Stupid question time:

Why don't we have multiple testnets?

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 3:31 PM Peter Todd via bitcoin-dev <
bitcoin-dev@lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:58:42PM +0530, shiva sitamraju via bitcoin-dev
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Testnet is now 1411795 blocks and a full sync is taking atleast 48 hours.
> >
> > Is a testnet reset scheduled in the next release or any reason not to do
> a
> > reset ?
> >
> > Fast onboarding/lower disk overheads would be  very much appreicated for
> > testing purposes
>
> Actually I'd advocate the opposite: I'd want testnet to be a *larger*
> blockchain than mainnet to find size-related issues first.
>
> Note that for testing regtest is often a better alternative, and you can
> setup
> private regtest blockchains fairly easily and with good control over
> exactly
> when and how blocks are created.
>
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