Older clients may have trouble connecting to the network to synchronize if you have not connected in a long time.

What are nodes?

A node is a client IP address on the network.
Nodes act as a point of connection to the network.
Your client needs to connect to other nodes in order to download the blockchain and relay transactions.

Newly updated clients come will a fresh node list, which you keep updated when connecting to the network.
If you have not connected your old client in a long time you’ll have to add nodes manually.
You can do this from your client-qt application's Debug console (blackcoin, blackcoin-more, blackcoin-lore), the cli application (blackcoind, blackcoin-lored, or blackcoin-mored), or by adding a list to your configuration file.

Find nodes!

You can find a node list at https://chainz.cryptoid.info/blk/#!network

Using the Debug Console or CLI

  1. You can find the debug window under the help dropdown menu (HELP -> DEBUG WINDOW). Open your console window. If you are using CLI I assume you know how to issue commands.

  2. Add nodes!

This is the command :
addnode <add|remove|onetry> (eg. addnode IPADDRESS add onetry)

Do not use <> around the IP address!

Using configuration file

To add a complete node list to your client’s config file.

  1. Find your client directory and .conf file

On Windows it can be found at %appdata%\Blackcoin.

On Linux it should be at ~/.blackcoin (or, .blacklore; or, .blackmore)

Nodes should be added in the .conf file.
If you do not find a .conf file you’ll have to create one.
To create a .conf file all you have to do is copy the client folder name, create a text document and save it as clientname.conf (eg: blackcoin.conf).

  1. Open the .conf file in a text editor
  2. Paste in a node lists
  3. Save the .conf file
  4. Restart your client

That’s it!
Your client should now connect to the network and start synchronizing. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this guide find us on Discord!