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Legacy MCN Wallet

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Hello All,

I have recently built an MCN wallet based on details made available by @jakzodiac and have this running.

The original wallet on sourceforge from 2014 looks to be working, "Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:~$ monetaverded --seed-node 176.9.47.243:8580

Anyone else running this wallet? Many P2P errors but it is live and operational, to upgrade ASAP when a current solution available.

Using this on a laptop with Core i5 and 8GB, unfortunately I was unable to build the 14.04.5 Solution due to lack of RAM

Keen to hear from others with active wallets on local systems.

Have a great day all,

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Yep, I posted over in the seed peers area the same... you can also reduce the connection errors somewhat by forcing a new peer node:

monetaverded --add-exclusive-node 35.227.28.16:26080

This works for the Windows and Mac clients as well. Windows will only work with the exclusive-node option for whatever reason (at least for me), it just will not connect otherwise.

Can't wait to import some old wallets when I get home on Monday and see what I find! :)

 Later taters

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Hej JMcHaffie,

thank you for your tip. :D
I'm testing it now on a Windows T60 machine and it works wonderfully. :)  I'll do some testing on a restore of the Blockchain.
have a nice week.

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Update:

 

The sync breaks down at block 399808.
Storage size of the Blockchain. bin file:    1055728 KB.
I changed the machine after that.
i5, 8GB; 500GB HD, Win7. --> Same result, abort at block 399808
The Problem:   main blockchain wrong height !!

 

 

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Ok, so just a status update: I've gotten the MCN wallet synced up and I've received a couple of withdrawals from MinerGate. Thanks to the Grumpster for figuring out the correct fees so we can get our funds out of MG!

I've been running the miner to try it out and have found 2 blocks! They ended up being ~26 per block. Not bad for incredibly slow hashrates (in the low 30's) on my old i3 clunker :)

Honestly, I can bring down a helluva lot more than that being able to use my GPU on Minergate's software, but it is nice to know that the miner does in fact work, right out of the box with the original daemon, no problems at all.

Later!

-John

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6 hours ago, JMcHaffie said:

Ok, so just a status update: I've gotten the MCN wallet synced up and I've received a couple of withdrawals from MinerGate. Thanks to the Grumpster for figuring out the correct fees so we can get our funds out of MG!

I've been running the miner to try it out and have found 2 blocks! They ended up being ~26 per block. Not bad for incredibly slow hashrates (in the low 30's) on my old i3 clunker :)

Honestly, I can bring down a helluva lot more than that being able to use my GPU on Minergate's software, but it is nice to know that the miner does in fact work, right out of the box with the original daemon, no problems at all.

Later!

-John

Nice one!:D

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Hello all !

1 day to fully load the blockchain. (5,5GB) on W10. Let's go to withdraw my MCNs from MinerGate to my personnal wallet :D

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1 hour ago, aux6d said:

Hello all !

1 day to fully load the blockchain. (5,5GB) on W10. Let's go to withdraw my MCNs from MinerGate to my personnal wallet :D

 

Nice going, took me almost a week in Windows 10 here in NZ with 100Mbps link. Only 2 days on Ubuntu though. Supports the calls for the International link upgrade that hopefully will be in by 2021, fiber to Australia :)

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   Hey there everyone.  I Just setup the MCN Wallet and made a transfer from MinerGate with no problems and received payment within minutes. I set the withdraw fee to .01 and all went off without incident and fast. I've never had any issues with MinerGate and I use a dozen different pools for various coins.

    I've been experimenting with these older wallets and currently working on creating my own QT wallets for coins that do not offer them. If knowledgeable there are a few tutorials on the net to create qt wallets but if I have any updates I'll post.

   Here are some screen shots of the wallet in action and the MG Transaction:

 

mcnwallet.jpg

 

mgtrans.jpg

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Hi @LordSoylent,

Welcome to the MonetaVerde Community! Yeah, the legacy systems definitely work well. I'm glad you were able to test in out successfully. If you are working on a QT wallet, I'd highly recommend looking into @johnJohnsson's work on the C# Wallet GUI. It basically acts as a wrapper to the binaries.

Obviously, your work would not look the same, but I think understanding how he's doing his wallet might help you in your endeavor. He's the leader in wallet development here.

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Thanks @jakzodiac,

I'll take a look at the information, its always good to look at things from another angle. So far I've run into some PERL issues but just a minor set back and I'll continue to work at it along with a few other projects.

I think once an easy wallet is established, easy for beginners, you should have MinerGate update details for MCN and direct traffic to the forum in order to increase the community and awareness of the effort involved in bringing MCN back to life. I know a few miners have run into issues with MinerGate but from my experience many of the basic problems I've seen are User error or just lack of knowledge as to what mining entails. Granted not all the information is very clear in this industry as of yet so much of what we do see is merely frustration thats produced from the initial confusion of the mining process. 

I use at least a dozen different mining pools for all sorts different coins/algo's and from comparing them to MinerGate, they function the same with a few exceptions. MinerGate attracts the absolute complete beginners because of their GUI App that allows mobile mining, when working with others and the Mods in their chat this is obvious. This can have pro's and con's with such an inexperienced crowd and one result is the backlash from those that think it is a get rich quick scheme and mining with a tablet or phone will make them a fortune by the time they wake in the morning. 

All in all many pools display stats and information differently in an unregulated self-governed system and the beginners get overwhelmed. At this point simplicity is key in order to attract and keep these beginners to the MCN community in order to help push the coin into the position we all want to see it progress. I think Minergate can be used as an ally in this effort with little economical impact for you as a Developer since they have played a large role in keeping the blockchain alive and the pool is already established with 10's of thousands of miners and potential community members. Opening a direct dialog with MG after some initial preparation and road map would be a benefit and even establishing a page on bitcointalk w/road map would be advisable.

Sorry, I wrote this quick off the top of my head and just trying to offer some feedback and maybe some ideas to help the community grow. 

Thanks Again,

Soylent

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Hi @LordSoylent,

I appreciate your work so far:). I do want to stress that we are currently moving our code in the new wallet project (C#) away from the core code dependencies. Our goal is to have a separately maintained Wallet which communicates with a remote Daemon (not localhost) via RPC (secured off course) which we wrap with a GUI seperate of the CLI Wallet code. Therewith creating an ecosystem of applications for easy maintainability and configurability. Also with this approach we can encourage enthusiasts to create their own GUI's on top of the CLI Wallet.

I do hope we're not duplicating tasks, and hope we can work together to create the best user experience for MCN. Please PM @jakzodiac, @GrumpyBum and myself so perhaps we can together have a look what's done and how we can streamline our processes of development.

Looking forward to your thoughts!

Best regards,

JJ 

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