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Altcoin fork tutorial

Is there any tutorial for altcoin fork creation? I've found only tutorials for the very old versions, and any for the current ones.
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Repurposing old FPGAs

So, I have a couple of BTC mining FPGAs lying around from the earlier days when they were worth running (specifically a BPMC Red Fury and an ASICMiner Block Erupter). I'm wondering if these can be ...
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How do I mine VoteCoin?

First I am not trying to open a bank but I have a core i3 3210 @ 3.20 GHz and a gt 210(pretty bad).I know I am late at mining so I thought of alt coins,like people who invested in bitcoin first, now ...
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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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Are altcoins private companies?

As far as I have understood, Bitcoin is the Internet of money, using blockchain technology that is open, transnational, neutral, censorship resistant and there is no third-party controlling the ...
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Is there a cold storage option for altcoins?

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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Historical intraday data for altcoins that can be exported?

I've been looking around lately for historical data, like opening price, closing, high, low etc for altcoins. All I have come up with is daily data or higher, but what I need is like 5, 10, 15 minutes ...
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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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Are there any Bitcoin alt-coin creation tutorials above version 0.15.0?

There are many How to make an alt-coin tutorials out there, but all the ones I have seen are from 2015 or earlier (most are around 2013-2014). Bitcoin has changed dramatically since then, and I am ...
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Why can't the genesis block be found I create an altcoin?

I have built the bitcoin source code with a new pszTimestamp, hashGenesisBlock and hashMerkleRoot The code builds fine and does not run into any assert problems when validating these hashes on [line ...
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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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Bitconnect transactions show in block explorer, but one transaction is missing from wallet [closed]

My Bitconnect address 8Y7D6YfD7htnQ7uYaDHZzQSHtjiXRZfsZ9 has received 2 transactions according to this Bitconnect block explorer tool but only the smaller one for 0.01 is showing up in my Bitconnect ...
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Is it possible to set up electrum server for other alternative currencies

Here i am asking this question for knowing that the electrum wallet can support other currencies like peercoin novacoin etc. If you know something about this then please revert me and also please ...
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Looking for a specific mining pool [closed]

I'm developing a mining application that switches mining between different altcoins. I'm looking for a mining pool with an API that allows withdraws, so that I can automate the withdraw process for ...
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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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LTC source code cloning to a new cryptocurrency?

How do I edit the code to make my own currency, while changing the name? Hey, I have downloaded LTC source code from its official github link. I want to create my own cryptocurrency identical to LTC, ...
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How do I make my own Hyperstake coin [closed]

So ive forked the code but seems to be connected to the old coin stuff. What I am looking to do is fork their code and create my own coin! I know that I need to make a node but I can't find any ...
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error building wallet for altcoin

finally i had to use mxe on ubuntu to can build wallet on windows when i try to compile wallet with qmake i got this error 12:09:25: Running steps for project BlockRipps-qt... 12:09:25: ...
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Problem with NEON wallet [closed]

I just started using the neon wallet and everything was going fine. But after I closed it and tried to open it and login again with my key and passphrase it will go on to decrypt my key forever. What ...
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Mining Builds How many GPU's and why?

I have been looking into mining recently and i realize that i am a bit late to the bubble bu would still like to invest in building my own rig and start mining Altcoins such as ETH and Zcash. Now to ...
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Generate keys/addresses for all altcoins

I'm looking for a library or method to generate addresses for as many of the most popular currencies/altcoins as possible. Is there a known library that supports this? Or do I need to use a specific ...
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Python source code for issuing a new altcoin?

I was wondering if anyone here know a python source code for making an altcoin? I found some tutorial on C++, but since I am not familiar with the language I cannot understand the code fully? And if ...
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How do decentralized exchanges prevent front running?

With the coming rise of decentralized exchanges for bitcoin and altcoins. How do these exchanges prevent front running of trades? Since all the transactions are transparent, what stops someone from ...
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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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What are the pros/cons of this strategy

I would like to buy 10 crypto currencies ($100~$150) each and leave it for a long period. What are the pros/cons of such approach? Some things I can think of Coins disappear with time and some might ...
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Telegram channels can pump a coin by 50%-200% [closed]

I ran into couple of this channels on Telegram (it's an encrypted messaging software like whatsapp) I joined a couple of them after a friend advised me and said there are channel who are giving ...
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Are there any properties of cryptocurrency that can help prevent accumulation of wealth by a few individuals? [closed]

Over time there seems to be a trend towards consolidation of wealth to a small number of individuals in human society. Are there cryptocurrencies with any properties that could help prevent that ...
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I am looking for a step-by-step Guide to create a new Cryptocurrency, based on Bitcoin code [duplicate]

I am looking for a step-by-step guide on creating a new CryptoCurrency using BitCoin Code, particularly on Fedora. Can someone help? Thanks in advance.
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how is Proof of Burn policed to prevent simultaneous buying into multiple alt currencies?

Proof of Burn lets someone buy into an Alt Coin. How is it policed so that someone doesn't "double-spend" by using the same Proof of Burn to simultaneously buy into Alt Coin 1 and Alt Coin 2?
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Retrieving my unspent Bitcoin output

I have sent my only begotten BTC from my exchange currency account but not yet received in my blockchain wallet, and when I inquire with my transaction ID, I found my the transaction to be stuck for ...
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Apart from its main purpose, what is bitcoin network used for?

In the Ethereum Homestead docs there is a paragraph But as bitcoin began attracting greater attention from developers and technologists, novel projects began to use the bitcoin network for purposes ...
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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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Do I need to develop a separate blockchain for my altcoin (cloned on BTC)? [closed]

Hi I am looking to develop an altcoin or more specifically to clone Bitcoin / litcoin I have few questions in mind before starting that I’d really appreciate if someone helps. Do I need to develop a ...
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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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Is it possible to mine altcoin with antminer?

Uh..I'm not sure if it's allowed to ask this kind of question here but anyway... I saw some comments at other forum said that theoretically it's possible to use like antminer s9 from bitmain to mine ...
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What would happend if a country were backed by its own cryptocurrency? [closed]

What would happen if instead of depending on dollars or gold, a country were backed by its own cryptocurrency, would this benefit its citizens and the country itself? How? I've read this answer but ...
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How can we mine first block on bitcoin fork? [closed]

We have created our altcoin and genesis block for educational purposes, but we couldn't start the mining process. Because of internal miner has been removed from bitcoin source, we can't mine. We have ...
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Testing altcoin reward halving - Help!

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 do i trade bitcoin with an altcoin if my wallet doesn't support that altcoin?

Let's say i buy 1 bitcoin and i have it on my wallet. So let's say bought that bitcoin to trade it for komodo. how do i trade it, i mean how will i get in the posession of the komodo if my current ...
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How can I generate addresses for all altcoins?

I want to develop my own exchange website having all the altcoins addresses. I am doing research from past few days and I came to know that I need a copy software client of all the altcoins, and then ...
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Trading bot - what is the maximum load an exchange server can take?

I did create my own altcoins trading bot in Python3. The bot trades on the minute market and is multi-threaded. Which makes that a lot of requests are send to the server of the exchange. I'm (was) ...
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How do i create my own cryptocurrency? [closed]

There are any guidelines about how to create my own currency from Ripple?
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Determine address balance using bitcoin core

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to compute the balance of a given bitcoin address using only the standard RPC API. I would like to extend this logic to bitcoin clones as well so the solution ...
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How does Whopper Coin released in the summer of 2017 on the Waves platform solve the native fee problem inherit with many colored coin approaches?

Whopper Coin was recently released in Russia using the Waves platform, but what is the native fee a user has to pay when sending the Whopper coin back to the establishment? If a customer receives ...
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Is BItcoin the only truly decentralized cryptocurrency?

Is Bitcoin (and likewise Bitcoin Cash)the only truly decentralized cryptocurrency? It appears that all the other altcoins are connected to companies or individuals who control them.
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Framework for handling transactions/wallets in multiple altcoins generically [closed]

I'm wondering the framework Poloniex, C-CEX and other bigger exchanges use to handle accounts and transactions for such a high number of cryptocurrencies. What could I use to generically be able to ...
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Why do prices of different cryptocurrencies on exchanges often go up/down in synchrony? [closed]

This might be a dumb question, but it's been puzzling me for a while. I have noticed that oftentimes, prices for various cryptocurrencies go up/down almost simultaneously. I do understand that ...
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Is there a paper wallet for all crypto-currencies?

I am relatively new to crypto-currencies and I am just wondering if there is inherently a paper wallet for all crypto-currencies made? Do they all have public and private keys that you can write down ...
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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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What are the additional benefits of having a blockchain behind a web service?

I'm still in the process of trying to understand cryptocurrency markets, and the factors behind their monetary value. Today, I have seen an ICO for a token called DetectorToken, which is a service ...