The Grantcoin software development team has tested and released a new version of wallets, v0.7.0, for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. All Grantcoin users are urged to download the new wallet software as soon as possible.
Because of planned changes to the Grantcoin block reward system — specifically, turning off the Proof-of-Stake minting which was scheduled to begin — the blockchain will fork at block 250,000. This is expected to happen today, December 3. After today, people who haven’t updated their wallet may be connected to the wrong blockchain if they use the old wallet. If you try to send a transaction with the old wallet, you may lose your coins.
Updating to Grantcoin v0.7.0 is easy. Just download the appropriate wallet for the operating system you are using and run it. If you already had Grantcoin on the same computer or device, the new wallet might take some time to re-index the blockchain the first time you use it.
Users of the Grantcoin Twitter wallet do not need to do anything to continue using it the same as before — the Grantcoin Foundation has updated that wallet on our server. People who have Grantcoin in “cold storage” or a paper wallet do not need to do anything with their wallet.dat file or private key. If you ever decide to import https://grantcoin.org/files/2015/12/03/your coins into an active, “hot” wallet on a computer or device, just make sure that you’re running the new version of the wallet software.
Wallet download links are below:
- Windows QT version 0.7.0
- Mac QT version 0.7.0
- Linux QT version 0.7.0
- Android app version 0.7.0 beta for smartphones and ARM tablets
- Android app version 0.7.0 beta for Intel x86 tablets
Grantcoin v0.7.0 includes several new features which are an improvement over the old wallet, such as:
- Coin control (for advanced users)
- Support for IPv6
- Multisig capability
- Faster syncing and blockchain download speed
More information about Grantcoin wallets is also available on this page.
Grantcoin code is available on GitHub, for advanced users who wish to compile and run a grantcoind headless client. You have two options, both of which are v0.7.0 and fully compatible with each other:
- Grantcoin official code repository — Distributed under AGPLv3 license.
- Grantcoin legacy code repository — Distributed under MIT license. Does not include the new features that were added in the wallets built from the official code.
Grantcoin miners are asked to use the Suprnova mining pool or solo-mine Grantcoin starting today. Suprnova has confirmed that they updated to the new version of Grantcoin. Other mining pools have not yet confirmed this, so the Grantcoin Foundation cannot recommend using them until they do.
If you have any questions or issues with the new wallets or code, please contact the Grantcoin Foundation and our developers will reply. Bug reports and suggestions for improvement are always appreciated!