Due to extreme demand the lite wallet is syncing slow so at the moment we recommend using a full node wallet such as Treasure Chest.
Our developers are working to improve the performance of the lite wallet.
Pirate provides several wallet options for different needs. The Treasure Chest wallet secures your funds by managing the Pirate blockchain on your computer.
The Lite wallet uses an offsite blockchain and is ideal for computers with lower resources.
First things first, you should always back up your private key. To find it, go to your receiving addresses, right click on your z-address (every single z-address has it's own private key) and click export private key.
This will bring up a screen where you can copy it and save it. It is highly recommended that you Encrypt the wallet and save it on a USB drive that you never plug in unless you need to retrieve your private key.
There is little to no compromise on anonymity. There is a small amount of metadata leakage to the insight server. The insight server will know the IP address associated with wallet transactions, based on the witnesses requested by the wallet.
However, using a VPN would protect the user against that leakage.
You can download the bootstrap file for the Pirate Chain wallets here:
Read this blog post for detailed instructions on how to install the bootstrap file:
Read this blog post for detailed instructions on how to install the zcash parameters file:
Whilst this is best practice with other coins due to the anonymity features of ARRR you do not have to do this.
Of course exceptions apply, especially in the case when you have used an address to send funds to an exchange or posted it anywhere online. In these cases we do recommend generating a new address.
Please note, that by having too many addresses in a wallet holding ARRR, you are likely to negatively impact the performance of that wallet.
Is possible to sync faster by using the Bootstrap
- Click on
- Click on the
- Use the
Reindex and Rescan with bootstrapoption.
- Click on
- Restart the wallet
(CLI) start the daemon with
Note: The bootstrap is only supported on full node wallet
Yes, if you prefer running your wallet with the command line, the updated instructions can be found here: Run Pirate using CLI
Watch the how-to video here: https://pirate.black/how-to-videos/
You do so by sending a DM to the "@ARRR TipBot" in Discord.
Then type the command !arrrtip withdraw yourtreasurechestaddress amount
If unsure use also !arrrtip help for a full list of commands.
The default transaction fee for the Treasure Chest wallet is 0.0001 ARRR.
Exchanges have their own fee structure, which is out of the control of the Pirate Chain team.
A spending key is also known as the private key.
The spending key (private key) contains all your wallet addresses, transactions and funds.
Solution: Restore the wallet with the Seedphrase.
Windows : You need to Restore the wallet with the Seedphrase - go to
%appdata%\pirate - rename arrr-light-wallet.dat to arrr-light-wallet-old.dat - open the lite wallet - select Restore wallet > insert your seephrase
Linux: - go to
~/.pirate - rename arrr-light-wallet.dat to arrr-light-wallet-old.dat - open the lite wallet - select Restore wallet > insert your seephrase
Mac: - close the wallet - go to
~/Library/Application\ Support/pirate/ - rename arrr-light-wallet.dat file to arrr-light-wallet-old.dat - launch the wallet and restore your wallet with seedphrase
Click on 3 lines on Left corner > Show Passphrase
RECEIVE tab then Click on
EXPORT PRIVATE KEY
FILE tab > Right click on IMPORT
SPENDING KEY and paste your
Edit tab > Right click on
ZSADDRESS and select
EXPORT EXTENDED KEY
- Click on
Settings option - Click on the
Wallet tab - Use the
Reindex and Rescan with bootstrap option. - Click on
OK - Restart the wallet
Delete all folders and files except wallet.dat from:
Mac: ~/Library/Application\ Support/Komodo/PIRATE/
Windows: go to %appdata%\pirate and back up the arrr-light-wallet.dat file
Linux: - go to ~/.pirate and back up the arrr-light-wallet.dat file
Mac: - go to ~/Library/Application\ Support/pirate/ and back up the arrr-light-wallet.dat file
Solution: - (GUI) Close The “Treasure Chest wallet” / (CLI) stop the “Pirated” Daemon - Delete “Blocks” “Chainstate” and “Database” Folder From (PIRATE)
Where it is located in Mac: ~/Library/Application\ Support/komodo/PIRATE/
Linux: ~/.komodo/PIRATE - (GUI) Launch The “Treasure Chest wallet” / “Pirated” Daemon
Click On Edit > Rescan
Mobile Wallet: Click On Left Corner > Rescan > Insert the password and click on Rescan
(GUI) TreasureChest: Click On File > rescan
(CLI) stop the “Pirated” Daemon By typing
./pirate-cli stop, Then start the daemon with command `./pirated -rescan` Or add
pirate.conf file then start the pirate daemon
Solution: - Update the wallet to latest version https://pirate.black/wallets/desktop-lite/
Rename the “arrr-light-wallet.dat” file to “arrr-light-wallet-old.dat” folder From (PIRATE) where is located in,
Mac: ~/Library/Application\ Support/ PIRATE/
Linux:~/.pirate - Launch the Lite wallet - Restore the wallet with the seed phrase
Solution: Go To Receive tab and click on Next address (e.g. click on Next address twice if 2 addresses are missing) Then go to Edit > rescan
Solution: Update the wallet to the latest version: https://pirate.black/wallets/treasure-chest/
(GUI) Treasure Chest: click File > Show seed phrase
(CLI) ./pirate-cli z_exportseedphrase
- Remember the address/es that has the funds
- Download and extract Paperwallet and Full node wallets For Windows Open (CMD) where the piratepaperwallet.exe file is located and Type the following Command piratepaperwallet.exe --partialphrase "word1 word2 word3 .... word23" -z 1 >> result.txt
For Linux and Mac(Terminal):
Open where the piratepaperwallet file is located and type the following Command: ./piratepaperwallet --partialphrase "word1 word2 word3 .... word23" -z 1 >> result.txt
Replace "word1 word2 word3 .... word23" to your seed phrase words
Open the result.txt file - Search and find your address, copy the private key of the address -
Import the Private key on the Full node wallet
Lite Wallet: go to this path and delete everything on
Mac ~/Library/Application\ Support/PIRATE/
Full node wallet: go to this path and delete everything on
Mac ~/Library/Application\ Support/komodo/PIRATE/
Lite wallet: Click On Edit > Rescan
Mobile Wallet: Click On Left Corner > Rescan > Insert the password and click on Rescan (GUI)
Treasure Chest: Click On File > Rescan
(CLI) start the daemon with command
./pirated rescan, Or add
pirate.conf file then start the pirate daemon
Delete “Blocks”, “Chainstate” and “Database” Folders from the (PIRATE) folder.
This is located in:
Mac: ~/Library/Application\ Support/komodo/PIRATE/
(GUI) Launch The “Treasure Chest wallet”
(CLI) Starts Pirate chain daemon with `./pirated --bootstrap=2`