I have some ETC/DAO-C funds that I want to claim, so I'm interested in running a parity node to do this. How can I configure parity to follow the ETC chain?

  • consider to accept one of the answers bellow
    – Badr Bellaj
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 0:22

2 Answers 2


it is indicated in the doc that Parity supports ETC through the CLI argument --chain classic.

  • ok thanks, and will this use a different path for the chain? (so that I can switch to ETH later without conflicts)
    – knocte
    Commented Oct 8, 2016 at 9:47
  • use different folder for the chain
    – Badr Bellaj
    Commented Oct 8, 2016 at 9:48
  • don't understand your answer, is that imperative tense?
    – knocte
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 8:12
  • Sorry for the fuzzy previous comment , so to answer your question you need to define for ETC a separate Folder using datadir
    – Badr Bellaj
    Commented Jun 21, 2017 at 8:50

For Ethereum Classic, run parity --chain classic. See parity --help:

--chain CHAIN            Specify the blockchain type. CHAIN may be either a
                         JSON chain specification file or olympic, frontier,
                         homestead, mainnet, morden, classic or testnet
                         [default: homestead].

It's also interesting to see that parity also allows to run in frontier mode. So if anyone is strictly against any hardfork, they should mine the --chain frontier. ;-)

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