Access Bitcoin Test Network "-testnet"

This section describes what is Bitcoin Test Network -testnet.

Bitcoin Test Network (-testnet) is a network of peer nodes running the Bitcoin test blockchain, which allows users to send and receive transactions for testing purpose.

Here is how you can run your local Bitcoin Core Daemon to join the Bitcoin Test Network:

C:\>\local\bitcoin-0.15.1\bin\bitcoind -testnet

You should see "bitcoind.exe" process running in the background.

Here is how you can run some commands to interact with the Bitcoin Test Network through your local Bitcoin Core Daemon:

C:\>\local\bitcoin-0.15.1\bin\bitcoin-cli -testnet uptime
40651

C:\>\local\bitcoin-0.15.1\bin\bitcoin-cli -testnet getchaintips
[
 {
  "height": 1029998,
  "hash": "00000000000121674d133d45b91941c6168b4c19d32f529432a4c184174d0b86",
  "branchlen": 1029998,
  "status": "headers-only"
 },
 {
  "height": 0,
  "hash": "000000000933ea01ad0ee984209779baaec3ced90fa3f408719526f8d77f4943",
  "branchlen": 0,
  "status": "active"
 }
]

C:\>\local\bitcoin-0.15.1\bin\bitcoin-cli -testnet stop
Bitcoin server stopping

You should see "bitcoind.exe" process stopped running, because of the last command.

Last update: 2017.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Bitcoin

 Bitcoin Blockchain

 Bitcoin Wallet

Bitcoin Core

 Bitcoin Core Programs

 Bitcoin Core Daemon

 Bitcoin Core CLI

 Bitcoin Core CLI Commands

Access Bitcoin Test Network "-testnet"

 bitcoin-cli Network Commands

 "bitcoin-cli getclock" Command

 bitcoin-cli Transaction Commands

 bitcoin-cli Wallet Commands

 "bitcoin-cli encryptwallet" - Set Wallet Password

 "bitcoin-cli walletpassphrase" - Unlock Wallet

 "bitcoin-cli backupwallet" - Backup Wallet

 Bitcoin Transaction

 Bitcoin-Qt - Bitcoin Core GUI

 Bitcoin Mining

 Bitcoin Consensus Rules

 Bitcoin Block Data Structure

 Bitcoin Transaction Data Structure

 blockexplorer.com API

 Copay - Bitcoin Wallet

 References

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