Use:


The download for the official RUcoin-qt wallet is available from the official site and is available for Linux, Windows, Mac OSX and Android.

When you first install the wallet you will be prompted by the Windows firewall to give the program permission. Simply hit Allow access.

Your wallet will now begin to synchronise with the network, which may take a short while depending on your download speeds. Once this is complete your wallet will now be available to use. As you can see from the screenshot below, when you first open your wallet, it will be locked.

Now first thing you should do after having installed your wallet, is to encrypt it. To do this simply select Settings at the top of the wallet and choose Encrypt Wallet.

Now you will need to input a strong passphrase that you can remember.

Note: Make a note of this somewhere as well, as if you forget this passphrase you will not be able to access your coins in the future. Once you have entered it twice, hit OK.

You will get a warning after entering your passphrase that losing it may mean losing all of your coins.

After hitting Yes, the wallet will begin to encrypt itself and then close.

Now, Your Wallet Encrypted by passphrase.

Backup:


If you have any coins in your wallet, it is highly advisable to make regular backups of your wallet.dat file. This is the most important file as it contains all of your transactions and current balances and addresses. There are two ways to do this. The first is by manually making a copy of the wallet.dat file. When making a manual copy, make sure that the RUcoin wallet is first closed and then head to your Roaming Folder. This folder will be hidden by default or Windows users. To make this area visible is simple, just go to your File Explorer option in Control Panel and check the Show hidden, files, folders or drives under the View tab. Hit OK and you will now be able to access your Roaming folder.

Now simply copy the wallet.dat file to a safe location, like a USB stick. It is also advisable to make sure that this backup is stored either on an encrypted storage device (eg. USB stick) or contained within an encrypted folder. I would also be sure to have multiple backups of this file just in case one becomes corrupted. For example, I have my wallet backups stored on 3 separate hard drives (all fully encrypted) plus my computers HDD is also fully encrypted using Truecrypt.

The other way to backup your wallet.dat file is simpler as it is built-in to the wallets design. To do this simply go File>Backup Wallet. This will open up a window where you can name your backup and where you wish to back it up to. Again, make sure that you keep multiple backups of this file and store them safely.

Send:


To send coins is very straight forward. If you are sending these coins to a friend, exchange or business, then all you will need is their Receive address. If your wallet is encrypted, which hopefully it is, you will also need to have your passphrase ready as this is required every time you want to send coins out of your wallet.

Pay To: Enter the RUcoin address of your friend/exchange or business. (These addresses will also be stored in your built-in address book, where you can label or re-label whenever you want).

Label: This makes it easier for you to remember who the address belong to, so if you send to an exchange like say MintPal, type in MintPal BC deposit address.

Amount: How much you want to send. This can be in RUC/mRUC or µRUC.

Please note that if you are sending coins to an address, make sure that you copy and paste the address in to the Pay To area instead of typing it in. This will hopefully prevent you from entering an incorrect address.

Here are the steps taken:

Enter the details and amount for recipient and hit Send.

Confirm you wish to send the amount to stated address.

Enter your passphrase. Required for every sending transaction for encrypted wallets.

Pay a small transaction fee. This goes to help support the network by paying miners who aid in the confirmation and ownership of coins as they happen on the network.

Once the coins have been sent, you will see a balloon pop-up showing you that the coins have been sent.

Receive:


Like sending coins, receiving them is just as simple. If you have just bought some RUcoins from an exchange, or are being paid in RUC then you will need to have a receive address so that the coins can be sent straight to your wallet. By default you will only have one Receive address, so just right-click on it and select Copy Address. This prevents from trying to manually type it out and making errors. Now give that address to whoever wishes to pay you, or if you are sending coins from an exchange that you have just bought, then

You don’t have to use the same address to receive coins for every transaction as creating a new address is very simple. Just click New Address at the bottom and then label it whatever you wish so you can view individual transaction made to you easier over time.

Once you have received any transaction, you will see the incoming amount shown via a pop-up balloon notification, and the amount will also appear briefly on your wallet, under the Overview tab.

Unconfirmed transactions will also show on your main wallet.

Staking:


RUcoin is a pure PoS (Proof of Stake) coin and can no longer be mined in the usual way which is why the multipool was created by the RUcoin community. However, you can still mine by what is called Staking. This also serves to secure the network and aid in the various transactions made for all RUcoin users.

Once you start to Stake, you will notice that a certain amount of coins will be placed into your Stake balance and those coins will begin to stake. The more coins you have, the more coins will earn by Staking.

There are two-way to do this. The first way is to simply go Settings>Wallet Security>Unlock Wallet and that’s it.

However, I would advise that you do it another way so that you have your wallet unlocked, but still have it encrypted. This way, you will still need to input your passphrase in order to send any coins out of your wallet.

To start Staking whilst retaining the security of your wallet, go Help>Debug Window.

Now select the Console tab.

Type the following at the bottom:

walletpassphrase YourPassphrase 9999999 true

Replace the YourPassphrase that I have added in red with your own passphrase. (the encryption password you added earlier on) The 9999999 relates to the amount of seconds that you wish to leave the wallet open for staking. Once you have added this hit Enter.

Now hit the Red bar next to where you entered your text

To clear the information from your console use CTRL + L.

The text will have been removed now so close the console area by hitting the red X.

Please note that the more RUcoins you have in your wallet, the more likely you are going to be able to start Staking. If you only have a small amount of RUcoins then your weight on the network will also be small and you will find that Staking may take considerably longer. The more coins you have in your wallet, the greater the weight of those coins will be. This is also why some people may see that their coins maybe showing as immature, even though they have been trying to Stake for 24hrs.