Wallet

  1. Download BitTube Wallet.
  2. Open the downloaded bittube-wallet.zip.
  3. Save the wallet files to your desired location.
  4. Open the wallet.
  5. Select your language.
  6. Click on Create a new wallet.
  7. Type a Wallet name.
  8. Click on the icon on the right of the seed to copy the mnemonic seed and paste it at a safe place.
    *The seed is very important to restore this wallet. Keep it secret and safe!
  9. Click right arrow.
  10. Recommended: enter a password (used to encrypt your wallet) twice.
  11. Click right arrow.
  12. Optional: choose “Start a node automatically” or “Connect to a remote node”.
  13. Click right arrow.
  14. Click Use BitTube.
  15. Please wait until the wallet is fully synchronized (the Network status shows “connected” and both bars are green).
  1. Download BitTube Wallet.
  2. Open the downloaded bittube-wallet.zip.
  3. Save the wallet files to your desired location.
  4. Open the wallet.
  5. Select your language.
  6. Click on restore wallet from keys or mnemonic seed.
  7. Write the wallet name you want to restore.
  8. Choose an option to restore:
    A) Restore from seed (default): paste the seed in the box.
    B) Restore from keys: Select the option and fill all the fields.
    C) From QR Code: Upcoming.
  9. Click right arrow.
  10. Enter a password twice.
  11. Click right arrow.
  12. Optional: choose “Start a node automatically” or “Connect to a remote node”.
  13. Click right arrow.
  14. Click Use BitTube.
  15. Please wait until the wallet is fully synchronized (the Network status shows “connected” and both bars are green).

 

  1. Login to BitTube.
  2. Click My Wallet.
  3. Click Send, a dialog will open.
  4. Fill in the fields:
    Receiver Address: address of the wallet you want to send,
    TUBE Amount: amount you want to transfer,
    Payment ID: may be required by the recipient to validate your transaction,
    Anonymity Level: default value, you can select a higher level (higher transaction size).
  5. Fee value depends on transaction size.
  6. Click Send (your transaction is broadcasted to the nodes and is included in the blockchain).
  1. Open your GUI wallet.
  2. Wait until it is Synchronized.
  3. Click on Send on the left menu.
  4. Fill in the fields:
    Amount: amount you want to transfer,
    Transaction priority: the default value is set to the lowest priority. Increasing it will help your transaction to be included in the blockchain faster, this should only matter when the network is congested (unusual),
    Address (Address book): address of the wallet you want to send coins to,
    Payment ID: may be required by the recipient to validate your transaction,
    Description: optional,
    Advanced options (Ring size): default value is 3, you can select a higher level to make your transaction more anonymous.
  5. Click Send.
  1. Open your GUI wallet.
  2. Wait until it is Synchronized.
  3. Click on History on the left menu.
  4. Select the date interval adjusting the “from” and “to” dates.
  5. Sort it by Block height or by Date.
  6. Check the transaction hash and the payment ID.
    *For each transaction: you can look up your transaction hash or payment ID on the public explorer to get information about the status of your transaction.

Unconfirmed transactions

It usually means that it has just been submitted and it will likely be included in the next block, which should happen within 2 minutes.

In some cases, when the network is very congested it may happen that your transaction stays unconfirmed for longer.

If that happens, you can try to send your transaction again with a higher Transaction priority, and this should overwrite your previous transaction.

Any unconfirmed transaction will be erased 24 hours after its submission. However, it’s important to remember that your TUBE will not leave your wallet until the transaction is confirmed.

That means that the number of bytes required to sign your transaction is too high.

Why does this happen?

This can happen because, with Blockchain technology, you can only spend Unspent Transaction Outputs (UXTO): each UXTO needs some bytes for the signature, and if the amount you want to spend is composed by many small UXTO (a lot of small incoming transactions, in other words), that may accrue to too many bytes.

Moreover, your transaction needs to take into account the Anonymity Level (which is the Ring Size of your transaction, or the number of transaction with which your own transaction will be mixed in order to improve privacy, remember?). As the Ring Size increases, so does the size in bytes of the transaction you are trying to send.

How to solve the “Transaction size is too big” error

  1. Try to divide your transaction into smaller batches: for example, instead of sending 100 TUBE in one single transaction, try to send 10 transactions of 10 TUBE each;
  2. Try to decrease the Anonymity Level to 0 (decreasing ring size), or any level you are comfortable with.
A Payment ID is a label that you can attach to a transaction before sending it, so that the recipient can cross-reference it with its own incoming transaction history and attribute a specific amount of TUBE coins received to your unique transaction.

The recipient of your transaction might need you to include a specific Payment ID in order to verify that a given transaction is coming from you specifically: since with Cryptonote nobody can see the origin and destination addresses of a transaction (also the amount sent is obfuscated), if someone receives many payments at the same destination address, then the only way to tell which payment comes from who, along with the relative amounts, is to rely on Payment IDs.

Then again in the GUI Wallet, in the History tab, you can see the transaction hash and the payment ID (if given) for each transaction: you can look up your transaction hash or payment ID on the public explorer to get information about the status of your transaction.

Important: most exchangers require a specific payment ID in the transactions from and to the exchanger. If the payment ID is incorrect or not specified you may loose your coins from that transaction.

 

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