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Disk Failure

Disk Failure

It seems the 1 TB drive used to store the “thin client” server’s chain data has started failing some months ago and have now reached a point where it’s impossible to keep anything working on it. I’ve created a support ticket and expect to have it replaced for a new one sometime on Monday April …

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Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Etherwall v3 was just released with a complete UI overhaul using QtQuick 2. The rework took a bit longer than anticipated due to various issues but is finally done. This also brings geth updates to ensure Ethereum v2 transition will be smooth. Minimum required QT5 version is now 5.15. NOTE: mac os X minimum required …

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TREZOR firmware update

TREZOR firmware update

Latest version of Etherwall v2.4.0 has been updated to fix working with TREZOR devices. TREZOR has updated their protocol used with USB communication changing some argument types which broke the old integration. NOTE: etherwall now requires TREZOR devices with firmware v1.8.0 and newer.

Server issues

Server issues

UPDATE: 2018-05-25 Geth has been identified as the ultimate culprit by eating all available RAM causing the server to go to a crawl. I’ve switched the node to parity to fix the issue. The change to parity as the main websocket thin client provider however has caused an error related to filters uninstall call in …

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Server down

Server down

The Etherwall server went down sometime around 13th May. I am currently out of country with no way of logging in. I’m returning on Friday 18th and should be able to restart the service by then. If you need to move your assets and use the thin client mode (default) here are your best options …

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Server upgrade

Server upgrade

Ever since cryptokitties started spamming the network the geth node stopped keeping up due to IO slowness. There’s a planned server upgrade adding a faster SSD drive for chaindata storage at 19:00 CET. This should hopefully fix the synchronization issues. NOTE: there will be a full blackout of the server including this page for a …

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Cryptokitties performance test

Cryptokitties performance test

Cryptokitties has landed on ethereum and cause major havoc by overloading the network. In my opinion this is a good thing even tho it gives me headaches right now because it caused Etherwall’s remote node to be behind on synchronization. Our server runs on a big but slower disk now and this caused it to …

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ERC20 support is here

ERC20 support is here

Etherwall v2.1.0 is about to be released with ERC20 support! This brings Etherwall to feature parity with the official ethereum wallet with the nice bonus of a thin client so people don’t have to download 40gb of chaindata. Some performance improvements have been added in this release as well.

Last minute fixes

Last minute fixes

Ethdev has done it again and has released a quick last minute fix for go-ethereum just before the Byzantium hard fork. I’ve waited patiently for 1.7.1 knowing that 1.7.0 would soon be followed by an update, but I didn’t expect them to make another rushed hushed fix just hours before the big fork. Seems EthDev …

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Server warnings

Server warnings

Version 2.0.5 of Etherwall adds support of showing server warnings. This is required as the main geth node server is running out of space again and needs to be resynced and pruned, which means downtime. I’m also changing the server-side to provide node endpoints so that the clients can connect to different remote nodes once …

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