Bitcoin Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Notes - Version 1.01, by Dr. Herong Yang
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.
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