MainNet and TestNet are separate environments with separate blockchain data. With the MainNet launch on 3/25/2019, coins mined in TestNet do NOT transfer to MainNet.
As of NodeCore 0.4.3 or greater, the same nodecore package can be configured to MainNet or TestNet simply by switching the network in the nodecore.properties file.
By default the network=mainnet.
TestNet has a significantly lower difficulty, such that minimal hash can push through transactions.
There is not currently an official testnet explorer.
There is a landing page:
Connecting to TestNet
In nodecore.properties file, specify:
network=testnet #OPTIONAL: select specific nodes: peer.external.hosts.testnet=22.214.171.124\:7501,126.96.36.199\:7501
This will create a separate bin\testnet folder, alongside bin\mainnet.
List of Nodes
PoW Mine to TestNet
There is a testnet pool with minimum hash to push through transactions:
- Miner connects to: testnet-pool-gpu.veriblock.org:8501 (or 188.8.131.52:8501)
- Html page: http://testnet-pool-gpu.veriblock.org:8500 (or http://184.108.40.206:8500)
PoP Mine to TestNet
VBK TestNet PoP Mines to BTC TestNet
Sample ncpop.properties (fees will vary!)
auto.mine.round4=true bitcoin.fee.max=20000 bitcoin.fee.perkb=9000 bitcoin.network=testnet nodecore.rpc.host=127.0.0.1 nodecore.rpc.port=10501
Community created Faucets: