How to start harvesting
Notes of a local harvester, using an own Java monitoring program
Another guide that is incomplete and out of date. In my Nano Wallet 1.4.13 there is no ‘play’ button and it does not change into a ‘stop’ button. There is a completely different red bar at the bottom that sometimes lets me “stop” harvesting. So again, a NEM guide that doesn’t reflect the current reality of the software. You are only what, a $2B market cap company? You can’t hire one writer and one designer to keep your guides up to date??
Here is my problem: I have a vested balance above 10,000 (it vested many months ago), I downloaded Bob’s blockchain, I let NIS catch up and confirmed that it was on the same block as Alice.
Harvesting says “active” but I do not think it is connecting to my local NIS. How do I check that it is, in fact, locally harvesting?
The bit about your “browser’s local storage” is not helpful. I found how to find Chrome’s local storage and none of the eight or so files in that director clearly, or in any way, indicates which Node NEM is mining to.
When I try to stop harvesting, I get an error message that seems to suggest that I have delegated mining to the screwy “default” account that you can’t change or get rid off in the left hand side of the harvesting screen.
When I click the “pen” icon, which is by the equally nonsensical “cloud” icon, after entering my password, I can type in “localhost.” But neither that, nor entering “localhost” into the nodes pane as you describe above gives me any confidence I am locally harvesting.
You write: "To start delegated harvesting with your local NIS repeat the stpes from above but select “localhost” in the “Start/Stop delegated harvesting’ panel for your node.**”
WTF does this mean? Could you please be so kind as to include some screenshots to illustrate so that I and others can follow you?
You write that ‘you only need to activate your account once.’ That’s a patently misleading statement. First, you have to blow more NEM when you change over from NCC/NIS to the NanoWallet. Then I read tonight in another posting that they way to solve another error message that I am getting when I try to stop harvesting is to repeat the bloody deactivate/activate sequence.
If you want to make something this complicated at least have the decency to put together accurate guides with plenty of screenshots that show what the hell you are talking about.
I’ve read and re-read this guide and other NEM harvesting guides that are even more out of date and it still makes no sense. And from other postings, I’m not the only that finds this next to incomprehensible. I’m staking 8 other coins; I mine as well; it is only NEM that is opaque and befuddling when it comes to staking/harvesting.
Why do you only want to bother to explain delegated harvesting? What is in it for the node that I delegate harvesting to? Can you explain that in clear terms?
I don’t want to remotely delegate harvesting. I want harvest locally and I’m still waiting for an official NEM guide that matches their currently released software AND which includes lots of screenshots and complete instructions.
What shows up above is not that.
My balance is about to vest over 10k XEM within the next day or so. Reading this is frankly quite confusing, especially when referring to the current iteration of the NanoWallet. I don’t understand anything underneath the Local NIS heading, which I believe won’t be applicable to my preference of harvesting.
I’m hoping to just write up a basic iteration of activating delegated harvesting, along with plenty of screenshots along the way. Given the current version of NanoWallet V1.4.13, I would like to know if it could be useful in any way. I’ve already started gathering screenshots for pre-vested balances but otherwise I hope I don’t mess up this delegated harvest. Especially with selecting nodes and ensuring that it’s actively harvesting.