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I was looking for coins to mine & exchange for bitcoins when I found out about Ethereum. I have literally no knowledge about it or anything at all. I went for a site (https://freeeth.me/) to win free Ethereum. I needed an account so I created one using metamask. I then played the game once, but it said I couldn't claim my prize because of an error in the API.

HOWEVER, this happened on my account: https://ropsten.etherscan.io/address/0xb1eab8d33cbeb30e242d3453afd1e3a6061d3ebc

Does that mean the site just deposited 1 Ethereum on my account? Because otherwise, I have NO CLUE where this came from. I created the account literally 10 minutes ago and I already have sixty dollars in cryptocurrency.

  • ropsten is a testnet. You won't be able to sell it. – Dakota Quint Apr 28 '17 at 15:40
  • So that means whatever I win are not really going to this address? – Matheus Apr 28 '17 at 15:47
  • It is not real cryptocurrency. There is no value in the public. It is kind of ethereum network to work with blockchain. – Seetharaman GR Apr 28 '17 at 17:08
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Just to clarify, Ether is a real cryptocurrency. On Coinbase.com, 1 Ether can be exchanged for about $67 today. However, on the top of the page at the URL in your question, you will see ROPSTEN (Revival) TESTNET. ropsten is a test network, for developers to experiment with Ethereum and test their applications. So, the 1 Ether did go to your account but it is only play money. That is why you cannot get dollars for Ether you have on ropsten.

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