Qtum Full Node Incentive Program Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to access the Qtum Full Nodes program. Please follow the steps presented here, if you have any issues/questions, please address our community support channels (Telegram, Discord and WeChat).

WINDOWS

Download the Qtum installation file

Open https://qtumeco.io/wallet and choose your Windows version, Win64 for 64 bit computers or Win32 for 32 bit computers.
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Install the Qtum Core Wallet

  1. Double-click the downloaded .exe file, and then select “Next”, “Next”, “Install”, “Next” until the installation finishes.
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  2. Select “Finish” to finish the installation.
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  3. Leave the button set on "use the default data directory” and select “OK”.
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  4. Run the Qtum Core Wallet.

Request receive address

  1. In the wallet main menu select Receive, and then “REQUEST PAYMENT”.
    Settings - Options

  2. Select “COPY ADDRESS” to copy the address into the clipboard.
    COPY ADDRESS

    Close the request payment windows. You will also see this new address listed in the main menu Receive window. You can also register addresses from other wallets, such as the Qtum Web wallet.

Modify the configuration file

  1. Select “Settings - Options” in the wallet title bar menu.
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  2. Click on "Open Configuration File”, select “More Apps” and the Notepad editor.
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    New wallet installations may give an error opening the configuration file the first time. In this case, go to the Qtum data directory (Windows key - R, then enter %appdata%/qtum) and find the file “qtum.conf” (or create one if it doesn’t exist, an empty file is fine). Right click on “qtum.conf” and select “Open with”, and scroll and choose Notepad, check “Always use this app to open .conf files” and click OK. After that, you should be able to open the configuration file from the wallet.

  3. Then enter the following two lines in the file, pasting in the receiving address.

    uacomment=Qtum address for accepting the rewards
    addnode=qtum5.dynu.net
    

    Note: The address here is your own address for accepting the rewards, for example, QgoaDTzvoR7NvXrDkofF1iHJL9GFWPwWXJ.
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  4. Select File - Save and close Notepad.

  5. Restart the Qtum Wallet.

  6. If you are joining the program invited by a friend, you can add their Qtum address to the configuration file (so they can get a bonus for your first award) as:
    uacomment=Your_Qtum_address@Friends_Qtum_addres
    For example, if your address for accepting rewards was QgoaDTzvoR7NvXrDkofF1iHJL9GFWPwWXJ
    and your friend’s address for accepting rewards was QYTHXj9mkbWwtcX4UhSnj5j5tYw8hgMgxw, the configuration file would look like:

Check if the setting is successful

Enter the Qtum address on the website to see if your node is registered and online. If it is online, it means you have succeeded. if it is not online, check the previous steps.

You may check the node status from both pages shown below:

Link1: https://galaxy.qtum.org/

Link2: https://galaxy.qtum.org/check

Mac

Download the Qtum Wallet

Download the Qtum installation file. Openhttps://qtumeco.io/wallet and choose Mac version.
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Install the Qtum Core Wallet

  1. Double-click to open the image file.

  2. Drag the left “Qtum Core” to the right “Application” to complete the installation.
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  3. Open the Qtum Core App and select Open in the pop-up dialog box.
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  4. Open Qtum Core again, select “open” in the pop-up dialog box.
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  5. Select the default data directory in the welcome interface, Qtum’s node data will be stored in the default directory: ~/Library/Application\ Support/Qtum/, click OK to enter the Qtum Wallet interface.
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Modify configuration file

  1. Open the Mac software: Terminal.app
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  2. Paste the following two commands in the Terminal and Enter (it’s in one line):

touch ~/Library/Application\ Support/Qtum/qtum.conf && open -t ~/Library/Application\ Support/Qtum/qtum.conf
  1. Paste the following two options in the text editor.
    Note: The address here is your own address for accepting the rewards, for example: QgoaDTzvoR7NvXrDkofF1iHJL9GFWPwWXJ.
uacomment=QgoaDTzvoR7NvXrDkofF1iHJL9GFWPwWXJ
addnode=qtum5.dynu.net

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  1. Press command+s to save the file.
  2. Restart the Qtum Core Wallet
  3. If you are joining the program invited by a friend, you can add their Qtum address to the configuration file (so they can get a bonus for your first award) as:
    uacomment=Your_Qtum_address@Friends_Qtum_addres
    For example, if your address for accepting rewards was QgoaDTzvoR7NvXrDkofF1iHJL9GFWPwWXJ
    and your friend’s address for accepting rewards was QYTHXj9mkbWwtcX4UhSnj5j5tYw8hgMgxw, the configuration file would look like:

Check if the setting is successful

Enter the Qtum address on the website to see if your node is registered and online. If it is online, it means you have succeeded. if it is not online, check the previous steps.

You may check the node status from both pages shown below:

Link1: https://galaxy.qtum.org/

Link2: https://galaxy.qtum.org/check

Linux

Download the Qtum Wallet

Download the Qtum Wallet tar file. Using terminal enter:

wget https://s.qtum.site/wallet/desktop/qtum-0.18.2-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz

Alternatively, for the Linux GUI you can download this same file from for Qtum Core Linux on https://qtumeco.io/wallet and unzip.

Install the Qtum Core Wallet

Run the following commands to unzip the file and change to bin directory.

tar xvf qtum-0.18.2-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz
cd qtum-0.18.2/bin

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Modify configuration file

  1. Enter the following commands in the terminal:

     mkdir -p ~/.qtum
     echo "uacomment=QgoaDTzvoR7NvXrDkofF1iHJL9GFWPwWXJ" >> ~/.qtum/qtum.conf
     echo "addnode=qtum5.dynu.net" >> ~/.qtum/qtum.conf
    

    to modify the configuration file, you may enter cat ~/.qtum/qtum.conf to view the file, it should look as follow

     uacomment=QgoaDTzvoR7NvXrDkofF1iHJL9GFWPwWXJ
     addnode=qtum5.dynu.net
    

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  2. Enter ./qtumd -daemon to start Qtum Core Wallet.
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Check if the setting is successful

Enter the Qtum address on the website to see if your node is registered and online. If it is online, it means you have succeeded. if it is not online, check the previous steps.

You may check the node status from both pages shown below:

Link1: https://galaxy.qtum.org/

Link2: https://galaxy.qtum.org/check

Precautions

  1. You must run the latest version (>=0.18.2) of Qtum core wallet https://qtumeco.io/wallet.
  2. All nodes must keep online and be able to provide blockchain data.
  3. You can check the status here. It’s updated every 5 minutes.