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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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(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.

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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, 2016 at 0:35
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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, 2017 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, 2017 at 11:42
  • it's trying to detect adblockers and fails badly by overblocking non-blockers :D
    – vv01f
    Dec 20, 2017 at 9:47
  • Worked for me, Instantly! (as of 15 Nov 2018; i know mentioning the date is redundant :) Nov 15, 2018 at 9:09
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Website Shutdown

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, 2021 at 13:59
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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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Edit: Website Shutdown

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, 2021 at 14:00
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Just launched Bitcoin testnet faucet for developers! https://tbtc.bitaps.com

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BTC Testnet faucet:

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

Working as of Oct 5, 2018
Defunct as of 2023-10-06

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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.

Faucet Status Last checked
uo1.net Works 2023-10-06
bitaps.com Works 2023-10-06
kuttler.eu Empty 2024-05-05
coinfaucet.eu Stuck on Cloudflare 2023-10-06
onchain.io No response 2023-10-06
manu.backend No response 2023-10-06
luis.im Abandoned domain 2023-10-06
blocktrail.com Business shut down 2023-10-06
xeno-genesis.com Abandoned domain 2023-10-06
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Testnet3 faucet as louis is down: https://testnet.coinfaucet.eu/en/

Edit: Defunct as of 2023-10-06

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