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?
(Link to faucet URL removed... please see the community wiki answer further down the page for links of faucets.)
The term "faucet" has been used for quite some time for a site giving away small quantities of coins for free. If all links in this page stop working, a web search for "bitcoin testnet faucet" may find a different site.
One more site to get free test bitcoins...
http://bitcoinfaucet.uo1.net/ - about 4000 testnet coins now
This worked for me today, they give 1BTC per request, theres captcha
https://blocktrail.com has a testnet faucet but requires login
Testnet3 bitcoins in http://faucet.luis.im
Active as of December 2015.
Edit: Website Shutdown
working as of 2014-04-06 with about 2000+ testnet coins.
Just launched Bitcoin testnet faucet for developers! https://tbtc.bitaps.com
BTC Testnet faucet:
Working as of Oct 5, 2018
Defunct as of 2023-10-06
This is a useful frequent topic, but answers outdate quickly. I’m starting this community wiki to collect all current answers in one place and to make it easier to amend and extend the list of testnet faucets. Please record the date when you update a line.
|coinfaucet.eu||Stuck on Cloudflare||2023-10-06|
|blocktrail.com||Business shut down||2023-10-06|
Testnet3 faucet as louis is down: https://testnet.coinfaucet.eu/en/
Edit: Defunct as of 2023-10-06