Make Hive work after HF24

in Project HOPE3 months ago

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The recent Hard Fork on the Hive blockchain created some issues that are being fixed one by one. It is making it quite tricky to have a nice experience on the blockchain. Here some tricks how to use hive in spite of the hiccups.

Choose the correct node

The hive blockchain is running on nodes and some of these nodes are working others are not. If your keychain and peakd are running a node that is not working or doesn't have the correct version, you might encounter some problems. By changing the node in keychain and peakd.com, it can solve the problem

Check which nodes are working

On the website https://hivekings.com/nodes you get the actual situation of the nodes. You should check if the nodes are functional and if they work with the latest blockchain version. Maybe there are other things to look at but I don't understand enough about it ;-). Choose one of the working nodes and then change your settings in keychain and peakd.

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source: https://hivekings.com/nodes

Change settings in keychain

In the keychain extension click on the 3 bars at the top right and choose in the menu preferences.

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There you can select the node of your choice. It's possible that in the dropdown menu you don't find all nodes. You can manually add new modes. Select in the dropdown menu add new node and copy paste the url of the node that you find in the second column in https://hivekings.com/nodes. Make sure to copy paste the whole url (with https).

Change settings in peakd

It's a good idea to run the same node in peakd and in keychain. To change your node in peakd, go to
settings / general and select default API node. Then confirm by clicking save settings.

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hiveblocks not working

Hiveblocks in one of the tools I use most on Hive and at the moment it seems to be down most of the time. A good alternative can be to use https://hiveblockexplorer.com/. It allows you to follow the latest transaction of your accounts.

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source: https://hiveblockexplorer.com/

Hopefully these little tricks will help you to use our beloved Hive blockchain better :-)




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Thanks for the tip about hiveblockexplorer! I had seen yesterday I couldn’t get into hiveblocks and did not know of any alternative. The HF 24 has been tricky, but they seem to be working through the problems. I imagine it is one of the costs of a decentralized platform.

I didn't know this tool till a couple of days ago. I think it's good to have an alternative to hiveblocks. Thanks a lot for your comment!

Great post and tips to make Hive work Achim, it's a bit tricky at times but with some massage it will work, have an awesome Sunday.

It can be quite botersome to try to comment, vote and post at the moment. At least if we know how to set the nodes, we can do some massage ;-). Thanks a lot for your comment!

This should help a few people on learning where and how to change the nodes.

I hope it does. Thanks for stopping by.

The hive blockchain is running on nodes and some of these nodes are working others are not. If your keychain and peakd are running a node that is not working or doesn't have the correct version, you might encounter some problems. By changing the node in keychain and peakd.com, it can solve the problem

This thing bothered me a lot. the solution is simple but i had no idea about it. :p

Well this is the very well described post about hive nodes. This is much needed information. Not only new users but for everyone. Legendary post keep sharing !!!!

Thanks a lot for your kind feed-back!

Informative post. Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for stopping by!

This is a nice Hard Fork Survival Kit post! Thanks for the tips...

Don't have that "Praferenzen", will try to switch it to German... :P jk... Good job! :)

You don't have Präferenzen .... lol. I should set it to english :-)

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Thanks for this helpful post Achim! This is definitely important to know, especially for the newcomers on HIVE. The first HF experience is the hardest for anyone lol....I reblogged this so hopefully this will get the word out. :)

You are awesome! Have a great day, my friend! 💚

Hard forkes can be a pain. I normally take a couple of days off from the blockchain till things quiet down and start to work again :-). Thanks a lot for your reblog and your comment!

surprisingly the best node working for me is roelandp, still working on blockchain version 1.24.3

It's a mystery to me. Sometimes everything works well until it doesn't... At least knowing how to change nodes can help us to fix things a bit. Thanks a lot for your comment.

Thanks for the helpful tips on working with Hive after the hardfork.

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Good Morning and You're Welcome, @achim03! Have a great Sunday! 😀



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thanks for the post - cleared my head a little!

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thanks for this! Useful infos 😉👍🏼

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Dear @achim03

I finally managed to put some time aside and catch up with previously bookmarked publications. Interesting choice of topic and solid read. Upvoted already :)

Recent fork was one of the worst executed ones I've seen. Which is worrying, considering the fact that initially HIVE has done forks in much better manners (including better communication with users).

I've been wondering - did HF24 change anything that regular users or community leaders should knot about?

Stay safe buddy
Yours, Piotr

I've been wondering - did HF24 change anything that regular users or community leaders should knot about?

For users there are no direct changes, part from the bugs..lol. The hard fork changed a lot of things behind the scenes. For example all the mentions of steem have been changed to hive and there are also things that have been reduced on the mainchain and added to hivemind to insure the scalability of the chain.

Thanks for the info the node issue bas been driving me nuts with all these failed transactions and doubel comments lol

Well even with switching the nodes it's kind of a nightmare at the moment to be active on the chain. Thanks for stopping by!

excellent recommendations! publication helps a lot, especially for who have no idea how to fix these problems They should do the same with the apps they use on their Android phones because works the same way, nodes must be changed and everything will be fine.Thanks for your contribution, very good!

Thanks a lot for your feed-back and for stopping by!

Thank you for posting this Achim! I was very hesitant to get into hive in the 1st place and finally did. It has been a very difficult experience and then came HF24. I re-posted this so I will be able to find it. I know it is going to take some time to figure it all out. This will be a big help!

Hard Fork time can be quite unsettling for new users. It's good to allow that things are bumpy for a couple of days. Later things will turn back to normal. Thanks for your comment!

Thanks for the information. I didn't know any of this and this was very helpful. Great post.

I'm happy it could help. Thanks a lot for stopping by!