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Help with very slow mist sync

I have seen other posts in reddit where users experienced slow sync times. I am using windows 10 and version 3.7 (I saw on gitter that other users on windows 10 had trouble with version 3.8 crashing). ...
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How do I get the raw private key from my Mist keystore file?

I use the Mist wallet. I would like to know: How I can get the private key of my account. How I can use this private key to sign messages.
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Sent ETH to my Wallet, but it did not show up

Note: This question was initially asked for Mist, but is in general also true for all other wallets like Ethereum Wallet, Etherwall, Parity, Harmony, etc. I sent ETH from MyEtherWallet to my Mist ...
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How to Compile and Deploy a Smart Contract without running a full node?

I'm new to solidity and smart contract programming. I have already made and deploy smart contracts successfully, but always using Mist. Now I'm not able to do so, because I can't complete a node ...
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What's the difference between Accounts and Wallets in Mist?

In Mist, there are some addresses listed as accounts, and some listed as wallets. What's the difference? Which should I use? And why do I need Ether to create a Wallet?
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How do I import my presale wallet?

I purchased ether during the presale. Is there an easy way to import those ether and start using them?
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How to set a different datadir in Mist?

With bitcoin and others, you can use --datadir option to specific where blockchain, keystore, etc are saved. But doesn't work with Mist. From the offical wiki: To configure the location of the ...
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Can I set the gas price to whatever I want?

The default gas price is 0.02e12 Wei. But while creating transactions on the command line or Geth's Javascript console you can define your own gasPrice: web3.eth.sendTransaction({/* ... */, gasPrice: ...
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My C: drive in my WINDOWS PC is almost full. How can I change both geth and Mist path to relocate my blockchain files?

I read here somewhere that I have to execute geth --datadir "NEW PATH". But this solution: 1) Doesn't work in a permanent way for me (it will actually point geth in that direction but if I after ...
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Unable to check Airdropped Tokens

I used Mist Wallet (Rinkeby Network) to try this. Have created a contract same as given here. For the sake of quick understanding, am pasting it below. I created this contract from the same owner ...
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Mist: "No data is deployed on the contract address!"

I'm testing a contract on testnet using Mist. When I deploy it, it says "No data is deployed on the contract address!". And then it doesn't appear on the contracts section. What does it mean?
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What does "intrinsic gas too low" mean?

I'm running the Mist wallet, and I've deployed this contract to testnet (from https://ethereum.stackexchange.com/a/179/520) : contract Notary{ struct Document { uint timestamp; ...
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How are the account "pictures" used in Mist generated?

In mist, all accounts have a colourful pixelated "profile picture" used to identify them. For instance, in this screenshot from the Mist releases page, the Dogecoin Bounty DAO is given a purple ...
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Not syncing due to "unhandled trie error: missing trie node"

Having an issue. Was caused by Avast blocking a file after I sent some Ether to Dao. Have removed Avast now that I understand it was messing stuff up. Restarted computer... now when i try to sync it ...
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What is the relationship between Mist and Ethereum Wallet?

In https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases 0.3.6 the files are named Mist. Starting in 0.3.7 the files are named Ethereum-Wallet. Will files named Mist take over in the future, or will there be 2 ...
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Can Mist be attached to a Geth node on a different computer over HTTP RPC?

I gather that Mist will automatically look for Geth on a local machine via IPC to save it maintaining its own blockchain. Is it possible to tell it to look for an instance of Geth on another machine ...
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Trying to connect Mist/Ethereum wallet with testrpc

I need someone who can explain to me, step by step, in simple terms how can I connect the ethereum wallet with the local blockchain. I found the following link: Connect Mist to ethereum-js testrpc ...
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Blocks are not being downloaded [duplicate]

After the attacks the clients are shit. At the moment, I am unable to download any blocks, except if I delete all the chaindata and it starts again. I have less than 6k blocks left to download and I ...
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What is the purpose of Testnet?

I'm just getting into cryptocurrencies so forgive me if there are some basics I am missing out on. I have got a bitcoin account up and running and will soon be buying a few just to test things out, ...
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Where's the Solidity code for Mist's default multi-sig contract wallet?

I would like to audit the Solidity code of Mist's default multi-sig wallet contract, where is it in github exactly? Thanks
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Mist: error no data is deployed on this contract address

When creating a new contract via deploy new contract (in Mist on the Test-Net), I get the error "No data is deployed on this contract address", but I filled in every field. it is a very easy straight ...
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Where can I go if I still have problems with syncing the blockchain?

I've searched online, this Stack Exchange, including synchronization, and am still having problems with syncing Geth. Where else can I look and try to get help?
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How do I find out the solidity compiler version I am using?

Specifically, while using Mist. When I create a contract via the Mist GUI, I want to then be able to verify the source code over at Etherscan. However, Etherscan requires that you provide the ...
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Interaction with a deployed smart contract from the geth command line

I have a contract which I'd like to be able to sum numbers submitted by any other address: contract UnitCounter { mapping (address => uint256) public UnitsFrom; uint256 public TotalUnits; ...
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How to remove custom tokens from mist?

In the MIST wallet (0.5.2) I somehow managed to create a Watch Token contract which was not correct and then it showed up like this: the one in the middle. It is greyed out and I want to delete it, ...
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How to troubleshoot a white screen in Mist browser?

I keep running into issues with white or black screens showing up after installing the mist browser or the ethereum wallet. How to troubleshoot a blank screen in the wallet or browser?
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Buy function not working with solidity 0.4.2

I don't know if there is any such change in latest Solidity version that is preventing execution of this function: function buy() returns (uint amount){ amount = msg.value / buyPrice; ...
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Downloading full blockchain again after using geth --fast on 0.7.4 [duplicate]

I've downloaded the newest mist browser on a new pc and used geth --fast. After fully syncing (which was about 1,5 hours) the syncing started from 0 again, but this time slow, downloading the whole ...
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web3.js execution - server vs browser

I'm a little bit far from web development, so I have one misunderstanding. As far as a know, node.js code should be run at the server-side, and web3.js is designed to work at the server side (not sure)...
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In Mist browser how can I move the data (blockchain) to another drive on Mac OSX?

My Mac "System" drive is almost full. As I actually have two drives, I want to move the blockchain from the default location to the second drive. How can I do it ?
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How can I find my `chaindata` folder?

Someone referred me to the chaindata folder to troubleshoot a problem I am having with Ethereum-Wallet/Mist. How can I find it?
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How to get Source code of an already deployed contract?

How can I retrieve the solidity code of an already published contract in the mist wallet?
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How to create a temporary account for testnet with funds?

I'm a newbie in using the ethereum wallet. After I completely installed and downloaded data for the testnet I create a new account but my new account has nothing (0.00 Eth). It lead to I can't do ...
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How to remove The DAO contract from Ethereum Wallet (Mist) watch list as it is freezing?

I added The DAO to my Mist watch list, but as many people I experienced freeze of the wallet since. I would like to remove this contract that probably generates too much transactions to watch but as ...
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How to get tokens out of a metamask account

I transferred tokens (GNT) from an exchange to a metamask account but I can't figure out how to get them out. They do not show up in metamask, but etherscan shows them. I tried to import the account ...
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How do I find out how big the chain structure is for a particular block?

I'm downloading the blockchain from scratch, and it's been stuck at 2442432 for a couple of hours now. The chain structure keeps on downloading though. Is there a way to find out how much of that is ...
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Is the Mist Wallet stable?

I want to install the Mist Wallet and store my Ethereum in it. However, I wanted to know how stable the Mist Wallet is. Is it safe and reliable to use? The reason I ask this is because there are ...
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Is there a way to manually import a private key into Mist?

I want to move Ether between different wallets. I have a private key and want to move it to the Mist wallet. Any way I can do that?
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Configuring Geth node started by Mist

When I launch mist, it starts up a geth node by default. How do I specify the configurations for this node? Specifically, I just want to achieve the equivalent of geth --cache=1024 which I can do via ...
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Documentation On Multisig Wallet in Mist?

Is there documentation related to the built-in multisig wallet contract in the Mist Wallet? I see there are many additional functions in this contract like changing / adding / removing owners etc. ...
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what does the "12 confirmations" mean in the mist when sending transactions?

as shown in the picture, once a transaction is sent to the network waiting for confirmation, this "of 12 confirmations" appears, what does this "12 confirmations" really mean?
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How can I force a redownload of the entire blockchain on the mist wallet?

I'm having an invalid date issue on mist. (https://github.com/ethereum/mist/issues/525) I'd like to just try to redownload the blockchain again. How can I do that ?
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Why can't I send ETH? (Mist 0.7.2 OSX Yosemite)

My account has thousands of ETH in it, but MIST says this: "We can't estimate your gas usage properly, as you need at least 1 ether in your account." My Mist and geth are all updated to the latest ...
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Why Are Balances Not Displaying On An Imported Wallet in Mist? (It Does Appear on Etherscan) [duplicate]

I just got a new computer, installed Mist 0.8.8, synced the entire blockchain, then copy-pasted a UTC wallet file from my old computer into my new computer's %appdata%>keystore directory. The wallet ...
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Install Mist Ethereum on external HDD [duplicate]

The question is simple though I can't find a solution to this - how do I keep all ethereum-related files on an external hard disk drive? I would like to have the blockchain data, keystore and Mist ...
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Synch stuck at block 2283419

Total newbie here. I am trying to get my blockchain synced again after the Geth Node issue of Sept. 18. I am stuck on block #2283419. I am running Mist 8.2 and Ethereum Wallet 8.2. Node connects ...
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What's the minimum token contract interface to be showed in mist?

I would like to implement a contract where users can see their token balance in the mist. In the same way that The DAO does. What's the standard interface I should implement? Is there a standard ...
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Windows Wallet, Beta 7, stuck at 460,000 out of 663,000?

My friend downloaded the Windows Beta 7 wallet and as you can see in the picture he is stuck at block 460.000. Also the "out of" blocks statistic keeps jumping between 663,000 to 1,000,000+. Even ...
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Lost ether: wallet on some other chain

Yesterday I decided to move my Ethereum coins to my coinbase account from my PC based Ether wallet from Ethereum.org . I had 107ish coins. I sent 1.2 to my coinbase address as a test and they arrived ...
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Trouble with Mist wallet 0.8.7 and 0.8.8

When I tried to run my Ethereum Mist wallet yesterday I ran into two problems: 1.) When starting up version 0.8.7 I got a popup that said: *"Couldn't connect to node? See the logs for more:* *Node ...