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Title: Multi-Coin Testnet Faucet! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 24, 2020, 11:37:25 PM
Hello crypto lovers and developers!

I created this faucet as I've noticed that there are only a few faucets where you can get testnet coins and most are only Bitcoin, so I wanted to create an all-in-one testnet faucet that has practically every coin with a testnet and is in demand!

If you would like to see a new coin or if you created a coin that you would like to see here on the faucet, please feel free to contact me or post it in the thread!

List of coins on the faucet:
  • Bitcoin (https://bitcoin-testnet.com)
  • Litecoin (https://litecoin-testnet.com)
  • Dogecoin (https://dogecoin-testnet.com)

Main website: https://testnet-faucet.com


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tamarindei on June 25, 2020, 01:36:12 AM
Hi Tech1k!

Can you please explain what a faucet is? Sorry I am newbie in this regard.

Maybe this is the wrong category of this forum for a faucet?

Thx and best regards
Tama


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 25, 2020, 02:33:37 AM
Hi Tech1k!

Can you please explain what a faucet is? Sorry I am newbie in this regard.

Maybe this is the wrong category of this forum for a faucet?

Thx and best regards
Tama
Don't be sorry - we were all newbies at one point  ;)

A faucet is a website that gives out usually small amounts of crypto to users (satoshi amounts) every hour. The crypto is usually stored in the faucet until you reach the minimum withdraw amount set by the faucet. Fun fact: the first faucet gave out 5 BTC per claim!

I posted this here as I created a faucet for the testnet and the testnet is usually used by developers to test their projects without using real Bitcoin that's worth money (testnet coins are not worth anything).

Take care and best wishes,
Tech1k 8)


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: NeuroticFish on June 25, 2020, 08:49:14 AM
Sorry I am newbie in this regard.

Keep in mind that this is a TESTNET faucet. This means it delivers worthless coins.
The coins are useful only for people and developers testing various features.

Since you are newbie you could for example test the features of a certain wallet (but you have to start in a special mode, for testnet). There's nothing else you could use those coins for and it's nice to send them back after you've finished with the tests.

Maybe this is the wrong category of this forum for a faucet?

Since the testnet faucets are most useful for developers this is a very good place for a testnet faucet to be announced.



TL;DR: if you are into faucets to gather coins hoping they'll make you rich someday (which is something you'll find out later it doesn't worth your time), this is not a faucet for you.


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: ETFbitcoin on June 25, 2020, 02:42:15 PM
Glad to see another faucet for testnet coin born, since i often heard developer/geek having hard time obtaining bitcoin testnet coins :)

On a side note, do you have any mechanism to prevent abuse? According to https://kuttler.eu/en/post/detecting-fraudulent-activity-bitcoin-testnet-faucet/ (https://kuttler.eu/en/post/detecting-fraudulent-activity-bitcoin-testnet-faucet/), there are people who actively abuse testnet faucet


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 26, 2020, 02:27:13 AM
Glad to see another faucet for testnet coin born, since i often heard developer/geek having hard time obtaining bitcoin testnet coins :)
It's a pleasure to help out other fellow developers! :)


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On a side note, do you have any mechanism to prevent abuse? According to https://kuttler.eu/en/post/detecting-fraudulent-activity-bitcoin-testnet-faucet/ (https://kuttler.eu/en/post/detecting-fraudulent-activity-bitcoin-testnet-faucet/), there are people who actively abuse testnet faucet
You brought up a good point, the systems I have to prevent abuse are: recaptcha2, IP address logging, and address logging. I make it so the user can only claim once per hour. Yes, you might say, what if I opened up Tor and browsed? Fair point, but I'm going to allow tor IPs for now as I like decentralization and I know some devs like their anonymity, but if people like you said, start to abuse the faucet and I see the IPs are tor endpoints. Then I will block access to the site from tor IPs.

If you have any other suggestions or advice on how I can prevent abuse, please let me know!

On a side note, I created a testnet mining pool too! https://testnetpool.com Here is the Bitcoin Talk thread for the pool if you're interested: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5258017.0


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 26, 2020, 02:29:46 AM
The testnet Dogecoin faucet is online and I sent about 9000 tDOGE to the faucet to test it. It's still syncing, but will be usable soon! https://testnet-faucet.com/doge-testnet/


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 26, 2020, 03:24:12 AM
The faucet goes offline every now and then and that's because I'm downloading 3 blockchains at once. I apologize about this, but in a few hours, it should all be finished!

Edit: The faucet is down temporally as I'm speedily downloading all the blockchains for the other coins on the faucet. Please give me about 6 hours to get it all downloaded!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: ETFbitcoin on June 26, 2020, 01:33:49 PM
You brought up a good point, the systems I have to prevent abuse are: recaptcha2, IP address logging, and address logging. I make it so the user can only claim once per hour. Yes, you might say, what if I opened up Tor and browsed? Fair point, but I'm going to allow tor IPs for now as I like decentralization and I know some devs like their anonymity, but if people like you said, start to abuse the faucet and I see the IPs are tor endpoints. Then I will block access to the site from tor IPs.

Hopefully there aren't any abuser, but if there are any, i doubt blocking IP will do much due to amount of Tor exit node and free VPN.

If you have any other suggestions or advice on how I can prevent abuse, please let me know!

I doubt regular users like me can offer suggestion or advice that could outperform reCAPTCHA. At most i only can suggest you create your own anti-bot (such as math problem written with human language such as "two + 2 + y = twenty 1", which annoy the abuser for short time since they need to create script to solve it automatically.


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: mocacinno on June 26, 2020, 01:38:44 PM
Glad to see more tbtc faucets :)

I wanted to check it out, but it's not only the faucet that's down, but your complete host (or so it seems).

As for preventing abuse, i use a combination on my faucet:
  • A captcha (not recaptcha)
  • an ip blocklist
  • a "smart" payout script.... I bulk send payouts once per hour, and the script handling the payouts checks for a limited amount of parameters before adding payment to the bulk list. If abuse is detected, the user's ip is added to the blocklist and the payment is deleted without payout


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 26, 2020, 02:46:22 PM
Glad to see more tbtc faucets :)

I wanted to check it out, but it's not only the faucet that's down, but your complete host (or so it seems).
Thank you for letting me know! The httpd server crashes from an overload and causes the whole server to temporally freeze.

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As for preventing abuse, i use a combination on my faucet:
  • A captcha (not recaptcha)
  • an ip blocklist
  • a "smart" payout script.... I bulk send payouts once per hour, and the script handling the payouts checks for a limited amount of parameters before adding payment to the bulk list. If abuse is detected, the user's ip is added to the blocklist and the payment is deleted without payout
Thank you for your tips! I'm thinking about doing some IP blocks on IPs that are known to abuse services. I will also take a look at sending the payments in bulk as that will help lower the amount of transactions sent which will lower the stress and memory consumption on the mempool.


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 26, 2020, 02:49:51 PM
You brought up a good point, the systems I have to prevent abuse are: recaptcha2, IP address logging, and address logging. I make it so the user can only claim once per hour. Yes, you might say, what if I opened up Tor and browsed? Fair point, but I'm going to allow tor IPs for now as I like decentralization and I know some devs like their anonymity, but if people like you said, start to abuse the faucet and I see the IPs are tor endpoints. Then I will block access to the site from tor IPs.

Hopefully there aren't any abuser, but if there are any, i doubt blocking IP will do much due to amount of Tor exit node and free VPN.

If you have any other suggestions or advice on how I can prevent abuse, please let me know!

I doubt regular users like me can offer suggestion or advice that could outperform reCAPTCHA. At most i only can suggest you create your own anti-bot (such as math problem written with human language such as "two + 2 + y = twenty 1", which annoy the abuser for short time since they need to create script to solve it automatically.

That's a good idea! I've seen many self made math captchas before and that can work as my handwriting is not excellent (it's bad lol), it will surly be hard for a script to solve it!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 26, 2020, 10:10:41 PM
I'm going to add Groestlcoin to the testnet faucet as it seems there is some demand for tGRS coins!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 27, 2020, 05:22:35 AM
Testnet Bitcoin is now active on the faucet! I don't even have a whole tBTC, so please feel free to donate some to the faucet (I'm going to try and mine some)!

Claim tBTC: https://testnet-faucet.com/btc-testnet


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: o_solo_miner on June 27, 2020, 07:52:10 AM
Testnet Bitcoin is now active on the faucet! I don't even have a whole tBTC, so please feel free to donate some to the faucet (I'm going to try and mine some)!

Claim tBTC: https://testnet-faucet.com/btc-testnet

If you wan't a tbtc donation it would be great (for you) to provide the address here,
so all can donate to you with tbtc.

 ;)

and yes, I would donate you a bit


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: NeuroticFish on June 27, 2020, 03:43:26 PM
Testnet Bitcoin is now active on the faucet!

From what I see the faucet is already dry. This means that you either were too generous, either somebody has already abused your faucet.
Quite sad...


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 27, 2020, 04:34:50 PM
Testnet Bitcoin is now active on the faucet! I don't even have a whole tBTC, so please feel free to donate some to the faucet (I'm going to try and mine some)!

Claim tBTC: https://testnet-faucet.com/btc-testnet

If you wan't a tbtc donation it would be great (for you) to provide the address here,
so all can donate to you with tbtc.

 ;)

and yes, I would donate you a bit

You're awesome 8)! Here is the tBTC faucet address: mohjSavDdQYHRYXcS3uS6ttaHP8amyvX78


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 27, 2020, 04:36:56 PM
Testnet Bitcoin is now active on the faucet!

From what I see the faucet is already dry. This means that you either were too generous, either somebody has already abused your faucet.
Quite sad...
Good points, but what actually happened was the faucet was dry to begin with as I'm trying to mine and get some tBTC for the faucet lol

Currently I have it so you can claim 0.001-0.0125 tBTC/hour when the faucet isn't dry!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: jackielove4u on June 27, 2020, 06:35:31 PM
I'm going to add Groestlcoin to the testnet faucet as it seems there is some demand for tGRS coins!

If you sent the tgrs address here then grs users can fill the groestlcoin faucet


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 27, 2020, 07:59:36 PM
I'm going to add Groestlcoin to the testnet faucet as it seems there is some demand for tGRS coins!

If you sent the tgrs address here then grs users can fill the groestlcoin faucet
Replied on Discord and thank you again for the generous tGRS donation for the faucet!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 27, 2020, 09:33:25 PM
The Bitcoin testnet faucet is now online and working!

https://testnet-faucet.com/btc-testnet

I am also making a node monitor to let users monitor the status of not only the faucet nodes, but the chains themselves!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB, tGRS)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on June 29, 2020, 02:23:02 PM
I'm adding the Viacoin testnet to the faucet and there are some issues that I am working on fixing with adding Groestlcoin. I apologize for the delays, I'll post when Groestlcoin is working on the faucet!

I might also add Dashcoin to the faucet!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB, tGRS)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on July 01, 2020, 09:22:32 PM
I plan on having tVIA and tDGB working by the end of the day! I am still working on tGRS and tBCH, I will announce when those faucets are working!

I'm still planning on adding Dashcoin to the faucet.


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: o_solo_miner on July 01, 2020, 09:23:46 PM
Testnet Bitcoin is now active on the faucet! I don't even have a whole tBTC, so please feel free to donate some to the faucet (I'm going to try and mine some)!

Claim tBTC: https://testnet-faucet.com/btc-testnet

If you wan't a tbtc donation it would be great (for you) to provide the address here,
so all can donate to you with tbtc.

 ;)

and yes, I would donate you a bit

You're awesome 8)! Here is the tBTC faucet address: mohjSavDdQYHRYXcS3uS6ttaHP8amyvX78

Send you 1 tbtc, so now you got a bit for starting ;)
39ba1c2967893d3f3371cff94a18f4dea88708c1dc99bd97b59a84860a450ed5

good luck for your project


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on July 01, 2020, 09:38:03 PM
Testnet Bitcoin is now active on the faucet! I don't even have a whole tBTC, so please feel free to donate some to the faucet (I'm going to try and mine some)!

Claim tBTC: https://testnet-faucet.com/btc-testnet

If you wan't a tbtc donation it would be great (for you) to provide the address here,
so all can donate to you with tbtc.

 ;)

and yes, I would donate you a bit

You're awesome 8)! Here is the tBTC faucet address: mohjSavDdQYHRYXcS3uS6ttaHP8amyvX78

Send you 1 tbtc, so now you got a bit for starting ;)
39ba1c2967893d3f3371cff94a18f4dea88708c1dc99bd97b59a84860a450ed5

good luck for your project

Thank you very much, I am very grateful for your donation! This will help out a lot! :D


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: ostrogoto2012 on July 04, 2020, 10:18:57 PM
Testnet Bitcoin is now active on the faucet!

From what I see the faucet is already dry. This means that you either were too generous, either somebody has already abused your faucet.
Quite sad...

It is quite sad because this coin don't have any value , it is just testnet coin , people are just crazy today!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB, tGRS)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: SimpleVv0 on July 05, 2020, 12:34:58 PM
Hello Tech1k, I send you ~1.4 tbtc, it allowed me for lighting-network experiments some time ago

txid d64d0b7083efdf46785c42a643dcdc4c473789712254de48f2e107d58a673dea

good luck  ;)


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on July 05, 2020, 08:49:30 PM
Testnet Bitcoin is now active on the faucet!

From what I see the faucet is already dry. This means that you either were too generous, either somebody has already abused your faucet.
Quite sad...

It is quite sad because this coin don't have any value , it is just testnet coin , people are just crazy today!

So true, it seems like people are crazy over these testnet coins just to have them for no reason whatsoever lol


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB, tGRS)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on July 05, 2020, 08:50:53 PM
Hello Tech1k, I send you ~1.4 tbtc, it allowed me for lighting-network experiments some time ago

txid d64d0b7083efdf46785c42a643dcdc4c473789712254de48f2e107d58a673dea

good luck  ;)

I appreciate your generous tBTC donation to the faucet!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB, tGRS)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: ostrogoto2012 on July 06, 2020, 08:17:50 PM
Hello Tech1k, I send you ~1.4 tbtc, it allowed me for lighting-network experiments some time ago

txid d64d0b7083efdf46785c42a643dcdc4c473789712254de48f2e107d58a673dea

good luck  ;)

I appreciate your generous tBTC donation to the faucet!

well i will tried to get some and after risend to faucet again, i like to test it , first time i will get some from faucet.


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB, tGRS)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: mocacinno on July 07, 2020, 06:47:08 AM
I wanted to try out your faucet... Just to see how it works.
Couldn't claim for a bech32 address:

tb1qfxfnzhqymu5vt0fv7ykkevct4g3nmyezqj47vs

Quote
You entered an invalid Testnet Bitcoin address!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB, tGRS)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on July 07, 2020, 07:31:08 PM
I wanted to try out your faucet... Just to see how it works.
Couldn't claim for a bech32 address:

tb1qfxfnzhqymu5vt0fv7ykkevct4g3nmyezqj47vs

Quote
You entered an invalid Testnet Bitcoin address!
Oh, whoops my bad lol, the faucet is using Bitcoin v0.15.2 which didn't have bech32 addresses! I'll upgrade the daemon to 0.20.0 today, sorry about that!


Title: Re: New Testnet Faucet (tBTC, tBCH, tLTC, tDOGE, tDGB, tGRS)! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: mocacinno on July 08, 2020, 07:03:20 AM
Oh, whoops my bad lol, the faucet is using Bitcoin v0.15.2 which didn't have bech32 addresses! I'll upgrade the daemon to 0.20.0 today, sorry about that!

It wasn't really an error, but it does make your faucet look like it was made in pre-segwit times ;)
Let me know if you want me to try it out with a bech32 address!


Title: Re: New Multi-Coin Testnet Faucet! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: o_solo_miner on August 27, 2020, 10:01:10 AM
I hope you are still working on that project.
To motivate you, I'll refill your tbtcs a bit  ;)


Title: Re: New Multi-Coin Testnet Faucet! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on September 05, 2020, 11:41:13 PM
I hope you are still working on that project.
To motivate you, I'll refill your tbtcs a bit  ;)

Thank you! I am still working on the faucet and I plan on adding some other coins too - been very busy lately!


Title: Re: Multi-Coin Testnet Faucet! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on April 11, 2021, 08:18:10 PM
Hello everyone,


I know that it's been a while, but I have some updates that should be of help to others.

To begin, I have upgraded the servers and increased the minimum payouts for tBTC and tDOGE (decreased payouts for tLTC as they were way too high). I also registered some nice domains for each faucet which you will find when you click on a faucet from the main page (https://testnet-faucet.com). Lastly, with support, I am also starting a Dashcoin and ZCash faucet for developers for testing in the coming days.


Enjoy,
Tech1k


Title: Re: Multi-Coin Testnet Faucet! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: Tech1k on September 22, 2021, 10:03:30 PM
After over 75,000 faucet payouts, I just wanted to say that I am glad and happy that my faucet has helped so many people and with that, I'll be increasing the amount given per claim (for tLTC and tDOGE - tBTC is hard to come by)! With that, if you have some Testnet Bitcoin that you don't need anymore, please feel free to send em to the address on the faucet if you want! Thank you!


Title: Re: Multi-Coin Testnet Faucet! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: mrquackquack on September 22, 2021, 10:47:28 PM
Hello if you add Aevo Coin to your faucet i would certainly make a donation of the sum of 100,000 Aevo Coins for the start up of the faucet. Thanks again and please let me know.


Title: Re: Multi-Coin Testnet Faucet! Testnet-Faucet.com!
Post by: h_once on November 25, 2021, 08:12:04 AM
Hi, could you please add tBCH back to the faucet. Thank you