Go to menu Settings - Encrypt wallet. In the dialoge that appears, set a safe password, then confirm new passphrase by repeating it, click on OK. Must be careful not to forget the passphrase. If you forget there is no way to recover lost passphrase and access coins.
Go to menu Settings - Change passphrase. In the dialoge that appears, enter current passphrase, set new passphrase, then confirm new passphrase by repeating it.
Go to menu File - Backup wallet. In the dialoge that appears, enter file name, choose the folder location and save the file to your computer.
We highly recommend for reliable data storage to make at least two copies of your wallet.dat file on different discs - for example, one on your hard disc, the another - on USB.
Important: when you encrypt your wallet or change passphrase, previous backups you have made of your wallet file should be replaces with newly generated, encrypted wallet file. For security reasons, previous backups of unencrypted wallet (or wallet with old passphrase) will become useless as soon as you start using the new, encrypted wallet (or wallet with new passphrase).
Each time your open the wallet it is locked by default. Locked wallet is unabled to stake. To enable staking you must unlock your wallet.
Go to menu Settings - Unlock wallet. In the dialoge that appears, enter your passphrase and put a checkmark in the For staking only. If you remove the mark from the checkbox, the wallet becomes unencrypted and anyone with access to your computer / wallet will have access to your funds. We highly recommend removing the mark only for multiply payments to send and always encrypt the wallet before leaving your computer (esüecially if you have.
Wallet overview displays last 3 transactions and wallet ballance. Total coins is the sum total of Spendable, Stake and Unconfirmed coins. Total shows the amount of all the coins in the wallet. Spendable shows the coins you can spend. Stake showes the staked coins locked untill they accumulate 60 confirmations, after 60 confirmations they become Spendable. Unconfirmed showes the coins have broadcasted to the network but have not accumulated 6 confirmations yet, after 6 confirmations they become Spendable.
When you send coins from your wallet you may want to keep maximum staking weight and control inputs you are sending coins from. To do so you need to activate Coin Control Features. Go to menu Settings - Option - Display and put a checkmark in the Display addresses in transaction list and Display coin control features. Click OK. Go to the Send coins tab. You can see now the Inputs button, click on it. In the dialoge that appears, you can see a list of all your transactions (blocks of coins) with information related to each individual transaction. If you want to minimise the loss of staking weight when sending or moving your coins, always choose trasanctions with the lowest confirmations. You can use Coin Control Features to combine small transactions into bigger ones by sending coins to yourself in order to speed up staking.
Your 2X2 wallet file (wallet.dat) can be found in the folder C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\2X2
If AppData folder is not visible, folder settings for "hide operating system files" need to be unchecked, and "show hidden files and folders" need to be checked.
Point at the staking icon (Up Arrow) at the bottom right for some statistics.
If the icon is grey you are not staking for one of two reasons - you wallet is locked (at this point unlock the wallet for staking only) or you don't have matire coins.
If icon is green, you are staking. Move the pointer over the icon to see your staking weight, network weight and expected time to earn reward.
This is because the difficulty fluctuates according to number of users on network and network weight. Just be patient, you'll stake soon.
Each 2X2 wallet is a node in the 2X2 network. If a wallet is offline it's not synced with the network and can't participate in sighning blocks. Thus your coins can stake only if your wallet is online and synced with the network. However, there is another conditions for staking - coins must be mature. Therefore, if you have mature coins you need to keep your wallet open (and unlocked for staking), if no mature coins yet - no need to keep the wallet open.
Time by time you could mint a block that fails to get into the blockchain, this blocks are called "orphans". This is because someone else is staking and finding a block at the same time as you but a little bit faster. Fast-speed stable internet is crucial for staking! If you get a lot of orphaned blocks, take a look at your internet connection.