How to run monero node in testnet mode for testing purpose and how to get testnet coin? Is there any testnet online portal for testing?

  1. Start the daemon: monerod --testnet and then once sync'ed...
  2. Start the wallet in another window: monero-wallet-cli --testnet to create a testnet wallet, then...
  3. Back in the running daemon type: start_mining <your-wallet-address-here>
  4. Wait to mine a block. You'll then have testnet coins.
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There's a testnet and stagenet faucet currently provided by xmr.to: https://community.xmr.to/faucet/testnet/

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