Questions tagged [altcoin]

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

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Are Bitcoin signatures currency specific?

I am wondering whether signatures for Bitcoin-like currencies are currency specific, or given one program that can sign a Bitcoin raw/JSON transaction one can create valid signatures for other coins ...
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Namecoin - How to Find Block Height via Block Hash?

Is it possible to use namecoind to determine the block number from a block hash? Going from height to hash is easy: namecoind getblockhash But going from hash to height appears to be impossible... ...
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Are there any services offering blockchain.info-like API for multiple currencies?

I am wondering whether there are any services that offer some API like blockchain.info does but for multiple currencies at the same time. I know there are a lot of block explorers out there, but they ...
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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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Cryptographic “Central Bank” [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a bitcoin-like system that has a central authority? I know that the reason that many people like bitcoin is that it is completely unregulated, but I was thinking that a "...
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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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In what line of what file does the block reward depend on?

I want to make an altcoin and since I am new, I wanted to know what sets the reward of a block after being mined.
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How is it possible to modify bitcoin source to change behavior of a newly-created altcoin? [closed]

In creating a new SHA-256 based coin, I have a few basic questions that I hope someone can offer some help with (I do not have development background): Is bitcoin-0.6.3-linux.tar the latest and ...
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Can Darkcoin's Darksend be implemented on top of Bitcoin?

Can Darkcoin's Darksend (I think this is called coinjoin, but I am unsure) be implemented on any cryptocurrency (without a fork), or must the feature be present when the coin is first released?
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DollarTrackerCoin - Would it be possible to create an alt coin that tracks a Fiat currency? [duplicate]

By baking into the algorithm dynamically adjusting the 'difficultly' so that if it is more expensive than the fiat currency then more coins can be created, and visa-versa- causing the currency to ...
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Heartbleed bug and Altcoins

Bitcoin recently released V 0.9.1 patching vulnerabilities from the Heartbleed bug, however I have not seen anything from any alt coin. What are the possible security risks associated with using these ...
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0 hashes per second in Qt for new altcoin

Lately I have become interested in the way crytocurrency works. So I decided to make my own cryptocurrency to learn it's internal workings. I used a clone of SmallChange and followed this guide. ...
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Is it theoretically possible to limit the hash rate?

I am thinking of developing an altcoin that is truly asic/pool proof. I haven't tried yet (or even downloaded the source code), but I was wondering if it is possible for the network to behave in such ...
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How to calculate velocity of Bitcoin?

So determining the value of bitcoin is not the question at stake here. Suppose there's a new bitcoin with a production algorithm that's tied to the feedback rule proposed by McCallum and adjusts ...
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Is there any altcoin with improvements in blockchain download time?

Let me introduce my idea. Given: sizeof( Blockchain ) = 16Gb Downloading of one avi film 16GB from the pirate bay ( 5mb/s ) = 2-3 hours Downloading of bitcoin's blockchain ( 5mb/s ) = 2-3 days One ...
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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 can Auroracoin be the 4th crypto-coin by market cap if it's unreleased yet?

Auroracoin has become the 4th biggest crypto-currency measured in market capitalization. How can an as-yet unreleased coin have market value if it's not available for exchange (either for fiat or for ...
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Small altcoin usage effects

So I'm working on an altcoin for me and my friends to use. None of them are familiar with mining. If my computer is the only one mining, how much would that affect the economy? Also, how many ...
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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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Why is Bitcoin better than other cryptocurrency? [duplicate]

If there too many types of such kind of currency, will them be very cheap? I have 4 BTC and since the current BTC price waves a lot, I am wondering this. Thanks,
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How to fix CoinBase pay too much error [duplicate]

ERROR: ConnectBlock() : coinbase pays too much (actual=20000000 vs limit=20000000) I got this error at my debug.log anyone know how to fix this issue? I am coding a new coin, changing its rewards, ...
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Where can I find information on how many PenniesCENT have already been mined?

I saw a request to add CENT on coinmarketcap. Where can I find out the total of PenniesCENT mined so far?
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Would it be possible to have an ARM hashing based Cryptocurrency?

This was something that popped into my mind while I was thinking about CPU Only Alt-coins. Would it be possible to have an ARM-based coin? That is, a coin that could only be mined on ARM devices (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...