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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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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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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 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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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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How do you delete/remove/hide contracts from Ethereum Wallet (aka mist)?

I have tons of experimental contracts I created as part of doing tutorials which I no longer need. I know I can kill the contract (from https://www.ethereum.org/greeter tutorial) but that still leaves ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Can anyone explain what's the difference between mist/geth/parity in simple terms?

What's the difference between geth/mist/parity?
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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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Accounts can't display incoming transactions

In Ethereum-Mist_wallet, Under accounts, I see: Accounts can't display incoming transactions, but hold and send ether. To see incoming transactions create a wallet contract to store ether. What ...
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Elegant way to detect current provider int web3.js

I want to know what provider the user is using (Metamaks, Mist...)so I can give better user experience. E.g. Give tips on how to unlock an account I'm currently doing this, but is far from elegant. ...
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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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How to connect Mist to the private blockchain on remote server (Azure)?

I've installed Mist on my local PC (Windows 10), but I don't want to sync Main/Test networks. So I've used this Ethereum + Azure tutorial and now I can work via SSH on my private network. geth --dev ...
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How to run Ethereum Wallet on a custom chain?

So I downloaded the Ethereum Wallet I know you can use a custom directory by running geth first with the datadir flag set up, and then launching the wallet. But besides a custom directory, I want to ...
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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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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 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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Deploying a contract from a multisig wallet

I created a multisig wallet using Mist, but don't know how to deploy a contract from the wallet address. Is it even possible? If so, how to do this?
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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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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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Where can I download the Mist browser? (NOT the Ethereum wallet)

I want to download the Mist browser (as opposed to the Ethereum Wallet accessible via ethereum.org) but can't find a link. The Github repo (https://github.com/ethereum/mist) and latest release page ...
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How can I configure Mist to use a non-default IPC path?

When using Mist, it always uses the default IPC path to my OS (In this case of OSX this is /Users/me/Library/Ethereum/geth.ipc). Is there a way to configure or specify a non-default IPC path for Mist? ...
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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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Running Mist with INFURA

Is it possible to run the Mist browser with an external ETH client like INFURA? Yes, I understand this may not be the decentralized paradise we want to get to, but I'd just be happy to run a browser ...
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Some characters in Ether addresses have changed to capitals after upgrading Mist

I recently upgraded Mist from 0.3.9 to 0.5.0. I have noticed that the capitalisation of some of the characters in my public address have changed. Is this normal?
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How can I specify an external harddrive as the download target for the Mist blockchain in Ubuntu?

How can I specify an external harddrive as the download target for the Mist blockchain? Hi there, I am using Linux Ubuntu 15.10 My harddrive is quite full and I need to download the whole Mist ...
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Ethereum Wallet Contract with two owners can't transfer ETH

I set second owner for contract with ETH and dailly limit for transfers. I can transfer ETH under this limit. But large quantity transfer (to DAO contract) is not work. One owner (my first account in ...
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Can't send ETH out from Wallet Contract

OS Win7. Node: Parity 1.3.3 Client: Ethereum wallet & Mist (on 2 different PC's) Contract owner account is fully funded with >5 ETH (well enough to cover tx fees/ gas) *wallet contract contains >...
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Do you have to pay when browsing websites with Ethereum-enabled browsers?

When you're browsing Ethereum network using Ethereum-enabled browsers (such as Mist), do you have to constantly pay fees in order use it (a gas fee based on the usage)? For example when I go to some ...
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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 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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I am having trouble doing the initial sync of Ethereum-Wallet, what can I do to troubleshoot?

I am trying to sync Ethereum-Wallet (aka Mist) for the first time. Unfortunately, it is taking a really long time (days) and I was told that this should only take a couple hours. What can I do to ...
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Sign a raw transaction with Metamask or Mist

Is there a way to use the private key from my Metamask or Mist account to sign a raw transaction? I cannot use ethereumjs-tx without the private key, but I want to be able to use injected Web3 and ...
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Can Ethereum or Mist run on Raspberry Pi 1, 2, 3, or Zero?

Would an ethereum client or mist be able to run on a raspberry pi? It's a simple yes or no question with an explanation. I don't want links to "light" versions of ethereum, as that's not what I'm ...
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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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Does Ethereum have a payment URI like Bitcoin?

Does Ethereum offer a payment URI like Bitcoin does? I'd like a user to be able to click a link and have a wallet (Mist) open with a transaction to that address. Examples Just the address: bitcoin:...
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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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How to connect NodeJS to the Ethereum network?

I have Mist wallet running on Windows 8. I want to connect my NodeJS applcation to the Ethereum network. I have no idea where to start. Could you point me to the direction I should be looking at? Are ...
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How can I import accounts created by quorumwallet into Ethereum Wallet Mist?

I created an Ethereum address using quorumwallet.com. How can I manually import it to Mist Wallet so I can transact using Mist?
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Following token tutorial on ethereum.org, get error message “No data is deployed on the contract address”

I'm simply copying the full coin code found in this tutorial to deploy a contract on the testnet using mist, but I get the error message "No data is deployed on the contract address". The contract ...
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Mist Wallet vs Account - How do I send ether from Wallet to exchange?

I am on a mac using Mist. I have 1 ether in my account and a few more in my wallet. How do I send ether from my wallet to an exchange? I see that I can deposit bitcoin but I can't withdraw ether... Do ...
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Ethereum Wallet vs. Mist (vs. Testnet vs. Mainnet)

I'm having a bit of trouble completely understanding the inner workings of ETH and the Ethereum wallet UI vs Mist (when having used testnet), and I need to ask some rather stupid questions to ...
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Is it possible to tell whether an address is mist, mew or parity?

How can I tell if an address is from Mist, MyEthereumWallet or Parity? Is there anyway to know? Are they encoded differently?

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