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Is there a sandbox in bitcoin for testing, so that i can create sample bitcoins with out mining and do transactions as a testing purpose.

update:

I checked this question: Mining on the testnet: how to configure bitcoin-qt?

I installed the software(bitcoin-qt) by following this link:

which are:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin    
sudo apt-get update    
sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt
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You can use testnet, it is a separate chain: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Testnet

  • Can i create bitcoins without mining?. if not then how to mine bitcoin on testnet – suhailvs Nov 30 '13 at 7:37
  • There are bitcoin "faucets" for testnet bitcoins. tpfaucet.appspot.com – Karel Bílek Nov 30 '13 at 8:39
  • If you want to run bitcoin/bitcoind with testnet, just use -testnet flag. – Karel Bílek Nov 30 '13 at 8:54
  • @KarelBílek thank you very much for your help. but still i have 0.00 btc balance – suhailvs Nov 30 '13 at 9:16
  • @KarelBílek in terminal i run bitcoin-qt -testnet – suhailvs Nov 30 '13 at 9:18
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first install the software(bitcoin-qt) by following the steps:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin    
sudo apt-get update    
sudo apt-get install bitcoin-qt

run:

bitcoin-qt -testnet

bitcoin-qt testnet

click on the Receive button in the screenshot to get the address

go to link http://tpfaucet.appspot.com/ and give the address to get testnet bitcoins.

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