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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 mine a block on my PC (CPU only) after a day. Is there anywhere I could get just some small amount of testnet bitcoins for testing?

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Looks like you can get some here: https://onchain.io/bitcoin-testnet-faucet

The term "faucet" has been used for quite some time for a site giving away small quantities of coins for free. If the above link ever stops working, a web search for "bitcoin testnet faucet" may find a different site.

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    The important part of this answer is the term "faucet"; even if a specific source ceases working, a web search as suggested should be able to find another source of testnet coins. Nov 18 '16 at 0:35
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    This link ( testnet.coinfaucet.eu/en ) provides enough testnet BitCoins. Oct 25 '17 at 6:37
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One more site to get free test bitcoins...

http://kuttler.eu/bitcoin/btc/faucet/

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  • manual sending there, so it might take some days - manu's is instant, see answer of Pavel
    – vv01f
    Dec 20 '17 at 9:43
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http://bitcoinfaucet.uo1.net/ - about 4000 testnet coins now

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    keeps saying I'm bot, but I'm not. My wife had me tested! Sep 25 '17 at 11:42
  • it's trying to detect adblockers and fails badly by overblocking non-blockers :D
    – vv01f
    Dec 20 '17 at 9:47
  • Worked for me, Instantly! (as of 15 Nov 2018; i know mentioning the date is redundant :) Nov 15 '18 at 9:09
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This worked for me today, they give 1BTC per request, theres captcha

https://testnet.manu.backend.hamburg/faucet

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    It does not work now
    – Ngoc Nam
    Feb 28 at 13:59
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http://faucet.xeno-genesis.com/

working as of 2014-04-06 with about 2000+ testnet coins.

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  • I got the error: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN
    – Ngoc Nam
    Feb 28 at 14:00
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https://blocktrail.com has a testnet faucet but requires login

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Testnet3 bitcoins in http://faucet.luis.im

Active as of December 2015.

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BTC Testnet faucet:

https://coinfaucet.eu/en/btc-testnet

Working as of Oct 5, 2018

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Testnet3 faucet as louis is down: https://testnet.coinfaucet.eu/en/

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Just launched Bitcoin testnet faucet for developers! https://tbtc.bitaps.com

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