Feathercoin daemon and wallet production version 0.17.0.2

One more newbie! (few questions)


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    Hi guys, i want to start mining a bit (i have a i5-6600k and a GTX 1070 8gb), and i decided to mine feathercoin!

    So… I’ve downloaded your wallet software but… It takes ages to sync :o so, i’ve decided to generate a temporary wallet on WalletGenerator.net
    2 questions :

    • How do i access this wallet?
    • How will i transfert the coins to the 'feathercoin core" wallet?

    Then, i started mining using “ccminer-2.2.2-32bit-cuda8” on the “stratum+tcp://ftc.p2pool.leblancnet.us:19327” pool [or: P2Pool (FTC)]…
    2 questions:

    • Should i use the public or private address of my generated wallet to mine? (or what should i put instead of “YOUR_FTC_PAYOUT_ADDRESS”?)
    • Is 765 kH/s good for a GTX 1070?

    Is there something i’ve missed?

    Kaalh.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @kaalhaan

    The initial synronisation of the wallet takes very long, sometimes up to 24 hours or more.

    If you think the sync doesn’t make any progress, other users report, that shutting down and restarting the wallet helps. You may have to repeat this several times.
    Once the initial sync is completed, the wallet catches up to the current block within minutes after startup.
    I have checked walletgenerator.net and it doesn’t create a vaild Feathercoin address, as these addresses start with 6 or 7 as first digit.

    According to the address show as ‘shared’ it seems to generate bitcoin addresses.

    I suggest you let your local wallet synchronize, even it it takes very long and then use the address of this wallet for mining.

    Yout FTC PAYOUT ADDRESS for p2pool is the address shown in the wallet in ‘receiving addresses’.


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    Oh yeah? Damn,… I’ve restart it several times already and i’ll keep doing it. I’m still 3 years and 13 weeks late ^^

    I’ve specifically choose a feathercoin wallet tho… And the public address start with a 6, anyway ^^

    Okay, so, i just wait. Simple enough for me! Thank you very much!


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    I’m still 2 years off…
    Can’t we sync with a downloadable file? Or can’t i force the program to use more of my internet connection? Because it uses at max 5Mbit/s while it theoretically could use up to 40Mbit/s…
    I won’t start mining before next week otherwise haha


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    The bandwidth is not the problem.
    Your node checks every block it receives from other nodes, what takes some time.
    Additionally there are trunks of orphan blocks in the block chain, which lead to additional delays. Sometimes the wallet runs low on memory, if a orphaned trunk is very long, what we had as a result of attacks in the past.
    The problem is mitigated in the next releases of the wallet


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    @kaalhaan said in One more newbie! (few questions):

    I’m still 2 years off…
    Can’t we sync with a downloadable file? Or can’t i force the program to use more of my internet connection? Because it uses at max 5Mbit/s while it theoretically could use up to 40Mbit/s…
    I won’t start mining before next week otherwise haha

    You can create a wallet receive address to mine to as the wallet syncs. The blocks show the transactions that have occurred, any mining results / payouts are in the blockchain and can be checked with the Block explorer before the sync completes.

    http://explorer.feathercoin.com/chain/Feathercoin


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    Still one year and 2 months off^^
    The thing is, it seems not to work continuously, i mean, in my task manager, i sometime see it using around 30% of my CPU while most of the time it sleeps or something!
    Is there something i can do to make the program use 30% (or more) continuously?

    Thank you for your answers.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @kaalhaan
    The only thing you can do, is to check, that sync is moving, meaning the number of blocks seen increases, and if the sync stalls, shutdown and restart the wallet.

    That way the wallet connects faster to different peers and it was reported by users, that the sync took up some speed by doing the wallet stop/start.


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    Alright, it’s finally working! thx guys!


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    Now:

    • what’s the best website/software or idk, to exchange the FTC into real money?
    • Can i set my mining software (ccminer-2.2.2-32bit-cuda8) so it uses only like 75% of my GPU so i can still use/play on my computer?
    • Should i “Encrypt Wallet”?
    • Where do i find my private key? Because the receiving address that i use to mine is my public key, right?

  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @kaalhaan

    There are only a few exchanges that exchange FTC directly to FIAT.
    Most people exchange to Bitcoin and then to FIAT.
    If you google ‘feathercoin exchange’ you should find some exchanges.
    Also bitinfocharts and coingecko provide some information as they name the exchanges they use as database to create their charts.

    You can configure the intensity of mining in the miner software.
    Most software has a configuration named ‘auto’ so it adapts the intensity.
    As an alternative you can set the intensity to ‘8’. this should give you an acceptable response time of the GPU for normal operation at the cost of lower mining hash rates.

    If you want to encrypt your wdecisallet, that decision is fully yours.
    If the wallet is not encrypted and someone gets access to your computer, he/she can open the wallet and has full access.
    If the wallet is encrypted, you need to provide a password for every sent coins action.

    To get the private key go to debug or tools (depending on the version of your wallet), then to console and the command

    'dumpprivatekey <your feathercoin address>'
    it will take 2 -3 seconds and the private key for that address is displayed.


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    Hi, it’s me again!

    Is there a way to mute the program or disable the notifications? I’m getting a sound and a pop-up (with how much i earned) each time i’m earning coins, and while watching a movie, it’s kinda annoying^^

    Oh, and, is there a way for us, humble miner, to contribute to increase the FTC’s market value?


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    well… 😉

    honnestly… 🤹🏻

    unless you are solo mining exit the wallet and start it after you watched the movie…

    If you are solo mining…

    close the wallet and use feathercoind.

    Assuming you are on a windows system, feathercoind should be located in the same directory as feathercoin-qt and you can start it in a command window.

    😃 😃 😃


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    @kaalhaan said in One more newbie! (few questions):

    Hi, it’s me again!

    Is there a way to mute the program or disable the notifications? I’m getting a sound and a pop-up (with how much i earned) each time i’m earning coins, and while watching a movie, it’s kinda annoying^^

    Oh, and, is there a way for us, humble miner, to contribute to increase the FTC’s market value?

    I think on Windows you can just right click the speaker icon near the clock/taskbar - click “open volume mixer” and then just mute “system sounds” but leave everything else as normal…

    if you’re then watching netflix or playing a movie with VLC or so…you wont hear the Feathercoin sounds.

    I hope this helps.


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    I’m not solo mining, and yes, i’m on Win10.
    i can mine while the wallet (feathercoin-qt) isn’t opened? it will just update once i’m logged in, right?
    Ok, so, otherwise, i’ll just mute the “system sounds”, ty!
    Could be nice to add an option for the notification on the next FTC launcher’s update, don’t you think?


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @kaalhaan if you are not solo mining, but using a pool there is no reason to keep the wallet open all time.
    All coins you get are stored in the block chain and your wallet will catch up if coins arrived for you while it was closed.
    The only reason to keep a wallet or daemon running all time is if you run a pool yourself or do solo mining as the wallet/daemon then needs to server the miner


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    @wellenreiter Perfect, so if i open the wallet once a day, it’s enough! ty!


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    Ugh, apparently, the latest Windows 10 update ( that i did yesterday night) fucked up something with my internet connection, so today, i’ve mine for nothing since apparently, the pool i’m in didn’t receive anything from me… ( Or so they say ;p )

    [the wifi i used was set in “public”, i’ve set it in “private” 30min ago, and i’m now receiving some coins… i wish i’ve seen that earlier on^^]


  • Regular Member | Tip Kaalhaan

    Hi, hmm, the FTC wallet wants to be updated, so it’s just a basic update, it won’t have to resync and it won’t change my actual wallet address, right? just to be sure to know if there’s any manipulation i need to do, thx^^


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    @kaalhaan said in One more newbie! (few questions):

    Hi, hmm, the FTC wallet wants to be updated, so it’s just a basic update, it won’t have to resync and it won’t change my actual wallet address, right? just to be sure to know if there’s any manipulation i need to do, thx^^

    Yep that’s correct. You wont need to resync what you have because Feathercoin stores the BlockChain in AppData - where as the QT software gets installed in Program Files. So you can uninstall and reinstall the new client without affecting your current blockchain download/sync

    I uploaded the windows 64 bit setup files not long ago. You can download them from the feathercoin website.

    1 - backup your wallet.dat and private keys
    2 - uninstall Feathercoin-Qt from Add/Remove Programs
    3 - Install the new 0.9.6.2 client
    4 - enjoy!

    I hope this helps.