Questions tagged [testnet]

This tag should be used for questions regarding the third Bitcoin testnet. The testnet is a network separate from the main Bitcoin network that allows developers to attempt modifications of the bitcoin protocol safely and test in-development software without risking money.

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Is it actually possible to install Bitcoin full node on a Raspberry Pi 3B+?

A Raspberry Pi 3B+ has only 1GB of ram and this official Bitcoin Core page shows that minimum requirement is 2GB ram and 200 GB storage with 100MB/s read and write speed. But I see a lot of articles ...
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Bitcoin testnet connection with node.js Api bitcoind v0.18.0

I can connect mainnet but can't testnet. I use bitcoin-core npm package. my client configuration: var client = new Client({ network:'testnet', host:'x.x.x.x', port:'18332', wallet: 'x.dat', username:...
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How to send requests to a testnet faucet to collect coins at my address?

I am really new to Bitcoin and have just started reading about it. From what I understand testnet Bitcoin can only be requested every 12 hours or so and yields a very low quantity. I would like to ...
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“Cannot deserialize” when I use “https://testnet.blockchain.info/unspent?active=” to get my UTXO on testnet

When I Use "https://testnet.blockchain.info/unspent?active=" to get my UTXO on testnet I get this response: Cannot deserialize instance of com.blockchain.haskoindata.blockchaindomain....
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Sent some testnet Bitcoin to Bitcoin Core wallet but balance is still zero

I got the testnet Bitcoin address with this command: bitcoin-cli -testnet getnewaddress And here is the Bitcoin address: 2NDtNjDbEiNiKDuAnwyKBmRPQ49NNpesdhE As you can see in blockchain there was a ...
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What is the dummy_address when creating an OP_RETURN in this example?

Here we see: mainnet = 0 if mainnet: dummy_address = "1111111111111111111114oLvT2" else: dummy_address = "mfWxJ45yp2SFn7UciZyNpvDKrzbhyfKrY8" What is this? No explanation is given. Can I ...
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I sent myself a test BitCoin, now what? I don't see it, how long do I wait?

I just created this, sending myself 0.01 BitCoin: https://tbtc.bitaps.com/b3e8e7dbe13c9939fc3157bef7725282d12594a0e8d14fa73493624ae394f314/mqRkjQjSCCVmsmBzsEQYhwCHEdz9dXRUwW I've waited for 5 ...
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Is there a way to delete a test wallet without stopping bitcoind?

For my unit tests, I'd like to be able to delete and recreate a wallet without having to stop bitcoind and manually deleting the wallet directory. When I try to delete such wallet directory without ...
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What is the simplest command I could use to test that my wallet unlocking process works properly?

I simply want to unit test that my lock/unlock process works well on an encrypted wallet. What would be the easiest command I could send (that doesn't involve sending coins) to actually validate if ...
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Bitcoind in test network doesn't display transactions

Hello i'm setting up the bitcoin-core daemon, i use version 160300 ( but it is same problem with newer version ). I have made config like this: testnet.conf server=1 listen=50 listenonion=0 testnet=...
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Testnet daemon stuck at block 0

I installed bitcoind for the first time and configured it with testnet. I ran ./src/bitcoind -testnet -daemon and confirmed Bitcoin Core is running by trying to re-run the same command. The output for ...
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Bitcoin rpc testnet balance and transaction not visible

I'm using bitcoind-0.15.0.1 version & My Wallet Address is: muweVvHKnK1bE88pUsrpSAPuWry1V1AmHZ But whenever checking balance with following command: bitcoin-cli getreceivedbyaddress '...
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How did I get a Test net

I was downloading bitcoin for the first time and during the last 3 minutes while doing some other work on my computer, something about an interruption flashed and then it looked as if nothing had ever ...
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What are the key differences between regtest and the proposed signet?

What are the key differences between regtest and the proposed signet? One of the key differences is that using regtest is not ideal for public networks as anyone anywhere can just rewrite the ...
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How to connect to bitcoin daemon running in VirtualBox using RPC?

I am running the bitcoin daemon with the following config in VirtualBox: testnet=1 daemon=1 server=1 txindex=1 mintxfee=0.001 txconfirmtarget=1 rpcuser=lubo rpcpassword=vranka rpcport=18332 ...
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How to use Bitcoin Testnet2 [duplicate]

I am looking to mine bitcoins with ease. But, first, I want to know how can I access an earlier testnet (testnet2). I have future plans to do this. I need to know how to open it up on the command line ...
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Can I use an earlier version of testnet?

I am looking to mine bitcoins with ease. But, first, I want to know how can I access an earlier testnet (testnet2). I have future plans to do this. I need to know how to open it up on the command line ...
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How do I broadcast an OP_RETURN transaction using bitcoin cli

I am using Bitcoin Testnet's command line (and GUI). I am curious how, using my own computer and equipment (I already used a faucet) I could send a transaction easily. I tried https://github.com/...
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c-lightning - Unknown Peer

I'm trying to create a channel using c-lighting (testnet), but I keep getting an Unknown Peer error message. I used cli/lightning-cli connect which seemed to work fine. I used cli/lightning-cli ...
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ScriptSig does not validate with seemingly valid signature

I am trying to build raw transactions from scratch to improve my understanding. For comparison I am using the hexoutput from https://coinb.in/ as I can choose Testnet on there. I am trying to ...
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Bitcoin testnet node crashes after getting fully synced

I have set up a bitcoin testnet node in ubuntu . It gets fully synced, after that the node crashes and shows this error "***SOCKET SENDING TIMEOUT***" in debug log. Ubuntu version - Distributor ID: ...
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What are the Advantages of Mainnet over Testnet?

In recent days most of the ICO's starting with test net then developing their own block with mainnet. I don't know why they are doing this. What are the reasons behind this starting with testnet and ...
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These testnet outputs are not making sense to me

Today I took some time to mess around with the bit Python library, which I find pretty easy to use. I have been wanting to do some Bitcoin programming for a while, so I decided to create a simple web ...
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looking for faucet API so i could use it for tests - Automated faucet

i would like to make some tests on test net, the issue is every time i have insufficient fund in my wallet i need to find a faucet and manually add funds. i would like to create an automatic faucet ...
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System requirements for running a Bitcoin Core node on testnet

What are the minimum systems requirements for running a Bitcoin Core full node on testnet?
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Lightning Network on testnet - listchannels and listnodes returning empty values

I have setup a lightning node on testnet using c-lightning. The lightning-cli getinfo command output: { "id" : "0315a5746114ab9f3e8f0a3f2f73153ef1e4a8fb58daa54fa97c9603dfab989a30", "alias" : "...
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Bitcoin Testnet API that allows transaction lookup and submission of raw transactions

I'm looking for a well developed, maintained and stable API allowing to access bitcoin testnet. Something like Infura for Ethereum. Googling gives many results, but can somebody point me out what is ...
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Where can I get bigger amount of test BTC?

We are conducting some testing with the end users of our application and I need a bigger amount of test BTC for it. Using faucets, I can get 0.1 or 0.01 per request with captcha, but I need something ...
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Enable dustRelayFee behavior on testnet to get error code 64: dust

Crafting and sending an utxo of 1 satoshi does works and get mined on testnet without error. However on mainnet the error code 64: dust arise. I understand the basic idea that you are not able to ...
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Connection Refused when running bitcoind in a non-root user and trying to make RPC calls

I'm new to Bitcoin development and I'm currently having difficulties trying to make RPC calls to a Bitcoin-Core daemon running in a SSH server. I suppose that the problem is with Firewall or closed ...
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broadcasting error for raw bitcoin transaction testnet

I am trying to create a raw transaction and send it to the testnet. I am using testnet keys and here is the simplified readable output from my script: decoded private key: ...
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Child Pays for Parent transactions get stuck on testnet

I'm building a service prototype by reusing Electrum code and generated 4 consequent transactions which are CPFP type on the testnet. They are staying unconfirmed for several hours but test ...
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bitcoind localhost port 18332: Connection refused Ubuntu 18

Trying to connect to testnet using curl from localhost on ubuntu server. Tried lots of combinations of bitcoin.conf and ports. Here's my config: server=1 daemon=1 testnet=1 rpcuser=user rpcpassword=...
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Could a transaction hex on testnet theoretically be valid on mainnet?

For all practical intents and purposes it seems a testnet tx hex could never be valid on mainnet because of the prev tx hex present for all inputs used in the tx. However, let's say that by some ...
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How to test if a transaction is standard without spending real money?

The problem with Testnet is all types of transactions are allowed, so how can I know if a transaction would be rejected on mainet ?
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How to assemble and test a script on Bitcoin testnet online?

Given a script using Multisig, how can I convert addresses to hash that can be used in the script then assemble the script and then launch it inside a transaction on Bitcoin testnet that can viewed on ...
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How to setup a testnet full node on Windows 10?

I'm trying to implement an SPV and I'd like to test it on a testnet full node but can't really understand how to do it from what I've found.
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Testnet APIs for bitcoin sv?

I'm trying to write code in nodejs that can check balance of an address and send transaction. I'm using the bsv library in nodejs, and I'm stuck at 2 parts which concern to interacting with the ...
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Negative number of confirmations for a testnet transaction on blockexplorer

I am curious about the test transaction f72f59a32c1bac47ec87bc3678ec44e98eece5e235d29d79cd1f5461ccc5bf38. Depending on which site I view this transaction, the number of confirmations is positive or ...
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Is their a way to use Bitcoin's Testnet/LN Testnet within CLI without downloading Bitcoind?

I'd like to start working with Bitcoin's & Lightning's Testnet but don't want to download bitcoind on my current computer.
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getbalance and listaddressgroupings inconsistent

I imported a private key from my electrum wallet (testnet) to bitcoincore (testnet) as follow: In my electrum wallet, I copy the private key associated to the address ...
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testnet.blockchain.info api not showing latest results?

I sent a transaction to the testnet address mzWCWQU6phb9rKSAiQ4FBU92sGYtY7tjPH a few days ago and I have been using the testnet.blockchain.info api for a while now in my project. It was working fine ...
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How to perform CPU mining on bitcoin TESTNET on Linux?

I need approximately 100 Bitcoin Testnet to run an experiment on the lightning network. Any suggestion on how to run CPU mining? Should I use cgminer? Make any sense to perform solo mining on ...
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Where would I test the Liquid Network at testnet?

I would like to test Liquid Network functions with recently announced Liquid Core. Can be Liquid Network used for Bitcoin testnet?
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Bitcoin-qt -testnet 0.17.1 Send and Receive buttons do nothing

Fully synced on testnet blockchain after building Bitcoin with UI and wallet enabled on Ubuntu 18.10. Pressing Send and Receive buttons results in no UI displayed. Receiving addresses dialog doesn't ...
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very frequent blocks on testnet3 [duplicate]

I see very frequent blocks on testnet3: more than 18000 since 2019-02-18T06:28:34Z, it's one per 1.76 seconds average. blockcypher.com states that highest block is 1458714, but my node got 1475843+. ...
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How to run a private bitcoin network with low difficulty?

I want to test and develop an open source mining pool. I don't have access to an ASIC miner or GPU, so I have to use my CPU to simulate mining and see how the pool really works. The problem is the ...
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How find own address in testnet using bitcoin-cli?

I have bitcoin-core installed, I am running it in testnet mode. Now if I want to fund my wallet, I need to know the receiving address. How do find my receiving address, so that I can fund it and then ...
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Can I mine bitcoin testnet coins with my regular bitcoin asic miner?

Is it possible to use my bitcoin asic miner to mine testnet bitcoin coins? Is there special software I need? can I join a testnet pool or is there even such a thing?
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Can I send BTC from other node or wallet with my address?

I'm trying to send bitcoins from node2 with my address using private key noted that my address is created in node1.I followed this link: "https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_to_import_private_keys" I dump ...