So You downloaded and installed the MintCoin Wallet?

Great the next step is to get the blockchain synced so that your wallet is are up to date and that you can recieve MintCoin (MINT). 

There are at the moment two options do this

1. Let the wallet sync by itself

Just start the wallet and let it sync the blockchain.

If you choose this option be aware that MintCoin is an "old" coin, and has a large blockchain. The fastes sync noted by one of our community members was around 11 days.

2. Download the bootstrap and copy it in your MintCoin directory

We distribute monthly snapshots of our blockchain throught torrent.just follow the published at RESOURCES -> MintCoin BootStrap Torrent

The snapshot is taken from one of the MintCoin dev's Personal Wallet.

We recommend that you only download the torrentfile throug this site and not by links handed over by other sources

 

Bootstrap location

 

This should open your favourite Torrent Downloader just let it run until you recieved the complete file.

We also appreciate that you keep "seeding" this file in your Torrent Client for 45 days to support the other MintCoin users that downloads the bootstrap.

Don't worry the download will be automaticly be invalid after 45 days when a new a bootstrap is published

 

Make sure that the MintCoin wallet is not running

Now open the installation directory of MintCoin.

Always backup your wallet.dat file to a safe location before proceeding overwriting files.

The location of the bootstrap is depending of your Operating system.

MintCoin Bootstrap Location

 

 Operating System

Default Location

Linux

 ~/.MintCoin/

Windows

%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MintCoin\

mac OS

 ~/Library/Application Support/MintCoin/

 

Now unzip the downloaded file in this directory.

Start MintCoin Wallet and let it Synchronize the missing days

Or you can watch this instructional video

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can You use MintCoin?

You can keep you MintCoin on the exchange and make some money by speculating the trick here is buy in low en sell High.

Another option is to HOLD or HODL. Meaning that you transfer the funds to your MintCoin Wallet where they need to mature for 20 days.

After this period the "Minting process" will start rewarding users that hold MintCoin in their wallet for more the 20 days.

To get your minting rewards open the wallet every 20 days and let the wallet synchronize with the blockchain. When it is synchronized it will start to Mint.

You do NOT need to keep the wallet open 24/7 to be able to get these rewards.

 

 

You need more connections to the MintCoin Network?

Below is the MintCoin.conf used by one of our dev's

explanation of the settings are inside the text

the lines starting with  # comments. so remove the # to make the setting active

 

 

#The best channel for support is MintCoinOfficial on telegram
#https://t.me/OfficialMintcoin

#MintCoin.conf configuration file. Lines beginning with # are comments.
#Capitals in MintCoin.conf filename are mandatory
#Place the file at the following location

#OS Location Default configuration file
#Linux ~/.MintCoin/
#Windows %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\MintCoin\
#macOS ~/Library/Application Support/MintCoin/

#eurocentiem-dev: The Graphical Version has an additional Configuration file is which is optional. You can try this if you have difficulties to connect
#MintCoin-Qt.conf

#with two SETTINGS

#maxconnections=128
#listen=1

#The MintCoin.conf Settings
#Set database cache size in megabytes (4 to 16384, default: 300)

#From: eurocentiem-dev only enable when available memory is insufficient (use with caution)
#dbcache=300

#Keep the transaction memory pool below megabytes (default: 300)

#From: eurocentiem-dev only enable when available memory is insufficient (use with caution)
#maxmempool=500

#NETWORK-RELATED SETTINGS

#Enable or disable run on the test network instead of the real MintCoin network.
#testnet=['1'|'0']
testnet=0

#Connect via a socks4 proxy.
#proxy='127.0.0.1:9050'

#Use as many addnode= settings as you like to connect to specific peers.
#addnode='10.0.0.2:12788'

#From: eurocentiem-dev only find latest nodes on following location
#https://snapshot.mintcoin.zone/peers.txt
#replace all addnodes with nodes from peers.txt

addnode=108.160.142.153

#Use as many connect= settings as you like to connect ONLY to specific peers.

#connect='10.0.0.1:8333'

#Use or Do not use Internet Relay Chat (irc.lfnet.org #MintCoin channel) to find other peers.
#noirc=['1'|'0']

#Maximum number of inbound+outbound connections.
#maxconnections='value'

maxconnections=128

#JSON-RPC OPTIONS (Only needed when communicating with other software)
#Tells MintCoin to accept or not accept JSON-RPC commands.
#server=['1'|'0']

#server=0

#You must set rpcuser to secure the JSON-RPC api.
#rpcuser='user'

#rpcuser='mintcoinrpc'

#You must set rpcpassword to secure the JSON-RPC api.
#rpcpassword='password'

#rpcpassword='myamazingpassword'

#How many seconds MintCoin will wait for a complete RPC HTTP request, after the HTTP connection is established.
#rpctimeout='30'

#By default, only RPC connections from localhost are allowed. Specify as many rpcallowip= settings as you like to allow connections from other hosts (and you may use * as a wildcard character).
#rpcallowip='192.168.1.*'
rpcallowip = '127.0.0.1'

#Listen for RPC connections on this TCP port.
#Default:
#rpcport='12789'

rpcport=12789

#rpcconnect='127.0.0.1'

#Port for nomal operation
port=12788

#Accept incoming/outgoing connections
listen=1

#You can use MintCoin or MintCoind(1)* to send commands to MintCoin/MintCoind(1)* running on another host using this option.

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