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How to test Zcash

Amal 3 years ago - Created

Step 1:

After installing Zcash from - http://support.bitexchange.systems/support/articles/how-to-install-zcash-in-your-server?ht_al=NTkx

We check whether blockchain has started loading first

zcash-cli getblockchaininfo

Leave it for sometime hours for the blocks to download.

Step: 2

Once the blocks are downloaded, you can verify by checking the Blocks and Headers count. If both numbers are equal, then it means the chain is up to date.

Step: 3

Navigate to “Crypto Address” Tab from Exchange frontend navigation bar and Select the coin ZEC. Then Click Generate Address.

Step: 4

Once address is generated, You will see a green alert. Also in the Address table, you will see the address generated and date, time of the address generation.

Step: 5

Copy this address

And Goto Zcash Testnet Faucet - https://faucet.testnet.z.cash/ Paste the copied address and click recaptcha. Then click “Give me some coins” button.

Step: 6

Once you click “give me some coins” button, you will see a text above the box. It is the transaction id. Copy this and keep it in a note pad.

Step: 7

In the command line, type

zcash-cli getwalletinfo 

Here you can see the current Wallet balance and Unconfirmed wallet balance. Unconfirmed wallet balance - When we transfer coins from testnet to wallet, with 1 confirmation the amount is sent to unconfirmed balance first. With 3 confirmations, the amount is transferred to wallet.

Step: 8

Checking the transaction with the transaction ID copied In step 6. Keep seeing the number of confirmations for the transaction repeatedly until it turns 3.

zcash-cli gettransaction ”paste the transaction id” 
zcash-cli gettransaction ”1010f4d1edcfff4f04d365e5ace7fecf5e85e65fa5d8e179f697097a3c63b44f”    

Step: 9

Checking from Cron

cd /var/www/html/cron  
ls transactions/

You should see the transaction ID to make sure cron is running properly.

Step: 10

Checking in frontend Crypto wallet page

When the confirmation is 1, you will see under Recent Deposit with the transaction status as “Pending”. When the confirmation turns 3 the status changes from pending to “Completed”.

That’s it! Once completed, You should see the amount added in wallet.

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