Just adding a bit of nuance to Rob's answer. All Ethereum testnets started with a blank slate and have never and will never sync the balances with mainnet. Don't mistake them for hard spoons, which are blockchains that cloned the balances of another blockchain, but remain independent in all other regards.


No. That would be like money you printed at home rising to the level of actual cash. There is no path where that happens. Hope it helps.


I Personally used the 2nd option enumerated by KanekiDev. When you start the console the first time the chain configuration is loaded from the genesis.json file, the best way is set a lot of eth in the alloc section: { "config": { "chainId": 15, "homesteadBlock": 0, "eip155Block": 0, "eip158Block": 0 }, "difficulty": "20", "gasLimit": "2100000", "alloc": {...

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