[Ethereum] How to get testnet ether



I watched this video and followed it.

But my account test ether is zero.
Screenshot: Ether = 0

I used faucet.ma.cx:3000 site too.

But test ether is zero.

Best Answer

There are two/three ways to get ether on your own private testnet:

  1. Using Faucet as you did (i would not do this that way).
  2. Mining: as mining in your own testnet (probably with lower mining difficulty) is far much easier, you can get tons of ether quickly.
  3. Generating a custom Genesis file for your testnet and pre-allocating some ether.

Check this: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/wiki/Command-Line-Options

And this: https://souptacular.gitbooks.io/ethereum-tutorials-and-tips-by-hudson/content/private-chain.html

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