Syscoin 4 Conversion from Syscoin 3

TO USE THIS GUIDE YOU MUST HAVE ALREADY CONVERTED TO SYS3 IF YOU HAVE NOT DO NOT INSTALL SYS4 AND CONTACT HELP IN DISCORD FOR THE PROCEDURE.

John Syscoin
Jun 5 · 5 min read

DO NOT RESPOND TO ANYONE OFFERING TO HELP IN A PRIVATE MESSAGE USE THE PUBLIC DISCORD HELP CHANNEL THEY WILL TRY AND STEAL YOUR COINS.

Once you have finished the conversion the MasterNode Setup guide is linked at the end of this page

FOR A SIMPLE GUIDE SEE

DETAILED GUIDE IS AS FOLLOWS

YOU WILL NEED EITHER A COPY OF QT3 OR BM3

If you have not already done so make a backup of your wallet.dat

Location of your wallet.dat.

MAC

Note*: the Library directory is hidden by default, you can quickly access this directory by pressing:

in Finder then typing:

WINDOWS

This procedure will ‘Dump’ your existing Syscoin 3 wallet via BM 3 or QT 3 into your public folder, and ‘import’ this wallet into QT4 from the same folder.

Open either BM or QT and unlock the wallet, you do NOT need to sync.

Procedure for BM

Unlock wallet

Go to Wallet and select ‘Dump wallet’ (Top left) and enter path to save the file

Windows

MAC

xxxxx is your username.

Press Save

Procedure for QT 3

Open QT 3

Unlock your wallet Settings-Unlock wallet

Open the console, Go to Tools-debug console

To Dump your wallet type

Windows

MAC

xxxxx is your username.

And press enter.

On some versions of QT you will get ‘null’ this means it has worked.

ALL

Windows

Navigate to

and you will see the ‘sys3dump.bmwalletdump’ there.

Mac

Navigate to

and you will see the ‘sys3dump.bmwalletdump’ there.

You can now close BM3 or QT3

SYS4 INSTALLS INTO THE SYSCOIN FOLDER AND YOU NEED TO ENSURE THAT IF YOU STILL HAVE ONE (FROM SYS2) YOU RENAME IT TO SYSCOIN2

If you get this error when running SYS4 you probarly have an existing syscoin folder

MAC

Note*: the Library directory is hidden by default, you can quickly access this directory by pressing:

in Finder then typing:

WINDOWS

RENAME THE FOLDER TO SYSCOIN2

IMPORT ROUTINE

There are now 3 wallets you can use with Syscoin, please note you can only run these one at a time as they share the same wallet.

QT4 (Syscoin and Masternodes)

https://github.com/syscoin/syscoin/releases

Fusion (Syscoin and Assets) Open Source by SDMT

https://github.com/syscoin/Syscoin-Fusion/releases

Spark (Syscoin and Assets) Closed Source by BCF

https://github.com/blockchainfoundryinc/syscoin-spark-wallet/releases/tag/v4.0.1

You can use any of these to import but the procedure is slightly different for each

IMPORTING INTO QT4

Run the latest QT4

Allow it to fully sync.

Open the console, Go to Window-console

Type

Windows

Mac

Add press enter

Or the location you saved the dump file earlier.

This import will take a while (can be 10 minutes or so)and you will see ‘null’ in the console when finished.

PLEASE NOW CHECK YOUR SYS4 BALANCE IS CORRECT

YOU SHOULD NOW CREATE A NEW ADDRESS AND SEND YOUR ENTIRE BALANCE TO THIS ADDRESS TO ENSURE YOUR HD SEED IS UP TO DATE.

THIS ALSO ENSURES THAT IF SOMEONE SHOULD GET HOLD OF YOUR DUMPFILE THEY WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR FUNDS.

IMPORTING INTO SPARK

If you have any existing syscoin.conf in your data directory, rename it, remove it. Spark will write a new configuration file. The new configuration file is backwards compatible with Syscoin-QT and syscoind

Run Spark and allow to fully sync.

Go to Tools-View syscoin conf and if there is a line ‘debug=1’ change it to ‘debug=0’ and save.

Once Synced go to Wallet-Import Wallet (Top left)

Change file type from .dat to Spark wallet dump files

Find and select the sys3dump file and press open, please wait and when finished you will get

Then

Once 100% synced you may have to close and open again to see your balance.

IMPORTING INTO FUSION

Run Fusion and allow to fully sync (Green tick next to Your addresses)

Go to Tools-Wallet Tools

Select Import wallet

Find the Sys3dump file and press Open.

Wait

ALL VERSIONS

Ensure you encrypt your wallet and back it up.

QT

Go to File-Backup Wallet and Settings-Encrypt Wallet.

Fusion

Go to Tools-Wallet Tools.

Spark

Go to Wallet-Backup Wallet and Click Padlock at top right to set a password.

PLEASE NOW CHECK YOUR SYS4 BALANCE IS CORRECT

YOU SHOULD NOW CREATE A NEW ADDRESS AND SEND YOUR ENTIRE BALANCE TO THIS ADDRESS TO ENSURE YOUR HD SEED IS UP TO DATE. THIS ALSO ENSURES THAT IF SOMEONE SHOULD GET HOLD OF YOUR DUMPFILE THEY WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR FUNDS.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU PERMANENTLY DELETE THE SYS3DUMP FILE AS THIS CONTAINS ALL YOUR KEYS IN PLAIN TEXT AND NEVER GIVE THIS FILE TO ANYBODY.

Link to Masternode Guide

https://medium.com/@bittyjohn1954/syscoin-4-masternodes-setup-unofficial-guide-assuming-a-clean-install-b48d257741cf

John Syscoin

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