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Groestlcoin 6th Anniversary Release

Introduction

Dear Groestlers, it goes without saying that 2020 has been a difficult time for millions of people worldwide. The groestlcoin team would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone our best to everyone coping with the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19. Let it bring out the best in us all and show that collectively, we can conquer anything.
The centralised banks and our national governments are facing unprecedented times with interest rates worldwide dropping to record lows in places. Rest assured that this can only strengthen the fundamentals of all decentralised cryptocurrencies and the vision that was seeded with Satoshi's Bitcoin whitepaper over 10 years ago. Despite everything that has been thrown at us this year, the show must go on and the team will still progress and advance to continue the momentum that we have developed over the past 6 years.
In addition to this, we'd like to remind you all that this is Groestlcoin's 6th Birthday release! In terms of price there have been some crazy highs and lows over the years (with highs of around $2.60 and lows of $0.000077!), but in terms of value– Groestlcoin just keeps getting more valuable! In these uncertain times, one thing remains clear – Groestlcoin will keep going and keep innovating regardless. On with what has been worked on and completed over the past few months.

UPDATED - Groestlcoin Core 2.18.2

This is a major release of Groestlcoin Core with many protocol level improvements and code optimizations, featuring the technical equivalent of Bitcoin v0.18.2 but with Groestlcoin-specific patches. On a general level, most of what is new is a new 'Groestlcoin-wallet' tool which is now distributed alongside Groestlcoin Core's other executables.
NOTE: The 'Account' API has been removed from this version which was typically used in some tip bots. Please ensure you check the release notes from 2.17.2 for details on replacing this functionality.

How to Upgrade?

Windows
If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the installer.
OSX
If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), run the dmg and drag Groestlcoin Core to Applications.
Ubuntu
http://groestlcoin.org/forum/index.php?topic=441.0

Other Linux

http://groestlcoin.org/forum/index.php?topic=97.0

Download

Download the Windows Installer (64 bit) here
Download the Windows Installer (32 bit) here
Download the Windows binaries (64 bit) here
Download the Windows binaries (32 bit) here
Download the OSX Installer here
Download the OSX binaries here
Download the Linux binaries (64 bit) here
Download the Linux binaries (32 bit) here
Download the ARM Linux binaries (64 bit) here
Download the ARM Linux binaries (32 bit) here

Source

ALL NEW - Groestlcoin Moonshine iOS/Android Wallet

Built with React Native, Moonshine utilizes Electrum-GRS's JSON-RPC methods to interact with the Groestlcoin network.
GRS Moonshine's intended use is as a hot wallet. Meaning, your keys are only as safe as the device you install this wallet on. As with any hot wallet, please ensure that you keep only a small, responsible amount of Groestlcoin on it at any given time.

Features

Download

iOS
Android

Source

ALL NEW! – HODL GRS Android Wallet

HODL GRS connects directly to the Groestlcoin network using SPV mode and doesn't rely on servers that can be hacked or disabled.
HODL GRS utilizes AES hardware encryption, app sandboxing, and the latest security features to protect users from malware, browser security holes, and even physical theft. Private keys are stored only in the secure enclave of the user's phone, inaccessible to anyone other than the user.
Simplicity and ease-of-use is the core design principle of HODL GRS. A simple recovery phrase (which we call a Backup Recovery Key) is all that is needed to restore the user's wallet if they ever lose or replace their device. HODL GRS is deterministic, which means the user's balance and transaction history can be recovered just from the backup recovery key.

Features

Download

Main Release (Main Net)
Testnet Release

Source

ALL NEW! – GroestlcoinSeed Savior

Groestlcoin Seed Savior is a tool for recovering BIP39 seed phrases.
This tool is meant to help users with recovering a slightly incorrect Groestlcoin mnemonic phrase (AKA backup or seed). You can enter an existing BIP39 mnemonic and get derived addresses in various formats.
To find out if one of the suggested addresses is the right one, you can click on the suggested address to check the address' transaction history on a block explorer.

Features

Live Version (Not Recommended)

https://www.groestlcoin.org/recovery/

Download

https://github.com/Groestlcoin/mnemonic-recovery/archive/master.zip

Source

ALL NEW! – Vanity Search Vanity Address Generator

NOTE: NVidia GPU or any CPU only. AMD graphics cards will not work with this address generator.
VanitySearch is a command-line Segwit-capable vanity Groestlcoin address generator. Add unique flair when you tell people to send Groestlcoin. Alternatively, VanitySearch can be used to generate random addresses offline.
If you're tired of the random, cryptic addresses generated by regular groestlcoin clients, then VanitySearch is the right choice for you to create a more personalized address.
VanitySearch is a groestlcoin address prefix finder. If you want to generate safe private keys, use the -s option to enter your passphrase which will be used for generating a base key as for BIP38 standard (VanitySearch.exe -s "My PassPhrase" FXPref). You can also use VanitySearch.exe -ps "My PassPhrase" which will add a crypto secure seed to your passphrase.
VanitySearch may not compute a good grid size for your GPU, so try different values using -g option in order to get the best performances. If you want to use GPUs and CPUs together, you may have best performances by keeping one CPU core for handling GPU(s)/CPU exchanges (use -t option to set the number of CPU threads).

Features

Usage

https://github.com/Groestlcoin/VanitySearch#usage

Download

Source

ALL NEW! – Groestlcoin EasyVanity 2020

Groestlcoin EasyVanity 2020 is a windows app built from the ground-up and makes it easier than ever before to create your very own bespoke bech32 address(es) when whilst not connected to the internet.
If you're tired of the random, cryptic bech32 addresses generated by regular Groestlcoin clients, then Groestlcoin EasyVanity2020 is the right choice for you to create a more personalised bech32 address. This 2020 version uses the new VanitySearch to generate not only legacy addresses (F prefix) but also Bech32 addresses (grs1 prefix).

Features

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Source

Remastered! – Groestlcoin WPF Desktop Wallet (v2.19.0.18)

Groestlcoin WPF is an alternative full node client with optional lightweight 'thin-client' mode based on WPF. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is one of Microsoft's latest approaches to a GUI framework, used with the .NET framework. Its main advantages over the original Groestlcoin client include support for exporting blockchain.dat and including a lite wallet mode.
This wallet was previously deprecated but has been brought back to life with modern standards.

Features

Remastered Improvements

Download

Source

ALL NEW! – BIP39 Key Tool

Groestlcoin BIP39 Key Tool is a GUI interface for generating Groestlcoin public and private keys. It is a standalone tool which can be used offline.

Features

Download

Windows
Linux :
 pip3 install -r requirements.txt python3 bip39\_gui.py 

Source

ALL NEW! – Electrum Personal Server

Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server aims to make using Electrum Groestlcoin wallet more secure and more private. It makes it easy to connect your Electrum-GRS wallet to your own full node.
It is an implementation of the Electrum-grs server protocol which fulfils the specific need of using the Electrum-grs wallet backed by a full node, but without the heavyweight server backend, for a single user. It allows the user to benefit from all Groestlcoin Core's resource-saving features like pruning, blocks only and disabled txindex. All Electrum-GRS's feature-richness like hardware wallet integration, multi-signature wallets, offline signing, seed recovery phrases, coin control and so on can still be used, but connected only to the user's own full node.
Full node wallets are important in Groestlcoin because they are a big part of what makes the system be trust-less. No longer do people have to trust a financial institution like a bank or PayPal, they can run software on their own computers. If Groestlcoin is digital gold, then a full node wallet is your own personal goldsmith who checks for you that received payments are genuine.
Full node wallets are also important for privacy. Using Electrum-GRS under default configuration requires it to send (hashes of) all your Groestlcoin addresses to some server. That server can then easily spy on your transactions. Full node wallets like Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server would download the entire blockchain and scan it for the user's own addresses, and therefore don't reveal to anyone else which Groestlcoin addresses they are interested in.
Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server can also broadcast transactions through Tor which improves privacy by resisting traffic analysis for broadcasted transactions which can link the IP address of the user to the transaction. If enabled this would happen transparently whenever the user simply clicks "Send" on a transaction in Electrum-grs wallet.
Note: Currently Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server can only accept one connection at a time.

Features

Download

Windows
Linux / OSX (Instructions)

Source

UPDATED – Android Wallet 7.38.1 - Main Net + Test Net

The app allows you to send and receive Groestlcoin on your device using QR codes and URI links.
When using this app, please back up your wallet and email them to yourself! This will save your wallet in a password protected file. Then your coins can be retrieved even if you lose your phone.

Changes

Download

Main Net
Main Net (FDroid)
Test Net

Source

UPDATED – Groestlcoin Sentinel 3.5.06 (Android)

Groestlcoin Sentinel is a great solution for anyone who wants the convenience and utility of a hot wallet for receiving payments directly into their cold storage (or hardware wallets).
Sentinel accepts XPUB's, YPUB'S, ZPUB's and individual Groestlcoin address. Once added you will be able to view balances, view transactions, and (in the case of XPUB's, YPUB's and ZPUB's) deterministically generate addresses for that wallet.
Groestlcoin Sentinel is a fork of Groestlcoin Samourai Wallet with all spending and transaction building code removed.

Changes

Download

Source

UPDATED – P2Pool Test Net

Changes

Download

Pre-Hosted Testnet P2Pool is available via http://testp2pool.groestlcoin.org:21330/static/

Source

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WIP: Blackpi - a stake device based on raspberry

Warning: This is a WiP and it's using Blackcoin Lore which is still in beta. Please be aware of that and backup your wallet.dat before you put any real values in this!
UPDATES
29.12.2017
22.06.2017
I am currently trying to set up blackoin on raspberry. Community members asked for a tutorial to compile it, so I will start with this here. Maybe in the future it would even be possible to turn it into a headless (=without screen and keyboard) image to put on an SD card and just boot up the wallet.
I used the latest Blackcoin Lore by janko33 for this process, however it should be quite the same with the "original" core wallet by rat4/johndolittle. Blackcoin Lore is not deemed as stable as it is still in beta, so it's up to you what source tree you take.
Please be also aware, that compiling on a small computer like raspi can take a while. Please also note that Lore is still in beta. The names in the archive are still "bitcoin". There is an update comming where the naming is correct and also maybe a few bugfixes.
** Tutorial: **
You first need to get raspbian. The lite image will work, it's a small version of the operating system without a graphical interface, so you will need ssh to operate it. The image is 294 MB but you will want to have a bigger card. 2GB is certainly too small, better get 16 or even 32GB - you also will need space for the blockchain!
To install it I followed this guide
https://hackernoon.com/raspberry-pi-headless-install-462ccabd75d0
Get the raspdian image file from:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
Also get Etcher from
https://etcher.io/
Etcher is a tool to write img files to an SD card/USB-stick.
After writing, open the card in your explorer and add a file "ssh". The file sould be empty and just be called "ssh" (not ssh.txt or something). It will tell raspi to activate ssh on boot.
Then boot up your raspi with the card and plug it into your network. Consult your router's LAN-page to find the device, it should register to your router as "raspberry" or so. Open up Putty and login to your raspi using pi as username and raspberry as password.
After login you can configure your raspi, please read the guide linked above for more details.
Note: One important thing that you should configure is your timezone! Use
sudo raspi-config 
Go to 4. Localisation Options and set the time to your timezone. If your time is way off, you would get troubles with staking, so make sure you always have the time set right!
After you got everything set up, get the build environment ready:
sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool autotools-dev automake pkg-config libssl-dev libevent-dev bsdmainutils #Installs alot and can take a while git clone -b Blackcoin-Lore https://github.com/janko33bd/bitcoin Blackcoin-Lore cd Blackcoin-Lore cd depends make -j 6 HOST=arm-linux-gnueabihf cd .. ./autogen.sh ./configure --prefix=`pwd`/depends/arm-linux-gnueabihf 
# note: ` = is a "backtick" not an apostroph. It causes the outpupt of "pwd" being inserted there
make -j 6 # -j n tells the compiler to use more cores, speeds that up a little (n = 1.5*cores installed) sudo make install 
This should compile so far. Update: Lore does not need Berkeley DB 4.8 to be installed, so just go with the DB provided by the repository works (libdb++-dev). (Thanks patcrypt)
After compile you can run the wallet with
lored 
And after it synced you have bitcoin-cli to control the wallet.
Issue: Synching blocks takes an awfully long time on raspi for some reason, even with Lore (that syncs blocks in a few hours instead of a whole day on a normal computer). If anyone knows how to speed up that process, please let us know!
This thread is a WiP. Please post all issues and errors here, I will then edit the OP to make it into a real, working tutorial.
On a note it was mentioned, that using an USB-stick here instead of a card would make sense since the cards are more prone to failure than USB-sticks. I will include setting it up on USB in a later version of this tutorial.
Some tips and tricks
Since compiling takes a longer time, it is recommented to run it in the console in a screen. Screen is a terminal tool that supports multiple windows in the same shell and, most important, detaches when your ssh connection breaks. Using screen you can simply reconnect and use screen -r to attach to your running shell again. To use screen, you need to install and then start it before you start the whole build process within a screen-shell.
sudo apt-get install screen screen #Start install/build process here #Type [ctrl-a] [d] to detach from the screen and put it in the background #After reconnect type screen -r to jump back into your running shell 
If you want to see your blocks being processed while the wallet syncs to the network, use the following command on a second shell (new Putty instance or screen window which you can open in screen with [ctrl-a] [c] (hit [ctrl-a] [n] to cycle through the windows in screen)
watch -n 5 lore-cli getinfo #This will execute the command "bitcoin-cli getinfo" every 5 seconds and thus display live update of your wallet info 
How to use that thing?
Here are a few helpful CLI commands, call them with lore-cli
help - Returns available commands help  - Returns detailed help to a  getinfo - Returns a descriptive information of your wallet, including balance getwalletinfo - Returns short information about your wallet, including balance, unconfirmed balance, immature balance, number of tx ect getaccountaddress 'raspi' - Returns an address for your wallet. If the account does not need to exist, it will be created with new address sendtoaddress   - Sends  to  sendtoaddress   substractfeefromaccount - Sends  minus tx fee to  getnewaddress  - Returns a new address for  each time you call the command.  is optional 
Further plans for this tutorial/project
Have fun!
Donations: B4nn2Y3SFC6whNGNvcQ2MvV1aQbZp3cZVF
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Bitcoin Core: Transaction Details. What does "Status: Open for 202692 more blocks" mean?

First transaction since mining in 2013 and sent all my bitcoin (0.14) to an exchange from the Bitcoin Core wallet but mistakenly set the fee as 1.003 sat / byte and transaction stuck since 28 nov.
Have tried multiple accelerators but no joy. Was hoping it would be dropped by now but no luck, have not been broadcasting with the wallet.
Tried deleting the mempool.dat to abandon but now I have to download 6 years of blockchain to confirm the transaction so the balance shows up in the wallet.
Does the open status relate to dropping (abandoning) the transaction?
https://blockchain.info/tx/e3d6f95abbe2af52d7907a4a034cb8ee8a1231404ce8e07e45c8b09c29e9ca76
Edit: Still no clue about the question in the title.
After some research here is the solution to my problem for any other noobs with a stuck transaction made up of many small inputs.
ELI5 on inputs is think of each input as a denomination of currency like coins and notes For my mining as was paid in the equivalent of loose change with many small inputs.
Each input has a number of bytes so a transaction with many inputs is like paying for something worth $100 with loose change, bulky and slow. I need to create a transaction to another address to convert my change to a note but it will cost a fee to do so.
In Bitcoin-qt i set the walletbroadcast=0 option and deleted mempool.dat.
Downloaded the blockchain again to confirm each input and marked the stuck transaction as abandoned, otherwise I would have ran zapwallettxs option to remove it.
Reason for doing it this way is I still had a couple of unconfirmed inputs from mining i didnt want to lose.
Next i downloaded Electrum and did not import the private key, instead set up the sweep private keys option to consolidate the inputs to a new addreas and set the tx as an rbf with the fee at 50 sats/byte.
Just waiting for confirmation, if no joy in 72hrs will either increase fee or wait for fees to drop.
Can now use original address to claim any btc forks safely.
Hope this helps someone.
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PSA: Clearing up some misconceptions about full nodes

It's time to clear up some misconceptions floating around about full nodes.
Myth: There are only about 5500 full nodes worldwide
This number comes from this site and it measured by trying to probe every nodes on their open ports.
Problem is, not all nodes actually have open ports that can be probed. Either because they are behind firewalls or because their users have configured them to not listen for connections.
Nobody knows how many full nodes there are, since many people don't know how to forward ports behind a firewall, and bandwidth can be costly, its quite likely that the number of nodes with closed ports is at least another several thousand.
Nodes with open ports are able to upload blocks to new full nodes. In all other ways they are the same as nodes with closed ports. But because open-port-nodes can be measured and closed-port-nodes cannot, some members of the bitcoin community have been mistaken into believing that open-port-nodes are that matters.
Myth: This number of nodes matters and/or is too low.
Nodes with open ports are useful to the bitcoin network because they help bootstrap new nodes by uploading historical blocks, they are a measure of bandwidth capacity. Right now there is no shortage of bandwidth capacity, and if there was it could be easily added by renting cloud servers.
The problem is not bandwidth or connections, but trust, security and privacy. Let me explain.
Full nodes are able to check that all of bitcoin's rules are being followed. Rules like following the inflation schedule, no double spending, no spending of coins that don't belong to the holder of the private key and all the other rules required to make bitcoin work (e.g. difficulty)
Full nodes are what make bitcoin trustless. No longer do you have to trust a financial institution like a bank or paypal, you can simply run software on your own computer. To put simply, the only node that matters is the one you use
Myth: There is no incentive to run nodes, the network relies on altruism
It is very much in the individual bitcoin's users rational self interest to run a full node and use it as their wallet.
Using a full node as your wallet is the only way to know for sure that none of bitcoin's rules have been broken. Rules like no coins were spent not belonging to the owner, that no coins were spent twice, that no inflation happens outside of the schedule and that all the rules needed to make the system work are followed (e.g. difficulty.) All other kinds of wallet involve trusting a third party server.
All these checks done by full nodes also increase the security. There are many attacks possible against lightweight wallets that do not affect full node wallets.
This is not just mindless paranoia, there have been real world examples where full node users were unaffected by turmoil in the rest of the bitcoin ecosystem. The 4th July 2015 accidental chain fork effected many kinds of wallets. Here is the wiki page on this event https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/July_2015_chain_forks#Wallet_Advice
Notice how updated node software was completely unaffected by the fork. All other wallets required either extra confirmations or checking that the third-party institution was running the correct version.
Full nodes wallets are also currently the most private way to use Bitcoin, with nobody else learning which bitcoin addresses belong to you. All other lightweight wallets leak information about which addresses are yours because they must query third-party servers. The Electrum servers will know which addresses belong to you and can link them together. Despite bloom filtering, lightweight wallets based on BitcoinJ do not provide much privacy against nodes who connected directly to the wallet or wiretappers.
For many use cases, such privacy may not be required. But an important reason to run a full node and use it as a wallet is to get the full privacy benefits.
Myth: I can just set up a node on a cloud server instance and leave it
To get the benefits of running a full node, you must use it as your wallet, preferably on hardware you control.
Most people who do this do not use a full node as their wallet. Unfortunately because Bitcoin has a similar name to Bittorrent, some people believe that upload capacity is the most important thing for a healthy network. As I've explained above: bandwidth and connections are not a problem today, trust, security and privacy are.
Myth: Running a full node is not recommended, most people should use a lightweight client
This was common advice in 2012, but since then the full node software has vastly improved in terms of user experience.
If you cannot spare the disk space to store the blockchain, you can enable pruning. In Bitcoin Core 0.12, pruning being enabled will leave the wallet enabled. Altogether this should require less than 900MB of hard disk space.
If you cannot spare the bandwidth to upload blocks to other nodes, there are number of options to reduce or eliminate the bandwidth requirement. These include limiting connections, bandwidth targetting and disabling listening. Bitcoin Core 0.12 has the new option -blocksonly, where the node will not download unconfirmed transaction and only download new blocks. This more than halves the bandwidth usage at the expense of not seeing unconfirmed transactions.
Synchronizing the blockchain for a new node has improved since 2012 too. Features like headers-first and libsecp256k1 have greatly improved the initial synchronization time.
It can be further improved by setting -dbcache=3000 which keeps more of the UTXO set in memory. It reduces the amount of time reading from disk and therefore speeds up synchronization. Tests showed that the entire blockchain can now be synchronized in less than 3 and a half hours (Note that you'll need Bitcoin Core 0.12 or later to get all these efficiency improvements) Another example with 2h 25m
How to run a full node as your wallet.
I think every moderate user of bitcoin would benefit by running a full node and using it as their wallet. There are several ways to do this.
So what are you waiting for? The benefits are many, the downsides are not that bad. The more people do this, the more robust and healthy the bitcoin ecosystem is.
Further reading: http://www.truthcoin.info/blog/measuring-decentralization/
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Here's some good tools to know about in case you ever have a nonconfirming, stuck transaction you want to try to re-spend! (happened to me recently)

A general method for getting a transaction unstuck, or how pulling off a double-spend doesn't necessarily make you an asshole.
Hi /bitcoin,
Yesterday I had a bit of an ordeal with a few hundred bucks worth of coins stuck in limbo, due to a transaction (which wasn't even my transaction) that would not confirm.
Hopefully this write-up can help people who might find themselves in the same boat down the line.
BACKSTORY: I zapped some coins to a blockchain.info wallet so that I could do a SharedCoin transaction. Set it up, it seemed to execute fine, smooth sailing. The only problem was, this SharedCoin transaction was taking forever to confirm.
I got impatient and decided to investigate. I used the blockchain.info explorer to look at the other inputs into the SharedCoin transaction. Some of the inputs were unconfirmed, which was the culprit. Tracing back these unconfirmed inputs to their ultimate source (many steps back), I found one transaction that was the root cause of it all (it had one output that was less than 0.01, a size of >2kb, and zero transaction fee). In other words, it was unlikely that this transaction would ever be confirmed. This shittily crafted transaction was holding up the confirmation of every transaction that subsequently depended on it! Grr.
As an aside, I was actually quite surprised that blockchain.info allows inputs into SharedCoin transactions which depend on such shitty transactions which will probably never confirm. Hopefully they fix this, because it can really screw over the other participants in a SharedCoin transaction, even though they are not at fault.
TAKING ACTION: I waited for several hours hoping for a mining miracle: that some pool would just confirm this one shitty transaction holding the whole queue up. I read a comment by luke-jr somewhere saying that certain pools (Eligius and EclipseMC, IIRC) actually try to confirm bad zero-fee transactions as long as subsequent transactions depending on them do have correct feeing. That was heartening, but even though those pools mined some blocks during my wait, it didn't fix my problem.
Finally I decided to try to execute a double spend in order to get my coins unstuck. (Maybe double-spend is the wrong word... re-spend? Both the original and the re-spend were transactions to myself -- I wasn't out to defraud anyone, just get my coins unstuck). The decision was partly out of impatience, partly just to see if it was possible. I though it might be, given that blockchain.info estimated that the SharedCoin transaction only had like 20-something-% propagation into the network. So, at least that was probably working in my favor. I believe typically blockchain.info, having a well-connected node, might get better propagation, so YMMV.
Here's what I did:
CONCLUSION: Although I fell asleep before I could see whether or not it worked, next morning I saw that the re-spend transaction had gone through. It was confirmed only about 8 hours after the original transaction was broadcast (which conflicts with some forum posts I read claiming that you should wait 24-48 hrs before attempting a re-spend on stuck coins). The block containing my re-spend had been mined by Eligius, which may suggest that their pushtx site was the one that ended up working for me.
EPILOGUE:
TLDR:
Executing a successful double-spend on a transaction of yours that will not confirm seems to be the best and fastest method, currently, for getting your coins unstuck.
Most wallet softwares won't let you construct a double-spend txn if they already know about the first transaction, though!
So, we gotta take matters into our own hands. Here's what to do:
Brainwallet.org can help you make raw transactions as long as you have the private key.
With a raw tx in hand, you can copypaste and use all of the following pushtx tools to widely disperse a raw transaction into the network and hope a miner picks it up:
Inputs.io pushtx
Blockchain.info pushtx
Eligius pool pushtx
Coinbin pushtx
It's important to disseminate the re-spending raw txn as widely as possible, because nodes that saw the original txn generally do not rebroadcast what they perceive as a double spend attempt. Use all four pushtx websites (if there's more that I missed, please let me know and I'll update the list). Sometimes it will get rejected by some or all pushtx sites; if so, waiting longer will probably help (eventually nodes will forget the original transaction assuming it never confirms).
Hopefully that wasn't too boring of a story. Thanks for reading!
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How to double spend in order to cancel unconfirmed transaction?

Hey guys
Ive been trying to research a solution to this but havn't found anything:
I sent myself a bunch of bitcoin today via blockchain.info thats been sitting in unconfirmed status all day since i forgot to attach a fee. I sent .0625BTC.
Ive been watching it all day and my queue has been anywhere between 3-8 hours, fluctuating up an down with no progress.
I know there was once a way to cause a double spend transaction by importing a wallet into bitcoin software like BitcoinQT and re-doing the transaction so the new one gets picked up instead, but it seems like the newer versions all take into consideration the "Spendable balance" which knows the money isnt there.
Anyone have a way I can do this?
Maybe some steps to do it in Brainwallet?
Here it is... still sitting there https://blockchain.info/tx/f3f058e1b91e0f345ff46bad72e80d62bb78ab4c6cc5d734a8f94606e26b7c49
EDIT: It looks like Armory may now have this function as linked in the FAQ https://bitcoinarmory.com/download/troubleshooting/
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Clearing up some misconceptions about full nodes | Chris Belcher | Feb 10 2016

Chris Belcher on Feb 10 2016:
I've been asked to post this to this mailing list too. It's time to
clear up some misconceptions floating around about full nodes.
=== Myth: There are only about 5500 full nodes worldwide ===
This number comes from this and similar sites: https://bitnodes.21.co/
and it measured by trying to probe every nodes on their open ports.
Problem is, not all nodes actually have open ports that can be probed.
Either because they are behind firewalls or because their users have
configured them to not listen for connections.
Nobody knows how many full nodes there are, since many people don't know
how to forward ports behind a firewall, and bandwidth can be costly, its
quite likely that the number of nodes with closed ports is at least
another several thousand.
Nodes with open ports are able to upload blocks to new full nodes. In
all other ways they are the same as nodes with closed ports. But because
open-port-nodes can be measured and closed-port-nodes cannot, some
members of the bitcoin community have been mistaken into believing that
open-port-nodes are that matters.
=== Myth: This number of nodes matters and/or is too low. ===
Nodes with open ports are useful to the bitcoin network because they
help bootstrap new nodes by uploading historical blocks, they are a
measure of bandwidth capacity. Right now there is no shortage of
bandwidth capacity, and if there was it could be easily added by renting
cloud servers.
The problem is not bandwidth or connections, but trust, security and
privacy. Let me explain.
Full nodes are able to check that all of bitcoin's rules are being
followed. Rules like following the inflation schedule, no double
spending, no spending of coins that don't belong to the holder of the
private key and all the other rules required to make bitcoin work (e.g.
difficulty)
Full nodes are what make bitcoin trustless. No longer do you have to
trust a financial institution like a bank or paypal, you can simply run
software on your own computer. To put simply, the only node that matters
is the one you use.
=== Myth: There is no incentive to run nodes, the network relies on
altruism ===
It is very much in the individual bitcoin's users rational self interest
to run a full node and use it as their wallet.
Using a full node as your wallet is the only way to know for sure that
none of bitcoin's rules have been broken. Rules like no coins were spent
not belonging to the owner, that no coins were spent twice, that no
inflation happens outside of the schedule and that all the rules needed
to make the system work are followed (e.g. difficulty.) All other kinds
of wallet involve trusting a third party server.
All these checks done by full nodes also increase the security. There
are many attacks possible against lightweight wallets that do not affect
full node wallets.
This is not just mindless paranoia, there have been real world examples
where full node users were unaffected by turmoil in the rest of the
bitcoin ecosystem. The 4th July 2015 accidental chain fork effected many
kinds of wallets. Here is the wiki page on this event
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/July_2015_chain_forks#Wallet_Advice
Notice how updated node software was completely unaffected by the fork.
All other wallets required either extra confirmations or checking that
the third-party institution was running the correct version.
Full nodes wallets are also currently the most private way to use
Bitcoin, with nobody else learning which bitcoin addresses belong to
you. All other lightweight wallets leak information about which
addresses are yours because they must query third-party servers. The
Electrum servers will know which addresses belong to you and can link
them together. Despite bloom filtering, lightweight wallets based on
BitcoinJ do not provide much privacy against nodes who connected
directly to the wallet or wiretappers.
For many use cases, such privacy may not be required. But an important
reason to run a full node and use it as a wallet is to get the full
privacy benefits.
=== Myth: I can just set up a node on a cloud server instance and leave
it ===
To get the benefits of running a full node, you must use it as your
wallet, preferably on hardware you control.
Most people who do this do not use a full node as their wallet.
Unfortunately because Bitcoin has a similar name to Bittorrent, some
people believe that upload capacity is the most important thing for a
healthy network. As I've explained above: bandwidth and connections are
not a problem today, trust, security and privacy are.
=== Myth: Running a full node is not recommended, most people should use
a lightweight client ===
This was common advice in 2012, but since then the full node software
has vastly improved in terms of user experience.
If you cannot spare the disk space to store the blockchain, you can
enable pruning as in:
https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.11.0#block-file-pruning. In Bitcoin
Core 0.12, pruning being enabled will leave the wallet enabled.
Altogether this should require less than 1.5GB of hard disk space.
If you cannot spare the bandwidth to upload blocks to other nodes, there
are number of options to reduce or eliminate the bandwidth requirement
found in https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node#reduce-traffic . These include
limiting connections, bandwidth targetting and disabling listening.
Bitcoin Core 0.12 has the new option -blocksonly, where the node will
not download unconfirmed transaction and only download new blocks. This
more than halves the bandwidth usage at the expense of not seeing
unconfirmed transactions.
Synchronizing the blockchain for a new node has improved since 2012 too.
Features like headers-first
(https://bitcoin.org/en/release/v0.10.0#faster-synchronization) and
libsecp256k1 have greatly improved the initial synchronization time.
It can be further improved by setting -dbcache=6000 which keeps more of
the UTXO set in memory. It reduces the amount of time reading from disk
and therefore speeds up synchronization. Tests showed that the entire
blockchain can now be synchronized in less than 3 and a half hours
(See
https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/pull/6954#issuecomment-154993958)
Note that you'll need Bitcoin Core 0.12 or later to get all these
efficiency improvements.
=== How to run a full node as your wallet ===
I think every moderate user of bitcoin would benefit by running a full
node and using it as their wallet. There are several ways to do this.
(https://bitcoinarmory.com/) or JoinMarket
(https://github.com/AdamISZ/JMBinary/#jmbinary)
Multibit connecting only to your node running at home, Electrum
connecting only to your own Electrum server)
So what are you waiting for? The benefits are many, the downsides are
not that bad. The more people do this, the more robust and healthy the
bitcoin ecosystem is.
original: http://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/bitcoin-dev/2016-February/012435.html
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Little Frustrated.

Been looking everywhere for an answer to this, and am having no luck.
Started Bitcoin QT the other day and it gives me the error: Warning: Displayed transactions may not be correct! You may need to upgrade, or other nodes may need to upgrade.
It then shows my Balance as zero and all my bitcoins in Unconfirmed.
I'm running version 0.8.3 on my mac.
So I tried importing the wallet backup into blockchain.info and then planned to delete QT and reinstall completely. Then transfered the bitcoins back into the new QT wallet.
As soon as I imported the wallet into blockchain it was ~3btc short of what I should have. I went through all the transactions and there was one from a month ago that didn't make any sense, that I didn't make. Nor is this transaction show on my QT client.
I then did a new backup of QT (haven't deleted original QT yet) and tried importing that one...same thing. Now i'm a loss.
Sorry for the long story...but my first questions is, can I re-index the blocks on my QT wallet to fix this error? And is there anything I can do about the missing btc?
Thanks
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