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I am trying to make a transaction on eos. I have a node running on docker and created an account with cleos.

I tried following this: https://github.com/EOSBlock/EOS-Tutorials/blob/master/EN/transfer-tokens-using-RPC.md

But it gives me this when creating the contract:

no wasm file found /opt/eosio/bin/data-dir/contracts/eosio.token/eosio.token.wasm

I also tried some python libraries, but the problem there was that the contract eosio.token is missing, so I guess it's in the end the same problem as above.

Generally I am also confused why the eosio.token is not already existing in the testnet. In my understanding it is not a private testnet then why isn't the eosio account and contract already there?

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    why do you think you're not a private testnet? did you provide your nodeos with the genesis.json for the public testnet you wanted to connect to? – confused00 Oct 24 '18 at 9:54
  • I followed more or less this developers.eos.io/eosio-nodeos/docs/docker-quickstart. It doesn't explicitly say it but I assumed its not private as there are already a lot of blocks present – solaire Oct 24 '18 at 10:12
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    ah, that article guides you to start your own chain from scratch; it's not connecting to a public chain. you'd need to push the eosio.* contracts to enable the various functionalities – confused00 Oct 24 '18 at 10:17
  • ok, makes sense. so if the node is running it just produces empty blocks even though there are no transactions or anything going on? – solaire Oct 24 '18 at 10:24
  • yeah that's right – confused00 Oct 24 '18 at 11:46

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