Zcash Beta2 is now Live on the Testnet!

The Zcash team has released Beta2 to the Testnet last night!

You will need to re-download and compile the latest version to connect to the Updated Testnet. This also means all of your previous Test Coins are invalidated.

https://z.cash/blog/new-beta-release-audit-mitigations-and-bug-fixes.html

Follow the instructions here:
https://github.com/zcash/zcash/wiki/Beta-Guide

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but accually after i upgrade to beta2, i find that i cannot connect testnet
the following info is

2016-10-05 07:05:32 Loading addresses from DNS seeds (could take a while)
2016-10-05 07:05:32 addcon thread start
2016-10-05 07:05:32 opencon thread start
2016-10-05 07:05:32 init message: Done loading
2016-10-05 07:05:32 ZcashMiner started
2016-10-05 07:05:38 keypool added key 102, size=101
2016-10-05 07:05:38 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:38 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:46 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:46 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:48 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:48 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:49 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:49 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:50 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:50 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:51 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:51 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:51 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:51 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:52 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:52 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:53 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:53 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:54 keypool reserve 2
2016-10-05 07:05:54 keypool return 2
2016-10-05 07:05:57 0 addresses found from DNS seeds

Followed the "just upgrade" note on the tutorial - works great.

After upgrading and updating Ubuntu, when I type in the following lines:

sudo apt-get install \
build-essential pkg-config libc6-dev m4 g++-multilib \
autoconf libtool ncurses-dev unzip git python \
zlib1g-dev wget bsdmainutils automake

it says:

"libncurses5-dev" is selected instead of "ncurses-dev"

and also:

E: impossible to find the bsdmainutils package

Someone can help?
(I am using Bash on Win 10)

Awesome, rebuilding now! Will be mining away soon!

I'll go through and make sure the work-in-progress Cockpit UI plugin is still working...
I'll also double check my command implementation with the payment-api.md documented here

Send me some play TAZ: ztTyRXtHrEtLodDuPsBHZiAc9EbXcLxiJe7baQH2fWnK4PXcBiUkPjdZaN8jqqAP3xaJPfEsHrARvkeARsgmaiBhbUemgD7

Also note that if you have Tor installed, you can now connect to the testnet that way. Just addnode=zctestseie6wxgio.onion

Mined my first beta2 coin!
Wed Oct 05 2016 11:56:34 GMT-0700 (Pacific Standard Time) - confirmations: 13

I am a new user in zcash and beta2. I would be happy if you could send me a 1/10 of a beta2 coin, so I can see that my wallet/mine is working. Thanks.
My ZCash address:
tmY8dGq7qgLFyyguUPdeKBmtohhEbrByKoU

try some zcash faucet to check the wallet are working correctly.

Nice to see "sent" transactions show up under "listtransactions" command now...I did not see them on beta1

Thu Oct 06 2016 19:54:51 GMT-0700 (Pacific Standard Time) - confirmations: 363
txid: 45e41dd2db00bf13725912137d320ef26b6c22851881bfebd449e936ca45a775
 send -0.2199 TAZ for t-addr: undefined

{
    "account" : "",
    "category" : "send",
    "amount" : -0.21990000,
    "vout" : 0,
    "fee" : -0.00010000,
    "confirmations" : 364,
    "blockhash" : "0046f204aea36246033ac7e077593375e1ac4430cab4eb4e502d56a73327e780",
    "blockindex" : 1,
    "blocktime" : 1475808891,
    "txid" : "45e41dd2db00bf13725912137d320ef26b6c22851881bfebd449e936ca45a775",
    "walletconflicts" : [
    ],
    "time" : 1475808891,
    "timereceived" : 1475854276
}

whats with the error? my connection is fine.
"version" : 1000001,
"protocolversion" : 170002,
"walletversion" : 60000,
"balance" : 0.00000000,
"blocks" : 1798,
"timeoffset" : 0,
"connections" : 8,
"proxy" : "",
"difficulty" : 51.87564307,
"testnet" : true,
"keypoololdest" : 1475886415,
"keypoolsize" : 101,
"paytxfee" : 0.00000000,
"relayfee" : 0.00005000,
"errors" : "WARNING: check your network connection, 0 blocks received in the last 4 hours (96 expected)"

faucet not working
can someone send taz to tmUEedsCinCyGFNDuvzWoiHLMwf5FLZr8s9
thanks

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Same here please :
tmHctD3HMM4bsjTCeMnMCe7XezdPhaLHe8i

Thank you!

I have little to spare but that's what friends are for: sent 1 milli-TAZ to tmUEedsCinCyGFNDuvzWoiHLMwf5FLZr8s9 (enough for several transactions). Use it wisely :wink:

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thanks! I'll try how things work and will try to pass it along too.

How do i check my version is beta 2?

Can anyone send me some testCoins to tmEVtrQGmfMsAS8vJ9b4fiabzgXm7i2qhVk ? The faucets are not working...

I have little to spare: sent 2 milli-TAZ to tmEVtrQGmfMsAS8vJ9b4fiabzgXm7i2qhVk (enough for several transactions). BTW: Have you tried the GUI wallet?

I haven't tried GUI wallet yet. Does it work on OS X :slight_smile: or only Linux?

For now the ZCash Desktop GUI wallet works only on Linux, but then so does ZCash itself :wink: When ZCash starts supporting Windows/OS X - the GUI will need a few tweaks but I will make it work...

There is another web-based UI wallet that may or may not work on other OSes... please ask user hellcat. He is the author.