General overview

Dashcoin works through 2 separate binary files operated through command line:

1. dashcoind – daemon to synchronize the block chain and mine dashcoins.

2. simplewallet – wallet to receive and send funds.

Usage guidelines

  • Make sure that dashcoind is running and synced when you start simplewallet.
  • Always use "exit" command to terminate both dashcoind and simplewallet to save current synchronization progress.

Install Dashcoin

1. Unzip the archive to one separate folder

2. Download block chain archive and unpack it to ~/.dashcoin/ - Download block chain

Launch Dashcoin

1. Open dashcoind


2. Wait until dashcoind is synchronized. You will be notified with several green "SYNCHRONIZED OK" messages.

3. Open simplewallet and enter your wallet's name and address. If the wallet doesn't exist, it will be created automatically.


Daemon: synchronization & mining

After dashcoind is launched you will have to wait until it is synchronized with the network. You will be notified with several green "SYNCHRONIZED OK" messages.

Here are the most important daemon commands:

start_mining <wallet_address> [threads=1]Start mining in several threads to a given wallet address
stop_miningStop mining
show_hrShow current mining hashrate
hide_hrStop showing current mining hashrate
helpShow all daemon commands
saveSave block chain synchronization progress
exitSave block chain and exit dashcoind

Wallet: send & receive payments

Simplewallet can only be used after the daemon is launched and synchronized.

Here are the most important wallet commands:

addressShow your wallet address
refreshRefresh your wallet balance
transfer <mixin_count> <address> <amount>Send money to <address> with a mixing degree of <mixin_count>
start_mining <threads>Start mining in daemon with several threads to the current wallet address
stop_miningStop mining in daemon
helpShow all wallet commands
exitExit simplewallet