Created by the Knights of Walton
What is a beta test?
The Waltonchain Beta Test includes a series of interconnected blockchain tools which will all be tested by the community. Feedback from the community will help improve performance, reliability and the user interface.
The Beta Test is conducted in a testnet environment where user facing aspects of the blockchain explorer, online wallet, client wallet and miner are available for public viewing and examination. The Blockchain explorer and the online wallet is at a release stage, whereas other tools are still in their beta stage. During this testing period, Walton will remain transparent and allows for a full critique of the user facing elements of Waltonchain.
Of course, depending on the results from this beta release and testing, further development may be required. This is normal and expected. All feedback will be noted and appreciated.
Why should I participate?
With Waltonchain being an enhanced fork of Ethereum with a custom DASH X11 algorithm, Proof-of-Work + Proof-of-Stake-and-Trust, Masternodes and Guardian Masternodes, it is a blockchain that is hard to ignore. Coupled with the fact that Walton have ready-to-go RFID tech and partnerships with both public and private sector companies and organisations, people across the world are eager to see it work. By taking part in the Beta you can learn at first hand about the functionalities of the wallets, block explorer and miner. Standalone PoS is not present in the beta, but will be implemented in the mainnet.
When can I start testing?
You can get started now, the instructions are as follows:
Testing the Web Wallet:
- Visit http://waltonchain.net:8080/wtcwallet
- Enter a password to create a new wallet in the “New Wallet” tab.
- Download the Keystore File and/or print a Paper Wallet.
- Test opening your wallet in the “View Wallet Info” tab by using your Keystore File.
- Ask a Knight or another user for Test Tokens in the Slack #beta channel.
- Test sending and receiving Test Tokens on the network.
- Test the Blockchain Explorer at http://waltonchain.net/
Testing the Desktop Wallet and Miner:
- Visit https://github.com/Waltonchain/ and unzip WaltonWallet.zip
- Double-click on “WaltonWallet.exe” to start the wallet, NOTE: not walton.exe
- Click the “Create Wallet” tab to create a Keystore Wallet file
- Enter a password in the password field NOTE: You must have a password associated with your Keystore Wallet File
- Click “Create New Wallet”
- Give the wallet a name in the “File Name” field
- Click Save
- Click the “View Wallet” tab to view the wallet information
- Click the “Open Wallet” button located on the “View Wallet” tab to unlock the wallet
- Select Wallet File created in Step 3
- Enter Password into the Password field NOTE: If you press enter after typing Password, it will open the option to select Keystore file. You must click on Submit to avoid this happening.
- Click on Submit to unlock wallet
- Click the “View Wallet” tab, and then the Refresh button to refresh the entire wallet information, including blocks mined and transactions performed.
- To Send WTC to another TestNet Address, Click on the “Send WTC” tab, and enter the recipient’s address. Then enter the amount of WTC you want to send. Verify the address is correct, then click “Submit Transaction”
- Click Start Mining on the Mining WTC tab to proceed with mining, it’s as simple as clicking on the “Mining WTC” tab, and clicking on start mining. You should verify that you are connected to nodes on the bottom of the Wallet GUI.
Please refer to the lower left corner of the wallet interface when it has been connected to at least one node, then transfer and mine. When there are 0 nodes, click the Refresh button until at least one node is refreshed.
How can I report a bug or give general advice?
There will be a thread for general advice on our reddit sub, which is linked below. For bug reports and formal advice please adhere to the following:
Email Format for Bug Feedback
Send to: [email protected]
Title: Waltonchain Beta Test Bug Feedback
- Bug name: Please use short and clear expression of the existence for Bug name;
- Bug description: be brief, describe the bug, bug scene, error performance, the expected correct function and so on;
- Bug reproduction amount;
- Advice on how you would like to see the bug modified
Email Format for Giving Advice
Send to: [email protected]
Title: Waltonchain Beta Test Advice
- Advice name: be brief;
- What sort of advice: Please use a concise statement to describe your suggestion;
- How to reach your advice: If possible, please use a concise statement to demonstrate
If you have any questions feel free to visit the slack
Twitter: @Waltonchain, @Waltonchain_KOR, @Waltonchain_EN
Slack: waltonchain.slack.com (invite link available from r/Waltonchain)