How do I delete my Sia account?! There's not even an option?



  • Here's what happened: I got my wallet and received my seed and password. Syncing took a while so i decided to come back to it later. The next day when i logged on my wallet, my original wallet was gone and when I clicked on my wallet it told me to get my new seed and password again. Out of sheer confusion i closed the Sia. When I re-logged back in my password would not work. Why did Sia create a new wallet for me. Was it because i didn't finish syncing? What happens now? I uninstalled and reinstalled Sia and now it says "A Sia-UI error has occurred". I will come back to it a couple days later to see what happens. I'll let everyone know how good this coin is. Not a good start. I use linux by the way. DO NOT USE THIS WALLET! HUGE RISK! MANY RED FLAGS!



  • @benlo626
    First thing you need is to find where your sia-UI config/data folder is. That is the one containing following subdirectories:
    consensus
    gateway
    wallet

    I hope you know how to search your linux machine for a folder named "consensus" or "wallet".

    To delete your Sia wallet you just delete the folder named "wallet" (kill the siad process before that).
    To completely delete your "Sia account", delete all contents of the folder where you found these subfolders. And burn the paper where you wrote down your seed.
    Though, the "account" (wallet) will remain on the blockchain, you (or anyone else) will never use it.

    But if you consider starting over and try Sia one more time, look into all these subfolders. There are logfiles where you could find the faulty module preventing startup.
    For example, a normally running node logfiles look something like:
    tail consensus.log
    2017/05/23 20:43:26.868431 persist.go:67: STARTUP: Logging has started.
    2017/05/23 20:44:05.143704 synchronize.go:606: INFO: IBD done, synced with 5 peers
    2017/05/23 20:47:04.196667 persist.go:73: SHUTDOWN: Logging has terminated.
    2017/05/23 20:48:38.228470 persist.go:67: STARTUP: Logging has started.
    2017/05/23 20:49:09.454796 synchronize.go:606: INFO: IBD done, synced with 5 peers
    2017/05/24 07:33:51.498051 persist.go:67: STARTUP: Logging has started.
    2017/05/24 07:34:12.967586 synchronize.go:568: WARN: disconnecting from peer 80.112.150.18:9981 because IBD failed: EOF
    2017/05/24 07:34:23.483540 synchronize.go:606: INFO: IBD done, synced with 5 peers
    2017/05/24 08:43:41.251707 persist.go:67: STARTUP: Logging has started.
    2017/05/24 08:44:23.118377 synchronize.go:606: INFO: IBD done, synced with 5 peers

    or
    tail wallet.log
    2017/05/23 20:48:43.244714 encrypt.go:435: INFO: Unlocking wallet.
    2017/05/24 07:31:03.809898 encrypt.go:406: INFO: Locking wallet.
    2017/05/24 07:31:03.809998 wallet.go:163: SHUTDOWN: Logging has terminated.
    2017/05/24 07:33:51.556886 persist.go:92: STARTUP: Logging has started.
    2017/05/24 07:33:56.501419 encrypt.go:575: INFO: Unlocking wallet.
    2017/05/24 08:42:25.329697 encrypt.go:406: INFO: Locking wallet.
    2017/05/24 08:42:25.329806 wallet.go:163: SHUTDOWN: Logging has terminated.
    2017/05/24 08:43:41.314181 persist.go:92: STARTUP: Logging has started.
    2017/05/24 08:43:51.246039 encrypt.go:575: INFO: Unlocking wallet.

    My node is running fine, so I have no errors to show as an example...
    But you should see something suspicious, if sia-UI does not start.
    Just delete the fault containing folder and start siad.

    To restore your wallet from seed, after deleting the wallet folder and starting siad, run
    siac wallet init-seed
    or
    siac wallet init-seed --force

    By the way,
    @benlo626 said

    ... I'll let everyone know how good this coin is.

    Sia isn't a coin. Sia is a storage exchange and the siacoin is just a unit of measure for the storage valuation and accounting.


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