dev private development chain in Parity works well for testing out generic contract interactions, since transactions are mined instantly in a pretty slick manner. But, I'm trying to test a contract interaction that waits a number of blocks (time-locked deposits).
The only way I can see to advance blocks in the
dev chain is to just send ether transactions back and forth between the testnet accounts. But that's rather tedious to try and get a bunch of blocks added to the chain.
Is there a way to add several empty blocks to the Parity
dev chain all at once, or do I have to make a bunch of manual transactions to simulate the blockchain growing?