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What is Proof of Stake (PoS)?

Proof of Stake (PoS) is a consensus mechanism in which block validators are selected based on the number of coins they are staking. In this case, the term staking refers to the act of validators committing funds to the system. So validators can only participate in the process of producing new blocks if they lock their coins. The locked funds will then act as collateral, meaning that malicious validators will

Downloading the Radium Bootstrap File Directly [All OS]

The Bootstrap method employs using a trusted snapshot of the Radium blockchain as a means to accelerate the synchronization process. This means you do not have to synchronize the wallet from day 0, but rather you begin the process much closer to the present block count. To begin, download the Radium Bootstrap File: https://radiumcore.org/directbootstrap This file is synced every 10 minutes to ensure that you have the latest version. Save

Repairing a Corrupt Wallet – Last Resort Option

IN THE EVENT THAT YOUR WALLET FILE IS CORRUPTED – NOTE: IF YOU TRY THIS AND YOUR WALLET IS NOT ACTUALLY CORRUPT, YOU MAY END UP CORRUPTING IT. MAKE SURE TO BACK UP YOUR WALLET FIRST! As with anything to do with your wallet, make a backup first! Press the Windows Key + R to open the RUN dialogue. Enter “cmd” and press Enter. A command prompt window will pop

Repairing a Corrupt Wallet / Correcting an Improper Balance

As with anything to do with your wallet, make a backup first! Press the Windows Key + R to open the RUN dialogue. Enter “cmd” and press Enter. A command prompt window will pop up. Type “cd PATH-RADIUM-EXE”, ie, “cd C:\Users\John\Desktop” Tech Tip: “cd” means Change Directory Once you are working within the operating directory, enter “WALLETNAME.exe –repairwallet” and hit Enter. For example, “5.1.0.exe –repairwallet” You may also run the

Utilizing the Radium Bootstrap

The Bootstrap method employs using a trusted snapshot of the Radium blockchain as a means to accelerate the synchronization process. This means you do not have to synchronization the wallet from day 0, but rather you begin the process much close to the present block count. To begin, download the Radium Bootstrap Utility from here: http://bootstrap.radiumcore.org Open the application and you will presented with the following screen: As per the

Resyncing you Local Blockchain Data – Mac

Please reference the sections CREATING A BACKUP OF YOUR WALLET and RESTORING A BACKUP. First step is to always create a backup! Once that is complete, you may proceed. Close your wallet if it is running. Search for the folder: ~/Library/Application Support/radium/ Rename this folder to “radium.bak” Open the Radium wallet again and let it sync fully. Once completed, follow the instructions for restoring your wallet backup.

Resyncing your Local Blockchain Data – Windows

Please reference the sections CREATING A BACKUP OF YOUR WALLET and RESTORING A BACKUP. First step is to always create a backup! Once that is complete, you may proceed. Close your wallet if it is running. Press the Windows Key +R to open the Run dialogue. Type in %Appdata% and hit Enter. A window will open and you should see a folder entitled “radium.” Rename this folder to “radium.bak” Open

Adding Additional Network Peers to your Wallet

Adding additional peers to your wallet is only necessary if the automated peer-discovery fails, which is rare. You can check to see how many peers you are connected to by hovering over the signal strength bars in the bottom left hand corner of the wallet client. Begin by closing your wallet. Press the Windows Key +R to open the Run dialogue. Type in %Appdata% and hit Enter. A window will

Staking your Radium

Open the Radium wallet if it is not already open. Go to Settings (along the top navigation of the wallet). Then click Unlock Wallet. The following window will pop up: Enter your passphrase. Check the box that states “For Staking Only.” This will ensure that you can stake, but your RADS cannot be transferred. Press OK. To confirm that your wallet is staking correctly: Make sure that if your wallet

Restoring a Backup – MAC

Close your wallet. Search for the folder: ~/Library/Application Support/radium/ Remove the wallet.dat file from that folder. Copy over your backup wallet.dat file into the radium folder. Open the Radium wallet and you should see your restored credentials. MAKE SURE TO ALWAYS KEEP A BACKUP OF YOUR WALLET.DAT FILE!

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