First, you will need to download the latest MIAC client. Once you have downloaded the client, you'll have a few hours of syncing to catch up with the network block history. The time to complete this step will vary based on internet connection speed, and computer processing speed. This step is required in order to start sending/receiving payments, as well as mining. Once you have downloaded, installed, and synced the client, it will look like the image below without recent transactions.
To verify that your client is syncing with the network, make sure the qt-client is displaying the status bar. This will appear at the bottom of the MIAC client window, and will look like the image below.
If you have some problem with connections like 0 connections on the right down your wallet:
create a text file and copy and paste:
Save as miacoin.conf and put it on the folder Miacoin.
Close the wallet and open again. * For MacOS it's the same!
The amount of block history downloaded should surpass 50,000 blocks. Once you see the green check appear at the bottom right hand of your MIAC client, you are now fully synced. To avoid long sync times in the future, please open your MIAC client often. You can close your MIAC client after the sync is complete.
Congratulations! You have just set up your MIAC wallet. Now it's time to secure your MIAC wallet. This step is highly recommended to prevent your coins from being spent if someone should get your wallet.dat file.
Securing your MIAC wallet is very easy. First, you will need to encrypt and backup your MIAC wallet. Do this by clicking on File, and then select Encrypt. Complex passwords will help to prevent weak password guessing. Use length to your advantage. A combination of special characters, numbers, upper and lowercase letters, will all help to better protect you from someone guessing your password easily, or via brute force. Do not store passwords on a computer that is connected to the internet. If possible, create your passwords on an offline computer, and save them to an external drive. It is best practices never to access the external drive on a computer connected to the internet. The low tech way is to print your passwords and keep them in a safe place. Never forget, or lose your MIAC wallet password. If you do, you will lose your coins.
Once you've created your secure password, it's time to backup your MIAC wallet. Do this by clicking on Settings then select Backup Wallet. You will be asked where to save the wallet.dat file. Please save this file to an external drive. This is vital if your hardware ever encounters a mechanical failure, or if your computer is ever compromised. This way you have options of secure recoveries.
Congratulations! You have just secured and created a backup of your MIAC wallet.
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