I am looking to mine bitcoins with ease. But, first, I want to know how can I access an earlier testnet (testnet2). I have future plans to do this. I need to know how to open it up on the command line and I will take it from there.

  • Why do you need testnet2? It's practically the same as testnet3. If you just want a network that you can basically have full control over, use regtest.
    – Andrew Chow
    Jul 26, 2019 at 22:58
  • It has a lower difficulty. Jul 26, 2019 at 23:10
  • So? Regtest has basically no difficulty, you can mine there. Also, testnet3's difficulty is easily gamed down to be the minimum difficulty.
    – Andrew Chow
    Jul 27, 2019 at 3:33
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    What are you trying to achieve in the long term?
    – Murch
    Jul 27, 2019 at 16:07


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