I have a random and maybe crazy question. Can I sell test coins? Someone recently told me that Advanced Market Terminal is buying them. It is strange to me Since they should hold no value.
Testnet coins are an interesting thing:
- They are useful because they have no value
- If they had value, they would be useless
Remember that the testnet is there to test out your code, and ensure that everything runs smoothly before you deploy that code to an environment which is holding actual value. That way, if something goes wrong, you haven't lost anything of value.
So you certainly could sell someone testnet coins, but I'm not sure why anyone would pay you for them.
If you want larger amounts of testnet coins (0.1 or more), you still need to run a miner to get testnet coins and the amount of testnet coins is still limited to 21 million like maininet. So I can see why someone might want to pay a small amount for testnet coins just so they don't have to wait for the mining process.
If no blocks are found on testnet in 20 minutes it will reset difficulty back to 1, which is the lowest difficulty making finding a block very easy.
So I suppose it depends on the patience of the person, if no patience then maybe you can find a buyer, but the difficulty reset is supposed to help keep the value at or near zero.