500 Confirmation Staking Question
After staking a block, the QTUM-qt wallet basically gives you a holiday from staking for a duration of 500 confirmations.
I am wondering what can I do during this period of time?
Can I shut down my qt wallet?
Can I disable my internet access?
Can I shut down my computer?
I believe that while waiting for 500 confirmations on the QTUM blockchain, the wallet is basically idle except for the regular downloading of new transactions on the ledger.
I am thinking that upon staking a block, it is OK to close the wallet without waiting for a single confirmation and restarting the wallet before the 500th confirmation. This way I won't miss out on any valuable "staking" time.
My reason for this is that right now it takes almost an entire day to receive 500 confirmations and I would like to limit unnecessary wastage of electricity if possible.
Can anyone please confirm if this is a good idea?
OK, after a few days of staking, I can answer my own OP :)
All of my above assumptions are correct. It is perfectly OK to:
Shut down my qt wallet...........yes
Disable my internet access....yes
Shut down my computer.........yes