo Wallet. The screenshots and links are placeholders and will be replaced with actual product screenshots and official links respectively.]