I'm not sure I understand how testrpc accounts work.

closed as unclear what you're asking by Rob Hitchens - B9lab, Badr Bellaj, eth Feb 15 '17 at 6:02

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TestRPC doesn't regard any running blockchain.

You can think of testrpc as a fast RPC interface emulator for development purposes. It's an alternative to a node. It isn't a complete implementation and the state isn't persistent between restarts, but it's very convenient for development.

I usually do:

$ testrpc -u 0 -u 1 to unlock the first two random test accounts (with Ether) that it conjures up.

Hope it helps.

  • Awesome thanks again Rob, do you know where I can read up on using ether with testrpc? – ethereal Feb 15 '17 at 16:15
  • TBH I saw the light when another guy showed me. – Rob Hitchens - B9lab Feb 15 '17 at 19:59

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