I have the following public address:


I tried funding the account in node js with


The body gave the default endpoint for the /friendbot without a tx hash.

Then, I tried to fund the same account with


It said that it was successful, yet nothing shows up in the testnet explorer:


What am I doing wrong?

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Friendbot intermittently failing to fund account

The issue persists. Yesterday it worked, but today not.

Until they close this issue, I think it's safer for you to use "Create Account" operation with their given set to set up your account.

Step 1, Generate Keypair

Step 2, "Create Account" with the following pair (<= 1000 lumen acceptable?)

  • Thanks for the info - Just for my understanding of the network, do you know why the testbot sometimes doesn't work? I am planning to create an app that allows for automatic funding of new accounts and would prefer not to have something like this happen on the mainnet.
    – nEKN53
    Mar 17, 2018 at 3:10
  • For years, friendbot was a function in Horizon. In a recent Horizon release (Jan/Feb 2018), they decided to separate this function to be a stand-alone application. github.com/stellar/go/releases
    – cesarm
    Mar 19, 2018 at 2:00
  • p.s. I have been running a private network to play with, and it is still running Horizon v0.11. I can say v0.11 is rather reliable up to now, and would not upgrade until I see it safe. github.com/stellar/horizon/releases
    – cesarm
    Mar 19, 2018 at 2:02

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