PIVX Core Wallet 18.104.22.168 Release (05/02/2018)
PIVX v22.214.171.124 core wallet update has been released with multiple major feature additions, new GUI design, UI/UX enhancements, numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements. Some highlight additions / changes are:
- zPIV Staking (zPoS) (https://pivx.org/zpos/)
- Deterministic zPIV (dzPIV) (see FAQ below for more info)
- Encrypted zPIV (ezPIV) (zPIV data is now encrypted in wallet.dat)
- New graphical user interface layout & design.
- Updated block reward payment schedule.
- User defined wallet.dat backup location.
- and much much more!
This is a mandatory update if you are currently running 126.96.36.199 or older.
You MUST upgrade to 188.8.131.52 wallet or newer if running an older version
Please take the time to fully read the release notes to ensure you are aware of what has been changed.
https://github.com/PIVX-Project/PIVX/releases/tag/v184.108.40.206 (read the full 3.1.0 release notes also for more info)
Download the appropriate wallet binary for your OS from the links below:
For Self-compilers, please use “git checkout v220.127.116.11” to compile. (not master)
How to Update
As always, it is recommended to backup the existing wallet.dat file to a safe location before upgrading if you haven’t done so already via File -> Backup wallet and saving it in a different directory with a new name. If you use CLI/Linux, you can backup using the command ./pivx-cli backupwallet. If your wallet is not running currently, you can back up the file “wallet.dat” from e.g. Start -> Run -> %APPDATA%\PIVX on Windows by making a copy elsewhere.
Gracefully exit/stop the current wallet from the wallet. (File - Exit or ./pivx-cli stop)
Download and install the new wallet appropriate for your OS.
Linux/Rpi: Overwrite the existing executable files with the newly downloaded wallet binaries.
Windows: Install via the setup executable file and run through the setup wizard to install.
Mac OSX: Download .dmg file, open .dmg then drag PIVX icon to the applications folder icon. (copy over /Applications/PIVX-Qt)
Re-start the wallet. (Launch from your PIVX shortcut icon or ./pivxd for linux)
Once the wallet finishes syncing, follow this guide to ensure you are on the right network chain.
Will I lose my coins after the upgrade?
No, you will not lose your coins after the upgrade. In fact, we recommend everyone to upgrade to the latest wallet to benefit from increased security & stability that comes with it.
I’m having issues with my wallet launching, not seeing my coins, having issues syncing etc
Please check the Knowledge-base Articles here:
or open a ticket at pivx.support
or ask for help on the support channels in PIVX Discord @ https://discord.pivx.org.
Who can I ask if I don’t know how to upgrade still?
You can ask in support channels in PIVX Discord for real-time assistance.
If you aren’t yet a member there, you can join via https://discord.pivx.org
Also can open a ticket at pivx.support for more private support…
I’m missing some zPIV that got minted and sent to the Accumulator. Where are they?
Firstly, make sure you aren’t using the same wallet in multiple places. If so, it could be the cause as zPIV is only visible from the wallet.dat that it minted from. Also, if you have tried swapping out your wallet.dat with previous backups in an attempt to recover your zPIV, make sure to NOT delete the latest wallet.dat as your most recent zPIV minting information does not exist in your older backups, So if you have restored to an older backup, please restore back the latest wallet.dat which was used to mint those zPIV. Then please follow this KB: https://pivx.freshdesk.com/solution/articles/30000025649
My zPIV isn’t staking?
If you have zPIV that were minted with the 3.0.6 wallet or older, they are classified as zPIV v1 and are not able to be staked even after zPoS is activated. You will need to spend them back to your own address, then re-mint them back as zPIV using the 3.1.0.x wallet. Then they will become zPIV v2 which is able to be staked.
What is Deterministic Seed (dzPIV) & how do I use it exactly to backup/restore my zPIV?
Please see this detailed post by presstab (PIVX core developer):