How to get the Teslacoin (TES) wallet to sync on macOS
Ok, seems like there’s no real information online about how to get the Teslacoin (TES) wallet to work on macOS. Which is slightly frustrating.
So, you first need to download a wallet, and then the bootstrap package, and some sort of mythical peer list.
The wallet you can get from http://tesla-coin.com/#wallets — It’ll work on Windows, macOS, Linux, or you can get the sourcecode from GitHub at https://github.com/TeslacoinFoundation/TeslacoinCore/releases/tag/4.1 — although the newest build 4.1 was released in 2018..
The bootstrap package is, as of 24th April 2021, at https://mega.nz/file/NWgDTSQR#2fWrcIH7hhLz5cEGAfL3FjjQG2lAn4pwd-_zlhw3Erk
Remember, Mega.nz doesn’t play well with Safari, so use Chrome or Firefox to download the package. As of 24th April 2021 the package was 2.04Gb in size.
You then need a Peer list. Oh yeah, the #wallets url has some form of tutorial, but it is for Windows only. ( https://drive.google.com/file/d/17HCObUVs4CsTWAixJvngWv5WJS7lvDFI/view )
After downloading the bootstrap package and your Teslacoin installer, do the following.
- Launch the app. In macOS case, it is called teslaCoin-QT.app.
- Go to Settings and Encrypt wallet.
- You will now be prompted to put in at least 8 random words. Once you successfully put them in, you’ll see:
- Launch the app again.
- Copy wallet.dat by going to File -> Backup wallet.
- Close the app.
- Open your Finder in the folder ~/Library/Application Support/Teslacoin
- Delete all files except wallet.dat.
- Unrar the Bootstrap package and copy the files into the Teslacoin folder.
- Open the teslaCoin-QT.app wallet again, and wait “a few minutes”.
Ok, here’s where the problems started.
I got this:
I fooled around a little bit, and then came up with a solution. Copy everything from the rar except database — then launch teslaCoin-QT.app.
Now i’m seeing this:
Am I out of the woods? Is the Teslacoin (TES) wallet being synced up? Can I eventually stake? Only time will tell.
I’m connected to 1 peer. Let’s see how long it takes to download the full transaction history.
Wish me luck.
Update, 13 hours later, we’re at..
39 days ago, 97.72%.
Ideally, when you get to the current date, a bootstrap package could be created which would make it easier for others to sync up.
Update: We’re closing in on getting to less than 20 days:
After this I need to purchase some Teslacoin (TES), withdraw it to my wallet, and start staking.
Update.. 2 days to go:
EDIT: Ok! Here we go. All synced up. Time to create a new Bootstrap package!