Questions tagged [altcoin]

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

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How to run multiple node in same machine?

I have created an altcoin base on litecoin source code. I want to test it in multiple node to test peers of each node weather each node can connect to each other. So I try to run "mycoind" in multiple ...
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How does one go about creating an altcoin and what is stopping others from doing so? [closed]

How is it that altcoin like Dogecoin is able to become so popular and how does one go about creating something similar? It's all for educational purposes as I want to know how blockchain and ...
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How ETF, * UP and * DOWN, work? [closed]

Please tell me how * UP and * DOWN work? So I bought for $ 10 at $ 0.01824 apiece 712 XTZDOWN. If the price becomes $ 1 per piece, will I have $ 712? Or am I not understanding something? If they burn ...
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Wallet source code for altcoin [closed]

I have followed this guide to create an altcoin: https://www.hackster.io/pjdecarlo/how-to-make-a-cryptocurrency-using-litecoin-v0-15-source-fb5e82 It comes with a desktop wallet app but there is no ...
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Have a bunch of wallet.dat files. What alt-coins do they have (and may be how much)?

A few years ago I mined a couple of alt-coins. Now I have approximately 5 wallets which are named in non-suggestive way: wallet_01.dat, wallet_02.dat, ..., wallet_05.dat. Each of them has reasonable ...
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Importprivkey problem for Litecoin clone

I have cloned an older version of Litecoin using a tutorial. I chose the starting letter for the public addresses to be lower case "x". Everything is working fine except for importprivkey. It will ...
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How to setup Antminer D3 to solo mine to CANN wallet

I am trying to solo-mine CANN using my Antminer D3 directly to the full node wallet. I would really like to start adding decentralization to small coins just for the heck of it, but I am having some ...
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Coins sent without downloading the full wallet

i sent bit-connect tokens to my desktop wallet and now i cant seem to see them can you please help me it says on the block explorer that it is already there but the network is updated. after that ...
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Which currency (crypto & fiat) to use to measure profits?

Lets say you have added enough USD to trade with so you pick BTC to trade altcoins with. You buy Altcoin X for let's say order total 0.5 BTC BTC goes up in value but Altcoin X in USD has jumped big ...
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Where can I find altcoin inflation rates?

I know I can use coincap.io and CoinMarketCap to see a lot of good information about altcoin relative values, and cryptocompare has good detailed information, but where can I access inflation rates ...
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Single API Platform for multiple cryptocurrency?

I am wondering for a single API platform where i will be able to trade for below 5 crypto currency : 1) Bitcoin 2) Litecoin 3) Ethereum 4) Dash 5) Monero So, are you guys supporting all these in 1 ...
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What's the advantages of using the block chain as opposed to L2 solutions

I'm looking for a good example and explanation from a software architecture perspective BUT for general audience about the benefits of solving and having blockchain features on Layer 1 not ...
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Is there a site that tracks volume over time?

Coinmarketcap shows the current volume data. Is there a site that tracks volume over time in a graph and data table where you can sort by highest volume days? I'm looking to see if a specific coin has ...
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Forking PIVX - ERROR: CheckBlockHeader() : proof of work failed

I have forked PIVX and generated new genesis block hash, merkle root and nonce, and changed the rewards parameters. It compiles fine and the daemon starts, I have even got 2 nodes connected, but ...
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How to create a bootstrap.dat file? [duplicate]

I want to create a new bootstrap.dat file for a Dogecoin. How do this kind of files are created and how can I create one? What tools should I use? any answers/links/references are appreciated. I have ...
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What is the advantage of a market-specific cryptocurrency?

Reading this article, http://nakamotoinstitute.org/mempool/the-coming-demise-of-altcoins/, I wonder why there would be a separate coin for each market, like a coin just for buying bananas, marijuana, ...
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Altcoin confirmations and safety - wait ~6 confirmations, or ~1 hour?

The general consensus in the Bitcoin network is to wait for 6 confirmations or 1 hour on a transaction before it can be considered completely irreversible. However, when it comes to altcoins that use ...
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Can the forked be unforked?

So: BTC, BCH, BTG and BSV all trade at different prices/values. All have forked off from BTC and have different development teams, theories, practices, technology, etc. I noticed that when you look ...
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What if block N were based not on N-1 but on both N-2 and N-3?

If the bitcoin protocol were changed so that the merkle root from block N-1 were replaced in block N by the two roots of blocks N-2 and N-3, then it would become possible to mine 2 blocks at a time in ...
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How do I determine the value of new altcoins?

So, I'm curious about the value of altcoins. Let's say I were to create an altcoin, and get some people to use it... how would I calculate the value of the coin? Is this determined by exchanges? Or ...
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Strategies to Reduce High Transaction Fees in a Cryptocurrency Marketplace?

I’m building a cryptocurrency marketplace where users mainly buy and sell small ticket items (worth $10 - $50) using cryptocurrency. However, the "miner fees" are making it prohibitively ...
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What does it mean for a cryptocurrency to be ASIC-resistant?

I guess the question I'm asking here is what does it take for an altcoin to be ASIC-resistant? What does it need to have?
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Single API to Get Fee Estimates for All Major Cryptocurrencies? [closed]

Many sites provide estimates of miner/gas fees for individual cryptocurrencies. For example, EtherScan provides gas estimates for ETH. BTC Network provides fee estimates for Bitcoin. Both of these ...
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how to build altcoin in mingw?

OS : Windows 10 Installed Dependencies: -qt4.8.6 gcc 6.3.0 boost 1_55_0 berkeleyDB 4.8.30NC openssl 1.0.2l I tried compiling with the following commands: qmake "USE_UPNP=1" coin-pt.pro mingw32-...
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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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If my service only accepts Bitcoin, will there be a lot of missed customers who only have non-Bitcoin crypto currencies? [closed]

I'm about to release a service which only takes payments in Bitcoin. I'm wondering if this will impact me negatively in terms of not getting business from people who own other crypto currencies. I don'...
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An updated forkcoins tree chart (only blockchains)

Where can I find something conveying this information, but up to date? digraph { # rankdir = LR; splines = polyline; # Bitcoin is the original chain. node0 [label = "Bitcoin\n~15000 $ US ...
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Has/will there ever been any new “Bitcoin Gold rush” similar to the hard forks that allowed you to “trick” your way to new coins? [closed]

A couple of years ago, there was this really unexpected and bizarre thing for a few months (or weeks?) where a bunch of Bitcoin hard forks were created, such as "Bitcoin Gold", whose only ...
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I need to buy a gift card for PlayStation using bitcoins or altcoins [closed]

I need to buy a gift card for PlayStation using bitcoins or altcoins. Unfortunately, there is currently no other payment method. Can someone help?
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Is there a cold storage option for altcoins? [closed]

Is it possible to create a paper wallet for altcoins offline and send your altcoins there? I can only buy altcoins from online exchanges like bitrexx but I feel it's really risky to keep large ...
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How do I implement bitcoin-seeder for an altcoin?

I am creating an altcoin, following a tutorial. The tutor skipped explaining setting up the DNS seeder. How can I implement this code https://github.com/sipa/bitcoin-seeder ? Currently when I run ./...
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Wallet for Rise currency [closed]

Does anyone know if there's a wallet application for Rise currency? Thank you!
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Altcoins with plaintext transaction messaging [closed]

I'm looking to compile a list of altcoins with plaintext transaction messaging embedded into the blockchain. If anyone knows of a coin that fits the bill then please share.
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Do multi-PoW currencies open up additional attack vectors on a blockchain?

I'm curious if there have been any technical evaluations of the vulnerabilities of cryptocurrencies that utilize more than one proof of work algorithm - for instance, myriadcoin or huntercoin. ...
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How to create a simple lightweight wallet (without mining) for an Altcoin [closed]

I am trying to create a wallet using electrum for an altcoin that uses the Scrypt algorithm. I am looking around for tutorials that can show a step by step process on how to create a simple wallet for ...
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Can two bitcoin chains co-exist if one copied the code and ran a parallel chain?

If someone forked the code without changing any of the fundamental properties and connected nodes / miners, could they not disrupt the main (original chain)?
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How do I get my Ravencoin wallet address on Ravencore? [closed]

Very new to this, and couldn't find help on Google.
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How can I simulate ProofOfStake (PoS) for a testnet (clone of Pivx)? [closed]

After the end of PoW blocks, I am unable to mine using PoS. Here is my setup. 1) Server with the following config file. server=1 daemon=1 listen=1 rpcuser=user rpcpassword=password 2) Two clients ...
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How to calculate nbits from powlimit

I remember some where was table and python scrypt for do this , when reinstall my debian i was lose this script. Example we hv uint256S("...
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What benefits does Bitcoin have that other cryptocurrencies do not?

I have heard several times Bitcoin being called "the king of crypto." It makes sense when you look at how the coin surpasses all the altcoins in terms of market capitalization and trading volume. No ...
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Testing altcoin reward halving - Help! [closed]

I am currently working on reward halving changes for a test coin and i have added all the necessary changes but my question is how do i safely test this new halving without affecting production. I ...
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How to run dns seeder?

Are there any tutorials on how to setup dnsseeder for a new altcoin. I am struggling with this for past couple of days. I am modifying dogecoin seeder and i just cant setup on my server. My coin ...
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Altcoin solo mining issue with Cpuminer [closed]

I have cloned litecoin to make my own altcoin for fun and i want to solo mine the new coin using cpuminer on mainnet. I have compiled and installed cpu miner in my Mac OSX and i am running the altcoin ...
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Resource on cryptocurrency exponents/significant digits/decimal places? [closed]

I'm looking for a comprehensive list, or library, that lists a wide range of cryptocurrencies and there exponents/significant digits/decimals - ie "8 for BTC, 18 for ETH, ..."
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BCH to paxful pls help [closed]

If can anyone tell me how I can recover my BCH I mistakenly sent to paxful wallet address though I'm still seeing unspent on my BCH wallet I'm so confused pls help
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How can I recover my coins?

I'm using an alt coin. The wallet would not sync so I deleted the blkindex.dat file to restart the download. I restarted the wallet client and it downloaded all the blocks, but all my coins are gone. ...
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Is there any full node supporting multiple crypto currencies like BTC, BCH, Litecoin?

I want to use JSON-RPC protocol in my application such that it should support multiple crypto currencies.Is there any single full node supporting multiple cryptocurrencies.
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Coins with memory-intensive mining

Are there coins that demand system memory rather than computing power? Which coin brings me the most mining profit if I have a lot of system DDR3 RAM (say 64 GB or more) in my personal computer?
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Cryptocompare Api - understanding API return values

I have come across the API from cryptocompare.com which fetches data from various exchanges. I do not understand the some values returned from the API call https://min-api.cryptocompare.com/data/...
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What is the safest way to rename my altcoin from “bitcoin” to “myaltcoin” in the source code? [closed]

Some Context I am creating my own altcoin for learning purposes and have successfully built the bitcoin code from source with my own genesis block. Now is it time for me to change the name of the ...

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