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!


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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... Commented Oct 4, 2018 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
    Commented Mar 8, 2021 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. Commented Mar 16, 2021 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


Currently the most reliable method is through https://faucets.chain.link/ which provides .1 KETH per 24 hours.

The manual gitter sent me .001, which is more of an insult than anything.

Did not try Icarus method because you have to spend mainnet ETH to use their SMS.

app.mycrypto.com wasn't working at all at the time of this writing.

You can also get it at ethdrop.dev but it's only .001 as well, but it works 4 times in 24 hours so..there is that.


Found these two useful websites for adding eths




As a result of the recent Ethereum merge, the testnets Kovan, Ropsten, and Rinkeby have been deprecated. At the time, the only Ethereum testnet is Goerli.

Here's a reliable Goerli faucet - https://goerlifaucet.com/.

If you're like me and need some good web3 dev resources - https://docs.alchemy.com.

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