Thanks testz but you also proved my point, reading through all that and trying to follow it is way too hard for your average person to figre out. The whole process is just a headache e.g this is what I have to do to buy pts or donate btc for ags and this doesn't include the getting another whole new wallet and importing keys etc.
step 1 download btc wallet and backup secure private key etc.
step 2 transfer aud from my account into paypal and wait 3 days for it.
step 3 open coinjar account
step 4 transfer money from paypal into coinjar.
step 5 buy btc with aud.
step 6 transfer btc from coinjar to my private btc wallet.
step 7 if want to get pts to keep or donate, download pts wallet save dat file, private key etc
step 8 register on bter exchange.
step 9 send btc to bter.
step 10 exchange btc for pts.
step 11 send pts to my pts wallet.
these steps are all still a consequence of BTC, and it's still young and growing selection of services being the only fiat gateway. The only thing that can resolve that is time for crypto to become more ubiquitous, at which point there will be a wider variety of money handling businesses capable of selling different cryptos in exchange for fiat, and a wider variety of wallets from which to take one's pick.
This is actually a blessing in disguise because it means there are opportunities in this realm for people with the brains and money. This means the value of what you're holding still has room to grow.
step 12 send pts to angelshares
step 13 if donated btc from step six I send btc to angleshares
The angelshares fund no longer accepts donations, so thats no longer a factor.
I've simplified everything by keeping a wallet with all my donation keys. All my PTS are now in a brainwallet, and I can just generate the private key and import it into future DACs without having to worry about change addresses.
step 14 download another bitshares wallet import keys etc.
and that's not even going to be safe once everybody and their brother start making their own DACs. they're working on a solution to this, odds are it will become a little easier once that solution is implemented in the toolkit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHiqGqoIGII
You can see how overly complicated and painstaking this whole process is yes half of it is btc related but it's just too much stuffing around too many wallets too many changes its a big
ugly beautiful mess.
It's a big mess, but never before has the concept of "IPO in a box," as hoskinson puts it, existed. I think it's wonderful that people actually have real investment options now, and they can put 10 or a hundred bucks into it anonymously if they choose without having to be accredited or anything.
If your average joe visits this forum and has just got his head around bitcoin and has even managed to donate a few, he would seriously think everyone on this forum is from another planet and speaks their own made up mumbo jumbo language. This place needs step by step simple instruction on how to do things no digging through pages and pages of dribble to find it.
per your request, I will work on putting a more clear set of instructions together oriented towards users of varying wallets once I get home from work today.
Are you struggling with anything specifically? So many of us are happy to help if we can. Were you able to find the wallet? It's been released by dacsunlimited so the best place to download from is https://github.com/dacsunlimited/bitsharesx/releases/
as a windows user you'll want to grab 0.3.0 (as of 8/8/2014) and keep an eye out for updates.
For a QT BTC/PTS wallet (the most common one), there's a method of importing the .dat file built directly into the client. I know that first-hand. I know it can handle other wallets too. You might be getting hung up on having the remove "file:\\\" first, I know that's helped some other people.
Is there something about this
guide specifically that I should clarify when I work on my set of instructions?