BitGreen Chain Swap Guide

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Nov 25 · 4 min read

The new BitGreen blockchain is here. Follow these steps to restore your balance in the new wallet.

Remember — Never accept wallet advice or help via direct message — use public channels only, and accept help from verified team members who you messaged first and confirmed as a team member.

Welcome To The New BitGreen

Before proceeding, make sure to take your time with this process and prioritize the security and safety of your coins. The coin swap and masternode setup process are totally new. Take your time and securely update to the new chain. Don’t rush, you have until at least December 3 to swap coins before rewards start on the new chain.

Chain Swap Guide

This graphic outlines the process of the swap which began after the snapshot at block 870,000:

Chain Swap Process

Prefer the video guide? Click here.

Always be safe. Before getting started, make sure your wallet is properly backed up. Do a simple backup (File — Backup Wallet):

In this step, we use a command to instantly expose your private keys. Do this process securely and use the command below carefully. While your private keys are exposed, your coins are at risk. Do not share your private keys with anyone, and destroy the unencrypted version after this process.

Open the debug (Tools — Debug console) in the old BitGreen Wallet 1.3.2:

BitGreen Debug Console

Type the dumpwallet command in the debug console:

dumpwallet bitgwallet.txt

You might have to type it twice if you get a warning message. You should now see the file on your desktop, or where ever your BITG Wallet is located:

Once you have the bitgwallet.txt file saved, your ready to download the new BitGreen wallet!

Next, it’s time to download the BitGreen wallet from Github. Only download the wallet from the official Github.

https://github.com/bitgreen/bitgreen/releases/tag/v1.4.0.2

Select your wallet. For this setup I used win64.zip:

Download the wallet and extract. Open the “bin” folder to find bitgreen-qt.

Before installing the new wallet, you’ll need to clear out the old BitGreen configuration files. These are in the Roaming folder which can be found at:

C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming

Move the BitGreen folder to the trash.

Open the new wallet by running “bitgreen-qt” as an Administrator or right clicking and selecting Open on Mac:

Now open the Console (Tools — Console) and enter the addnodes command:

addnode 45.63.2.241 onetry
addnode 104.156.249.186 onetry
addnode 140.82.12.18 onetry
addnode 45.77.201.238 onetry
addnode 149.28.239.44 onetry
addnode 149.28.61.99 onetry
addnode 149.28.43.3 onetry

The wallet should immediately begin synchronizing with the network and will quickly download the new blockchain.

The final step is to import your wallet that we saved on the desktop. Open the Console (Tools — Console) and type the following command using the destination where you sent the dumpwallet above:

importwallet “C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\bitgwallet.txt”

Wait about 2 minutes and your wallet balances will be restored.

Once your balance is restored, delete the Private Keys that are exposed from your dumpwallet. You don’t want to leave the keys file, it’s in an unencrypted form:

Next, encrypt your new wallet. Go to Settings — Encrypt Wallet

Your wallet balances are now restored, configured, and secure. Next, check out our official BitGreen Masternode Setup Documentation and view the Step-by-Step process here:

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Raising awareness for the advantages of proof-of-stake and other sustainable forms of network consensus. The BitGreen cryptocurrency is a transactional, daily-use currency designed to provide a scalable and sustainable alternative to Bitcoin.

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Raising awareness for the advantages of proof-of-stake and other sustainable forms of network consensus.

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Raising awareness for the advantages of proof-of-stake and other sustainable forms of network consensus. The BitGreen cryptocurrency is a transactional, daily-use currency designed to provide a scalable and sustainable alternative to Bitcoin.

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