Hey all! I’ve put together some tips for the most common questions we get about Vega Console and how to use the testnet. Have I missed something? Let us know below.
Some of the things highlighted below will change as release more updates to Vega Console and Vega’s core software, but I hope this helps in the meantime!
You can download and run your own local wallet. Right now this requires using the command line. Get the instructions on GitHub. There will be a more user-friendly option, but it’s not ready yet.
You could also run the easier Vega hosted wallet. Follow the link to create a wallet within console.fairground.wtf.
- Read a deposit walkthrough in the Vega documentation or watch a tutorial video.
- Make sure you use the Ropsten testnet network in your web wallet for testnet Ethereum to pay gas.
- Sometimes deposits using the Ropsten network can be slow. You can track it using the Etherscan link that appears during the deposit process.
- Check the markets to see which asset you need to trade. Look at the Futures view, under the Asset column. That shows the asset you’ll need to take part in that market.
You’ll need to deposit assets in order to start trading. See above.
Choose a market you have assets for in the Futures view. Click on the market name and Create New Workspace.
Use the Deal Ticket to place trades. Read about the available order types in the Vega documentation.
Click on the word Rejected in your Orders or Order History view to see the reason your trade was not executed.
One common reason: “Cannot specify IOC during auction” This means you’re trying to place a market (IOC - immediate or cancel) order during an auction, which only accepts limit orders. Read more about auctions in the Vega documentation.
“An internal error happened”: It’s possible the testnet has been reset or you’ve lost connection. Try refreshing your browser before placing another trade.
VOTING ON PROPOSALS
To vote on a market proposal, you’ll need to hold tVOTE. You can get it by following the deposit process.
You’ll only receive 0.00001 tVOTE but that’s all you need to vote. You can use it every time you vote, even on multiple proposals because your tVOTE isn’t spent.
On Vega Console, search for the Proposals view to see what can be voted on.
You can also view proposals and vote using APIs. Read the API guide on proposals and voting.
- Right now this can only be done using APIs. Read about how to place liquidity provision orders using API scripts. The Vega Console team is working on a liquidity commitment interface, but it’s not ready yet.
WHAT SHOULD I TEST?
- Get familiar with how to trade and provide liquidity on Vega. This will help you be ready for when we offer incentives. It does not matter which wallet type you have.
- Follow along with the API how-tos and Vega Console tutorials in the Vega documentation.
- Try the walkthroughs on our Vega tutorials YouTube playlist.
- If you find any bugs or have feedback, share it on Nolt. If you can, include a screenshot and specific details.