How to update your Node and log into IncentiveCash after our Hard Fork

Dear Minimalists,

We’re thrilled to share that we’ve successfully updated Minima. 🎉

A new look and feel are waiting for you.

As previously shared, we are going through a planned Hard Fork to prepare Minima for the addition of our peer-to-peer network, which will tremendously increase scalability and enhance network security.

This update is also why you couldn’t log into IncentiveCash for a few days as we migrated it to the new systems.

Please note that there will temporarily be no MiniHub or MiniDapps. We are working on improved versions of the MiniDapp systems based on the excellent feedback we received from the community. The new releases are scheduled to go live in Q1 2022. Thank you for your feedback and patience.

Below you will find the steps for updating your node and accessing your IncentiveCash account.

It’s crucial that you update to the new version of Minima to continue earning your Rewards and benefit from the improvements we made.

Android Users

1. If you have any older versions of Minima installed, please uninstall them before moving to the next step.
2. Download the Minima App on your Android device from here.
3. Install the Minima App from your phone’s Downloads folder.
4. Enable the installation of 3rd party applications. Instructions to do this can be found over this link. If you have already done this, skip ahead to step 5.
5. Open the Minima App and follow the set-up instructions.
6. From the Options menu, click Incentive Cash. Create your IncentiveCash account. Please make sure you use an email address that you won’t lose access to.
7. Once you have registered and logged in, copy your Node ID and paste it into the app on the IncentiveCash page.
8. Click Update, you will see your new IncentiveCash balance updated.
9. Your node will then ping us so we know it’s running.

You can check it worked by refreshing the IncentiveCash page in the app. You should have a recent LAST PING.

For every day your node pings us, we’ll add 1 Minima Coin to your DAILY REWARDS.

Windows Users

1. If you have a previous version of Minima running, replace your existing minima.jar file with the latest version.
2. Download and save the latest Minima JAR
3. If you are a new user, please ensure you have the latest version of Java installed.
4. Open Command Prompt as Admin. When it opens, type the following:

java -Xmx1G -jar (including a space after -jar)

  • then drag and drop the minima.jar file into the command window,
  • then add a space and type

-rpcenable

The output should look like the below:

java -Xmx1G -jar C:\Users\YourName\minima.jar -rpcenable

Note: When starting a new node or to delete your existing node data -clean can be added on to the end. Do not use -clean if you are simply restarting your node.

i.e. java -Xmx1G -jar C:\Users\YourName\minima.jar -rpcenable -clean

5. Hit the Enter key

6. Wait a few minutes for Minima to start.

7. Once the Minima JAR is running, head here to create your IncentiveCash Account.

8. When you account is registered and you have logged in, complete the setup by copying your Node ID and typing the following directly into the Command Prompt:

incentivecash uid: InsertYourNodeID

Example: incentivecash uid:00F3E50D-5A52–444B-8F1A-0DA72D6CAA84

You should receive a return status of true and see your previous reward balance (if any), including missed rewards (if any).

9. Your Minima node is now running and will ping us every day

Avoid:

  • Closing your Command Prompt window
  • Allowing your PC to go to sleep
  • Turning your PC off

If any of the above happens, your Minima node will stop running, and you will need to repeat step 3 to start it again.

For every day your node pings us, we’ll add 1 Minima Coin to your DAILY REWARDS.

Mac Users

1. If you have a previous version of Minima running, replace your existing minima.jar file with the latest version

2. Download and save the latest Minima JAR

3. If you are a new user, please ensure you have the latest version of Java installed.

4. From your Terminal command line, type the following:

sudo java -Xmx1G -jar (including a space after -jar)

-then drag and drop the minima.jar file into the command window, then add a space and type

-rpcenable

The output should look like the below:

sudo java -Xmx1G -jar /Users/YourName/minima.jar -rpcenable

Note: When starting a new node or to delete your existing node data -clean can be added on to the end. Do not use -clean if you are simply restarting your node.

i.e. sudo java -Xmx1G -jar /Users/YourName/minima.jar -rpcenable -clean

5. Hit the Enter key

6. Wait a few minutes for Minima to start.

7. Once the Minima JAR is running, head here to create your IncentiveCash Account.

8. Once you have registered and logged in to IncentiveCash complete the setup by copying your NodeID and typing the following directly into the Terminal command line:

incentivecash uid: InsertYourNodeID

Example: incentivecash uid:00F3E50D-5A52–444B-8F1A-0DA72D6CAA84

You should receive a return status of true and see your previous reward balance (if any) including missed rewards (if any).

9. Your Minima node is now running and will ping us every day.

Avoid:

  • Closing your Command Prompt window
  • Allowing your PC to go to sleep
  • Turning your PC off

If any of the above happens your Minima node will stop running, and you will need to repeat step 3 to start it again.

For every day your node pings us, we’ll add 1 Minima Coin to your DAILY REWARDS.

Linux Desktop

1. If you have a previous version of Minima running, please run this script to uninstall minima:

wget -O minima_setup.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/minima-global/Minima/master/scripts/minima_setup.sh && chmod +x minima_setup.sh && sudo ./minima_setup.sh -r 9002 -p 9001

2. If you are a new user, please ensure you have the latest version of Java installed on the server.

3. From the root directory, please run the following script:

wget -O minima_setup.sh
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/minima-global/Minima/master/scripts
/minima_setup.sh && chmod +x minima_setup.sh && sudo
./minima_setup.sh -r -p 9001

4. Hit the Enter key,

5. Wait a few minutes for Minima to start

6. Once the Minima JAR is running, head here to create your IncentiveCash Account.

7. Once you have completed registration and logged in to IncentiveCash, complete the node setup by copying your NodeID and typing the following directly into the Terminal command line:

curl 127.0.0.1:9002/incentivecash+uid:xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx

Example:

curl 127.0.0.1:9002/incentivecash+uid:00F3E50D-5A52–444B-8F1A-0DA72D6CAA84

You should receive a return status of true and see your previous reward balance (if any) including missed rewards (if any).

8. Your node will then ping us so we know it’s running.

For every day your node pings us, we’ll add 1 Minima coin to your DAILY REWARDS.

Linux VPS

1. Log in to your server as the root user. (You may need to create a secure connection to your server using PuTTY, Terminal or a similar tool)

2. Ensure you are in the root directory

3. If you have a previous version of Minima running, please run this script to uninstall minima:

wget -O minima_setup.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/minima-global/Minima/master/scripts/minima_setup.sh && chmod +x minima_setup.sh && sudo ./minima_setup.sh -r 9002 -p 9001

4. If you are a new user, please ensure you have the latest version of Java installed on the server.

5. From the root directory, please run the following script:

wget -O minima_setup.sh https://raw.githubusercontent.com/minima-global/Minima/master/scripts/minima_setup.sh && chmod +x minima_setup.sh && sudo ./minima_setup.sh -r -p 9001

6. Wait a few minutes for Minima to start. Once it started, head here to create your IncentiveCash Account.

7. When you have completed registration and logged in, complete setup by copying your NodeID from IncentiveCash and typing the following directly into the Terminal command line:

curl 127.0.0.1:9002/incentivecash+uid:xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx

Example:

curl 127.0.0.1:9002/incentivecash+uid:00F3E50D-5A52–444B-8F1A-0DA72D6CAA84

You should receive a return status of true and see your previous reward balance (if any) including missed rewards (if any).

8. Your node will then ping us so we know it’s running.

For every day your node pings us, we’ll add 1 Minima Coin to your DAILY REWARDS.

FAQ

Why is there a Hard Fork?

Hard Forks are the only way for a blockchain protocol to make changes to the underlying code. As we’re currently in test net, we go through Hard Forks to prepare our network for the future launch by adding new features and in this case preparing for the addition of our peer-to-peer networking. You can find more details on Hard Forks here.

Why do I need to re-connect my IncentiveCash Account?

In preparation for the Hard Fork we had to temporarily put IncentiveCash into maintenance mode to make sure we can transition all information seamlessly. Therefore, you are required to reconnect after upgrading your node. Worry not, all your rewards will be waiting for you.

What happened to the miniDapps?

We received community feedback on the miniDapps and taking that into account, we’re working on releasing improved versions of them in Q1 2022. Stay tuned.

Where are my custom tokens?

The nature of Hard Forks is that they are not backward compatible. Unfortunately, that means that your previously created tokens won’t be compatible with the new version of Minima and therefore be lost. However, we’re working on bringing back the ability to easily create tokens during Q1 2022.

Can I still build on Minima?

YES. Please get in touch with our devs for more on #minima in our Discord Server. 🙌

Where do I go if I have further questions?

Feel free to ask in our telegram channel or in our Discord Server. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.

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