Testnet is a network separate from bitcoin that allows developers to attempt modifications of the bitcoin protocol safely.

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Are bitcoin testnet addresses taxed?

Here is a testnet address I've been experimenting with, Here is some test BTC leaving the address, I didn't initiate the transfer though, is this a feature of the testnet to keep the faucets stocked ...
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How can I do CPU mining on testnet?

I'm trying to do cpu mining on testnet to debug coinbase transactions in my application. Tried running GUI miner, I get the below output: 2014-07-31 11:31:51: Running command: poclbm.exe ...
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Error pushing hex of tx, generated with bitcoinjs 1.0, on testnet

I'm new to bitcoin programming and decided to give it a try with the release of bitcoinjs-lib 1.0. Here is how I generate the hex for the transaction var bitcoin = require('bitcoinjs-lib'); var key ...
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creating our own coin - connection refused error

We are trying to create our own currency. We first started with testnet. The aim is to generate a genesis block and testnet did it very well. However, although we had connection between two ...
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Tx to a multisig address in testnet not working

i've sent a tx to a newly created multisig address on testnet, but i dont understand why i didnt get the funds yet. What i've done to so far was create 3 separate wallets, and get the 3 pubkeys to ...
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Which altcoins have testnets?

Bitcoin can be run on a public testnet (by using a different port than the real Bitcoin network). This is very useful for development, because you can test software handling Bitcoin without handling ...
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RPC calls fail in testnet mode, but not normal mode?

I'm running bitcoind on a debian web server. If I run in normal mode, i.e. "bitcoind -daemon," then it seems to work completely fine. [birdseye]$ ./bitcoind -daemon Bitcoin server starting ...
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bitcoind in testnet is not synchronizing

I installed bitcoind into Linux. I'm running it in testnet mode but it is not synchronizing as it is not downloading blocks. I have the following in bitcoin.conf: rpcport=8332 # Needed for testnet ...
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Bitcoind doesn't find transactions / synchronize / update until last block from Testnet

I set up bitcoind as server. It downloads the testnet blockchain but it is inconsistent with public data: http://blockexplorer.com/testnet/q/getblockcount 182951 (As of 18/02/14) And bitcoind ...
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How to establish connection for mining testnet blocks on newly created altcoin

I was trying to clone an altcoin for educational purposes. I am total newby and I've got some plans to implement different PoW and continue working on cryto-currencies. I followed the cloning guide ...
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Double spend attempts examples on testnet?

Where can I find some double spend attempts examples on testnet? Can anyone refer me some TXIDs with double spends on testnet? EDIT: I need some example in which an outpoint was intended to be used ...
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How to use Bitaddress.org and Blockchain.info with Testnet coins?

I was asking myself the same question posed at How to run a bitcoind on a hosting securely? At the above posting, George Pearce provided a good suggestion. However, I have questions but ...
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Bitcoin Testnet is not working [closed]

I am new to Bitcoin Development Environment. Trying to setup testnet environment with the help this blog post. Bitcoin Folder ~/.bitcoin $ ls bitcoin.conf chainstate db.log peers.dat blocks ...
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Cannot synchronize with Bitcoin in testnet mode

I downloaded Bitcoin-QT for Windows 7 into: MYUSERNAME/Downloads/bitcoin-0.8.6-win32/bitcoin-0.8.6-win32 I want to run Bitcoin in testnet mode, so I created bitcoin.conf with only the following ...
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Cannot get Bitcoin-QT to run in testnet mode

I downloaded Bitcoin-QT for Windows 7 into: MYUSERNAME/Downloads/bitcoin-0.8.6-win32/bitcoin-0.8.6-win32 I want to run Bitcoin in testnet mode, so I created bitcoin.conf with only the following ...
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Looking for testnet coins [duplicate]

Having a hard time getting the amount of testnet coins I need. Anyone know a way of getting a rather large amount of testnet coins? If you can spare some:mvhTdSXUhs812vY5t1StAKohwid5GwALgK
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Completely confused with mutisig address and scripts

I used the guide, how to make escrow from bitcoin console. Here are my transactions in testnet: tx1 tx2 I am confused about ScriptPublicKey in tx1: OP_HASH160 ...
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Can an address have negative balance?

This address:n1JagbRWBDi6VMvG7HfZmXX74dB9eiHJzU (on testnet) has a negative balance of -0.27388239 according to: https://www.biteasy.com/testnet/addresses/n1JagbRWBDi6VMvG7HfZmXX74dB9eiHJzU, namely, ...
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Nonstandard script - TX rejected

I am experimenting in testnet with nonstandard scripts. There was a transaction, created by me, with the following vout script: OP_HASH256 ...
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Easiest way to accept BTC and test

We are building an online game and planning to enable our players to play for bitcoins. Therefore, we need to enable players to deposit and withdraw bitcoins. Which way is the easiest to start ...
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dumpwallet always corrupts my wallet

I have repeated this process a few times, always with the same error. In one terminal, ./bitcoind -testnet in another ./bitcoind -testnet getnewaddress mgj4Y8AvckxborhQzqFAhppcGVGFExqJvB ...
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Block explorer with testnet raw hex data

Blockchain.info allows you to look at the raw hex of a transaction. But it doesn't have testnet functionality. Blockexplorer allows you to look at testnet, but I can't find a way to show the hex dump. ...
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My Testnet is not generating coins

I have been trying to generate bitcoins on testnet & somehow even with difficulty level 1 it didn't generate the coins for me. I'm using classic bitcoind & Its running for last 20 hours with ...
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How can I find the “real” difficulty on testnet?

As is well known, testnet has a "20-minute rule": if no block is found within 20 minutes, the mining difficulty drops to 1 until a block is found. From some experimentation, it appears that ...
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Not generating any blocks

I am running bitcoind, and I have cgminer solo-mining on it. I am mining on Testnet3. My hash rate (this is an OLD computer) is ~800Khash/s, so according to one online calculator I should be ...
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Anyone successfully mining bitcoins in Testnet3?

I've been chugging away on multiple machines for days, and while I get a lot of 'unconfirmed' and 'orphaned' and 'immature' blocks, nothing lands in my wallet. Anyone else having this problem? From ...
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What happens if you send BTC to a testnet address?

What happens if you send real Bitcoins to a testnet address?
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How can I tell when bitcoind has found a block?

I'm using the traditional bitcoind -gen on the testnet to mine some test bitcoins. I did this on one machine for a few hours, and stopped when I found a faucet. Later though, I magically obtained 50 ...
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Is there any where to get free testnet Bitcoins?

I'm building a project with bitcoins and want to test it with testnet. However, I don't have any testnet bitcoins, and despite the difficulty being less than 100 usually, I still haven't been able to ...
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What does the text strange or nonstandard type mean in the output of a transaction?

I am trying to learn bitcoin by writing a script that finds a balance of a set of addresses by scanning all raw transactions. In the following link, the output at index 1 has no address and is ...
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Why are the first 514 blocks on testnet3 dated much earlier?

This is kind of an obscure question, but I'm curious. In playing with Testnet (version 3), I noticed an odd jump in the block times. Blocks 0 through 513 have block times from 2-3 February 2011. ...
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What is my chance to find a block on a TestNet ?

My gethashespersec is 4806082, on the TestNet what is my real chance to find a block ?
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How many coins been mined on the **Testnet** ?

How many coins been mined on the Testnet ? How can I check it ? Thanks in advance.
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Mining on the testnet: how to configure bitcoin-qt?

I am trying to generate some coins with the client ./bitcoin-qt -testnet -gen How can I config to what address the money go ? p.s.: actually I got notification for mining success but no coins in ...
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How to check testnet address balance

I have an address mpc1rKeaMSCuQnJevMViLuq8uWjHwgdjiV I check it via json rpc and get balance = 4.6 with 6 confirmations When I check ...
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(How) can I run standard clients on a “toy” block chain?

Say I build some software around the Bitcoin system and I would like to try stuff without having to earn real BTC first, and without having to employ a lot of hashing power to grow the block chain. ...
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How do I get testnet block height?

Like I would do wget -O - http://blockchain.info/q/getblockcount 2>/dev/null for the main net.
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Which testnet am I on?

How can I know which testnet am I on? I just ran bitcoind -testnet, and I would assume it would connect to the most recent one, but is there a way to know it?
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How to use bitcoinjs with TestNet?

One of my colleagues is trying to use bitcoinjs with TestNet, but apparently it doesn't like TestNet headers, so it doesn't work. Is there any way to make to use bitcoinjs with TestNet? Is there some ...
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Why must generated coins mature 120 blocks before they can be spent?

I mine bitcoin testnet blocks and I find some blocks with difficulty 1. Some examples: I mined these blocks: Block 1 Block 2 Why must generated coins mature 120 blocks before they can be spent?
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Testnet Bitcoin Generation Time

2 Parts to this. 1st - What is a typical winning block (I get coins) generation time when running on testnet. Ive done numbers with calculators and all that but given I cant work out accurately ...
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Has the TestNet ever been reset?

The Bitcoin TestNet is a network identical to Bitcoin in every respect except that the bitcoins on it are worthless because no one accepts them in payment or values them for anything other than ...
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getrawtransaction error? [Code -5]

I'm trying to read raw transactions but there is a problem; Seems like getrawtransaction only works for recent transactions, old transactions give me the next error: No information available about ...
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How do I know if my bitcoin client is mining?

I set up my bitcoin client to run on the testnet network, where I can presumably mine test bitcoins in a reasonable amount of time using only a laptop CPU. ./bitcoin-qt -testnet -gen Using top I ...
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How to Install bitcoind 0.7.2 Server on Ubuntu for bitcoin-testnet-box

I am trying to setup a private test net with the source at: https://github.com/freewil/bitcoin-testnet-box However, it requires bitcoind 0.7.2 (the latest version is 0.8.0). I tried installing 0.7.2 ...
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Difference between bitcoin and testnet, really

Other than what is listed in the wiki, what is the difference between the two networks? Could you sell test Bitcoins for money if you could find someone willing to buy? What would happen if you ...
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Are all the *coin networks consistent in which script actions are permitted and disabled?

The reference Bitcoin client disables several script commands (the programming within a transaction) due to possible implementation issues in the network. I think it's possible that a forked client ...
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Is the Testnet stable?

I have been recently playing with the testnet (using bitcoin-qt -testnet). I have been able to mine a few coins and do some test transfers, but I have found some problems: The coins appear sent, but ...
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Paying for testnet coins?

If testnet coins are this difficult to get, what's the chance people start throwing in some real money to speed along the process? If only to just have to not wait to test, say if you have an ...
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I'm developing on the Test network. Are there any “rules” or communication methods I should adopt?

I'm testing a C# port of the client on the Test network and need to test for a variety of conditions. Should I communicate to others regarding my actions on the network? If so, what method of ...