Two weeks ago I bought my first Antshares. I read about the Antcoins and I wanted to check this out of course. Unfortunately, it wasn’t possible then. The Windows PC wallet was very confusing so I decided testing out the web client. That went fine, but then I noticed my Antcoins didn’t appear. I read that they are automatically generated, also when you are holding it on your web client. But any proof I could not find and I certainly wanted to test that.
So I started my little journey. At a certain point, I read that you could import your private key in the PC wallet and you could claim your Antcoins. But then the question was: how do I find my private key in the web wallet. I saw only my public key. I tried to download the back up file from the web wallet, but after opening it in Notepad I saw that everything was encrypted, also my private key of course.
Today I noticed they added finally a link where you can view your private key.
How? Open your web wallet and go to the tab ‘Receive’. At this moment, you are seeing a link to your private key named ‘Check your private key’. Click on it and write this somewhere down.
In the meantime, there appears a great guide for setting up the Antshares PC wallet.
When you don’t have an Antshares (NEO) wallet yet, it is simple: just follow these steps for claiming your Antcoins and that’s it. https://www.reddit.com/r/Antshares/comments/6j8pcp/a_basic_guide_to_the_antshares_pc_wallet/
But when you are using the web client – like I did – I want to add something to this.
You have to follow the same steps for creating an Antshares PC wallet but you have to ignore step 6 (because you already have your private key from the web wallet).
After finishing step 7, you will see your adress appear in the account tab. But your amounts will be zero. So to fix that, you have to close the wallet, open your Wallet database again and tick ‘repair mode’. After a few minutes, the balance is showed. And after that moment, you can do step 9 and receive your Antcoins/gas! :)
If you want to check out how much your Antcoins are worth, go to https://www.19800.com/market/cny_anc and convert the CNY you are seeing into USD and you have your value.
With this, I can confirm finally that when you are holding Antshares (NEO) in your web wallet, you are generating Antcoins (GAS). Now I can sleep quietly again. ;)
For the curious people: the payout rate is 8 ANC (antcoins) each block (15 seconds). If you have 1000 ANS the payout rate is 1000/100,000,000 (total supply) = 0.00001 x 8 ANC per block x 5760 (blocks a day) = 0.4608 ANC a day (*365 = 168.192 a year)
EDIT 3/7: My claimed Gas is showing up in my web wallet now!