Questions tagged [altcoin]

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

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Recurring Bitcoin or Altcoin Payments as a Service?

I was wondering are there any recurring payment services aside from the obvious coinbase one out there. I want to be able to have a finer grain control. Say I wanted to send X amount of btc/altcoins ...
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Is there an altcoin generator with merged-mining support?

I am wondering - is there a service similar to CoinCreator that allows one to generate altcoins with built-in support for merged mining?
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Is there anything like a “blank” blockchain?

I'm looking to create a coin with my own method of securing the network. Is there anything close to something I could create my own algorithm and replace that portion of the code with my own? Thanks!
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Using Bitcoin or another Altcoin for Decentralized Database Storage

I was wondering has there been any attempts on using the blockchain as a decentralized database storage system? Would it be feasible to use it on Bitcoin or another Altcoin and if so which altcoin ...
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What is the most widely distributed crypto currency?

I've been doing research to find a crypto-currency that is "fairly" distributed among the population. Being "fair" is quite subjective. We can all agree that 10 people that control a coin is not fair, ...
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Is how can I enable my wifi router to accept Bitcoin for adhoc/ anonymous usage?

I want to find a WiFi solution where I can sell my internet service with anyone who needs to use it... ideally paying in an altcoin or Bitcoin. Are there any router modifications, or infrastructures ...
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Nonce in Merged Mining

When mining Bitcoin, the nonce is included in the header, which is then hashed and checked to see if it is below the target threshold. Everybody can verify that the header does indeed hash below the ...
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Does anyone have a formula for dynamic block durations?

I want to implement this, so does anyone have a formula for dynamic block durations instead of a fixed target of 10 minutes?
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How Do I create a Mining Pool for an Altcoin?

I made an altcoin using coincreator.net , but I can only mine it on an underpowered windows computer. I was wanting to make a pool so that my friends and I could mine it together from a Windows or a ...
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Why can't we expire two year old transactions?

I understand any output in blockchain can be left un-redeemed forever. But If we expire all transactions that are more than two years old (specifically after some number of blocks), there are some ...
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mining alt coins. trading/exchanges [duplicate]

I am interested in starting to mine alt coins. I have little in funds to invest in hardware, besides a laptop that I got from bestbuy. are there any coins that would be able to be mined from such a ...
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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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Successful national digital currencies

Are there any successful stories about coins created specifically for a country? (pre mined and drop) I have seen cases like Auroracoin, but I want to know if there has been a success story.
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How often does peercoin minting pay out?

If I have a peercoin wallet and generate coins with the PoS system, how often does it pay me the 1%? Can I change this to every week/month/half year?
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How to premine our coins in my altcoin?

I want to premine our coin, but I'm not able to understand which function from which file actually generate coin. So if you know than let me know so, I can understand that code and implement my own ...
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I just made my altcoin, should I list my source code at Github?

It seems to me that every new coin introduced, they list source code in Github. Is that customary in the industry?
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Are there any stochastically dependent proof of work algorithms?

In bitcoin, the probability of discovering a block on the X-th hash is the same1 as it is on the Y-th hash. As such, the probability of discovery is stochastically independent. Are there proof of ...
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I created my own crypto coin. Do I have to keep my node running all the time?

I created my own crypto coin. I have two questions: Do I have to keep my node running all the time? Is it better to have more than one node running?
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How do you determine 'magic byte' or version for alt coins?

I'm looking at creating a deterministic wallet for some of the less popular altcoins. Bitcoin has a magic byte of '0488b21e' and litecoin '019da462'. How are these determined or calculated? Also how ...
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What programming language should I learn to create a new altcoin?

I've been wondering. What programming language is needed to develop and maintain an altcoin? Because I've been thinking to try creating my own altcoin. I've seen a lot of services to develop an ...
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Transparent Crypto Bitcoin 2.0 Technologies vs Anonymous Bitcoin Crypto 2.0 technologies?

I'm still doing more research on Crypto 2.0 or Bitcoin 2.0 technologies and still weighing the pros and cons of each. So far we have the following technologies that are either backed by a company or a ...
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How do I create a new genesis block for an altcoin?

I'm trying to clone the Blackcoin sourcecode just for the hell of it but I can't seem to generate a genesis block. I can do it on normal coins, but not here. The Blackcoin developers seem to have ...
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How to fork an Altcoin Which has 0 Reward Block to continue mining after the LAST POW BLOCK

Im trying to learn how is it possible to Hard Fork an Altcoin Blockchain to Continue the Mining Phase after the LAST POW BLOCK. The Block Reward is already 0 and the LAST POW stops at Block 8000. And ...
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Have there been any successful “airdrops”?

Starting with Auroracoin, a lot of coins aimed to perform an "airdrop" and distribute their coins to certain groups of people. I am wondering, have there been any successful airdrops? If so, how did ...
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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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Would it be a good idea to have several different *coin to protect oneself from fluctuations?

I'm interested in *coin, but I'm afraid of sinking money into something out of idle curiosity and then losing that money to value fluctuations. Would it be a good idea to have several different *coin (...
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Atomic cross-chain trading

Atomic cross-chain trading describes a method where two parties, owning different crypto currencies, can safely exchange the crypto currencies without an intermediary. The method is described in the ...
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How can I mine ALT SHA-256 coins using a Bitmain S4?

The bitmain S4 does 2TH/s out of the box with no overclocking. For many alt SHA-256 coins, this can be 10% - 50% of the entire network hashing power, which would allow us to gain alt coins quickly, ...
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How does Dash achieve anonymity without centralisation?

Dash is supposedly completely anonymous. How does this work without any centralisation? Is there one person with all the transactions and only they mine?
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Detailed guide on how to Create a Litecoin Fork, With Pre-mine instructions [closed]

I need a Detailed guide on how to Create a Litecoin Fork, With Pre-mine instructions, I would be very grateful if someone posted a comprehensive guide on how to Create a Litecoin software fork, with a ...
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What are the differences between Bitcoin and DigitalCoin (DGC)?

What is the difference between Bitcoin and DigitalCoin? Is there any paper related to DigitalCoin?
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altcoin execoin miner is infected?

looking for asic-proof alt-coins, I found one called EXE coin. however, it requires their version of the miner and it says standard miners won't work. firefox/waterfox claims the binary is infected. ...
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Scraping multiple cryptocurrencies

I would like to scrap data from Bitcoin and mix of alternative cryptocurrencies which are fundamentally like Bitcoin. The data I am looking for are blocks and transactions. I found a pretty awesome (...
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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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WeaveCoin - Extremely High-Speed AltCoin - Is this Possible? [closed]

I've written a proposal for an extremely extremely high-speed transaction verification algorithm: http://kenthagerman.blogspot.ca/2014/08/weavecoin-high-speed-crypto-currency.html Is this possible? ...
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How do cryptocurrency exchanges like Mintpal manage so many?

As there are 100s of crypto coins each with their own QT-client, how do exchanges manage the transactions? Do they use the core client of every altcoin in the servers or will they be programming code ...
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Cryptonote vs an X11 Coin

Which one is a more desirable feature in an altcoin? The X11 or the Cryptonote? Also why cnt the 2 be implemented together? X11 seems to allow 11 algos to mine the coin, and cryptonote is based on ...
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How desirable are features like Cryptonote in an altcoin? [closed]

How desirable are features like Cryptonote in an altcoin? DO you guys think, this is a feature you guys would prefer over an X11 or X13 algorihm?
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Where can new cryptocurrency features be found?

I was wondering what new cryptocurrency features may be introduced. How can I find published new cryptocurrency features?
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I want to generate a BIP32 version number for Namecoin and other altcoins

I want to make a BIP32 wallet for Namecoin and other alt coins. I just need to figure out how to generate a a public and private version number so that the BIP32 extended key prefix is something that ...
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Qt wallet not compiling - Altcoin

After rewriting litecoin to use the whirlpool algorithm, I'm having issues compiling the qt wallet. Daemon compiles perfectly, yet when I try to compile the qt wallet (linux at this stage) i get this ...
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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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How to accept and detect altcoin payments?

Similar to this question, How can a website detect when bitcoins have been deposited?, is there a way to accept altcoin deposits on a website and have the website automatically know when the altcoins ...
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Is Block Height 1 is the genesis block?

As the question I asked before, I wanted to make an altcoin. The block height in main.cpp allows you to choose which block gets different rewards. If it does, do txNew.vout[0].nValue = depend on the ...
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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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Error compiling altcoin-qt for Windows, getting a GCC internal compiler error

I think I managed to get all my dependencies and libraries right (fingers crossed), but now when trying to build blackcoin-qt, the QTSdk compiler gives me this error while building qtipcserver.o: In ...
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Complete list of merged mineable coins? SHA256 + Scrypt [closed]

mmpool.org mines these SHA256 PoW coins: Bitcoin Namecoin Ixcoin Devcoin I0coin Groupcoin https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Merged_mining_specification claims that it is only used by Namecoin Is there a ...
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0 Active Connection on my-new-coin

I have compiled my-newcoin-qt and my-newcoind on different platforms (windows, Linux and Mac), with my coin specification based on litecoin. When I run my-newcoin-qt at the first time, I get no error ...
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Premining documentation?

I'm looking for more information on how to actually premine a coin. I would be grateful if someone can show me an example. What I've tried so far does and not work, I'm basically mining the first ...
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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... ...