I have a debug.log showing approximately 80 rewards from january 2009 to roughly sometime 2011.
I am using bitcoin 0.8.6-beta with Gen=1 and I've ran my wallet through bitcoin 0.8.6 a few times. I've seen 20 rewards pop up, I've seen one reward pop up, I've seen 9 rewards pop-up - and from what I've gathered, as well as what I remember the initial developer state. The rewards are there. When they show up in the mempool, they will be finalized and show up in my wallet. But, January 2009 - I dont have that .exe any longer, nor can I find it. The initial developer, lets call him satoshi. Satoshi said, they will be scraped and deposited, when I run the bitcoin qt core with gen=1, reindex=1, and rescan wallet. But, I should use the initial bitcoin qt to do so.
I've also come across forks that happened in 2013, which is when 0.8.6 was released. Though I have 0.8.6 files that show to be from 2011, according to the time stamp of each file last being used. Either way, the Fork was said to be fixing the blockchain, to not process these rewards, as there were apparently a lot of people trying to hack the blockchain using these mined blocks. So, 0.8.6 is apparently not going to allow me to recieve these rewards.
So, I have two things I'd like to do.
A.) Compile a Bitcoin QT (Core) that reimplements gen=0|1 so that the rewards will be generated.
B.) Fix the 2013 Fork, so that these Initial Mined Rewards can be generated into the Wallet.
C.) Compile all of the Bitcoin Cores and work with some volunteers to create a Bitcoin Core that does both of the above interests as well as other interests.
I know that Bitcoin QT is basically Java - or was. I haven't been paying attention much as of late. Nor am I a big fan of programming. I know my way around. But, I dislike programming. So, I would prefer some help compiling, or I'll just study and learn how to compile bitcoin qt myself.
Can anyone explain to me if I'll ever see these rewards that my bitcoin qt wallet mined between 2009 and 2011? And, if I should use the original bitcoin client, or compile it myself, or how difficult it will be to compile a bitcoin qt client to incorporate gen=0|1 myself????
Any other thoughts?