Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.18.1
Old daemon and wallet version 0.17.0.1

[Guide] FeatherCoin - Getting started, create a wallet!


  • | Tip FeatherWeight

    Thanks for the tutorial, really useful that was, esp for noobs like me. I have one question

    I’ve heard so much on the .net about hackers getting hold of your wallet, my question is:

    1. I want to buy and hold coins for a number of years, I dont want to mine, so can i buy coins, backup the wallet, place it on a [b]usb [/b]stick.

    2. [b]Uninstall [/b]the feather program, including the wallet (as I have it on a usb stick)

    3. Now, lets say 3 years time, can I run the FeatherCoin wallet program and overwrite the wallet.dat file with the one I had on my usb

    thanks


  • Regular Member | Tip sheepson

    [quote name=“FeatherWeight” post=“2835” timestamp=“1368389516”]
    Thanks for the tutorial, really useful that was, esp for noobs like me. I have one question

    I’ve heard so much on the .net about hackers getting hold of your wallet, my question is:

    1. I want to buy and hold coins for a number of years, I dont want to mine, so can i buy coins, backup the wallet, place it on a [b]usb [/b]stick.

    2. [b]Uninstall [/b]the feather program, including the wallet (as I have it on a usb stick)

    3. Now, lets say 3 years time, can I run the FeatherCoin wallet program and overwrite the wallet.dat file with the one I had on my usb

    thanks
    [/quote]

    Yes!


  • Regular Member | Tip Markus1337

    [quote name=“FeatherWeight” post=“2835” timestamp=“1368389516”]
    Thanks for the tutorial, really useful that was, esp for noobs like me. I have one question

    I’ve heard so much on the .net about hackers getting hold of your wallet, my question is:

    1. I want to buy and hold coins for a number of years, I dont want to mine, so can i buy coins, backup the wallet, place it on a [b]usb [/b]stick.

    2. [b]Uninstall [/b]the feather program, including the wallet (as I have it on a usb stick)

    3. Now, lets say 3 years time, can I run the FeatherCoin wallet program and overwrite the wallet.dat file with the one I had on my usb

    thanks
    [/quote] just make sure its at least 2 usb’s as corrupted sticks happen. And also dropbox but I guess you dont want to risk it.


  • | Tip ShadowEW

    [quote name=“Markus1337” post=“3504” timestamp=“1368566471”]
    [quote author=FeatherWeight link=topic=337.msg2835#msg2835 date=1368389516]
    Thanks for the tutorial, really useful that was, esp for noobs like me. I have one question

    I’ve heard so much on the .net about hackers getting hold of your wallet, my question is:

    1. I want to buy and hold coins for a number of years, I dont want to mine, so can i buy coins, backup the wallet, place it on a [b]usb [/b]stick.

    2. [b]Uninstall [/b]the feather program, including the wallet (as I have it on a usb stick)

    3. Now, lets say 3 years time, can I run the FeatherCoin wallet program and overwrite the wallet.dat file with the one I had on my usb

    thanks
    [/quote] just make sure its at least 2 usb’s as corrupted sticks happen. And also dropbox but I guess you dont want to risk it.
    [/quote]
    Create yourself a small [url=http://www.truecrypt.org/]TrueCrypt[/url] folder/archive and you’re good to go. If you can crack one of those, then the person who cracked it deserves the coins inside. x3
    Just for those who’re skeptical about Dropbox and such cloud sites. Don’t forget that all these cloud sites do actually have ownership rights over whatever file you upload. 😛


  • | Tip Feather_lover

    I made some changes to the text. Clean and markup included. Feel free to do with it what you want: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqhzs2zz47xjom5/Feathercoin.Wallet.Guide.17-05-2013.zip


  • Regular Member | Tip sheepson

    [quote name=“Feather_lover” post=“4242” timestamp=“1368827772”]
    I made some changes to the text. Clean and markup included. Feel free to do with it what you want: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eqhzs2zz47xjom5/Feathercoin.Wallet.Guide.17-05-2013.zip
    [/quote]

    Thanks for this :)!
    I applied your changes to the guide, English is not my native language so there were a lot of changes!


  • | Tip Feather_lover

    Perhaps your guides can get a more central spot in the forum or even the main website.


  • | Tip dgiors

    I have a simple question.

    Is it sufficient to backup your wallet.dat just once?

    I understand the need to keep multiple copies in safe places but my question has to do with if the file is static or not. My best guess is that it’s unchanging so there’s no need for a rolling backup of the file.

    Thanks in advance.


  • Regular Member | Tip sheepson

    [quote name=“dgiors” post=“7698” timestamp=“1369797088”]
    I have a simple question.

    Is it sufficient to backup your wallet.dat just once?

    I understand the need to keep multiple copies in safe places but my question has to do with if the file is static or not. My best guess is that it’s unchanging so there’s no need for a rolling backup of the file.

    Thanks in advance.
    [/quote]

    Yes that is enough, you don’t need to backup on balance change, only when you add another wallet address your wallet.dat changes. 🙂


  • | Tip dgiors

    [quote name=“sheepson” post=“7772” timestamp=“1369828792”]

    Yes that is enough, you don’t need to backup on balance change, only when you add another wallet address your wallet.dat changes. 🙂
    [/quote]

    Ahhh, thanks for the distinction that the file changes when you add a new wallet address. That makes perfect sennse.