Install the Cloakcoin Client

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Cloakcoin Windows setup.

This guide covers the installation of CloakCoin on all the different platforms.


Installation of the Windows Edition

  1. If you are going to install the Cloakcoin wallet for the first time jump to point 6.
  2. If you have installed a previous version, please stop the running wallet.
  3. Backup your wallet.dat
  4. If your previous version is CloakCoin 1.x, please make a deinstallation!!!
  5. If your previous version is CloakCoin 2.x, you can make an update and dont need to make a deinstallation.
  6. Donwload the latest client from GitHub
  7. Unzip the download.
  8. Now start the downloaded cloakcoin-rEvolution-2.2.2.0 file and run it as an administrator.
  9. Follow the instructions from the installer.
  10. When isntalling for the first time, you will be prompted that the local "Blockchain were not found."
  11. Click "ok" to download the bootstrapped Blockchain file, this will greatly speed up the syncronization of the wallet.
  12. Start your new Cloakcoin 2.2.2.0 wallet and let it find other nodes and sync the blockchain.
  13. Always remember -> to Encrypt your wallet via password Keyphrase! + backup your wallet.dat on a USB Stick or External Harddrive. Just to be sure!

Installation of the Precompiled Linux Edition

Installation of the Linux QT GUI edition

  1. If you have installed a previous version, please do a backup of your wallet.dat
  2. Then open a terminal and create a backup of your .CloakCoin folder:
  3. mv .CloakCoin .CloakCoin_backup
  4. Remove the old installation with (make sure you have a backup of your wallet.dat file before removing any files!)
  5. rm -R .CloakCoin
  6. Install the new version
  7. On some debian/ubuntu distributions you may need to install missing libs, if thats the case with root privileges do:
  8. apt-get update
    apt-get install libcurl3 libcurl3-gnutls
  9. Download the latest CloakCoin client from: Github
  10. Extract the cloakcoin-linux_x64-rEvolution-2.2.2.0.zip file
  11. Run cloakcoin-qt with your user account
  12. Follow the instructions from the installer.
  13. When prompted to about the '"Local Blockchain files were not found" click "Ok" to download the Blockchain file, this will be the faster way!
  14. Let your wallet find other nodes and sync the blockchain
  15. Always remember -> to Encrypt your wallet via password Keyphrase! + backup your wallet.dat on a USB Stick or External Harddrive. Just to be sure!

Installation of the Linux Daemon Edition

  1. Create config directory in your Home folder
  2. mkdir /home/USERNAME/.CloakCoin
  3. Switch to the directory and download newest Blockchain for faster sync
  4. cd /home/USERNAME/.CloakCoin
    wget https://backend.cloakcoin.com/wallet/v2/cloak_ldb.zip
    unzip cloak_ldb.zip
  5. Create .CloakCoin.conf file with rpcusername and password
  6. nano /home/USERNAME/.CloakCoin/CloakCoin.conf
    rpcusername=YOURRPCUSERNAME
    rpcpassword=YOURRANDOMRPCPASSWORD
  7. Save this file and exit
  8. Create a folder for your CloakCoin Daemon:
  9. mkdir /home/USERNAME/cloakcoin
    cd /home/USERNAME/cloakcoin
  10. Download the latest Cloakcoin release:
  11. wget https://github.com/CloakProject/2.2.2.0-wallets/blob/master/cloakcoin-linux_x64-rEvolution-2.2.2.0.zip
    unzip cloakcoin-linux_x64-rEvolution-2.2.2.0.zip
    rm -r cloakcoin-linux_x64-rEvolution-2.2.2.0.zip
  12. Start Daemon:
  13. /home/USERNAME/cloakcoin/cloakcoind

Installation of the Mac OS Edition

  1. Donwload the latest Mac client from GitHub
  2. Extract zip file and start cloakCoin-qt.xxxx.dmg
  3. Drag & Drop the cloakCoin-qt App in the Application Folder
  4. Start cloakCoin-qt App in Application Folder -> you will get a warning that the app is from a unidentified developer
  5. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Security & Privacy. Read more.
  6. You need to unblock the app by clicking the 'Open Anyway' in Security & Privacy
  7. The cloakCoin-qt app will continue with the installation.
  8. You will get a warning: 'Cant find local blockchain…..Would you like to auto-download it?'
  9. Click 'Yes'
  10. when the blockchain finnishes downloading cloakCoin-qt app will be running and in full sync!
  11. Always remember -> to Encrypt your wallet via password Keyphrase! + backup your wallet.dat on a USB Stick or External Harddrive. Just to be sure!

If you need to reinstall the blockchain file with the auto-downloader:

  1. Close the running wallet.
  2. Go to ~/Library/Application Support/CloakCoin/ and delete folder txleveldb.
  3. Restart and it will ask you to download again.

Installation of the Raspberry headless (CLI) precompiled Edition

We choose Raspbian. So download the last version, burn the image, put the SD Card into Raspberry Pi and turn it ON !

  1. Update the system :
sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade
  1. Reboot after update and don't forget to change the pi password for security reasons
  2. Install The last version :
wget https://github.com/CloakProject/2.2.2.0-wallets/raw/master/cloakcoin-RPi_armv7-rEvolution-2.2.2.0.zip
  1. Unzip it :
unzip cloakcoin-RPi_armv7-rEvolution-2.2.2.0.zip
  1. Make it executable :
chmod +x cloakcoind
  1. open the CloakCoin.conf file :
nano ~/.CloakCoin/CloakCoin.conf
  1. Add rpcuser and rpcpassword :
rpcusername=YOURRPCUSERNAME
rpcpassword=YOURRANDOMRPCPASSWORD
  1. Start The daemon :
./cloakcoind --daemon -upnp

Installation of the Android Edition

  1. From your mobile device install the latest Android wallet from Google Play

CloakCoin FAQ and troubleshoot

You can find help and info on the CloakCoin general FAQ and troubelshoot page.

Support is also available on CloakCoin Rocketchat channel platform.


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