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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    You can also use regression testing mode and generate as many coins as you wish on the go. – George Kimionis Jan 20 '15 at 13:41

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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.

  • Thanks! I didn't need the whole 1.3 for my testing, so I sent some back heh. Yea, faucet is the term to keep in mind next time then – Earlz Dec 1 '13 at 23:42
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    notworking anymore – Roland Kofler Dec 12 '13 at 6:42
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    I can confirm that it IS working. – Werner Kvalem Vesterås Dec 21 '13 at 9:45
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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. – Sly Gryphon Nov 18 '16 at 0:35
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    This link ( testnet.coinfaucet.eu/en ) provides enough testnet BitCoins. – Dhananjay M Oct 25 '17 at 6:37

One more site to get free test bitcoins...


  • manual sending there, so it might take some days - manu's is instant, see answer of Pavel – vv01f Dec 20 '17 at 9:43

This worked for me today, they give 1BTC per request, theres captcha




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


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! – Pavel Niedoba 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 :) – Vijay Chavda Nov 15 '18 at 9:09

https://blocktrail.com has a testnet faucet but requires login


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

Active as of December 2015.


BTC Testnet faucet:


Working as of Oct 5, 2018


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


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

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