Help Section:

You can never have enough help especially when first entering the crypto currency market.

That said, CryptoProspectors provides the below information to help those new to crypto get up and running quickly.

Wallet Help:

For new users, most questions seem to revolve around the wallet.

We will look at three basic wallet types; Proof of Work (POW), Proof of Stake (POS) and wallets offering a Decentralized MarketPlace.

Basic Wallet Operation:

POW wallet: 

The basic POW wallet essentially does nothing but keep track of your coin balance. As an example, lets look at the DigiByte wallet.

DGB POW Wallet Operation

POS wallet: 

The POS wallet tracks your coin balance as well as rewards you in interest(staking) for keeping the wallet running. Wallets that stake help keep the network secure so developers hard code an interest rate in the wallet as an incentive to run the wallet. As an example, lets look at the NobleCoin wallet.

NBL POS Wallet Operation

Decentralized Marketplace Wallet:

One of the coolest innovations to come out of crypto is the Decentralized Marketplace. The Marketplace lives on the Blockchain preventing any entity from shutting it down. SYScoin is light years ahead of any other teams attempting the Decentralized Marketplace.

SYS Marketplace
Wallet Operation

More advanced command line operations are shown in the advanced operation section.
Advanced Wallet Operations:

Wallet Commands

Below is a list of various commands and their meanings that may be executed in the wallet debug window>console. Note that not all wallets will contain all of the below commands.

Type "help" in the console to see all applicable commands for a particular wallet.


-? This help message
-addnode=<ip> Add a node to connect to and attempt to keep the connection open
-banscore=<n> Threshold for disconnecting misbehaving peers (default: 100)
-bantime=<n> Number of seconds to keep misbehaving peers from reconnecting (default: 86400)
-bind=<addr> Bind to given address. Use [host]:port notation for IPv6
-blocknotify=<cmd> Execute command when the best block changes (%s in cmd is replaced by block hash)
-checkblocks=<n> How many blocks to check at startup (default: 2500 0 = all)
-checklevel=<n> How thorough the block verification is (0-6 default: 1)
-checkwallet How to run a quick self check on wallet balance(should there be any errors, use "repairwallet")
-conf=<file> Specify configuration file (default: CoinName.conf)
-connect=<ip>> Connect only to the specified node(s)
-datadir=<dir> Specify data directory
-dbcache=<n> Set database cache size in megabytes (default: 25)
-dblogsize=<n> Set database disk log size in megabytes (default: 100)
-debug Output extra debugging information. Implies all other -debug* options
-debugnet Output extra network debugging information
-detachdb Detach block and address databases. Increases shutdown time (default: 0)
-discover Discover own IP address (default: 1 when listening and no -externalip)
-dns Allow DNS lookups for -addnode -seednode and -connect
-dnsseed Find peers using DNS lookup (default: 2)
-externalip=<ip> Specify your own public address
-gen Generate coins
-gen=0 Don't generate coins
-irc Find peers using internet relay chat (default: 1)
-keypool=<n> Set key pool size to <n> (default: 100)
-listen Accept connections from outside (default: 1 if no -proxy or -connect)
-loadblock=<file> Imports blocks from external blk000?.dat file
-logtimestamps Prepend debug output with timestamp
-maxconnections=<n> Maintain at most <n> connections to peers (default: 125)
-maxreceivebuffer=<n> Maximum per-connection receive buffer <n>*1000 bytes (default: 5000)
-maxsendbuffer=<n> Maximum per-connection send buffer <n>*1000 bytes (default: 1000)
-nosynccheckpoints Disable sync checkpoints (default: 0)
-onlynet=<net> Only connect to nodes in network <net> (IPv4 IPv6 or Tor)
-paytxfee=<amt> Fee per KB to add to transactions you send
-pid=<file> Specify pid file (default:
-port=<port> Listen for connections on <port> (default: 18872 or testnet: 28872)
-printtoconsole Send trace/debug info to console instead of debug.log file
-printtodebugger Send trace/debug info to debugger
-repairwallet Use to repair errors displayed when "checkwallet" was run
-proxy=<ip:port> Connect through socks proxy
-rescan Rescan the block chain for missing wallet transactions
-rpcallowip=<ip> Allow JSON-RPC connections from specified IP address
-rpcconnect=<ip> Send commands to node running on <ip> (default:
-rpcpassword=<pw> Password for JSON-RPC connections
-rpcport=<port> Listen for JSON-RPC connections on <port> (default: 18873 or testnet: 28873)
-rpcuser=<user> Username for JSON-RPC connections
-salvagewallet Attempt to recover private keys from a corrupt wallet.dat
-seednode=<ip> Connect to a node to retrieve peer addresses and disconnect
-server Accept command line and JSON-RPC commands
-shrinkdebugfile Shrink debug.log file on client startup (default: 1 when no -debug)
-socks=<n> Select the version of socks proxy to use (4-5 default: 5)
-testnet Use the test network
-timeout=<n> Specify connection timeout in milliseconds (default: 5000)
-tor=<ip:port> Use proxy to reach tor hidden services (default: same as -proxy)
-upgradewallet Upgrade wallet to latest format
-upnp Use UPnP to map the listening port (default: 1 when listening)
-walletnotify=<cmd> Execute command when a wallet transaction changes (%s in cmd is replaced by TxID)

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