Receive Bitcoin in My Test Wallet

This section describes how to check test transactions on my local peer.

After requesting a test Bitcoin fund from the testnet.coinfaucet.eu, and watching the transaction got confirmed on live.blockcypher.com, now I am ready to see the fund show in my test Bitcoin wallet.

1. Check balance of my test wallet. It is still 0.0 BTC.

C:\>\local\bitcoin-0.15.1\bin\bitcoin-cli -testnet getbalance
0.00000000

2. Find out how many blocks have been synchronized on my local peer. Still have a long way to catch up.

C:\>\local\bitcoin-0.15.1\bin\bitcoin-cli -testnet getblockcount
605596

3. Try to search for my transaction. Not found on my local peer.

C:\>\local\bitcoin-0.15.1\bin\bitcoin-cli -testnet getrawtransaction 
   e22d5998a43e3e1d81784e6e92988d1c4eae77cd0e439542337e48a786c75e69
   
error code: -5
error message:
No such mempool transaction. Use -txindex to enable blockchain transaction 
queries. Use gettransaction for wallet transactions.

It looks like I have to wait until my local peer is fully synchronized before I can see my transaction and funds in my wallet.

Last update: 2017.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Bitcoin

 Bitcoin Blockchain

 Bitcoin Wallet

 Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin Transaction

 What Is Bitcoin Transaction

 Receive Test Bitcoin from testnet.coinfaucet.eu

 View Transaction on live.blockcypher.com

Receive Bitcoin in My Test Wallet

 View Bitcoin in My Test Wallet

 Bitcoin-Qt New Incoming Transaction Alert

 "bitcoin-cli sendtoaddress" - Send Bitcoin

 Confirm Outgoing Transaction

 Trace Back Bitcoin Transaction Outputs

 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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