Staking Issues

Common staking issues

NOTE: If the Discord info-bot gave you a time between stakes, please remember that this is only an estimate based on info available at that exact moment and can fluctuate wildly depending on changing network difficulty and a certain degree of luck, both good and bad.

QT, GUI and CLI Wallets

Sometimes when using the staking function in the UI Wallet, the switch may indicate that staking is turned off. This is a visual display bug/glitch. You can learn how to verify whether or not staking is enabled below.

Outdated wallet version Check the NIX website or github repository to make sure you are running the latest version of the wallet.

Wallet is not properly sync'd Compare your wallets block height with a blockchain explorer. If your wallet shows something different, re-sync your wallet.

Wallet is locked You must unlock your wallet and provide your encryption passphrase to enable staking.

Wallet is not running Your wallet must remain open and running to find new blocks. If you'd rather not keep it open, consider using an LPoS Merchant.

Attempting to stake from an address that begins with G Only addresses beginning with N or nix1 are eligible for staking. Further, only nix1 addresses are eligible for Governance Voting.

Attempting to stake from a wallet that also hosts a Ghostnode Staking is disabled on wallets that are actively being used as a Ghostnode.

Verify Staking is Enabled

You can verify whether or not the wallet is actually staking by navigating to the console and running the command "getstakinginfo" (or nix-cli getstakinginfo for CLI wallets). If the output shows the following two lines as shown, your wallet is staking.

"enabled": 1, "staking": 1,

If for whatever reason these don't fix your issue, join the Discord server and ask in the public channels only for help. Do not respond to any DMs as scammers might try to trick you into giving them your funds!