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Where do i start for creating a bitcoin altcoin? Like for changing block times, names, coin max, etc? I know what i want to change but I don't know where to change the code for the basic things mentioned above.

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    You should break this question up into its particular parts. Here's a general primer with max coins bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/19288/5107 Block times has been answered elsewhere. The variable is called nSpacing or something to that effect. You'll have to be more specific on "names". – user5107 Jun 30 '14 at 3:32
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    There are hundreds of altcoins. Your altcoins has a 99% chance of failing and if you can't code and can't capitalise your "I"s properly then there is nothing you can add of value to the altcoin economy. – Bardi Harborow Jul 2 '14 at 9:26
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    For the love of God don't bother bringing a clone coin with no innovation. You won't get rich. You're not doing anyone any favours. You missed the boat. The lowest standard for a new coin now assumes some innovation. Once more please don't bother. – Wizard Of Ozzie Jul 3 '14 at 11:45
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This post on bitcointalk is a good starting point.

The basic idea is to:

  1. fork an existing coin
  2. Customize some values (block reward, block time, hash algorithm, etc.)
  3. Boot strap the coin by mining then encoding some checkpoints.
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If you're not necessarily too technical and depending on your goal, you may want to look for a service that can run your altcoin for you and provide higher level APIs with it. For example: http://www.blockcypher.com.

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