As many of you know the major wallet upgrade for SmartCash is now here and we are all very excited to experience its awesome! However, because this is such a big upgrade (from 0.8 -> 0.13 BTC codebase) we do need to take a few steps to make our transition to the next level a smooth ride. If this is your first time installing your SmartCash wallet and you are NOT upgrading you do not need to follow this tutorial. Simply download the wallet from the SmartCash website and you’re ready to go! For the rest of us who are upgrading it’s very important to follow these steps…
Step 1: Save a back-up of your wallet.dat file
You can do so within the wallet by clicking “File” and then selecting “Backup Wallet” this will prompt you to browse to your preferred location and name the file. Let’s name it “smartcashbackup.dat” . You can also create a backup outside of the client by copying the wallet.dat in your smartcash folder to another destination on your system (or a thumb drive!). Once your backup is complete make sure your wallet is CLOSED and move on to Step 2.
Step 2: Remove the old blockchain.
This means navigating to your SmartCash folder and deleting the blocks and chainstate folders. DO NOT delete your wallet.dat!
For windows this is found in %appdata%\smartcash (if you don’t know where that is just search smartcash and find your folder)
For Mac users this is found in ~/Library/Application Support/smartcash/
For Linux users this is found in ~/.smartcash/ (or just copy and paste my commands below)
rm blocks -r
rm chainstate -r
Step 3: Download and launch the new wallet binaries
Go ahead and delete your old binaries (exe’s for windows smartcashd & smartcash-qt for linux/mac) and download the new release here - https://smartcash.cc/wallets/
You are now ready experience the awe of the new SmartCash 1.0.0 Wallet!
I’ve also made a bootstrap of a 1.0.0 blockchain sync’d up to November 20th to make this process even faster for users.
Bootstrap - http://proteanx.com/bootstrap.zip (do not use this bootstrap with a 0.8.xx client)