You can access the Shardeum faucet and claim free Shardeum (SHM) test coins.
Shardeum is a smart contract platform based on EVM that utilizes dynamic state sharding to maintain decentralization and security while providing low gas fees. Its objective is to onboard over a billion people to the blockchain and crypto revolution by democratizing access to decentralization. Shardeum is designed to be open, collaborative, and community-driven, much like the Internet. It will serve as the infrastructure for the upcoming Web3 iteration of the Internet. One of Shardeum's primary use cases is facilitating P2P transfers. Its unique architecture allows for immediate finality and high throughput that increases linearly with the network, encouraging more P2P transfers and digital asset exchanges with low transaction fees. Additionally, Shardeum is suitable for various use cases, including DApps, DeFi, NFT, and Web 3.0.
Shardeum does not have a native token yet, but it allows for sending and receiving SHM test coins on its testnet. If you do not have any tokens on the Shardeum network, you can request free test coins using the Shardeum faucet. Shardeum is expected to have a native token for governance, incentivization, and protocol upgrades when it becomes fully decentralized. Early contributors of Shardeum, such as validators, users, and donators, may potentially receive the native token as a reward through airdrop in the future.
Shardeum is currently available on testnet. The developer of Shardeum is now running testnet features participation across validators, full node operators, delegators, app builders, and end users.
The simplest way to start using Shardeum is by creating a Shardeum (SHM) Wallet in BitKeep, which can be installed via Google Play, App Store, or a Chrome extension. After installation, create a crypto wallet on the Shardeum testnet and make transactions in SHM test coins.