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Jaymax
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August 31, 2014, 05:46:13 PM
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Hi folks.

For some 3rd party integration testing, we need a fair chunk (one-two hundred for now) of real-testnet btc.

I think I might have made a bit of a mess yesterday, by dumping a KnC Jupiter onto the testnet, while my testnet bitcoind was still playing catchup - I had something like 25000 test btc showing in my wallet, and then none - so I guess I created a local orphan chain or something?  Whatever they were they seem to have gone now.

I think I've split a bit of my Jupiter off now...

Code:
{
  "pools": [
    {
      "quota": "100;stratum+tcp://stratum.bitcoin.cz:3333",
      "user": "jaymax.apollo",
      "pass": "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz"
    },
    {
      "quota": "10;http://192.168.3.100:3333",
      "user": "bitcoinrpc",
      "pass": "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
    }
  ],
  "api-listen": true,
  "api-network": true,
  "api-allow": "W:0/0",
  "load-balance": true
}

And have apparently mined one block for 25 coin at txid 31e23ded018e48789f6f9e92937db53e02ac92f91754fa7c5a245b1ba6316653
(although I'm not 100% sure if the bitcoin.cz pool was enabled at that time.)

It seems odd that the output from cgminer is all about Pool 0, never about Pool 1 (that I've caught anyhow) - I'm guessing this has something to do with pool-mining vs solo-mining?  I'm wondering if having cgminer split between testnet and the real net like this might confuse it somehow?

So anyhows, I'd just like to know if I should be doing anything differently to either minimise testnet impact, or to collect the coins we need.

Thanks - and apologies for any noobishness...
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