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February 02, 2013, 01:02:24 PM
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I want to test out the Electrum client but I in no way want to risk my Bitcoins with the client. I want to try out the "wallet from seed" features and get a more in depth go with actual coins. I've searched for documentation on creating a wallet that uses the testnet Bitcoin protocol but I have found absolutely nothing. I'm not even sure if there are any Electrum servers setup to even field requests for testnet.

Can anyone help fill in the gaps here?
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February 05, 2013, 11:45:21 AM
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I want to test out the Electrum client but I in no way want to risk my Bitcoins with the client. I want to try out the "wallet from seed" features and get a more in depth go with actual coins. I've searched for documentation on creating a wallet that uses the testnet Bitcoin protocol but I have found absolutely nothing. I'm not even sure if there are any Electrum servers setup to even field requests for testnet.

Can anyone help fill in the gaps here?

The problem is that you would need an Electrum server on the testnet as well, so it's not something you can do by yourself.

Have you considered just going to any free Bitcoin site and using that to get very small amounts to play with?

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February 05, 2013, 01:51:34 PM
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I don't think there are currently any electrum servers on the testnet.  This should be possible to do, though I think it will require some code changes.

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