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I am new to ethereum block-chain. I created a smart contract. I want to deploy it on test network(Rinkeby) with ethereum node(geth).I install geth on system.And connect with Rinkeby test network. Ethereum node(geth) connect successfully with Rinkeby. One place I got stuck. When I attach geth on second pane on terminal window with command geth attach.

In console I check my account list with geth.accounts so it is blank list.One thing I also mention I check in .ethereum directory in this keyStore directory also empty.

Why eth account list is blank??Where I am doing mistake.If is it possible I am doing mistake in ethereum geth installation??

  • Did you create any accounts to use on the test network after installing geth? And, have you tried using truffle, ganache or a local private network for testing before deploying to Rinkeby? – machine-uprising Jun 6 '18 at 12:17
  • Yes I have created account to use test network.I also get funded from (faucet.rinkeby.io) on requested account address.But eth.getBalance is 0 on geth console.Yes I successfully deploy smart contract on local private network(ganache) for testing.Then I tried to deploy smart contract on Rinkeby test network. – Anupam Jain Jun 6 '18 at 12:24
  • If you used geth to create the accounts did you specify the datadir parameter (eg, geth --datadir "your directory" account new) where you are storing the rinkeby chain data? – machine-uprising Jun 6 '18 at 12:57
  • Yes when I connect geth node to rinkeby network so I give 'ipc path' .I run command like this.(geth --rinkeby --rpc --rpcapi="personal,eth,network,web3,net" --ipcpath "/home/anupam/.ethereum/geth.ipc).Geth node connect successfully.I saw the applied path during connectivity.Where is my chain data and keystore folder is empty.I think there should be my accounts private key – Anupam Jain Jun 6 '18 at 13:06
  • I create rinkeby account by this command geth --rinkeby account new. – Anupam Jain Jun 6 '18 at 13:13

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