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

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Is there a Bitcoin testnet that is really small so you can quickly download the blockchain and test stuff?

Is there a Bitcoin testnet that is really small so you can quickly download the blockchain and test stuff?
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is there a way to run bitcoin-qt and point it to a local testnet?

I'm running a small testnet locally with this project: http://github.com/freewil/bitcoin-testnet-box but I'm having trouble pointing bitcoin-qt to the blockchain that I created locally myself, so I ...
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How to check if node is on TestNet or MainNet via `bitcoin-cli`?

Is there a way, by using bitcoin-cli using RPC querying, if the node I'm querying is running on MainNet or TestNet? Thanks
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Accessing Testnet [duplicate]

Can i access the testnet without downloading the blockchain? im developing a software to do a testnet (later it will be in mainnet) transaction with a custom message embedded into OP_RETURN. if the ...
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OP_RETURN custom message in testnet transaction

I would like to do a bitcoin transaction in testnet by embedding a custom message in the OP_RETURN. do i have to download the bitcoin core client with and the block chain to do that? or can i use a ...
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Send a transaction using bitcoinjs-lib to testnet in a box

I put together some code using bitcoinjs-lib which allows me to create a testnet transaction and send some bitcoins from one address to another. But I'm getting tired of waiting for 10 mins after ...
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Not receving Bitcoins to my testnet wallet

I am running the bitcoinj wallettemplate on testnet3. I have this address miAKWcmebJ7TYyZCYUx54djHsatVGdNZA8 , I tried out some websites which sends me testnet coins (Faucet). But I am not receiving ...
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Generate QR Code tesnet

I would like to generate a bitcoin paper testnet wallet. A paper wallet is a QR code of a private key and a QR code of a bitcoin testnet address, I assume it can be generate juste like this link does :...
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Height mismatch between bitcoin-qt and bitcoin explorers

I am running bitcoin-qt on the testnet. The count of the last block is 787794 which is way ahead of what I see on blockchain explorers such as https://test.webbtc.com/, which shows the last block as ...
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0 active connection to bitcoin network (testnet)

I am working with the testnet. I downloaded the bitcoin-core application on Linux and I am running the version Bitcoin Core version v0.12.1.0-g9779e1e (64-bit) I was able to download the bitcoin block,...
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Testnet wallet fully sync block height different to testnet blockchain explorer

I run bitcoin core into testnet mode for learning/testing purpose. My client/wallet/node are fully sync, based on the "check mark" at the bottom right of the GUI-client. Via getinfo command I obtain : ...
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test net block time wrong

I can see http://tbtc.blockr.io/ time of block are showing "right now". When I click "all blocks" the time is two hours ahead of "now". I don't think it's blockr time zone problem, because 1) when I ...
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Server requirements & optimal configuration for Testnet

My friend and I are interested in running some experiments using a blockchain and accordingly we're interested in setting up our own Testnet. We're a bit light on experience, i.e. we've never set up ...
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Test network completely removed from the real network?

I know of the testnet Bitcoin provides, but is there any framework or simulator of the Bitcoin network which I can use to test on my local machine? I would like to edit parts of the code and simulate ...
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How thoroughly has Segregated Witness been tested?

I've encountered claims that Segregated Witness was "not really tested" and is being "rushed". It is my understanding that SegWit had been running on Elements for more than half a year already, and ...
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Testnet: mandatory-script-verify-flag-failed when doing OP_RETURN

For some reason I keep getting error: {"code":-25,"message":"Missing inputs"} EDIT: Updating error now that the full testnet blockchain is downloaded "code":-26,"message":"16: mandatory-script-...
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How to install a private testnet?

I'm looking to make my own NxT testnet for developpement purpose but couldn't find a way to do it. I'm currently using the normal " testnet " but couldn't find the way to properly configure the nxt-...
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bitcoin testnet daemon stuck

I am running bitcoin testnet daemon for development, but lately I have trouble with starting the daemon. Blockchain is downloaded and it seems that everything runs fine till init message: ...
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Is there a way to force fail the transaction in testnet network

I would like to test my application with all the edge cases. Could you please tell me is there a way to force fail the transaction in the testnet blockchain so I can test if my application handles ...
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Why is this (testnet) transaction considered invalid?

96c42fd1a6d4a77eef677030483ce79fd3e70100000000ffffffff02b0040000000000001976a914817b776c02b9e0fe60163a170b0d72a194a463ef88ace05a0100000000001976a914817b776c02b9e0fe60163a170b0d72a194a463ef88ac00000000 ...
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Quantity of traffic on test network

I want to begin experimenting with bitcoin. I notice the estimated upload traffic for the real bitcoin network is around 200 GB per month. That's too much for an experiment. How much traffic per month ...
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Does a transaction with a lock time need more time to be confirmed?

I've made this transaction in the testnet: https://testnet.blockexplorer.com/tx/2f18c646a2b2ee8ee1f295bb5a0f5cc51c5e820a123a14b0c0e170f9777518bb It's a multisign tx with locktime. The locktime has ...
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What am I doing wrong with my BitcoinXT test net setup?

I installed bitcoind and bitcoin-cli, set the configuration file so that I am using test-net and requested funds from TP's TestNet Faucet. The funds never appeared in my account. I thought at first ...
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How to set up a private bitcoin network with mining on a single machine?

I created a testnet for mining using several ports in a single machine. However I see that the source codes [CAddrInfo, CAddr] are based on IP and not IP||port. Is there an easy change to make it do ...
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How peer discovery works after connecting to hardcoded nodes?

I am tinkering with the bitcoin source code and trying to understand the exact working of peer discovery mechanism in the testnet mode for which I have made the following changes: Disabled the DNS ...
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Bitcoin transactions reserve more coins than needed

I have a JavaWebApp wich uses bitcoinj 0.13.2 for sending bitcoins from a wallet to a particular address in a TimerTask. When the job starts, every minute I send 10000 satoshis to the address. The fee ...
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Reset bitcoin blockchain checkpoint to mine 0th block [duplicate]

I want to start a new block chain and mine the 0th block, but I guess the hardcoded checkpoint in chainparams.cpp won't allow that. I guess I need to reset the checkpoint hardcoded as follows before ...
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Am I paying Double fees?

On testnet I sent a transaction I believe this was for TBTC1.000 and a 0.0001 fee: i.e. inputs - outputs = 0.0001. When I try to claim the transaction I am only allowed to claim 1 - 0.001. If I ...
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Bitcoin testnet not connecting to hardcoded ip addresses

I am trying to force bitcoind running in testnet mode to connect to my own defined set of ip addresses(basically 127.0.0.1:diffPorts). For this I have disabled dnsseed and starting with a fresh ...
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Receive money in regtest mode

I am working on a app in which my project communicates with the bitcoin server to get the details of a transaction with transaction id as the parameter. I have bitcoind, bitcoin-cli and bitcoin-qt ...
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how to get confirmed balance for bitcoin testnet server? [duplicate]

I can't get confirmed BTC from https://tpfaucet.appspot.com/ server. Tried many address and can't get balance with confirmation. for that reason my testnet server balance is always 0.0 bitcoin....
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what is the bitcoin.conf for testnet3?

I need to use bitcoin testnet3 server for testing via php. bitcoin.conf rpcuser=bitcoinrpc rpcpassword=random string testnet=1 create JsonRpc object with easy bitcoin: $...
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testnet server won't get any btc from TP's TestNet Faucet. what is the reason?

I have generate bitcoin address from testnet server. but I can't get any btc in those address. i tried many times and I failed. can anyone explain me that is the reason? whay i can't get btc on ...
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Trying to send Bitcoins from testnet to my regtest node

I send bitcoin regtest server BTC to other bitcoin address of same server. I sent 5 BTC but it shows 50 BTC of that account's associated address. It received 5 BTC. What's the problem with this ...
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how to use bitcoind jsonrpc for regtest or testnet server in php?

i used bitcoind with jsonrpc service. but i added regtest=1 in bitcoin.conf at .bitcoin folder. used: bitcoin-cli -regtest generate 101 bitcoin-cli -regtest getbalance 50.00000000 ...
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How to send an invalid transaction for testing purposes?

How could I send an invalid transaction—for testing purposes, such as with testnet or regtest? For example, I would like to to try to double-spend, spend non existent coins, etc.
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Bitcoin soft fork hypothetical issue based off BIP66

Recently I saw BIP66 activation occur on testnet, but then the majority of miners were propogating V2 blocks again, causing 0.10 nodes to reject any v2 blocks - causing a fork between V2 and V3 nodes. ...
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testnet pay per share mining pools

I was wondering if there are any testnet mining pools that are active, or is all of the current hash power on testnet (about 3 Th/s) all from solo miners. I would like to be able to get a bit of ...
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how to tell if a pool is not working

I have been trying to mine on testnet just for fun, and I ran across a testnet mining pool http://testnet.tbdice.org. Using cg miner, I was able to connect to the pool; however all of my shares are ...
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Where can I access a NXT public testnet node?

Was wondering where can I access a public NXT testnet node?
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Running another instance of bitcoin-qt dedicated to testnet/regtest?

Is it possible to run another instance of bitcoin-qt dedicated to testnet/regtest? If so, how do i do this? My question is similar to "Running two bitcoind instances for different nets," but I want ...
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Problem with sendrawtransaction

When I use bitcoin-cli sendrawtransaction and only get -25 errors. I have tried to push the transaction using different blockchain explorer sites, but that didn't work. I have tried: ...
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Why can't the block size upgrade be trialed on testnet with an organised “stress test”

A stress test was run on mainnet to see the effect of exponential demand in Tx volume. Why can't a testnet "stress test" be organised to look at the implications of the 20Mb block size (and other ...
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Why the same confirmed transaction in the Testnet has different block hash and other fields?

Chain.com http://explorer.chain.com/transactions/a4bfb8e21ae3d6232183dfb8ef5fcee8c9b8f223c2d25738e24765a75abd009b Chain.so https://chain.so/tx/BTCTEST/...
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Why was this transaction allowed on testnet?

I'm a bit confused on how testing stuff for Bitcoin on the testnet currently works. For example, bitcoin core 0.10 enables only 40 bytes in OP_RETURN, but I'm not sure if 0.10 is the latest version ...
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Bitcore Testnet API

Does anyone know if Bitcore offer a testnet API to play around with? I'm implementing an Escrow system using the API and Node.js and don't particularly want to use real Bitcoins. Thanks.
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Cannot create a transaction

I am trying to create a transaction on the bitcoin testnet, using bitcore: Error Message : SyntaxError: JSON.parse: unexpected character at line 1 column 1 of the JSON data Here is my code: ...
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Armory 0.93 on Testnet: consistent unconfirmed Txs sent from connected Bitcoin-cli (log attached)

Running Armory (0.93.0.82) on Win7 x64 with the following flags: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Armory\ArmoryQt.exe" --testnet --datadir=d:\data\armory\testnet3 --satoshi-datadir="d:\data\bitcoincore" --...
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Why am I unable to post two transactions (the second from the change address of the first) in the same block?

I'm attempting to make a transaction on the testnet with an OP_RETURN and a change address in it, and then make a second OP_RETURN transaction from first transaction's change address in the same ...
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Working example of raw transaction utilising Boolean (OP_IF, OP_ENDIF) scripting REQUIRED

I recently posted this Testnet TX (TxID 2d0daa01da8294a54178f8111eb2a02010c425fd15957d8baee8717edcfbe105) which successfully spends an output (TxID ...