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How to fork a cryptocurrency [closed]

I have cloned a coin and changed some variable to make it my own coin. I have launched it and have a few mining pools mining my coin. Going through the code I notice I have an error and the reward ...
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BTC Core not syncing, maybe becacuse it has zero blocks?

I have two BTC Core nodes modified with custom genesis blocks. I'm connecting them using the -connect option and the -listen option, and I can see in debug.log that they see each other: 2018-03-21 19:...
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Pools combine power, but all focus on a block? How do they all earn?

So, As far as I understand, when you join a pool you help work on the block that they are currently trying to solve and get paid for. I understand that, and how it's all split up.... But with a ton ...
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A read only balance tracker

Is there an app where I could add my public keys for several alt-coins that I have, to see the current balances. Kind of like a multi-currency wallet/tracker, but read-only.
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QT-Wallet not sync properly for altcoin

I tried to create altcoin using litecoin source code. I am able to generate genesis block for same. After setup on ubuntu VPS qt wallet connect to server and disconnect within seconds. Please help me ...
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Fetch Balance of wallet without Core wallets of all coin?

I'm creating an exchange like service, I need some for showing all transaction to user like deposit and withdrawal but I'm not using core wallets of any coin, using paper wallets for wallet creation ...
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Atlcoin: Peers don't sync after one creating new block [closed]

I have made an altcoin flowing these steps: 1. Generate genesis block and modify in source code genesis = CreateGenesisBlock(1525404232, 5226643, 0x1e0ffff0, 1, 50 * COIN); consensus....
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Where can I find historical price of altcoins?

Quandl has some dataset of altcoins but the history is small and unfortunately prices are not updated. CoinMarketCap JSON API is great but I understand it provides the lastest update only. I have ...
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Mining Altcoin with hash rate bigger than average network hash rate [closed]

I am sorry if the question is off-topic but cannot find an answer to a simple question anywhere including btctalk. So let's say a network hashrate of some coin using the X16R algorithm is 40 MH/s. ...
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How to make cryptocurrency easier for law enforcement?

I am researching the topic of cryptocurrency and its impact on society. It's often said that cryptocurrency is equivalent to cash, but that is clearly not true since cash is very difficult to ...
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How to disable mining functionality in wallet debug console?

I am creating a new altcoin and i cant seem to figure out how to disable mining functionality with wallets using the debug console window. I am trying to mine all the coins myself, is there way to ...
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Altcoin Wallet based on Litecoin source [closed]

I create my own altcoin based on litecoin source version 0.15 . I have any seed seted,but i have in wallet config addnode=ip. Why my wallet don t sync with blockchain ? It sync if i mine.....
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One pub address to many cryptocurrency

I've found this in the code on Github: This pubkey can accept any type of coin, please leave this in your config to help support development. ...
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Mining income calculation - H/s, MH/s or GH/s for hashing power?

I've seen online calculators use hashing power in H/s, MH/s and GH/s for various algorithms. How does one decide hashing power denomination must be used for mining income calculation? I feel like it ...
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How do I send my coins from my Verge paper wallet? [closed]

I have created a paper wallet and send some coins from my account on binance.com to it ... How can I send them back to binance from the wallet?
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Crypto Exchange Price based on BTC

I can't seem to find a solid answer for this but looking at a chart that I have linked below, this altcoin (altcoin X) has a price that is based on BTC from an exchange that is only a crypto exchange. ...
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How many transactions per second can blake2s algorithm can handle?

i saw the hash functions speed (miBps) are 947 according to this website: https://blake2.net/ but how many transactions blake2s algorithm can handle? Verge uses the same algorithm right? more about ...
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it is any command line to check the ammout of coins willl be create after build the wallet?

it is any command line to check the ammout of coins willl be create after build the wallet? i just cloned bitcoin and changed the ammount of coins to be 10 million MAX_MONEY = 10000000 so i would ...
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Receiving payments from users for over 150 coins

I would like to receive cryptocurrency payments for bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, stellar and over 150 different altcoins via my website. Similar to a cryptocurrency exchange such as Binance, I would ...
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51% attack on New coins

I have experienced 51% attack after launching a new altcoin last month. While i mined only 100 blocks using coin-cli generate 1, i noticed somebody already mined 2000 blocks within minutes attacking ...
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Where and how to buy Petro?

The Venezuela is about to launch the pre-sale (at 12:30pm GMT) of its Petro cryptocurrency. For that, they release a buyer manual in Spanish. Do you know where I could find the document translated in ...
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Is mining uneconomic in Belgium? [closed]

A Belgian website says the price of electricity in Belgium is between 0.22 and 0.44 Euros/kWh. For electricity [...] low consumption (orange curve: Da - 600 kWh single consumption on an ...
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cloning bitcoin MAX_MONEY not working [duplicate]

I have changed the amount of coins to be mined, to be 1000 but looks did not work, I have already 8000 coins mined, can someone explain why it is not working? main.h static const int64 MAX_MONEY = ...
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Why coin wallet shows only 1 connection? [closed]

I have wallet software (compile for my altcoin) and there are 3 nodes running. When i run wallet software in Mac (not core wallet), it shows only one connection to altcoin network, when it should be 3....
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cloning bitcoin how bitcoin find new nodes

I am studying blockchain, cpp and crypto so I cloned bitcoin and created a new altcoin. everything it is working fine as I expected, but i have some questions which i could not find a answer. the ...
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Why does bitcoin not have something like nicknames?

It would be much easier to exchange bitcoins if everyone could have one or more unique nicknames on the blockchain. Of course what should not be possible is that other people can check the balance by ...
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Which cryptocurrencies are considered base coins?

Are these the only base coins: BTC, ETH, BTH and LTC? Base coins are those that you can buy directly (USD -> base coin). Alt coins such as NEO, XRP and EOS require first going through a base coin.
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Got an issue compiling

After working my way through many errors compiling an alt-coin windows qt. Everything compiles fine right until the final stage when the system is putting together the exe. You can find the error ...
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When (or) do ICO tokens go to an exchange?

Scenario: Company A sells "tokens" in an ICO, directly from the site. How does one investing in an ICO know if those tokens will or won't, go to an exchange? If they will, how would one know the ...
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Steem - Who maintains the blockchain?

I did some reading on the Steem currency, and as i understand it there is no mining of Steem. New coins are created automatically and distributed to the social media contributors.. What i don't ...
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Can an altcoin be worth less than 1 satoshi (0.00000001 BTC)?

I have a friend who thinks that it's safe to invest in any altcoin that approaches 1 satoshi (0.00000001 BTC) in value, because there will always be someone who is willing to buy it at that price, and ...
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Why does Steem fail to peg Steam Dollar to the U.S dollar?

According to their whitepaper, Steem Dollars were designed as an attempt to bring stability to the world of cryptocurrency and to the individuals who use the Steem network. Unlike its purpose, ...
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developing a new alt-coin useful or not?

I will try just for educational purposes create my alt-coin. But i have some questions before to start. It's possible create the alt-coin since my ubuntu and maintain this alt-coin since my pc if ...
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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 BIP34Height and BIP65Height? [duplicate]

I am looking at the litecoin code and i cant seem to understand these lines. I am learning to create a new coin. What exactly is BIP34Height and BIP65Height and BIP66Height? What is the purpose and ...
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How to correctly set attributes for block hash and nBits in PIVX Fork?

I've cloned PIVX(basically a DASH fork) and modified basic parameters. It compiles fine. When I'm trying to run it the server starts and the debug log file shows following errors: ERROR: ...
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How to setup nameserver for dns seeder?

I am confused setting up nameserver to run with dnsseeder. I modified dnsseeder to work with my new altcoin. Here is what is did. I have vps.example.com setup with amazon ec2 and i compiled ...
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How does one create a blockchain snapshot (vs a bootstrap)?

I have read How to create a blockchain snapshot for a hardfork? but it does not answer this question. I understand the bootstrap.dat file is basically a concatenation of the blk000x.dat files, but ...
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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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Is there a chance to return all of the lost money invested when the chart goes back up? [closed]

Let say, for example, I invested $3 to buy 21 TRX (Tron Tokens), usually a token under Ethereum platform but still working the same as other altcoins when the value goes high, where the price is ...
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What are the pros and cons of premined altcoins?

When starting an altcoin from scratch, how would distributing premined coins to a certain community affect the currency?
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Where do i start for creating altcoin?

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 ...
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Do any altcoins use a DHT for connecting to peers?

Bitcoin doesn't use a DHT for connecting to peers. Are there any altcoins that do?
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Why for creating a new test coin is suggested to use Litecoin code? [closed]

I think I'd prefer to use Bitcoin code. Is there a reason that LiteCoin is preferred? As far as I know, for creating a different coin from BTC source I need to create a genesis block and remove the ...
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Altcoin solo mining issue with Cpuminer

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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do you need to independently create a genesis block for a new altcoin?

So if one was to try to create an altcoin that was a fork of the bitcoin code would he/she have to create a genesis block independently first? static CBlock CreateGenesisBlock(uint32_t nTime, ...
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Altcoin (Litecoin fork) creation. No synchronisation

i m trying to create an altcoin from the current Litecoin master branch on github. Its Litecoin in the version of 0.15.1. By editing some parameter in chainparams.cpp i m able to create my genesis ...
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Reduce Confirmations in the block coins to mature [closed]

I have created a alternative coin by using the fork of litecoin, and succeeded. But i need to change the Confirmations of first mining transaction How can i reduce the Default Confirmation '101' for ...
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Why is my altcoin node not syncing new blocks? [closed]

I setup a new node for my custom altcoin. I cloned and compiled altcoin in my ubuntu server machine. I have generated genesis block and added checkpoints for first two blocks.. I am able to connect ...
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Altcoin nodes connection issues

I have cloned litecoin for fun and i am struggling with connecting to nodes. I have generated genesis block and compilation all works fine. I have two litecoin daemons running on my local Macosx and ...