I am a monero noob, please help. I could not send funds from my MyMonero wallet, so as everyone suggested I imported the keys in the Monero GUI wallet. Problem is, it shows a 0 balance. When I tried sending to this wallet it did in fact increase the balance but my old balance has disappeared.
I tried running a local node, which kept failing and saying "incorrect version" after a few hours, which makes no sense because I downloaded the full package zip. So I tried using a remote node on Moneroworld. When I look at the daemon logs though, it is constantly spamming different IP addresses - "new top block candidate - xxx days behind".
I have no idea what is happening. Can someone offer clarity? I can send and receive now, but my old balance is missing. Am I out of sync or something? I thought remote nodes should be able to pickup my proper balance immediately.
As a side note, when I log back in to view my MyMonero wallet, all the transaction amounts are incredibly weird and wrong.