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How can I check the balance of BTS associated with a given account name (eg. a name I registered in the genesis block way back in the day)??
You can't check the balance of an account name (or address, or public key) without importing the private key into the client and scanning the blockchain.
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How can I check the balance of BTS associated with a given account name (eg. a name I registered in the genesis block way back in the day)??

My stupid question is feeling lonely here... maybe it's not stupid enough?
If you saved your wallet data before u went m.i.a , then u should be able to download the 0.9.2 wallet and import that backup file and get your balance. You'll have to be more specific to get better answers because your milage may vary.
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How can I check the balance of BTS associated with a given account name (eg. a name I registered in the genesis block way back in the day)??

My stupid question is feeling lonely here... maybe it's not stupid enough?

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I know I should have asked this a million years ago... but what is the difference between (re)scanning the blockchain and regenerating keys?

Please give me an explanation that a non technical idiot can understand like:
"Rescanning is checking all your keys against each transaction to see if any
transaction is yours; while regenerating keys is generating new keys from the
master key (and rescanning with them)"

Thanks.
Acutally, your non-technical description is completely correct!

Thing is, your wallet contains several keys. Besides your account owner and
active key, your wallet also generates new keys for every market operation
(buy/sell/short). These are of course deterministic, and these are the once you
can regenerate if you loose your wallet but still have your account key(s).

Then additionally there are the keys that your wallet can find automatically
when rescanning the blockchain. These keys are from TITAN. If someone sends
funds to you he derives a new pubkey for you which you can derive from the
transaction memo.

Hence, in order to get all your funds you may need to regnerate (market
transaction) keys and rescan the blockchain for TITAN transactions.

Is that clear enough?

Much clearer. Thanks a ton!!!

So on the send to new address part - from my public key and I guess random number the sender finds another point on the  graph that he knows that if I have the private key for my public key I must have (or can calculate) the private key for that send to public key he uses. Or something similar correct?
Similar. It takes you pubkey adds a random number and uses the result as new pubkey. The random number is put into the memo. So the receiver tries to decode the memo and on success can take the decoded number to derive the new private key
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I know I should have asked this a million years ago... but what is the difference between (re)scanning the blockchain and regenerating keys?

Please give me an explanation that a non technical idiot can understand like:
"Rescanning is checking all your keys against each transaction to see if any
transaction is yours; while regenerating keys is generating new keys from the
master key (and rescanning with them)"

Thanks.
Acutally, your non-technical description is completely correct!

Thing is, your wallet contains several keys. Besides your account owner and
active key, your wallet also generates new keys for every market operation
(buy/sell/short). These are of course deterministic, and these are the once you
can regenerate if you loose your wallet but still have your account key(s).

Then additionally there are the keys that your wallet can find automatically
when rescanning the blockchain. These keys are from TITAN. If someone sends
funds to you he derives a new pubkey for you which you can derive from the
transaction memo.

Hence, in order to get all your funds you may need to regnerate (market
transaction) keys and rescan the blockchain for TITAN transactions.

Is that clear enough?

Much clearer. Thanks a ton!!!

So on the send to new address part - from my public key and I guess random number the sender finds another point on the  graph that he knows that if I have the private key for my public key I must have (or can calculate) the private key for that send to public key he uses. Or something similar correct?
Similar. It takes you pubkey adds a random number and uses the result as new pubkey. The random number is put into the memo. So the receiver tries to decode the memo and on success can take the decoded number to derive the new private key
Thanks. Hope you do not find the tip insultingly small - most funds tied in soft/hard collaterals right now.
Lack of arbitrage is the problem, isn't it. And this 'should' solves it.

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I know I should have asked this a million years ago... but what is the difference between (re)scanning the blockchain and regenerating keys?

Please give me an explanation that a non technical idiot can understand like:
"Rescanning is checking all your keys against each transaction to see if any
transaction is yours; while regenerating keys is generating new keys from the
master key (and rescanning with them)"

Thanks.
Acutally, your non-technical description is completely correct!

Thing is, your wallet contains several keys. Besides your account owner and
active key, your wallet also generates new keys for every market operation
(buy/sell/short). These are of course deterministic, and these are the once you
can regenerate if you loose your wallet but still have your account key(s).

Then additionally there are the keys that your wallet can find automatically
when rescanning the blockchain. These keys are from TITAN. If someone sends
funds to you he derives a new pubkey for you which you can derive from the
transaction memo.

Hence, in order to get all your funds you may need to regnerate (market
transaction) keys and rescan the blockchain for TITAN transactions.

Is that clear enough?

Much clearer. Thanks a ton!!!

So on the send to new address part - from my public key and I guess random number the sender finds another point on the  graph that he knows that if I have the private key for my public key I must have (or can calculate) the private key for that send to public key he uses. Or something similar correct?
Similar. It takes you pubkey adds a random number and uses the result as new pubkey. The random number is put into the memo. So the receiver tries to decode the memo and on success can take the decoded number to derive the new private key

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I know I should have asked this a million years ago... but what is the difference between (re)scanning the blockchain and regenerating keys?

Please give me an explanation that a non technical idiot can understand like:
"Rescanning is checking all your keys against each transaction to see if any
transaction is yours; while regenerating keys is generating new keys from the
master key (and rescanning with them)"

Thanks.
Acutally, your non-technical description is completely correct!

Thing is, your wallet contains several keys. Besides your account owner and
active key, your wallet also generates new keys for every market operation
(buy/sell/short). These are of course deterministic, and these are the once you
can regenerate if you loose your wallet but still have your account key(s).

Then additionally there are the keys that your wallet can find automatically
when rescanning the blockchain. These keys are from TITAN. If someone sends
funds to you he derives a new pubkey for you which you can derive from the
transaction memo.

Hence, in order to get all your funds you may need to regnerate (market
transaction) keys and rescan the blockchain for TITAN transactions.

Is that clear enough?

Much clearer. Thanks a ton!!!

So on the send to new address part - from my public key and I guess random number the sender finds another point on the  graph that he knows that if I have the private key for my public key I must have (or can calculate) the private key for that send to public key he uses. Or something similar correct?
Lack of arbitrage is the problem, isn't it. And this 'should' solves it.

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I know I should have asked this a million years ago... but what is the difference between (re)scanning the blockchain and regenerating keys?

Please give me an explanation that a non technical idiot can understand like:
"Rescanning is checking all your keys against each transaction to see if any
transaction is yours; while regenerating keys is generating new keys from the
master key (and rescanning with them)"

Thanks.
Acutally, your non-technical description is completely correct!

Thing is, your wallet contains several keys. Besides your account owner and
active key, your wallet also generates new keys for every market operation
(buy/sell/short). These are of course deterministic, and these are the once you
can regenerate if you loose your wallet but still have your account key(s).

Then additionally there are the keys that your wallet can find automatically
when rescanning the blockchain. These keys are from TITAN. If someone sends
funds to you he derives a new pubkey for you which you can derive from the
transaction memo.

Hence, in order to get all your funds you may need to regnerate (market
transaction) keys and rescan the blockchain for TITAN transactions.

Is that clear enough?

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I know I should have asked this a million years ago... but what is the difference between (re)scanning the blockchain and regenerating keys?

Please give me an explanation that a non technical idiot can understand like: "Rescanning is checking all your keys against each transaction to see if any transaction is yours; while regenerating keys is generating new keys from the  master key (and rescanning with them)"

Thanks.
Lack of arbitrage is the problem, isn't it. And this 'should' solves it.

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Is there a list of snapshots and dates? Also upcoming snapshots? I've had my BTS sitting in an exchange for a while and havent paid attention to the going ons for the last year.

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I have Bitshares  v.8.0 installed and it connects but the blocks sync never goes down it only goes up. Right now sync is at 132 days ago it briefly connect for a few minutes or seconds at a time but it never syncs. I click update but it says no new updates available. I have windows 10 installed.

There's a more recent update. Install it.
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I have Bitshares  v.8.0 installed and it connects but the blocks sync never goes down it only goes up. Right now sync is at 132 days ago it briefly connect for a few minutes or seconds at a time but it never syncs. I click update but it says no new updates available. I have windows 10 installed.

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I need a link to the best video instruction on how to use the wallet.

Video Tutorials of using BitShares wallets - https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,12853.0.html
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I need a link to the best video instruction on how to use the wallet.