Today, October 6th around 3:20 PM a strange behavior of some Feathercoin clients where noticed by the community.
Further investigation showed that an attempt of a DOS attack was causing the problem.
The attack tried to use a recently discovered vulnerability of Bitcoin code versions < 0.16.3, causing the attacked block chain to stop working correctly and mint the block chain to the attackers advantage.
The Feathercoin devepoment team released a fix against this attack on September 22nd 2018.
This fix together with Feathercoins advanced checkpointing (ACP) mechanism defended the block against the attack.
Current status is:
FTC Blockchain is operating normally
FTC Clients with version < 16.3 are stuck at block 2366280
Actions to re- activate stuck clients:
upgrade your client to the latest Version
see ttps://feathercoin.com/#wallets for latest releases for your OS
Restart the client with the -rescan comand line paramter
wait until the client is fully synced again and compare the block count with the one shown on https://explorer.feathercoin.com
Today the new Feathercoin client version 0.17.0.1 was released.
This is a patch release, changing the handling of checkpoints and includes the latest changes of the upstream Bitcoin client version 0.17.1
Please update at a convenient time.
The tx indexing has changed, so the first startup of version 0.17.0.1 may take longer than normal.
Please be patient and wait until the maintenance tasks are finished and main window shows up.
Please report any problems to the this forum (forum.feathercoin.com)
NeoScrypt now used for Scrypt hash generation in the code, CheckProofOfWork set to use hash and nBits instead of height same as Bitcoin and GetPoWHash toggles between Scrypt and NeoScrypt based on time instead of height as suggested by Ghostlander.
Fork height, fork times and checkpoint keys defined in chainparams.
getwork has been restored in the commit in my post above. Once my client has synced the changes will be pulled into the 0.9.6.2 branch. They are currently on my own 0.9.6.2-bushstar branch.
The size of the block chain also depends on the size of a the blocks contained.
The size of a block is influenced by the number and size of the transactions contained in that block.
The Feathercoin block chain currently is about 2.1 Gbyte.
Bitcoin already has implemented some features to reduce the actual size of data stored on a client and we will do the same for Feathercoin in the future
@jungle said in Bitcoin in meltdown?:
How much coins can I get on Btc? I still didn’t have an idea whether to own the bitcoins.
Well, how many Coins you get depends on the money you want to invest.
Just open an account on one or several exchanges, that trade Bitcoins for US Dollars and but as many coins as you want, or can afford
A stable price isnt always a bad thing. These wild and crazy gains we see in the crypto simply dont happen in the rest of the world. They just dont. Its unrealistic to expect them to continue forever here as well.
Sure we would all like to see our coins gain 5% everyday but thats not sustainable. Id prefer to watch it slowly grow over time as new features and projects are brought online. Natural growth is way better than a Pump and Dump every few months.
@Wellenreiter said in Coinofview.com -- coin stats site:
Well, if you have a look here: http://coinofview.com/coin/Feathercoin.html they are totally outdated. Their last update is more than a year old
I saw that too. I tried to contact them but so far no reply.
Whilst I would be happy that Shapeshift did what they promised and reinstate FTC. I do not think we will re-add Shapeshift to the wallet, despite the bounty payements to program the SS and Coinotron add-ons.
Lizhi completed the bounty work by member request and is no longer available to maintain that code. By including the code, it may give the impression FTC is an exchange and expose members to unforseen legal requirements.
@neilhead said in Send Feathercoin?:
I did have instructions but am a little uneasy in case i do it wrong? Im trying to send the feathercoins from a paper wallet to my wallet in bittrex account. im the wrong side of fourty and struggle a bit with this internet “magic” lol
You can’t directly transfer from a paper wallet to a Bittrex or any other exchange based accout, because they provide the corresponding wallet addreses and keep the private keys semself.
What you need to do:
install a feathercoin client on your PC. you can get the download links at www.feathercoin. com at the bottom of the main page.
start up the wallet and let it sync. This may take from several hours to one day. If you notice that the sync doesn’t make progress, simply stop and start the wallet.
when the wallet is fully synced go to
Then enter the command 'importprivkey <paperwallet private key> rescan’
This will import the private key from the paperwallet into the clien’t wallet and with the rescan option the wallet reads all transactions for the just imported address.
When that is completed, you can transfer your coins to Bittrex.