How to convert legacy $Tube

The BitTube hardfork on the 29th of July makes fundamental changes in the coin characteristics. It uses a Cuckoo Cycle algorithm, which provides faster transactions, easier mining and robust security.

All current wallet addresses that use the legacy blockchain will be supported one year after the hard fork (till 29/07/2021) and a conversion service will help users create and convert their balances into a wallet address.

Note:

  • Tubes on exchanges will be converted automatically!
  • Tubes in the extension wallets will be converted automatically!
  • Staking balance will need to be manually withdrawn to the extension or desktop wallet for conversion.

For personal or non-custodial wallet, please follow the steps below to make the conversion via the desktop wallet.

Note:

  • The conversion service will only start paying to the new addresses after the Tube4 network is live (~29th of July). 
    • Any converted coins before this date will be credited once the Tube4 network is live.
  • The conversion service will be available until July, 29/2021, one year from the hardfork. 
  • There are no limits to the number of time you may convert from the same wallet address.

For GUI Desktop users:

Step 1: Get the latest Tube3 GUI desktop wallet here.

Step 2: Ensure that you have a copy of your Tube3 mnemonic seed or secret spend/view keys, which can be obtained by going into Settings->Wallet->Show seed & keys.

Step 3: In your Tube3 GUI desktop wallet, click the "Convert to BitTubeCash 4.0" button

Step 4: Get the new Tube4 GUI desktop wallet from here.

Step 5: Restore your Tube4 wallet.

Step 6: Use the same mnemonic seed or secret spend/view keys as your Tube3 wallet. Be sure to set the wallet restore height to 0.

Step 7: follow the remaining prompt (creating a password for your new wallet, selecting nodes for you wallet, etc.). You should find your $TUBE in this new wallet once it is fully confirmed on the Tube3 network (approximately 20min).

For Command Line Interface (CLI) users:

Step 1: Get the latest Tube3 CLI wallet here.

Step 2: Ensure that you have copy of your Tube3 mnemonic seed or secret spend/view keys by using the "seed", "spendkey", and "viewkey" commands.

Step 3: In your CLI wallet, type in "sweep_tube4" and confirm the transaction.

Step 4: Get the latest Tube4 CLI wallet here.

Step 5: Restore your wallet in tube4 with the --restore-from-seed or --generate-from-keys command line option, using the same seed or secret spend/view keys as your Tube3 wallet. Be sure to set the wallet restore height to 0. You should find your $TUBE in this new wallet once it is fully confirmed on the Tube3 network (approximately 20min).

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