Chain Split Fix

BitGreen
BitGreen
Aug 14, 2018 · 5 min read
A split chain

Issue 1: Block Explorers

For a period of time the explorer at explorer.savebitcoin.io was down and the explorer at coinexplorer.net was on the wrong chain. Both explorers are now on the correct chain.


Issue 2: Getting Back on Correct Chain

  • If you have a GUI Wallet (Mac/Windows), follow the GUI GUIDE (below).
  • If you have a Linux wallet, follow the LINUX GUIDE (below).
  • If you have a GUI controller+cold wallet setup, follow both guides for all your wallets.

GUI (Windows/Mac) GUIDE:

Step 1: Check that you are on the correct chain.

Go to Tools->Information and look at “Current number of blocks” to find the block your wallet is currently on:

  • If you have any nodes running on Linux, you will need to also follow the Linux guide below.
  • If your block counts are different then you are on the incorrect chain, continue with step 2 below.

Step 2: Connect to Correct Chain

You have 2 options:

LINUX GUIDE:

Step 1: Check that you are on the correct chain.

(Note: for all commands listed below, replace ALIAS with the name of your node, probably ‘mn1’ or something similar.)

bitcoingreen-cli_ALIAS.sh getblockchaininfo
  • If your block count is different then you are on the incorrect chain, continue with option 1 or option 2 in step 2 below.

Step 2: Connect to Correct Chain

You have 2 options:

bitcoingreen-cli_ALIAS.sh stop
bitcoingreend_ALIAS.sh --resync
bitcoingreen-cli_ALIAS.sh getblockchaininfo
bitcoingreen-cli_ALIAS.sh stop
cd ~/.bitcoingreen_ALIAS/
rm -rf blocks/rm -rf chainstate/
wget https://explorer.savebitcoin.io/bootstrap/bootstrap.dat
bitcoingreend_ALIAS.sh
bitcoingreen-cli_ALIAS.sh getblockchaininfo

Issue 3: Issues with staking on some wallets

There have been multiple reports of individuals have trouble getting their staking to work since the hardfork at block 260,000. We have released a new wallet build that is designed to resolve these issues. It is very important that staking works perfectly, as stakers are critical in securing the network. We believe the lack of individuals able to stake exacerbated the issue over the past few days. Note that this is not a required update. Please check out the 1.2.2 release at: https://github.com/bitcoingreen/bitcoingreen/releases


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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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BitGreen

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.