F.A.Q.

Here are some common questions we get about PacCoin:

Wallet

Which are the operating systems and versions supported for the wallet?

Windows 10
MacOSX
Linux

I can’t open Mac wallet it shows: “Paccoin-qt.app” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer”

Go to your Applications folder, search for the Paccoin icon, right click on it and then click on open, a warning message will appear just click again open and then enjoy!

Windows wallet is not opening it is throwing: " Error: Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permission to access the item"

This is because your antivirus is thinking that PacCoin wallet is a virus, go ahead and deactivate antivirus or add an exclusion for the app or whole folder.

How to install the linux wallet?

1. Go to https://github.com/PaccoinCommunity/Paccoin
2. Follow the instructions to compile the wallet.

Why the wallet is taking so long to sync?

If you have an older version of the wallet it might be out of date from the current blockchain, in such case please download the latest wallet for your operating system or get the latest blockchain files.  Network is important part on syncing the wallet, please make sure your have good internet connection and there are active connections to PacCoin network (mouseover on the “signal” icon in order to see connections).

Another reason of slowness if that you are behind a firewall. If you only see 8 connections at any given time, it means that you are behind a firewall, in order to connect to more peers you need to open port 8112 on your firewall.

How I can verify that my wallet is actually getting sync?

There are two ways but first make sure you have active connections by doing mouseover on the signal icon.
Go to the bottom of the wallet and mouse over on the left corner, you should see a pop up which provides the information (verify you are downloading blocks and that is progressing). Another way to retrieve this information is on the Helpmenu -> Debug Window -> Information.

I have a backup of my wallet, how can I do the import?

Paccoin app has an export feature, but not an import feature, importing a wallet is a simple manual process on which first you need to localize your Paccoin app folder:
Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Paccoin
MacOsX: ~/Library/Application Support/
Once you find your folder, locate the wallet.dat, backup that file and replace it with your own backup, always make sure that the wallet is not running when restoring a backup of your wallet.dat.

Should I backup my wallet?

It’s important to make a copy of your wallet and of your private keys. In order to backup your wallet you just need to go to File-> Back Up Wallet and the save your file in a USB or offline source to keep it safe. As for your private keys a recommendation is to write them down and store it in a secure source.

  • Tip: Keep your coins on your wallet always not in exchange.
How I can open the wallet console?

Go to the Help menu and then select “Debug Window”, once you are there go to the Console tab.

What are some other useful commands for the console:

● backupwallet <destination> – Copy your wallet in the destination you want, no matter if it’s encrypted.
● getinfo – Shows general info about your wallet, version, balance, ip, blocks…
● walletpassphrase <passphrase> <timeout> – Unlock your wallet if it’s encrypted so you can start using/staking. For timeout you can set 9999999 to ensure the wallet will be unlocked for a long time.

Why the wallet is not showing any active connections?

Make sure that your firewall is not blocking any connections of the paccoin wallet, and make sure that you have the p2p port (8112) open in your firewall and Internet modem.

What should I do if I get a error message that wallet.dat can't be open (Error -30974)?

wallet.dat needs to be on the correct folder, Example for mac:
~/Library/Application Support/paccoin.

How can I encrypt the wallet?

It’s easy as a 123, you just need to go to the Settings menu, select “Encrypt Wallet” and then provide a secure password.

How to unlock the wallet for minting only?

Go to Help > Open Debug Window and there type:
walletpassphrase “your-password” 9999999 true
Please notice that your password is the one you created when the wallet was encrypted.

Do I need to have a static IP address where my wallet is installed?

No, that’s not necessary.

Mining

Can you mine with or without a Pool?

You can mine with either alone or in a pool. There no pools at the moment to join as it does not worth the server energy and efforts at the moment.  The coins per block is only 500 so we don’t recommend mining the current PAC.

Does the mining system with ASIC miner really work?

Mining is not worth the energy buying some and staking is much better, the coin is designed to be ASIC mining resistant.

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