Questions tagged [altcoin]

Questions about alternative cryptocurrencies are off topic unless they are applicable to Bitcoin.

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Is there a website that compares the features of different cryptocoins?

Is there any website where I can find a comparison of different altcoins by features? I'm not interested in hashrate, price, difficulty, but rather in implemented features such as: Used difficulty ...
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How to establish connection for mining testnet blocks on newly created altcoin

I was trying to clone an altcoin for educational purposes. I am total newby and I've got some plans to implement different PoW and continue working on cryto-currencies. I followed the cloning guide ...
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In which ways is Earthcoin different from Bitcoin?

Also, the name Earthcoin suggests to me that it may be somehow more sustainable with regards to the computing resources required to support it; is there any basis in that? The official site appears ...
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How to get difficulty for Bitcoin and other coins

How do I get access to the latest Bitcoin/Altcoin difficulties from the original "source/network"? I want to develop a C#/.NET application that collect this information. I know that there are web ...
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Does Amit Sahai's indistinguishability obfuscator enable Autonomous Virtual Corporations or “Agents”?

Given that an "Agent" is described as Agents are autonomous programs that maintain their own wallet, which they use to buy server time. Money is obtained by the agent selling services. If demand ...
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How to dump all of addresses from wallet.dat for other alt-coins?

I'm on binarycoin now, with solo mining. Luck smile to me. I'm found 5 blocks. It is 100.0 binarycoins. I'm trying to use "aggressive" speed-up, my daemon compiled with -O3. After last block I ...
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Before Mining Genesis Block

Im trying to make a test altcoin and I created the genesis block, merkle root and nonce. When I compile and run the daemon, The coin is trying to connect other IPs for hours so I can't mine the ...
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Middlecoin vs Wafflepool vs multipool.us [closed]

Which one actually has a better payoff? As I understand from their websites, their fees are: Middlecoin 3.88% Wafflepool 1% Multipool.us 1.50% So, clearly Wafflepool's the best, but how are ...
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Where to find P2pool networks.py settings for altcoins?

Is there a forum post or website where all the altcoin networks.py settings are being shared? I can see the P2pool forks on Github where people commit their own networks.py settings back to their own ...
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AltCoins based on Scrypt - How to do transactions with PHP?

Im interested in other scrypt based coins other than Litecoin. I have noticed that most of these coins have no documentation. So is it safe to assume that I can follow the Litecoin documentation if ...
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Does btc-e require verification for coin to USD conversion

I know that btc-e requires verification to withdrawal USD, but do they require verification to convert to USD and let sit until I want to trade it for other coins? Again.. NO usd withrawal. only BTC-...
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Scrypt (Litecoin) memory / performance tradeoff

For Litecoin, if memory size is increased in processing the Scrypt algorithm, for example to 384 kB instead of 128 kB (and assuming likewise an L2 cache size of 384 kB), would the typical CPU ...
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Stratum + MPOS pool question

This is the first pool I have configured so forgive my n00bness. https://github.com/MPOS/php-mpos/wiki/Quick-Start-Guide I completed the guide and everything appears to fire up correctly though when a ...
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Merged mining: are there any ways to prevent it?

Supporting merged mining allows a cryptocurrency A to improve the security its blockchain (increase the hash rate) by accepting work done on the blockchain of cryptocurrency B through insertion of a ...
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Can Bitcoin incorporate the scripting protocols of Ethereum without a fork?

I am curious if the Bitcoin protocol can incorporate Turing complete scripting capabilities without forking the block chain. I ask this because I understand the ability to create contracts digitally ...
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Looking to start mining litecoin/altcoin

I'm new to all of this... want some help with definitions such as GPU/CPU, etc.. Also, I understand BTC is no longer relevant in terms of individually mining... what would I purchase for under $200 ...
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BIP-0016 p2sh keys and altcoins

It appears that bitcoin addresses using p2sh keys have a different prefix to that of normal bitcoin addresses. Do other altcoins such as litecoin, peercoin, dogecoin etc include this functionality?
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Is it profitable to mine any Altcoin in the Cloud? Amazon aws has servers with GPU. [closed]

As title says, I would like to mine in the cloud. Is it profitable? I don't mean bitcoin because the network hash power is too high at the moment. I'd like to mine, for example, Dogecoin in the cloud. ...
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Where can one find the listing of the 3-call letters for all of the altcoins?

There's BTC, and everything else. But how are the call letters registered and is there a comprehensive list of them all?
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Once a coin name has been created is there anything stopping another coin being created with the exact same name? [duplicate]

With the advent of a service like coingen.io, there's going to be A LOT of altcoins flooding the market. So once a coin name has been created is there anything stopping another coin being created ...
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What is 42Coin? Why it is highly priced?

In cryptsy, I see that one 42coin is trading at >900 BTC. Just wondering what is 42coin and why it is highly priced?
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How Would One Premine an AltCoin?

Looking to create an Altcoin for fun and I heard about premining. Can this be done to premine all the coins without leaving my computer mining for days? I followed a guide here: http://...
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Where do these coins gain their value?

I have been mining coins for a long time (started with BTC/LTC years ago, moved to altcoins recently) and have realized I am not clear on the actual source of the value. Do the exchanges deem the ...
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Cannot connect to php-mpos with CgMiner: Pool 0 slow/down or URL or credentials invalid

I'm trying set up a local pool, using the php-mpos and the zetacoin-qt executable file, but for some reason, when I attempt to connect using cgminer, I get this error: Pool 0 slow/down or URL or ...
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Turn off fee destruction in PPCoin

In the sourcecode of PPCoin/SRC/MAIN.CPP line 1433 I read: fees are destroyed to compensate the entire network. I want to turn it off that fees are destroyed, if I change this code will it work? // ...
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Why do dustcoin.com and coinwarz.com give opposite results of profitability?

It's been several days in a row that I go to dustcoin and see Dogecoin being listed as less profitable than either Digitalcoin and BBQcoin, with the latest being the most profitable. But then if I go ...
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Setting up Statistics with litecoin-qt or bitcoin-qt

I'm trying to set up a bitcoin/altcoin pool server, but I've run in to a bit of a problem, I have no way to verify I've connected to the pool succesfully, and no stats or informations on the actual ...
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As of today Jan-2014. How much drive space does the following coins blockchain data take? [closed]

As of today 2014-January-05. How much drive space does each of these coins take after downloading the complete blockchain? Bitcoin Litecoin PPCoin Florincoin Philosopher Stone Norbits Anonymous Coin ...
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Can any current consumer grade computers mine any alt coins?

I'm interested in mining and would like to know if there are any consumer grade computers available that can mine any of the alternative coins. If so, what computers and which coins do you think would ...
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Which crypto-currencies can be mined effectively with GPU

We often hear both CPU and GPU mining are dead. There is a number of new currencies designed specifically for CPU or GPU mining. Which are these? Can you mine them effectively with GPU?
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What do I do with all my old block erupters? [closed]

I'm making like nothing off these guys and am looking to use them for something else. I guess these ASICs are designed for SHA-256 hash function based cryptocurrencies. Try to mine Terracoin? ...
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Would the existance of other cryptocurrencies negatively effect Bitcoins?

Would the existence of other cryptocurrencies negatively effect Bitcoins? It seems that other forms of cryptocurrencies would be competition to Bitcoins. Alternately, would it be like having other ...
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Which coin to mine with CPU long-term [closed]

I have a machine with 48 CPU cores, running Linux. I would like to mine for a coin, not to sell immediately, but in several months when the value has increased (hopefully). I don't want to keep ...
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How is 'profitability' calculated on Coinotron?

On the Coinotron, multi-currency pool website, there is a metric posted at the top-right of each page that displays how "profitable" it is to mine a specific currency. How does Coinotron derive this ...