The cryptocurrency is usually too much expensive to be used for test today.
Because it runs in mainnet. As a beginner in blockchain, you can finish your
first transaction in testnet, it is also a public network. And you can always
get the testnet coins for free. This guide will tell you how to get and use it.
In the blockchain world, it usually has 3 networks.
They are mainnet, testnet and private network.
Different network use different coin, so
coins that used in the testnet called testnet coins.
Mainnet and testnet are public network
Testnet is a public beta network
It is always used by the programmers, but it can also used by anyone who want to learn about the blockchain
You can try the blockchain apps at the very early stage in the testnet
You can get coins through mining or trading in mainnet.
In testnet, you can also get them through mining, but the quick way is testnet faucet.
Before you get the coins, you need to install the wallet that supports testnet
|Blockchain||Testnet Support||Testnet Not Support|
|Bitcoin||BitPay, Copay||CoolBitx, BRD, Jaxx|
|Ethereum||Toshi, Status, MetaMask, MyEtherWallet||Trust|
NOTE: DON’T BE GREEDY, Take it for testing, donate it back if you don’t use it.
If you get testnet coins, now you can make payment. There are a lot of blockchain apps support testnet.
You can find your transactions through any of the Bitcoin Explorer
You can find your transactions through the Ethereum Explorer
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