I have tried getting some using my github account but my account got flagged immediately and the program wasn't recognizing my account (Since it wasn't public due to being flagged). Are there any alternatives? Thanks in advance!


Here's a link to information on faucets for the Kovan testnet.

There are currently four ways listed on the above link to get Kovan testnet ETH:

  • Icarus Faucet (SMS Verified, Automated)

  • Request Via Gitter (Manually Verified)

  • Use PoW via SmartPool


Use the gitter app, this is the best way to get ether in Kovan Testnet, URL: https://gitter.im/kovan-testnet/faucet

Upon going to the above url, post your kovan address to instantly get 5 ether to your mentioned address.

  • I got 3 and now have to wait 6 days... Oct 4 '18 at 17:13
  • when you say instantly.. do you mean not immediately? I seem to be having a wait time, maybe I put the wrong address in..?
    – timhc22
    Mar 8 '21 at 16:23
  • It is specific to address. For the same address, it will take a long time. So either create multiple addresses or dont use up all the available eth. Mar 16 '21 at 8:40

As of Aug 2021, there are two working methods I know of (that work instantly):

  1. Post your address here (once in 24h): https://gitter.im/kovan-testnet/faucet

  2. Connect your metamask and request 0.01 KETH here: https://app.mycrypto.com/faucet

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