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YUM Network Back Online

Posted by    |   June 25th, 2014   |   5 Comments

On June 21st, a series of events created a perfect storm that resulted in a blockchain fork: two distinct branches of the candycoin blockchain were created with some wallets preferring one and the rest preferring the other. This loss of synchronization forced us to shutdown the core candycoin network to correct the issue, and a lot of headaches for the developers.

A new release of the wallet (8.5.6) was released on June 24th which we urge everyone to upgrade to as soon as possible. If you already had a wallet installed before, you will need to delete your old blockchain to resynchronize your wallet.

Backup your wallet.dat file someplace safe (this procedure won’t touch it, but it’s best to be safe) and then shutdown your wallet.

Browse to your CandyCoin data folder: this is where you candycoin.conf and wallet.dat files are stored and on Windows is usually located at: %APPDATA%\CandyCoin

In that folder, delete the following files:

blocks\*.dat
blocks\index\*
chainstate\*

(Basically, everything under blocks and chainstate)

The network is once again fully operational. The pool will take a little more work but it should be back online within the next 24 hours.

https://github.com/eatsweetmoney/candycoin-official/

5 Responses to YUM Network Back Online
  • paolo says:

    Hi

    I was using your tutor but my coin still confirmed

    why my coin unconfirmed ?

    • candycoin says:

      I see I have some in my wallet that will not confirm either. THe reason for this is they were mined from the old blockchain when we had the fork issues a few days ago. Unfortunately these ones will never confirm and are effectively dead.
      Want I want to figure out is how to clear that from showing in my wallet…I’ll post my findings.

    • candycoin says:

      Hi Paolo,

      Is your wallet now in sync with the network? If it is still syncing it likely just needs more time to confirm.

      CandyCoin

  • paolo says:

    Hi I found the problem syncronis stoped at block 118339

    • candycoin says:

      You need to make sure you purge the old block chain data.

      Try this:
      Backup your wallet.dat file someplace safe (this procedure won’t touch it, but it’s best to be safe) and then shutdown your wallet.

      Browse to your CandyCoin data folder: this is where you candycoin.conf and wallet.dat files are stored and on Windows is usually located at: %APPDATA%\CandyCoin

      In that folder, delete the following files:

      blocks\*.dat
      blocks\index\*
      chainstate\*

      (Basically, everything under blocks and chainstate)

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