1. Download a free Bean Cash Application
Download a compatible Bean Cash Application ("wallet") for your computer from the “Bean Cash Applications" column on the right.
2. Get BEAN CASH
You can get Bean Cash (formerly BitBean) traded as either BITB or BEAN from currently six exchanges. You can find links to them under the “GET BEAN CASH” drop-down menu, where you can buy and sell them for Bitcoins, Dogecoins, Litecoins, and other digital currencies. Once you have purchased and withdrawn your BEAN CASH from an exchange into a BEAN address that you own, you will be able to use them anywhere BEAN CASH is accepted.
3. Use BEAN CASH
After you have your BEAN CASH transfered to a BEAN CASH address you own, you can spend them, SPROUT them or save them. BEAN CASH CORE will allow you to store your BEAN CASH and SPROUT new ones, through a process known as "SPROUTing" and earn more BEAN CASH! This is possible using a technology called "Proof of Bean" (PoB). Bean Cash (formerly BitBean) was the first digital currency to offer static block rewards for active CORE nodes that provide resources to the network. Rewards are 1,000 BEAN (1 SPROUT = 1,000 BEAN). To get an idea of how many rewards you might earn from SPROUTing, check out this community resource: "Bean Cash Sprouting Calculator"
DNS Seeder Servers Are Up: You will not need to download or setup a BitBean.conf file. Use these instructions only if necessary - if you should not be able to automaticaly syncronize with the network.
Note: These instructions are primarily for the older "BitBean-qt" released application. Bean Cash should not require the use of a conf file. However, if you are using a conf file with Bean Cash, please note that starting with v188.8.131.52, it is named "Beancash.conf" and is located in the same data folder (BitBean) as previouse versions of BitBean.
Warning: Make sure to first run BitBean-qt one time then close it. This will create the data folder which BitBean.conf is placed in.
Place the BitBean.conf file into the proceeding data directory for your operating system.
Right Click the associated BitBean.conf and Select "Save Link As" - saving to the respective data folder for your operating system, as indicated below:
- To open your AppData Folder: Press the Windows Key+R then type: %appdata%
- Click the link and save the file to your Downloads Folder and Unzip Note: Mac OS does not show hidden files by default, so you will have to follow these intructions to open your BitBean data folder.
- Open the Finder.
- Choose Go from menu bar and hold down the Shift+Command+G keys.
- Type this into the text box and press go: ~/Library/Application Support/BitBean/
- Copy the BitBean.conf that you downloaded and unzipped in the earlier step, to this folder.
This will open up a folder. If you can see wallet.dat file, you are in the right folder.
Synchronize Your Wallet With the Bean Cash Blockchain Faster!
A lot of users want to synchronize their "wallets" with the blockchain quicker. Here are some notes to follow if you would like to try it:
- Make sure you are able to synchronize with the network and are getting more than one connection.
- Encrypt your Wallet with a Passphrase using the Menu - Settings - Encrypt Vault.
- Backup your Wallet using the Menu - File - Backup Vault. It is recommended to backup two copies to offline media (USB drive/devices).
- Stop BitBean from running with the Menu - File - Exit.
- Open the Folder where you put BitBean.conf (if you are running newer Bean Cash version, this file should be renamed to "Beancash.conf", not "BitBean.conf") originally and delete all subfolders and files except: BitBean.conf, peers.dat, wallet.dat
- Download this file and save it to the same BitBean folder as the files you kept.
- Extract the contents of the .zip file to the same BitBean folder.
- Select Skip/Keep Original when prompted to overwrite the original peers.dat file.
- After the extraction is complete, restart Bean Cash Core (or BitBean-qt if you have the older version).