I created a monero CLI wallet a few weeks ago with the --stagenet option:

./monero-wallet-cli --stagenet --generate-new-wallet ~/example_stagenet_wallet

I've now just connected it to the monero stagenet:

./monero-wallet-cli --daemon-address monero-stagenet.exan.tech:38081 --stagenet --wallet-file example_stagenet_wallet

I attempted to have some stagenet XMR sent to my address by going to this faucet and entering my address into the box. It said that it sent me 10 XMR with this Tx hash:


However, over an hour later and with 32 confirmations, it's still is not showing in my wallet, even though it is showing up in the explorer. Whenever I type 'refresh' in the CLI wallet, I'm told Refresh done, blocks received: 0, suggesting it's not properly connected to the remote stagenet daemon at monero-stagenet.exan.tech:38081; however, when I start the wallet it does say Warning: using an untrusted daemon at monero-stagenet.exan.tech:38081 so it at least thinks it's connected to that daemon.

Why is the XMR not showing in my wallet?

I'm totally new to monero and just learning the ropes, and would like to be able to send and receive XMR in this sandbox environment before doing it properly, so any help would be much appreciated!

2 Answers 2


Your transaction is apparently in stagenet block at height 565903, but the daemon you are using appears to be stuck back on height 558151 (at time of writing). Thus you need to use a daemon that is up-to-date.

Seeing as you are using the xmr.to explorer and faucet, perhaps use their stagenet daemon too: https://community.xmr.to/nodes.html.


./monero-wallet-cli --daemon-address node.xmr.to:38081 --stagenet \
    --wallet-file example_stagenet_wallet

Run ./monerod --stage to sync the last block before running ./monero-wallet-cli --stage

It should work, I can see your transaction at my side.

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    OP is using a stuck daemon, they do not need to download the whole stagenet blockchain just to verify it worked.
    – jtgrassie
    Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 6:59

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