Testnet

An alternative bitcoin blockchain used solely for testing purposes. Testnet is like mainnet , but has a different genesis block. It has been reset several times. The latest testnet is testnet3. Testnet uses slightly different address format to avoid confusion with the main Bitcoin addresses.

Reference:

Malone, J.A (2015). Glossary of Bitcoin Terms and Definitions. United States: Lulu Press, Inc

A mirror network of the production Ethereum network that is meant for testing. See Morden.

Reference:

http://ethdocs.org/en/latest/glossary.html

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