Getting Started on QT

Starting up

Now that you have installed the WGR Qt client onto the computer system, go ahead and open it from the ‘Wagerr core’ link on the Applications file menu or via the extracted files folder location by manually starting the wagerr_qt.*** executable file.

Some antivirus programs may show a false flag on running the client, it may think there is some sort of Bitcoin mining malware running - this is to do with Antivirus heuristics. You may need to set an exception in your AV software so it does not quarantine the file every time you open the client...

Upon the first running, the client will create a wallet.dat file and the standard configuration files, it will look for a connection from other peers on the WGR network and once connected, start to download the blockchain direct to the computer's hard disk drive.

When the client has connections (shown in the status bar or via the Tools menu > Peers list) the progress of the blocks downloaded from the WGR blockchain will be shown in the synchronization status bar at the bottom of the client.

As the blocks are downloading, any transactions made after the current downloaded block will not be shown in the client or available for use. For instance, if while the client is synchronizing and a transaction is sent to the client at block 408100. The transaction will only show (and start to confirm for use) from block 408101. As the blocks are downloading from the Genesis block of number 0, it can take some time to update to the current latest block.

Blockchain Snapshots

Downloading the blockchain can take 6+ hours depending on the computer and connection. There is a way to speed this process up by using a Wagerr developer released ‘Snapshot’. This is a set of blockchain files that can be imported into the client.

This is optional as the Wallet will sync by itself without the snapshot, either-way once completed you do not need to re-download the whole blockchain again but only catch up to the updates current block or set of blocks if the client has been off / or lost connection, for instance.

Encrypt the wallet.dat file

The wallet.dat file that was created earlier contains all the receiving addresses in the client, to begin with, a single WGR address is created but as time goes on more and more addresses will be created by yourself manually or even automatically when a ‘change’ address is created.

The wallet.dat is, therefore, a very important and valuable file, encrypting it with a secure passphrase will prevent unauthorized funds being sent from the client and advanced functions being accessed.

It is very important when choosing and entering the wallet.dat clients' passphrase for usage that you do not forget it afterward.

After encryption, basic wallet function will be inaccessible and it is a (sometimes impossible) process using advanced tools and scripts to retrieve the passphrase again - if using a third-party service this can be very costly and has security implications too.

Click File > Encrypt Wallet…

Enter your secure passphrase twice, one after the other in each box provided, then click Ok..

The computer will take some computational time and it may appear to have hung but it has not so be patient - after some time the ‘Encrypt Wallet’ window will disappear and you will be returned to the client overview page.

You did remember that chosen passphrase, didn’t you?

Now, from the Settings menu> Unlock Wallet. Enter the passphrase then click ok.

After a successful client unlock, the padlock icon in the status indicators area will show as unlocked:

Your Wagerr Qt clients wallet.dat file is now encrypted making it much more secure than in its previous default state and the client will need to be unlocked for operations such as when sending funds or allowing access to performing advanced functions.

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