What Is Ethereum Testnet: Ropsten Network

This section describes what is Ethereum Testnet: Ropsten Network.

Ropsten Network, also called "testnet", is a pre-configured proof-of-work Ethereum test network.

The main purpose of Ropsten Network is for developers to test their Ethereum related applications.

On the Ropsten Network, the Ethereum money "Ether" has no real value. You can get Ether funds for free.

The blockchain on the Ropsten Network is also much shorter. As of 2018, the Ropsten Network blockchain has 2,768,369 blocks, comparing to 5,195,203 blocks in the Ethereum main network.

Blocks are much smaller on the Ropsten Network. So you can synchronize with Ropsten Network much faster than the main network.

Last update: 2017.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Ethereum

 Ethereum Blockchain

 Ethereum Mist Wallet

 geth - Go Ethereum

Testnet - Ropsten network

What Is Ethereum Testnet: Ropsten Network

 ropsten.etherscan.io - Block Explorer

 "geth --testnet" - Ethereum Node on Ropsten Network

 Ropsten Testnet Data File Location

 "Ethereum Wallet --network test" on Ropsten Testnet

 Private Ethereum Network

 64-Bit "geth" for Private Ethereum Network

 Private Network with Custom Genesis Block

 Transferring Funds between Ether Accounts

 MetaMask - Browser Based Ethereum Wallet

 Managing Ethereum Account

 ethereumfaucet.info - Mining Ether with Browser

 References

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