Not getting fADA from faucet to payment address

Thanks for the pedagogical Stake Pool Tutorial! I have reached the episode “Using the faucet” under day 2. I get a “Success” message from the faucet when requesting test-ADA. However, when I run the command:
“cardano-cli shelley query utxo --address $(cat payment.addr) --testnet-magic xxx” I just get an empty table, i.e. no funds have reached the payment address. What am I doing wrong?

Hi, are you intentionally installing the testnet?

Faucet was just for testing the shelley testnet. Now we are already in mainnet and if you want to get funds you have to send your own funds.

Hi Georges,

You will need to let the chain sync to a point where it receives the block that contained your faucet transaction. Once the node is in sync (or syncs past the block containing your faucet transaction), you should then be able to see the balance from the faucet transaction output in your utxo query.

Your friend, FROG

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Thanks, yes I am intentionally trying out the testnet before I go for the real thing :slight_smile:

@ADAfrog, thanks - that makes sense! :slight_smile:

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