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Wallet

A wallet. This is a small piece of software (but can be paper) which can be found here:


  • Android: Coming soon (in Beta)
  • Iphone: Coming soon

Wallet address:

In the wallet you will see a receive tab. Inside this tab you will see an address. If you want to receive Earthcoins from any of the options mentioned above, you need to give them (one of the) address(es) from this tab. You can create new addresses within the same wallet if you like, they will not harm or create multiple wallets, they can be regarded as more ways to let coins enter your wallet.

Safety:

Once you have installed your wallet, the wallet is Unsafe. This means that anyone who has access to your computer can spend your coins. To prevent this, you will need to set a password (also called Private Key) on your wallet (Settings -> encrypt wallet). Once encrypted, spending EarthCoins can only be done using the password.

Important Safety instructions:

  1. Before using your wallet, set a password/encrypt.
  2. Do not lose the password as this is your only way to access your wallet.
  3. Backup your wallet and store it safely. (This means on another USB stick/harddrive or any other media you use for backups). If you lose the file, all your coins are GONE.
  4. Once you have encrypted your wallet, make sure you make a back-up of your wallet. Any previous back-up of the wallet has become useless due to a regeneration of the key pool

Key pool:

A default wallet will have a set of default keys automatically generated. These keys are used for any transaction you do with your wallet. A normal wallet is set with a default of 100 automated keys and will automatically generate new keys to keep the balance to 100. The idea behind this feature is to have atleast the next 100 transactions of your wallet already in your back-up. If you exceed the 100 transactions between your last back-up and your current wallet, your back-up will not recover all transactions. (also, going from an unencrypted wallet to an encrypted wallet will trigger a new key pool. More information can be found here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1414.0

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FAQ

What is wallet Synchronisation?

Wallet synchronisation means that your wallet will listen to the internet EarthCoin channel (peer-to-peer file transfer) and receives the latest information regarding the amount of EarthCoins created and all wallet transfers done.

If your wallet is not synchronising, please read the instructions on how to create a earthcoin.conf file

 

If I give someone my wallet address, will they know who I am?

No, the address is not linked to any person or computer. For as far as others can see, it is an address.

 

How do I create a backup?

In the program you will find the backup option in the file menu. This will then let you choose a location to store that file. Remember to store the file on different media carriers as well to prevent situations where a computer crash destroys your wallet. Please note that the name you give your backup file is related to EarthCoin. This backup file is the key to your wallet. Once you have lost all backups, you have lost all your EarthCoins.

Similar information is found here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Backingup_your_wallet

It is also important to make a backup of your wallet atleast every 50 transactions done with your wallet. Otherwise the future 100 transactions cannot be restored. See the Safety item on this page for more information.

 

Is my wallet dependend of my computer?

No, you can use the .dat file on any computer (but it is suggested to use it as a wallet on only 1 computer). This will therefore also allow a full restore after the original computer had crashed or possibly stolen.

Important: Your EarthCoins are stored per wallet address and you can have more than 1 in one wallet. If you have used addresses which were not part of the back-up, these are likely to be lost. So make sure you wallet backup contains all the wallet addresses you use. (so create a back-up on a frequent basis)

 

My computer crashed but I did not make a backup, what now?

If your computer has crashed and the harddrive is still accessible, please make sure to copy your wallet .dat file before doing any restore attempts. This also means copying your wallet .dat file before doing a restore to a previous point in time.

 

How do I restore my wallet?

(windows)

Make sure that a Earthcoin wallet is created on that computer and that the new wallet does not contain any EarthCoins yet as they will be destroyed when overwriting the data with the backup file. So when using a computer which had already an EarthCoin wallet, you should rename the original .dat file for safety precautions.

Also note that the following instructions require you to view hidden files and folders in your windows environment.

To restore your wallet, transfer the backup file (i.e. “wallet.dat”) to the default EarthCoin directory which can be found in C:\Users\<YOURUSERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Earthcoin on Windows.

 

How to “Show hidden files and folders” in windows?

To show hidden folders etc. in Windows 7 (the instructions are similar for Vista and slightly similar for Windows XP).

  1. Go to Windows Explorer.
  2. Open the C: drive.
  3. Click Organize on the menu bar.
  4. Select Folder and Search options.
  5. Select the View tab.
  6. Under Files and Folders > Hidden files and folders, select the option to Show hidden files, folders and drives.
  7. Click OK.

Your AppData folder should show now, and you should now be able to access the default “wallet.dat” file locations as above.

Also, be sure to unhide the AppData if you haven’t already done so. The wallets are placed in that hidden location as a preventative measure to stop accidental deletion of your holdings by unsuspecting users.

 

I do not see a wallet.dat file on my computer in the EarthCoin folder?

Did you launch the EarthCoin client on the second PC yet? It should create a new wallet upon launch.

 

Can I have multiple coin wallets on my computer?

Yes you can. Each coin wallet has its own files and folders. They do not know of each other’s existence. But once you have multiple coin wallets, remember to use specific coin related backup names. (i.e. “EarthCoin01.dat” instead of “wallet.dat”)

 

Why are my sent or received coins not showing up?

Be patient, they will show up. The coins that were sent are now waiting to be synchronised. This can take a few minutes.

 

What does it mean that they need to be confirmed?

Any coin sent need to be confirmed by the network. This means that the coins you sent or receive are actually validated coins and not counterfeit by someone. This will also take some time so you might find these coins in the “unconfirmed” area.

 

What is a paper wallet you mentioned?

A paper wallet is basically the same as the wallet on your computer. They are identical because they both have an address where you can send and receive coins. For more information on how to use them, please read <…..>

 

Can mobile phones/tablets also have wallets?

Yes they can. Please look at the top of this page to find out which are available for you.

 

What is a earthcoin.conf file?

Earthcoin.conf is a file where you can tell your wallet to also use external parameters. As mentioned briefly, a wallet is using a peer-to-peer network and therefore requires other computers to communicate to. (The wallet can also be used for “solo mining” but that will not explained in this FAQ) By adding additional parameters to the file, the wallet will now be able to find other computers faster and therefore synchronise your wallet.

 

Where can I find this earthcoin.conf file?

This file is (or should be) located in the same folder as the earlier mentioned wallet.dat/earthcoin.dat (see “how do I create a backup?”).

If the file exists, just open it with and editor like notepad and add the below mentioned addnode entries on the bottom of the file.

If the file does not exists, please create the file earthcoin.conf by following these steps:

  1. Right mouse click in the folder: C:\Users\<YOURUSERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Earthcoin
  2. In that pull down select: new -> text file. This will create a new text document.
  3. Change the name of the file (including extension) to: earthcoin.conf
  4. Now open the file and add the addnode details mentioned below.

Addnode:

addnode=75.70.192.211
addnode=135.0.165.152
addnode=77.244.7.167
addnode=188.194.13.44
addnode=24.151.4.241

Sample .conf File: earthcoin.conf
addnode=75.70.192.211
addnode=135.0.165.152
addnode=77.244.7.167
addnode=188.194.13.44
addnode=24.151.4.241

or

Sample .conf File: earthcoin.conf
listen=1
daemon=1
server=1
rpcuser=**Yourusername**
rpcpassword=**Yourpassword**
rpcport=15678
rpcconnect=127.0.0.1
addnode=75.70.192.211
addnode=135.0.165.152
addnode=77.244.7.167
addnode=188.194.13.44
addnode=24.151.4.241

When the Extension .txt is not initially visible, you will need to change your windows environment to show extensions.

  1. Go to Windows Explorer.
  2. Open the C: drive.
  3. Click Organize on the menu bar.
  4. Select Folder and Search options.
  5. Select the View tab.
  6. Under Files and Folders > Hide extensions for known file types, uncheck the tick box.
  7. Click OK.

 

Can I check my balance without using my wallet?

Yes you can, although this requires more advances knowledge. In the crypto-currencies world every transaction per address is recorded. The blockchain is a public ledger of all transactions in the  network and to check your balance you can explore the blockchain to see all transactions that happened on your wallet address. An EarthCoin blockchain explorer is available in http://earthchain.info/chain/EarthCoin. But please note that when you use multiple addresses, you will need to add the balances per address to come to the final total.

 

My EarthCoins are not showing in my wallet?

This can happen sometimes but can be fixed (if you had sent some EarthCoins and they are not arriving, try the same solution). The rare occasions on which this happes are for example when you send your EarthCoins and directly after close the wallet. So when this happens, you can restart the wallet adding the following parameter: -rescan

Your command will look like this: “earthcoin-qt.exe -rescan

To execute such a command in windows, it is easiest to create a batch file or copy the attached “rescan.txt” file from the bottom of this page, copy it to the EarthCoin installation folder, rename the file from .txt to .bat and execute the rescan.bat.

 

How do I completly remove my wallet from a computer?

When you want to sell your computer or have borrowed one for a while, you want to make sure the wallet data is securly removed from that system. Please look at the following link for more information: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Securing_your_wallet#Erasing_Plain-text_Wallets

 

 

Are the wallet source codes also available?

Yes.

Windows

Thanks to earthcointalk members Kwattro, Joãottmae, Tjs, RedwanCoin.

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