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I installed latest Ethereum Wallent and I connected on test network and I clicked on Start Mining (Testnet only), but nothing is happening. I still have 0 ETH in my account.

I'm not sure if it's bad a design or a bug, I have no idea if it works.

Also I've tried via console 1. geth console 2. in new console geth attach 3. miner.start(2)

I get this error

Error: etherbase missing: etherbase address must be explicitly specified
at web3.js:3104:20
at web3.js:6191:15
at web3.js:5004:36
at <anonymous>:1:1

Not sure how to start miner to get some test ETHs

  • Please mention the testnet you are using. The complexity of mining varies by testnet. – Omkar Khair Jul 21 '17 at 12:40
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You need to have at least one account, so that the client knows where to send the mined ETH. You can make a new account with personal.newAccount("mypassword123"). Then check that the account is set with eth.coinbase

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From the console,

  1. You have to create an account first by :

    personal.newAccount("password")

  2. If you already had it, then skip 1 and select your account by this command:

    miner.setEtherbase(personal.listAccounts[0])

  3. Mine

    miner.start(2)

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