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version of the Monero blockchain used to test new features before they are introduced to the mainnet where Monero holds real value and mistakes are more costly.

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What is the minimum number of nodes for a private I2P testnet?

What is the minimum number of nodes for a private I2P testnet ?
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Testnet wallet rpc "not enough money" despite balance being adequate

When I call get_balance: $ curl http://127.0.0.1:2024/json_rpc -d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","id":"0","method":"get_balance","params":{&...
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Why does my testnet contuinously throw errors?

I have three private testnet nodes set up, and one wallet-rpc that connects to one of those three nodes (which are all connected to eachother as peers). I am constantly having to delete the walllet ...
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Unable to view an account balance using monerojs

I downloaded my local node on the Monero testnet, specifically I used: monerod --testnet --db-sync-mode fast --prune-blockchain After successfully launching the node, I mined some XMR. My intention ...
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How to run Monero as a private chain or a similar mode?

I am using msys2, am on a LAN and I don't want to connect to the public Monero network. My aim is to study Monero and so want to run it in a private chain mode or similar. So how can I run it like ...
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Monero testnet forked on block 1982800; how is it possible and what are the implications for mainnet?

I have a testnet node running on 0.17.3.2-release. At the moment the node reports the following tip: print_height 1999140 print_block 1999139 timestamp: 1654876411 (2022-06-10 15:53:31) previous hash:...
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Monero Testnet Faucet

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?
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How do I connect to the testnet blockchain without downloading it?

I am building a python app that depends on both monerod, and the JSON-RPC server for access to the (testnet) blockchain. In my testing environment, I had access to more than enough space to hold the ...
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Are there test executables that Monero does not run?

For instance core-proxy is an executable under tests and is listed under enabled-tests but has no add_test call in its CMakeLists.txt. I noticed it with some other folders as well like daemon_tests. ...
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How do I get a testnet wallet in Monero GUI?

I just need a testnet wallet. The testnet wallet can be any. If this is possible I want to access it from XMR GUI Wallet
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How can I get the public tx key on private testnet?

I built a private testnet with reference to https://github.com/moneroexamples/private-testnet. I want to check the public tx key of the issued tx, but I don't know how to check it. I cannot use https:/...
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How do I create a Monero testnet wallet address and account?

I have already downloaded the Monero software. It includes monero-cli-wallet, monero-gui-wallet, monerod, monero-wallet-rpc etc. How do I create a new wallet using using these tools? Using GUI ...
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Can someone suggest a better way to test transfers for development testing?

I have made an experimental fork which was forked from the Monero v0.13 release. The forks main focus is to test post-quantum signature keys for Monero. Although it's working, it still has a lot of ...
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Monero Wallet RPC stops responding to Monero Python module after some time

I wrote a program that repeatedly requests for JSON responses from a Monero Wallet RPC at some time intervals ranging from 10 seconds to a minute. Everything is running on a testnet in my local ...
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Why did I get an error -18 whilst attempting an RPC transfer?

I recently tried to send a transaction on the local testnet running 'Beryllium Bullet' (v0.13.0.2-release) and got this error: {"code": -18, "message": "Transaction would be too large. try /...
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What stops testnet & stagenet coins from acquiring monetary value?

There's a splendidly succinct explanation on many faucet websites of why testnet & stagenet coins shouldn't acquire value, but I'm asking how. My first guess is that Monero's twice-yearly ...
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Mining on testnet

I'm trying to obtain some coins in testnet, so I started monerod, waited until it sync and started mining. I've got such messages: 2018-04-11 14:31:43.803 [RPC0] WARN miner src/...
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Is there any way to lower the difficulty in order to mine faster on a testnet?

I'm searching for a way to mine 60 blocks without the waiting time (or at least significantly reduce the time) on a testnet. Can it be done or will it affect other operations in the blockchain?
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Cannot get version 2 transactions to work on private testnet

I built Monero private testnet (basically used these instructions https://github.com/moneroexamples/private-testnet, but with the latest codebase). Everything seemed to work fine, but I realized that ...
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Is there a way to connect the Monero Core (GUI wallet) to a remote testnet node?

I'm trying to make a liveUSB so people can play with the Monero Core GUI, but I don't want them to download the whole testnet blockchain first just to try it out. Maybe something like... monero-...
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blockchain.raw download for the testnet?

I've started running monerod connected to the testnet but the sync is extremely slow. Is there a download for the testnet blockchain as per the regular blockchain (https://downloads.getmonero.org/...
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Connecting to remote daemon in testnet is not working

I'm studying blockchain and alt coins like Monero. I want to see how transaction works in Monero network because they are all behind the veils. So, I tried to create a testnet account to test ...
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Bulletproof txs in testnet

Is there any testnet block explorer or something where I can see how Bulletproofs transactions are? I'm having problems parsing a transaction and I can't figure out if it's a bulletproof transaction ...
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Monero setting up a testnet wallet in terminal, can't sync

I am currently running Ubuntu 16.04 server with monero-v0.11.1.0. I successfully downloaded the live chain without problem. When I tried to download the testnet chain I get over and over: 2018-01-...
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What is the Monero testnet? How can I participate in it?

I've seen people talk about the Monero testnet, but I don't know what they mean. What is testnet? What advantages come with using testnet? Finally, how do I get involved?
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Cannot run private testnet with more than 2 nodes

I've been following this tutorial to set up a private testnet. However it only works with 2 nodes. As soon as I start the 3rd one (with port 48080), I get these errors 2018-01-07 03:57:00.286 [P2P0] ...
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Monero Javascript Library

It is my first time working with Monero, since it is a coin based on blockchain I guess it follows similar principles than BTC and ETH. Is there a javascript library like bitcore or web3 to interact ...
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Why are do some addresses on the Monero testnet begin with '9' and others with 'A'?

I thought the prefix of a cryptonote address was fixed. For example AEON uses a Wm. And Monero a 4. But sometimes the Monero testnet has addresses that begin with a 9 and sometimes they begin with an ...
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How to make an integrated address based on a subaddress?

Monero is getting subaddresses soon. How are integrated addresses built upon those? I'm trying the standard algorithm, using netbyte 0x35 (I'm on testnet) but the wallet rejects them as invalid. ...
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Is it possible to tell apart real and testnet Integrated Address

Real address has network byte 0x12, testnet address has 0x35 and integrated addresses all have 0x13. At least this is what I learned from different resources online. Is it possible to tell whether ...
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Generated wallets on testnet receive no transactions

I have set up my own testnet. When I generate a new wallet by using monero-wallet-cli --testnet --restore-deterministic-wallet and providing a seed, it works as expected. Wallets receive both mined ...
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How does one change Monero's block reward for chosen blocks?

For what I mean, see this example in bitcoin-based coins. We can do this: CAmount GetBlockSubsidy(int nHeight, const Consensus::Params& consensusParams) { int halvings = nHeight / ...
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How do I start the GUI for a testnet wallet?

I started the Monero Wallet GUI and ticked the Testnet checkbox at the opening page. I imported the testnet wallet from file, that was created in the CLI. After entering the password, I get the ...
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Understanding the structure of a Monero transaction

So I am trying to understand how Monero works under the hood, and I was looking at the transaction below. (If you would like to see it in your own daemon, switch to testnet and just type print_tx ...
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Can I obtain Monero testnet coins without mining?

Is there an easy way to obtain free Monero testnet coins without needing to start mining on testnet? The goal is to just make 2 testnet wallet addresses, either from the CLI or the GUI, and send some ...
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Does I2P have a test network?

Does I2P have a test network ? If not, how are the major changes tested ?
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I have the impression blockchain reorgs are more prevalent on testnet?

They also seem more significant if they happen, e.g. I just see REORGANIZE on height: 839127 of 839203 in the log file, which is quite a number of blocks. Can anyone comment whether these observations ...
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Is Monero the only CryptoNote based coin with a public testnet?

To the best of my knowledge Monero only has two forks, AEON and BipCoin AEON was forked from Monero prior to the introduction of its testnet function although its lead developer plans to change that ...
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How long are mining rewards locked on testnet?

I started a Monero testnet daemon this morning, and started mining to get a few testnet coins. Meanwhile, after mining 13 blocks, my wallet says: Balance: 167.583046443332, unlocked balance: 0....
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Has the testnet been reset with a new genesis block?

I mined some testnet monero using version 0.10.0.0 a few months ago. Now, when I restore from my testnet wallet seed with version 0.10.1.0, it says 0 balance.
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Problem transfering to Monero address copied from SE comment using monero-wallet-cli. `Error: wrong address`

I was trying to send some testnet coins to myself to an old address that I posted in a comment in this post. You can see that xmr_eric was successful in sending me some coins at the time. So today I ...
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Error Message When Running Monero Core GUI

I created a private testnet, mined 60 blocks, and successfully transferred between two simplewallets. I'd like to transfer from a simplewallet to the monero core gui wallet for testing purposes. ...
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Creating and Splitting Transactions

I left a node mining the testnet for a few days and got a bunch of coinbase transactions (close to 1200). I tried doing sweep_all [my address] but that failed: Error: payment id has invalid format, ...
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Why was `always-confirm-transfers = 1` not the default in version 0.10.0.0?

Let's say you just sent a transaction in monero-wallet-cli and you decide to copy that line and paste it in the daemon for whatever reason. Maybe you are thinking about editing its value or payment ID ...
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Is there a public remote testnet node?

Similar to this public remote mainnet node? https://www.reddit.com/r/Monero/comments/4jloss/nodemonerohashcom_public_remote_node_for_your/
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How can I assist in testing RingCT on the Monero testnet?

I hear that RingCT is currently fully deployed on the Monero testnet, and that we can assist with stress testing the protocol by creating a testnet account ourselves. I created my own testnet wallet ...
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Small bug with `sweep_all`

I am experimenting with the testnet wallet, so I did a sweep_all to my own address to see how it worked. And so this line came up: Sweeping 0.000000000000 for a total fee of 0.048000000000. Is this ...
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Small bug with `default-mixin` [closed]

I just noticed that when I type 'set' in monero-wallet-cli [testnet] it prints, among other things default-mixin = 0. From what I understand, the default mixin should be the mixin level of a ...
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Generating wallet from private key

I see that there is a flag --generate-from-keys for monero-wallet-cli that requires an argument, so I tried the hexadecimal seed, which was the same as the private key I generated here https://xmr....
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Exploring Testnet's Blockchain

I have synced my testnet node. I can send and receive transactions, but I would like to see how they look like for someone viewing the blockchain (specially the ringCT ones). So far, though, I couldn'...