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Offline ljb2019

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Re: Found protoshares wallet from 2014
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2019, 07:59:19 pm »
Thats the thing, I never claimed anything I don't believe. When I load my backup file, its showing my account name as " Null ".. I go to the send tab and try to send out the bts but it won't let me choose " Null " as the account.
I guess you created a "cloud wallet" account, in this case the backup file has nothing. You need to login with the account name and the password for the name, but not restore a backup, then should be able to go. If you already in local wallet mode, in settings page there is an option to switch from local wallet mode to cloud wallet mode.

I tried that also, when I do that, it says my account name is " null "   The balance shows the BTS and if I go to try to send out the BTS, it won't let me select " null " so I can't send any of the BTS anywhere.

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Re: Found protoshares wallet from 2014
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2019, 09:33:39 pm »
Thats the thing, I never claimed anything I don't believe. When I load my backup file, its showing my account name as " Null ".. I go to the send tab and try to send out the bts but it won't let me choose " Null " as the account.
I guess you created a "cloud wallet" account, in this case the backup file has nothing. You need to login with the account name and the password for the name, but not restore a backup, then should be able to go. If you already in local wallet mode, in settings page there is an option to switch from local wallet mode to cloud wallet mode.

I tried that also, when I do that, it says my account name is " null "   The balance shows the BTS and if I go to try to send out the BTS, it won't let me select " null " so I can't send any of the BTS anywhere.
"null" is someone else's account, so you can't send from it.

I guess why "null" is showing in your browser, is because you imported an empty bin file, as explained (quoted).

Your issue is, you created an account, logged in, see 0 balance, imported the json which you exported from 0.9.3, found 3 keys, but still 0 balance. The possible reasons:
1. you obtained the PTS after "the merge" (Nov. 2014), which is unlikely
2. you have claimed the BTS in BitShares 0.9.3 and transferred to another address, in this case you need to do a rescan in 0.9.3 to find the new addresses and keys, then export and import to 2.0.
3. you didn't follow the correct steps to export from 0.9.3, (I forgot what's the consequence)
4. you have ever claimed the BTS in BitShares 2.0. In this case you can't claim again.

To check what had happened, perhaps the best way is to leave your PTS address here, so someone who have experience can do something with it. I remember there was tools to check, but I haven't used them for years, so I'm not the best one to help you. To be honest, if you only have some thousands of BTS (which worth a few hundreds of USD right now) and probably already spent, I think it's not the best time to find them out right now.
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Re: Found protoshares wallet from 2014
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2019, 11:38:18 pm »
1: wallet.dat file was created 4/1/2014
2: Not sure how I would claim the BTS using the old 0.9.3 as it doesn't even work anymore, it doesn't connect to any blockchain/server or anything so theres no way I could have claimed and sent somewhere else. All i've done is literally imported the wallet.dat into it and then used the console to export the keys.json file.
3: I'm pretty sure i've followed the guide correctly, like I said in #2, all you do is import your wallet.dat and then export from console the keys.json file.
4: This could be where i'm stuck at but I don't think so as every time i've tried to look up balance, it says no balance found and no Bts balance show up in any account that I have registered.

So if Bitshares 0.9.3 only shows a balance of 3000, thats all the Bts I would have now on Bitshares 2.0? I know for a fact over the weekend somehow when I tired doing this over and over it showed a balance of 18,000 bts at one point in the Bitshares 2.0 Gui version, then showed another balance of 2000, then also showed another balance of 3000 bts so where did all these different balances come from? When I import the keys into Bitshares 2.0 it says 3 keys found which is why I think I seen the 3 different balances over the weekend somehow. 

Edit.... I just seen a picture showing after you import the .bin file or maybe the .json file there is a blue box that pops up and says claim balance. This box has never popped up once for me so I am pretty sure I haven't claimed anything at all.
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