@ny42, we talked on Telegram. Using the "addnode" command is a way to get new wallets started talking to the Qtum network. The command that works is addnode qtum5.dynu.net:3888 add Once your wallet gets peer connections, it remembers them using the "peers.dat" file so your wallet will restart easily. For blockchain syncing, you will need to sync the entire blockchain to see your correct wallet balance, especially for recent transactions.