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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.


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There is no danger in providing your Bitcoin address. For sites that use inputs.io, certainly you have to provide some way for them to know which account to credit. The security of that account depends on the strength of your password, and how much you trust inputs.io. A more fundamental problem with these faucets is that they are a complete waste of time. ...


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Faucets like that really exist and work, however, there probably are also some fakes. Nothing can be done with a Bitcoin address except to use it as a recipient address and/or see the transaction and balance history of the address. E-mail addresses are not required to send bitcoins. Unless you can discern another legit reason for them needing the email ...


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One more site to get free test bitcoins... http://kuttler.eu/bitcoin/btc/faucet/


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This worked for me today, they give 1BTC per request, theres captcha https://testnet.manu.backend.hamburg/faucet


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Most faucets are based on ad revenue. Bitcoin fauces do give aways fractions of bitcoins for you to visit sites filled with ads and the faucet collects revenue when you visit the site. To prevent bots from doing the work there's often a CAPTCHA on site the for you to prove that you are human. The faucets have often have a small fixed amount of BTC to give ...


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The trade of cryptocurrencies for other cryptocurrencies is not regulated in the United States under FinCEN guidance or IRS guidance, as of August 12th, 2014 Cryptocurrencies are designated as property under IRS guidance, and property generally enjoys like-kind treatment to defer capital gains until that property is exchanged for US Dollars (or other fiat ...


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There are no shortcuts, nor any free rides. First off, you aren't going to be able to do anything with 1 satoshi. You wouldn't be able to afford the mining fee to transfer it anywhere, which means that it has essentially been taken out of circulation. As it stands, everything you can do with 1 satoshi you can currently do with 0 satoshi. For amounts that ...


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There's a new faucet, it can be accessed here: https://testnet.wormhole.cash/faucet/ Edit: Broken! Coinfaucet still works.


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Privacy and security are important to Bitcoin users, so I would like to see more faucets that do not: Use Flash Use JavaScript Contain any advertisements Require the collection of any personal data to use the faucet


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The best description of XRP distribution/giveaways I've seen is on Ripple Labs XRP Distribution web page. The whole page is worth reading, but I'll just include a few select quotes that may address the question: Users don’t need to hold XRP if they prefer to transact in other currencies (e.g. dollar, euro, yuan, gold). … The inventors of the Ripple ...


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George gave you the idealistic answer. The cynical answer: the point is to get you to look at ads and produce revenue for the faucet operator, while paying you an amount of Bitcoin that you hopefully won't realize is equivalent to an hourly wage several orders of magnitude below sweatshop.


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http://faucet.xeno-genesis.com/ working as of 2014-04-06 with about 2000+ testnet coins.


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http://bitcoinfaucet.uo1.net/ - about 4000 testnet coins now


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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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It looks like you are using version 0.3.24 of the bitcoin client, which is extremely old (released July of 2011). The latest version is 0.8.6. Versions prior to 0.7.0 (released April of 2012) used a different testnet blockchain (called testnet2), which is no longer in general use. Since 0.7.0, everyone uses testnet3, which has a new genesis block and a ...


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Thanks for all the visitors, which have thought about that. I found now the solution for that problem. I use the blockchain.info API. There is an option to send to many addresses at the same time. https://github.com/blockchain/api-v1-client-python/blob/master/docs/wallet.md


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There are a lot of reasons. First, you may simply want to test some functionality with some faucet coins. Second, you may think it's an excellent investment. Third, you may want to pay for some micro-transaction.


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You're using a HD Wallet which specifically avoids reused addresses. You can of course reuse an address, so putting the same address into faucets is probably the only way to spend the low value input. So, yes, reuse the address


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concerning the mentioned website i advise you to read this extended discussion about : https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=341659.0 concerning the faucets systems Bitcoin faucets are a reward system, in the form of a website or app, that dispenses rewards in the form of a satoshi, which is a hundredth of a millionth BTC, for visitors to claim in ...


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You can request Ardor Testnet coins here: https://nxtforum.org/testnet/some-testnxt-to-test-asset-exchange/


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https://testnet.manu.backend.hamburg/bitcoin-cash-faucet worked for me. Please try again and report back.


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If you need 100 coins, you should use regtest mode, this is a message from a faucet website: Please do not ask me to send a coin outside the faucet! My stocks of coins are shrinking and generation new coins is becoming more and more difficult. If you really need a lot of testing coins, try some other solution. For example: bitcoin-testnet-box ...


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Bitcoin Faucets were useful once upon a time, when 10000 BTC still bought you only a single pizza (and even by then, they were starting to die out). Presently, you will earn next to nothing with faucets - in fact, most faucet websites usually make you earn in DOGE or other coins with much lower values, as the time taken to earn enough BTC to be able to ...


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Some faucets may pay based upon the ad revenue that they will earn from the user. A site may earn more ad revenue from someone visiting from the US because their advertisers are willing to pay more for US traffic than Indian traffic. Thus the faucet owner may opt to pay US visitors more in proportion to the additional ad revenue which they are bringing.


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From wkipedia It looks like they are mostly advertising sites that want to introduce people to coins by giving them small amounts that they can then play with and get comfortable using them before buying larger amounts.


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Faucets are services which give away free Bitcoin. However the amount of Bitcoin given away by faucets is so small such that the amounts are basically negligible and worthless. Faucets are not miners nor are they related to miners(although miners could run faucets if they so choose). Rather they serve as websites where the faucet owners can place a large ...


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Faucets in Bitcoin are outdated and economically infeasible today. Fees have been floating between 100 to 300 satoshi/byte. On some weekends they may drop to 20 satoshi/byte for a few hours. To create a minimal transaction with one input and one output, you already have to purchase 10+148+34=192 byte. Even at only 100 satoshi/byte fee, half of an output ...


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This is a classic issue with faucets and thus there are services that can help you with this. E.g. check this Behind the scenes those services use send_many as you already found out.


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