I participated in the Ethereum presale and have my wallet stored safely in my password manager. Then I stepped away from all things ethereum for a couple years. Now I'm ready to get back into it. I have some questions:

  • Is it possible to use my real ether on the frontier release?
  • Do I need to convert my wallet in any way for it to work with the frontier release?
  • Should I move my ether to a safer wallet or anything while mining on frontier?

Thanks and sorry for the very basic questions.

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Welcome back!

Your wallet is safe as it is.

To use your Ether, some options, such as using the Geth client or an exchange like Kraken, are covered in: How do I import my presale wallet?

For mining, you can use the same address that's currently in your wallet, or you can use a completely different one. When mining, you're not spending any Ether, so you can use a new address for receiving mining rewards.

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