(Duplicate of other post. So important we posted it twice!)
Hard fork directions for BipCoin
These files below are all 64-bit. You MUST be on 64-bit Windows or Linux to mine. (GUI wallets are 32- and 64-bit, but we haven’t updated those yet and you can’t mine on those.)
We’ve updated BipCoin and it works much better now. But it involves a mandatory software update for the CLI wallets from 0.0.0.3 to 0.0.0.4
To keep mining valid coins, you must do this by block 38500. This happens on Wed Oct 19, 2016 at 1 AM New York City time (EDIT: this has already passed).
Any coins mined on the old software after that block will be on a fork, will be worthless, and will not work with the new software everyone else will be using.
(GUI wallet is not updated yet. But you can’t mine on that. We will update that next week.)
You shouldn’t have to open ports, but if you do have to, open ports
If you have 0003 BipCoin CLI wallets with BipCoin on them, save (do not delete) your old blockchain in a folder called “OldBipCoinBlockchain”
The blockchain files are located on Windows at C:\Users\(ComputerUserName)\AppData\Roaming\bipcoin
On Linux, it’s in ~/.bipcoin
Move everything in that folder into your new folder called “OldBipCoinBlockchain.”
(Especially do not delete it if you also have the GUI wallet, because that folder not only contains the old blockchain for the CLI wallets, it also contains the private keys for the GUI wallet.)
Move all files in the blockchain folder into the new ” OldBipCoinBlockchain” folder, then clear out the folder they were in. The folder that used to have the blockchain should be empty. You’re going to download a new blockchain automatically with the new software.
Download the new software
create a new folder called BipCoin0004
WINDOWS (17 megs)
and unzip the above into the new BipCoin0004folder
DO NOT RUN bipcoind YET.
LINUX (9 megs):
Create a new folder called BipCoin0004 and unzip the above into BipCoin0004.
DO NOT RUN bipcoind YET.
NEXT: for both Windows and Linux:
If you have BipCoin from a previous CLI wallet, copy the .wallet files and .address files from that old wallet into your new BipCoin0004 folder.
In your new folder called BipCoin0004 (the only one you’ll be using now) start bipcoind.
It will have to synchronize to the new block chain (should take around 30 to 60 minutes, depending on network speed). Once synced you’ll see the green ” SYNCHRONIZED OK.”
From your new folder called BipCoin0004, start simplewallet. Then either open an old wallet, or generate a new one. (When generating a new one, generate it, close it, then re-open it to confirm the password before mining with it.)
Check block height by typing
in simple wallet. It should be within a block or two of the blockchain height listed near the upper left of this page:
Block height is also on this page: http://democats.org/pool/?name=bipcoin
If there’s no block height showing under the gray “blockchain height” near the top left, go with the blue block under the black “Height” a little below that.
If the page is blank, wait ten minutes and refresh it. We’re working on things and that may be down from time to time for a few days.
Start mining. I’d type in simplewallet
if it says 3 is too high, try a lower number until you get it working.
Keep a fan on the computer while mining.
Transactions are working pretty quick now, esp if you add a small fee. (like .005 bip). Info on transacting and everything else is HERE.
Also, bigger transactions tend to work if you’re sending from a wallet that is (solo) mining while sending.
How to mine BipCoin with mining pools (Plus a great new pool!) https://bipcoin.org/?p=1162
(If you need the help commands for either bipcoind or simplewallet, click in that window type
and hit enter.
(be sure that to exit you type
in bipcoind. (hit “enter” after each command.)
To close it all.