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HBN Alert Info

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HBN Alert Info

Hello,

 

If your wallet has received an alert and you were directed to this page, please see the information below. This only effects HBN Wallet version before version 1.5.3.

 

You were told to come here to due to a Hard Fork incoming in the next few days. The wallet version you are running, pre version 1.5.3, will soon have difficulty staying the correct chain.

 

Please upgrade to the latest stable version https://github.com/Tranz5/HoboNickels/releases/latest.

 

Failure to do this before block 5,600,000, about 5 days from now as we are on 5,580,000, may result in newly generated coins becoming invalid and possibly having to re download the block chain.

 

For more information on this please see:

 

Please let us know if you have any issues.

 

Thanks!

Tranz

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Just about two thousand more blocks until the first part of version 1.5.3 takes. The initial phase only allow PoW after a successful stake block. This will prevent flash mining. However since stake blocks are happening fairly regularly and quickly then even those on versions before 1.5.3 should be ok for a while.  But they may they may go through some large re-orgs if fast PoW blocks come in from an old client. Worse they could be disconnected from the main network if they relays too many blocks.

 

So upgrade soon, if you haven't!

 

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sigh.. you didn't bother to inform cryptopia, the only exchange this coin is listed on, that  there was an update coming? wtf man?

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Hi Terrik76,

 

Actually they have upgraded and knew about this change over 3 months ago, as you can see they are on version 1.5.3 and have been for sometime. 

 

They took the coin offline due to issues from other wallets. Likely a few people who were on the older version had difficulty and they opened ticket.   In any any event there does appear to be a bad chain that some clients got caught up on. I am working on figuring out that issue now, can cleaning up those with the issue.

 

I have sent them and the block explorer a note to make sure everyone can fix their clients if they are having issues. For the record Cryptopia was fine. This was strictly their decision.

 

I have updated the wallet version 1.5.5.5 which will disconnect older versions out there.

 

https://github.com/Tranz5/HoboNickels/releases/latest

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Hi everyone. I am sorry to report, there does appear to be an issue with the network.

There is either some bug that is causing people to create their own chain, or it is an orphan attack.

Basically, there are wallets that are running their own chain. For those of us that are on the correct chain, we just ignore the bad blocks. But when a new wallet comes online and it ask for blocks, if they connect to the bad wallet(s) they also begin to propagate the bad chain.


You can see the block explorer has now began to get the bad chain .

5633463    3 hours 48 minutes     20.4 kB    100.901936 HBN    0.0041     Proof of Stake   <--   Bad
5633462    4 hours 18 minutes     20.4 kB    96.319193 HBN    0.0041     Proof of Stake   <-- Good

Never should a block wait more then 1 or 2 mins, let alone almost 30.


You can always tell if you are on the correct chain by running these 2 commands.

getinfo
{
"version" : "v1.5.5.4-g87b0f55-V1.5",
"protocolversion" : 70009,
[u][b]"blocks" : 5634393,[/b][/u]
"timeoffset" : -18,
"moneysupply" : 58921229.54781200,
"connections" : 7,
...
}

getcheckpoint

{
"synccheckpoint" : "45a8a0fa9c5f83d50dbe39cb21bf1bbc19b4809f3d2c92ad1ecd5a5089451606",
[u][b]"height" : 5634393,[/b][/u]
"timestamp" : "2017-09-05 21:36:01 UTC",
"data" : {
"parsed" : {
"version" : 1,
"hash" : "45a8a0fa9c5f83d50dbe39cb21bf1bbc19b4809f3d2c92ad1ecd5a5089451606"
},
"raw" : {
"data" : "0100000006164589505acd1ead922c3d9f80b419bc1bbf21cb39be0dd5835f9cfaa0a845",
"signature" : "304402200daecb0af88c43f3792f0d92ddb111eed05a98917a1703b9e28fb63c3825a8d502204584d18e8484855e17d9ad6710bc102b3ce5e7d1bff77a1e83c9580bd5769af2"
}
},
"policy" : "strict"
}


If these 2 do not match, you might as well shut off the wallet, your chain is only making it worse.

I don't know the reason yet, nor do I have a fix. I'll be investigating as much as possible. Sadly this is a very bad time, as work is very busy as is school and family.

 

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So here is my game plan.

I am going to issue an immediate fork, that I will need at least a good 5-10 of you that have good stakes to update right away.   This will turn off PoW and set the block time for PoS to 3 mins. I will also update the degrading percentage to offset this, so as the difficulty goes up, the percentage the stake reward goes down will only be changed a little.

We will let this new version burn in for a few weeks and if the issue still exists, and I haven't found the under lying reason. We will.... *sigh*.... look at a coin swap.......  But that is the last resort.

The fork will take some to code, hopefully I can have something ready by tomorrow or Thursday and have it take effect by Friday or Saturday.  So if you are able to, please stayed tuned I will need some nodes out there running 24/7 for a bit.

 

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