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Acysbib1
(@acysbib1)
Active Member Customer

New to folding for coinage... And I don't expect to make much (Last 3-4 days my laptop has made 1-2 cents worth of coins... so... Not exactly a money maker... ) BUT, I FINALLY got my wallet to download, so I got it synced up... Encrypted it like a good little boy... Now it has a message saying minting suspended due to locked wallet...

My question is... How do I unlock my wallet now?

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Posted : 10/03/2016 4:04 am
wilding2004
(@wilding2004)
Estimable Member Customer

Hi,

In the console command line type the following

walletpassphrase xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 99999999

where xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is the password you used to encrypt.

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Posted : 10/03/2016 4:18 am
wuffy68
(@wuffy68)
Member Admin

@wilding2004 wrote:

In the console command line type the following

Acysbib1, you probably already figured this one out, but the console option is located under the wallet's "Help" menu.

As to getting extra points, you can look at the cloud folding option if you want to boost your output without purchasing new equipment.

https://cloudfolding.curecoin.net/

Of course the coins are available on the market for purchase at a fraction of the production cost using a laptop (exchanges Bittrex, LiveCoin and Poloniex - and some others).

Best!

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Posted : 10/03/2016 5:21 am
Acysbib1
(@acysbib1)
Active Member Customer

Is curecoin trying to steal my efforts now? Because I tried the walletpassphrase thingy but it told me I entered it in incorrectly... I WROTE IT DOWN YESTERDAY AND COPIED IT PERFECTLY.... So... The console isn't helping me at all...

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Posted : 10/03/2016 10:46 am
Acysbib1
(@acysbib1)
Active Member Customer

Apparently... These people cannot keep ANY passwords... Because I've had to reset my password JUST FOR THIS SITE (Which is totally different from any wallet I use... DUH) TWICE NOW because CURECOIN FORGOT IT... I know I don't type in my passwords wrong... EVER... And I don't forget. I write them down and make sure I have a cipher for what they belong to... So... What the hell is going on???? If this doesn't stop soon (24 hours and counting) I'm leaving Folding at Home, and taking my new alienwares with me

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Posted : 10/03/2016 11:02 am
wuffy68
(@wuffy68)
Member Admin

@Acysbib1 wrote:

If this doesn't stop soon (24 hours and counting) I'm leaving Folding at Home, and taking my new alienwares with me

Sorry you're having these issues. It's actually very uncommon.

OK, so a couple of suggestions on the wallet paraphrase and website passwords.

They are both case-sensitive:

For example, Y475856HIUY7678%98 does not equal y475856hiuy7678%98 (sorry this may be redundant, I'm just trying to cover all the possible causes)

Please ensure when you record you passphrase and password, use a "notepad" or similar application and first write them in the notepad so you can easily copy and paste them in the future - exactly as they were created. Save that file to a USB stick (preferable two USB sticks as a backup). If you plan on having a lot of coins, it's probably a good idea to encrypt those files or USB sticks as well. You are truly your own banker.

While you can always reset your password for this website, the passphrase for any wallet (including for bitcoin and other altcoins) cannot be reset without having the original passphrase. When the wallet cannot be opened, the coins are essentially "lost".

One thought, and this has happened to me, you may have added a hidden space " " character to your passphrase OR you may be using an ISO/IEC 8859-5 keyboard setting (like for Russian or Greek). We have seen issues with Cyrillic characters in the folding pool before. I would stick with UTF-8 characters for your passphrase and avoid ISO/IEC 8859-5. I don't know if Cygnus-XI can correct me if I'm wrong.

Having said all that, if you cannot get the wallet opened, we will work with you on establishing a new .dat file, and I'll send you a one-time "refund" on the coin's you've lost since this conversation may help others in the future.

Even if CureCoin doesn't work out for you, I would encourage you to keep contributing your computing power to [email protected] The mission of CureCoin has always been to increase participation in [email protected] and accelerate scientific progress on protein folding research.

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Posted : 10/03/2016 1:30 pm
Acysbib1
(@acysbib1)
Active Member Customer

I simply deleted that wallet. I am re-syncing now. And I will attach the new address to my curecoin pool account... I will TRY to get this thing to not stay permalocked again...

Also, Not sure how I could have accidentally put in a space, when it asks me to confirm my entry... But anyway, I'll give it another shot today, and see what happens.

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Posted : 10/03/2016 1:41 pm
Acysbib1
(@acysbib1)
Active Member Customer

Encrypted again... And same message, Note - Minting suspended due to locked wallet... Cannot locate an option to unlock said wallet... So I go to console and to walletpassphrase ************* 99999999 and it spits out,
10:50:13

Error: The wallet passphrase entered was incorrect. (code -14)
Leaving me to think... Once again... That curecoin doesn't want my folding... Since it obviously doesn't have the ability to keep my passphrases intact...

I suppose I could try again using words, but that's.... I don't want to have to type in that crap constantly every time I log into my wallet...

But that means I have to delete my wallet... AGAIN... And reinstall it... AGAIN....

Is there any workaround here? Are there certain characters that are NOT accepted in passphrases? I wrote mine in mostly 1337... So as to discourage words being words... But COME ON!

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Posted : 10/03/2016 1:54 pm
wilding2004
(@wilding2004)
Estimable Member Customer

@Acysbib1 wrote:

.... I know I don't type in my passwords wrong... EVER...

Anybody who makes this claim seriously, is dillusional.

@Acysbib1 wrote:

..I'm leaving Folding at Home, and taking my new alienwares with me

[email protected] has nothing to do with Curecoin, and cannot help with the problems you're having.

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Posted : 10/03/2016 1:55 pm
wuffy68
(@wuffy68)
Member Admin

@Acysbib1 wrote:

Is there any workaround here? Are there certain characters that are NOT accepted in passphrases? I wrote mine in mostly 1337... So as to discourage words being words... But COME ON!

Acysbib1, please try using the UTF-8 character set for passwords. You'll likely find the same limitation on the 500+ coins out there until cryptocurrency becomes more mainstream.

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Posted : 10/03/2016 2:19 pm
wuffy68
(@wuffy68)
Member Admin

@wuffy68 wrote:

@Acysbib1 wrote:

Is there any workaround here? Are there certain characters that are NOT accepted in passphrases? I wrote mine in mostly 1337... So as to discourage words being words... But COME ON!

Acysbib1, please try using the UTF-8 character set for passwords. You'll likely find the same limitation on the 500+ coins out there until cryptocurrency becomes more mainstream.

Also I just noticed (although this shouldn't matter) you may want to add the "true" flag to the console command:

Example:

walletpassphrase xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 99999999 true

Let me know if that works for you.

-wuffy68

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Posted : 10/03/2016 9:13 pm
Acysbib1
(@acysbib1)
Active Member Customer

Nope, Looks like it still doesn't want to accept my passphrase... ( I did use plenty of |'s ('s and _'s... And if those aren't accepted characters for passphrases, THAT could be where I screwed up...)

But if that's not the case, then I don't know what to tell you, but apparently, Curecoin doesn't want me to have a wallet... And I might simply have to donate my folding time, rather than pick up a cent or two a day...

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Posted : 10/03/2016 10:33 pm
CygnusXI
(@cygnusxi)
Reputable Member Customer

I'll have to add some testing of special character sets with the pass phrase. One alternative would be to use an exchange like poloniex, bittrex, or others and creating a deposit address there. You can send coins out to merchants still from there (although some are a little slow to send). Its not recommended to keep a lot of holding on the exchanges but if you are dealing with just a few coins per day in earnings than you won't be too upset if an exchange fails. Using 2 exchanges would be yet another alternative. Those exchanges have been in operation for a long time though without any major problems that I've heard of (minus being a little slow on transactions like I mentioned).

With the curecoin wallet, as long as you keep you wallet.dat secure (either on a secure machine or if you want total security you can use a thumb drive) than it is quite impossible for someone to steal your coins even if your password is password or 1234. Without having access to the private key in your wallet.dat file there is no way anyone is getting access to your coins. (short of a quantum computer attack maybe, but anyone with a quantum computer has enough money to not care about the little bit of money in our curecoin wallets).

Something else to point out here is if you create an wallet and do not send out any transactions, then zero parts of your private key are used to sign the txs on the block chain, which means you have a complete "cold storage" wallet. Putting that on a usb drive and tucking it away in a safe place is extremely safe. With zero of your private key exposed, there is no attack one can even attempt on the private key. Something to note if you do that, you may have to do an export import of the private key if you have it stored away for a long period of time. There is a how to on that in this section on the forum.

If you come up with a resolution let us know. In the meantime, we don't mind if you want to fold for something like EVGA bucks on team EVGA. Other teams often run giveaways too. That said we would still like to have you on team Curecoin. Best of luck with it I hope something here offers some help. I have added testing special char sets to my to-do list, and will update on this thread when I get a chance to do some testing.

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Posted : 11/03/2016 12:21 am
Acysbib1
(@acysbib1)
Active Member Customer

So I changed my passphrase... Because apparently the system still recognized my passphrase, but the console didn't... Weirdly.... So I changed it... Then used the walletpassphrase ************ 999999999 (I used nine... not eight nines... Don't know if that's significant) it seemed to go through without spitting an error message... I rebooted the wallet... And it STILL seems to have issues

"Note: Minting suspended due to locked wallet"

Seriously...?? So, do I need my wallet not encrypted in order to "Mint" money?

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Posted : 11/03/2016 1:10 am
Acysbib1
(@acysbib1)
Active Member Customer

Another change of the passphrase, and another attempt... (This time with eight nines) AND true, and it seems to have undid whatever it was that was blocking minting

Woot!

Back to the FOLD!

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Posted : 11/03/2016 1:14 am
wuffy68
(@wuffy68)
Member Admin

@Acysbib1 wrote:

Another change of the passphrase, and another attempt... (This time with eight nines) AND true, and it seems to have undid whatever it was that was blocking minting

Woot!

Back to the FOLD!

Alright - great! thanks for sticking with it. in hindsight, we should have verified the timeout value with the knowledgebase page first:

https://www.curecoin.net/knowledge-base/13-knowledge-base/mining-curecoin/38-what-are-the-proof-of-stake-details

I was going to mention if you didn't have luck with us, you could always go to FoldingCoin (which you can merge mine along with CureCoin ... but you have to change your username).

Send me your receiver address and I'll send you some coins (either PM it to me or share it here .. its a public key)

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Posted : 11/03/2016 1:30 am
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