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Litecoin mining!

Since the litecoin community is growing, I've decided to introduce /litecoinmining, a place for all discussion revolving mining litecoins!
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VeriCoin

The home for the most innovative cryptocurrency, VeriCoin and Verium VeriCoin: Proof-of-Stake-Time Protocol. PoST Verified. Verium: Proof-of-Work-Time Protocol. PoWT Verified. CPU Mine-able (GPU and ASIC Resistant)
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Litecoin news and discussion

This subreddit exists to openly discuss [Litecoin](https://litecoin.org). Read the [comparison](http://litecoin.info/Comparison_between_Litecoin_and_Bitcoin) between Litecoin and Bitcoin.
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Complete Guide to Creating P2Pool Bitcoin Mining Node in Linux

Complete Guide to Creating P2Pool Bitcoin Mining Node in Linux submitted by luckypyrate to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

freenode/

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[13:47:03] The guide is divided into sections, each with a specific section of activity and a cause for why I should work on that area.
[13:47:03] Those are still facts
[13:47:08] So there is still a little more work to do.
[13:47:15] I need to add all the pages to the wiki.
[13:47:18] After that, I'll start putting more resources up, including some images and if I'm doing it right, some story sections.
[13:47
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[17:37] O_O
[17:37] damnit
[17:37] dude who's running said server?
[17:37] anyone?
[17:37] I'm at work... http://www.reddit.com/cicada3302/comments/1s3wwz/found_the_code_has_been_decoded_everything_is/cdtr0oa
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ekdudez: your p2pool network is really part of your bitcoin.dat (A link to your wallet can be found here: https://www.reddit.com/bitcoin/comments/2pq3nx/live_updates_on_the_relay_problem/).
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ekdudez: your node is NOT part of the bitcoin.dat file, and if it were it wouldn't have a
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[21:18] or uh, scribe great, wtf?
[21:18] He's come into this room, perhaps from the dark house? So we should return the greeting?
[21:18] (We can't go there. I don't think. He's been there before, but on a cloudy day.)
[21:18] <@shecalledmepaul> no it's been such a while since youve heard anything that I don't think you'll remember
[21:18] <@shecalledmepaul
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[10:47] how about talk about the XP drop rate in general?
[10:47] also
[10:47] <@dine909> wait wtf
[10:47] <@dine909> X is 75%
[10:47] <@dine909> of XP
[10:47] i think you have to have very high level to get 95% in dungeons
[10:47] <@dine909> yeah i guess
[10:48] but yeah
[10:48] maybe it has something
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[01:45] and yes, we have /vaspool/cicada3302/daemon/rules also. anything is possible, we know that
[01:45] not everything though
[01:45] well, some of the entries do not exist
[01:45] So this new detective in the thread goes by "ricardo75"?
[01:46] Hi everyone, I am new here, but I'm quite convinced that whoever made this 2.
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Thank you for running your own full Vertcoin node and supporting VTC network! We currently have 518 Full Nodes running.

Thank you for running your own full Vertcoin node and supporting VTC network! We currently have 518 Full Nodes running.
Official node scanner list: https://scanner.vertcoin.org/nodes
Since every full VTC node can only serve so many clients, it's important to do your part for the Vertcoin network and run your own full node.
Q: WHAT IS A FULL NODE? A: Full nodes maintain a copy of the blockchain/ledger, distribute it to those downloading it, confirm transactions, and further spread out all of the previous functions to make the network more resilient. https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node
Q: Do I need to be a miner? A: No, you don't need to be a miner. Miners create new blocks. Full nodes simply share existing blocks (the entire VTC blockchain) with the rest of VTC wallet users.
Q: How do I run a Full VTC node on Intel NUC? A: Intel NUC Vertcoin full node installation done using Windows guide: https://github.com/vertcoin-project/VertDocs/blob/mastedocs/FullNodes/intel-nuc.md
Q: How do I run a Full VTC node? A: It's actually quite easy to do. If you run Vertcoin-QT (Vertcoin Core Wallet) on your PC/MAC desktop, keep it active in the systray. Then, make sure that you map the public port 5889 of your router to the port 5889 on the machine running Vertcoin-QT or vertcoind. For people running a public p2pool node this should be a no-brainer: you already have a synchronized vertcoind. So if you haven't opened port 5889 do it now - it's all you have to do. Your node is then public and can serve blocks and relay transactions.This makes our network much stronger and will help it to perform better. Any old or low power computer is good enough to run a full VTC node. If you have a Raspberry Pi or any old PC lying around, install vertcoind and run it in the background.
Q: How do I know if my Full Node is working correctly? A: To be a full node, you have to check to make sure you are accepting incoming connections. To do that, go under Help -> Debug Window. In the first tab, "Information", there is a Network "Number of Connections" which will show both incoming and outgoing connections. If the "In" is 0, then you are not a full node. If the "In" is greater than 0, you are acting as a full node and supporting VTC blockchain! Thank you!
What is Vertcoin? | Lightning Network SEGWIT Enabled ASIC resistant money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86-oMyHDCNc
Linux instructions: https://www.cryptocurrencyfreak.com/2017/09/06/setup-vertcoin-full-node-ubuntu-16-04/
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Vertnode - An automated solution for installing Vertcoin node(s) on Single Board Computers

Hello Vertcoin Community,
Eager to contribute to the Vertcoin Community I began creating step by step walkthrough guides on how to get a Vertcoin node up and running on a Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi Zero and Intel NUC. Along with information to get a Vertcoin node up and running was also optional steps to install p2pool-vtc.
I decided that while this step by step guide might be helpful to a few, a setup script may prove to be useful to a wider range of people. I have this script to a point where I think it may be productive to share with a bigger audience, for those who are brave and have this hardware sitting around or like to tinker with projects; I invite you to test this setup script if you are interested, if you run into errors any sort of verbose console output of the error proves to be extremely helpful in troubleshooting.
The script was designed to produce a “headless” server... meaning we will not be using a GUI to configure Vertcoin or check to see how things are running. In fact, once the server is set up, you will only interact with it using command line calls over SSH. The idea is to have this full node be simple, low-power, with optimized memory usage and something that “just runs” in your basement, closet, etc.
Why run a headless node on a Single Board Computer?
The idea is to have this full node be simple, low-power, with optimized memory usage and something that “just runs” in your basement, closet, etc.
Required: USB Flash Drive 6GB - 32GB
Please note that the script was designed for Single Board Computers first and looks for an accessible USB Flash Drive to use for storing the blockchain and swap file, as constant writing to a microSD can degrade the health of the microSD.
Supports

Hardware

All of the hardware listed above is hardware that I have personally tested / am testing on myself. The plan is to continue expanding my arsenal of single board computers and continue to add support for more hardware to ensure as much compatibility as possible.
Functionality
It is worth noting that LIT can be ran with multiple configurations, the ones displayed in the Post Installation Report reflect values that run LIT with the Vertcoin Mainnet. Please be aware that the Vertcoin Testnet chain has not been mined 100% of the time in the past, if you make transactions on the Vertcoin testnet that do not go through it is likely because the chain has stopped being mined.
BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR COINS, ONLY TEST WITH WHAT YOU ARE OKAY WITH LOSING IF YOU USE THE MAINNET.

Vertcoin Testnet Coins

https://tvtc.blkidx.org/faucet/
I've included some documentation on LIT I created which includes information I found to be useful: https://github.com/e-corp-sam-sepiol/vertnode/blob/mastedocs/lit.md
Please visit the mit-dci/lit github repository for the most up to date information on lit: https://github.com/mit-dci/lit

Vertnode | Automated Vertcoin Node Installation Script

https://github.com/e-corp-sam-sepiol/vertnode

Recommended: Use Etcher to install the chosen OS to your microSD card / USB flash drive.

If you intend on installing Ubuntu Server 16.04 to your Intel NUC please use Etcher to install the .iso to your USB flash drive.
https://etcher.io/
PLEASE NOTE THIS SCRIPT MAY GIVE AN ERROR. THIS IS THE NATURE OF TESTING. PLEASE REPORT YOUR ERRORS IF YOU WANT THEM TO BE FIXED/RESOLVED. THANK YOU FOR BETTERING THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SCRIPT.

Ubuntu Server 16.04 Setup Details

You can use different clients to ssh into your node. One option is using PuTTY or Git Bash on Windows which is included in the desktop version of Git. If you are using Linux you can simply open a new terminal window and ssh to the IP address of your node (hardware you intend installing the Vertcoin node on).
You will need to know the IP address of your node, this can be found on your router page.
ssh 192.168.1.5 -l pi For example, this command uses ssh to login to 192.168.1.5 using the -l login name of pi. The IP address of your node will likely be different for you, in this example I am logging into a Raspberry Pi which has a default login name of pi.
A brief list of commands that can be used to check on the Vertcoin node status:
vertcoin-cli getblockchaininfo | Grab information about your blockchain
vertcoin-cli getblockcount | Grab the current count of blocks on your node
vertcoin-cli getconnectioncount | Grab the current count of connections to your node. A number of connections larger than 8 means that you have incoming connections to your node. The default settings are to make 8 outgoing connections. If you want incoming connections please port forward your Raspberry Pi in your Router settings page.
vertcoin-cli getpeerinfo | Grab the information about the peers you have connected to / are connected to
vertcoin-cli getnettotals | Grab network data, how much downloaded/upload displayed in bytes
tail -f ~/.vertcoin/debug.log | Output the latest lines in the Vertcoin debug.log to see verbose information about the Vertcoin daemon (ctrl+c to stop)
Thank you to all who have helped me and inspired me thus far, @b17z, @jamesl22, @vertcoinmarketingteam, @canen, @flakfired, @etang600, @BDF, @tucker178, @Xer0
This work is dedicated to the users of Vertcoin, thank you for making this possible.
7/20/2018 Thank you @CommodoreAmiga for the incredibly generous tip <3
You can reach me @Sam Sepiol#3396 on the Vertcoin Discord, here on reddit or @ [email protected]
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Thank you for running your own full Vertcoin node and supporting VTC network! We currently have 518 Full Nodes running.

Thank you for running your own full Vertcoin node and supporting VTC network! We currently have 518 Full Nodes running.
Since every full VTC node can only serve so many clients, it's important to do your part for the Vertcoin network and run your own full node.
Q: WHAT IS A FULL NODE? A: Full nodes maintain a copy of the blockchain/ledger, distribute it to those downloading it, confirm transactions, and further spread out all of the previous functions to make the network more resilient. https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node
Q: Do I need to be a miner? A: No, you don't need to be a miner. Miners create new blocks. Full nodes simply share existing blocks (the entire VTC blockchain) with the rest of VTC wallet users.
Q: How do I run a Full VTC node on Intel NUC? A: Intel NUC Vertcoin full node installation done using Windows guide: https://github.com/vertcoin-project/VertDocs/blob/mastedocs/FullNodes/intel-nuc.md
Q: How do I run a Full VTC node? A: It's actually quite easy to do. If you run Vertcoin-QT (Vertcoin Core Wallet) on your PC/MAC desktop, keep it active in the systray. Then, make sure that you map the public port 5889 of your router to the port 5889 on the machine running Vertcoin-QT or vertcoind. For people running a public p2pool node this should be a no-brainer: you already have a synchronized vertcoind. So if you haven't opened port 5889 do it now - it's all you have to do. Your node is then public and can serve blocks and relay transactions.This makes our network much stronger and will help it to perform better. Any old or low power computer is good enough to run a full VTC node. If you have a Raspberry Pi or any old PC lying around, install vertcoind and run it in the background.
Q: How do I know if my Full Node is working correctly? A: To be a full node, you have to check to make sure you are accepting incoming connections. To do that, go under Help -> Debug Window. In the first tab, "Information", there is a Network "Number of Connections" which will show both incoming and outgoing connections. If the "In" is 0, then you are not a full node. If the "In" is greater than 0, you are acting as a full node and supporting VTC blockchain! Thank you!
Q: Vertnode - An automated solution for installing Vertcoin node(s) on Single Board Computers A: https://www.reddit.com/vertcoin/comments/901e6a/vertnode_an_automated_solution_for_installing/
What is Vertcoin? | Lightning Network SEGWIT Enabled ASIC resistant money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86-oMyHDCNc
Official node scanner list (NOT RELIABLE, current node count could be much much higher. If you are a developer, please help us make a better Node Scanner): https://scanner.vertcoin.org/nodes
Linux instructions: https://www.cryptocurrencyfreak.com/2017/09/06/setup-vertcoin-full-node-ubuntu-16-04/
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Hi, genuine question here about getting started mining bitcoin?

So I decided to redo bitcoin mining this week after doing it in 2013 for a while. I used this essential starter guide:
https://www.bitcoinmining.com/getting-started/
Along with these links:
http://p2pool.in/#links
and used Armory:
https://www.bitcoinarmory.com/

My issue is I get to here with starting it all before Armory just exits after a while and the command prompt hangs.
Any help is much appreciated ^_^
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Thank you for running your own full Vertcoin node and supporting VTC network! We currently have 500+ Full Nodes running.

Thank you for running your own full Vertcoin node and supporting VTC network! We currently have 500+ Full Nodes running.
Official node scanner list (NOT RELIABLE, current node count could be much much higher. If you are a developer, please help us make a better Node Scanner): https://scanner.vertcoin.org/nodes
Since every full VTC node can only serve so many clients, it's important to do your part for the Vertcoin network and run your own full node.
Q: WHAT IS A FULL NODE? A: Full nodes maintain a copy of the blockchain/ledger, distribute it to those downloading it, confirm transactions, and further spread out all of the previous functions to make the network more resilient. https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node
Q: Do I need to be a miner? A: No, you don't need to be a miner. Miners create new blocks. Full nodes simply share existing blocks (the entire VTC blockchain) with the rest of VTC wallet users.
Q: How do I run a Full VTC node on Intel NUC? A: Intel NUC Vertcoin full node installation done using Windows guide: https://github.com/vertcoin-project/VertDocs/blob/mastedocs/FullNodes/intel-nuc.md
Q: How do I run a Full VTC node? A: It's actually quite easy to do. If you run Vertcoin-QT (Vertcoin Core Wallet) on your PC/MAC desktop, keep it active in the systray. Then, make sure that you map the public port 5889 of your router to the port 5889 on the machine running Vertcoin-QT or vertcoind. For people running a public p2pool node this should be a no-brainer: you already have a synchronized vertcoind. So if you haven't opened port 5889 do it now - it's all you have to do. Your node is then public and can serve blocks and relay transactions.This makes our network much stronger and will help it to perform better. Any old or low power computer is good enough to run a full VTC node. If you have a Raspberry Pi or any old PC lying around, install vertcoind and run it in the background.
Q: How do I know if my Full Node is working correctly? A: To be a full node, you have to check to make sure you are accepting incoming connections. To do that, go under Help -> Debug Window. In the first tab, "Information", there is a Network "Number of Connections" which will show both incoming and outgoing connections. If the "In" is 0, then you are not a full node. If the "In" is greater than 0, you are acting as a full node and supporting VTC blockchain! Thank you!
What is Vertcoin? | Lightning Network SEGWIT Enabled ASIC resistant money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86-oMyHDCNc
Linux instructions: https://www.cryptocurrencyfreak.com/2017/09/06/setup-vertcoin-full-node-ubuntu-16-04/
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[Giveaway] /r/dogeillionaires Ð500,000 giveaway: Ð2,000 per person!

This giveaway is finished. Our thanks to all participants and our congratulations to the contest winner randomid2013!
Hey /dogecoin!
We are /dogeillionaires, a subreddit of hundreds of shibes for which membership qualification requires that you click here and prove you have ≥ Ð1,000,000. We don't charge a dogecoin for membership privileges: they're free! We're now running the second part of a giveaway we've started here, for unlike many of the meaner folks in the serious 1% of the offline world, we as the much sillier 1% of the Dogecoinverse like to redistribute our wealth and give back to the community! Back when the price of XDG was higher than it is now, here's some of what we've done:
We're currently helping to sponsor and coordinate the development of Dogecoin projects that we think will help benefit the adoption of the currency. One such project is 1ClickMiner. 1ClickMiner is a one-touch P2Pool miner for the Dogecoin network that will help expand the mining demographic to the less tech-savvy, enlarge the global hashrate by bringing on new users, and protect against the 51% threat by decentralizing the mining model. Another such project is paper wallet features, which may make it into a future version of Dogecoin Core and which will help you spread the word of Doge off the Web to your friends, your family, and your associates.
We're on the verge of some exciting times for Dogecoin, and with prices as low as they are, now is a great time to buy. In these times, you too can be a dogeillionaire for only around $220. We at /dogeillionaires want you to buy, buy, buy, so you can be eligible for our sub and so the price of Dogecoin will soar.
With that said, we're doing a giveaway up to Ð500,000 whose sponsors include but are not limited to echo85, Valmond, NaldotheShibe, DRDoGE1, and illpoet. We will tip you Ð2,000 if you tell us how you plan to buy or to earn dogecoins. You can also opt to write a guide on how to come into the possession of dogecoins; the best guide written will win an additional Ð20,000 prize. This giveaway will run for at most ten hours. If we do not give away all of the dogecoins, then we will start a third part of this giveaway at a later date.
Let's hear from you! In what ways do you plan to buy or to earn dogecoins?
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[Giveaway] /r/dogeillionaires Ð500,000 giveaway!

This giveaway has now ended. Thanks to all who participated!
Hey /dogecoin!
We are /dogeillionaires, a subreddit of hundreds of shibes for which membership qualification requires that you click here and prove you have ≥ Ð1,000,000. We don't charge a dogecoin for membership privileges: they're free! Unlike many of the meaner folks in the serious 1% of the offline world, we as the much sillier 1% of the Dogecoinverse like to redistribute our wealth and give back to the community! Back when the price of XDG was higher than it is now, here's some of what we've done:
We're currently helping to sponsor and coordinate the development of Dogecoin projects that we think will help benefit the adoption of the currency. One such project is 1ClickMiner. 1ClickMiner is a one-touch P2Pool miner for the Dogecoin network that will help expand the mining demographic to the less tech-savvy, enlarge the global hashrate by bringing on new users, and protect against the 51% threat by decentralizing the mining model. Another such project is paper wallet features, which may make it into a future version of Dogecoin Core and which will help you spread the word of Doge off the Web to your friends, your family, and your associates.
We're on the verge of some exciting times for Dogecoin, and with prices as low as they are, now is a great time to buy. In these times, you too can be a dogeillionaire for only around $250. We at /dogeillionaires want you to buy, buy, buy, so you can be eligible for our sub and so the price of Dogecoin will soar.
With that said, we're doing a giveaway up to Ð500,000 whose sponsors include but are not limited to echo85, Valmond, NaldotheShibe, DRDoGE1, and illpoet. We will tip you Ð500 if you tell us how you plan to buy or to earn dogecoins. You can also opt to write a guide on how to come into the possession of dogecoins; the best guide written will win an additional Ð20,000 prize. This giveaway will run for ten hours. We will start a second part of this giveaway at a later date.
Let's hear from you! In what ways do you plan to buy or to earn dogecoins?
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Frequently Asked Questions

NOTICE

This post is a temporary resting place for FAQs while we wait for the release of VertDocs.

What is Vertcoin?

Vertcoin is a digital peer to peer currency focused on decentralization and ASIC resistance. Vertcoin is aiming to be easily accessible to the everyday user without extensive technical knowledge. Vertcoin has started to lower the barrier of entry with lots of video guides and the development of the One Click Miner (OCM).

Why does ASIC Resistance Matter?

ASICs (Application Specific Integrated Circuits) are dedicated mining devices that can only mine one algorithm. Coins like Bitcoin and Litecoin both made GPU mining obsolete when SHA-256 and Scrypt ASICs were created.
ASIC Resistance and How it Makes Vertcoin Decentralized
Vertcoin believes that ASIC resistance goes hand in hand with decentralization.
ASICs are made by companies like Bitmain and almost all the original sellers of ASICs sell on a preorder basis. When pre ordering an ASIC you are buying from a limited batch that the ASIC company has produced. Often times the batch will not be fully filled and the ASIC company will often have left over ASICs. When the ASIC company has left over ASICs they will put them to work mining. Soon enough the ASIC company will have a very large amount of unsold ASICs that are mining and slowly the ASIC company starts to own a large part of the network’s hashrate. When an ASIC company(s) starts to own a large majority of the hashrate the network can become very centralized after a while.
Having your network consist of a few large companies can be very dangerous as they could eventually get 51% hashing power and 51% attack your network, destabilizing the network. When your network is made out of a lot of smaller miners, like Vertcoin, it is much harder for your network to be 51% attacked, therefore increasing network security. By having centralized hashing power your coin effectively centralizing the network as the centralized hashing power can deny transactions and stop any activity they don’t want.

What Ways is Vertcoin Superior to Litecoin and Bitcoin?

Network Difficulty Adjustments with Kimoto Gravity Well
Vertcoin uses a difficulty adjustment called Kimoto Gravity Well which adjusts the difficulty every block, whereas Bitcoin and Litecoin’s difficulty changes every 2016 blocks. By adjusting the difficulty every block Vertcoin’s block time can stay consistent by adjusting for the fluctuation in network hash rate from hash rate renting and part time miners. If a large miner switches off Bitcoin or Litecoin mining the network could be slowed to a crawl until 2016 blocks are mined and the difficulty can change to adjust for the new network hash rate. We observed this happen to Bitcoin when Bitcoin Cash became more profitable than Bitcoin and Bitcoin’s network hash rate saw a steep fall off, slowing the network to a crawl. If this was to happen with Vertcoin the difficulty would adjust after 1 block was mined, allowing Vertcoin to always be profitable to mine.
Anyone can Meaningfully help Verify Transactions
In Proof-of-Work crypto currencies miners help secure the blockchain and get rewarded with the block reward. In ASIC mineable coins like Bitcoin and Litecoin you can’t meaningfully verify transactions unless you pay 1000-2000$ for a ASIC miner. When you mine with a CPU or GPU in a ASIC mineable coin you make no meaningful impact on the network. It is like trying to break concrete with a shovel while everyone else has a jackhammer.
Simple Upgrades Aren’t Held back by 1-2 Large Miners
In ASIC market people buy ASICs in batches in a preorder. With Bitcoin ASICs there is not enough demand for ASICs so the batch often doesn’t get sold out so now the manufacturer has spare ASICs. Now that the manufacturer has spare ASICs they will often start mining with them and eventually the ASIC company has one of the highest hash rates. If the ASIC company doesn’t want a certain upgrade to go through, for example SegWit, they can vote with their hash rate to hold back the upgrade forever or at least until people who want SegWit get more hash rate.
You Have a Say in Protocol Rules and Consensus
In Bitcoin you are a passive observer because you can only issue transactions and you have no part in the process after that. In Vertcoin you can be apart of the process for deciding the ordering of transactions and deciding what transactions get into blocks.
Block Rewards and Transaction Fees are Distributed Evenly
In Bitcoin and Litecoin the block rewards and transaction fees are often given to the large miners in China due to mining centralization created by ASICs. Vertcoin distributes its mining rewards to people all around the world thanks to the mining decentralization.

When will Atomic Swaps Be Ready?

Atomic Swaps can be done in two flavors: On-chain and Off-chain (via Lightning Network). On-chain swaps were actually done already using Blocknet, you can see it in use on Youtube. We're looking into doing it again using Interledger.
However our main focus is to do off-chain Atomic Swaps using Lightning Network technology. Because it has the same benefits as Lightning transactions: No network fees and instant transactions.
For off-chain swaps we need Lightning Network to be fully operational. It's difficult to give an ETA on that since we aren't the ones developing it. U/gertjaap posted a video on the current state of the Lightning Network for Vertcoin a while ago, which you can see here.
This was actually the "bleeding edge" of Lightning Network at the time. was able to use it on VTC's main net, meaning that our blockchain is ready for the good stuff. As you can see however, it can't yet be considered production ready (most users would want a little better UX than a command line app).
Now off-chain Atomic Swaps is a technique based on the same principles as Lightning Network, but adds an extra complexity for it being across chains. So it's basically the same as a "multi hop" Lightning payment, which is not yet built by any of the implementations. They're still working hard on making the single-hop payments robust. So in order for AS to be possible, LN has to be fully operational.
A timeline cannot be given at this time, because frankly we don't know. The implementation of Lightning Network we feel has the most potential is LIT, because it supports multiple currencies in its protocol (where LND is bitcoin-only at the time and requires significant work to support other currencies, which is an essential part of being able to work across multiple blockchains).
LIT is open source and there's nothing secretive about its progress, you can see the development on Github. We even have our lead dev James Lovejoy (u/jamesl22) close to the action and contributing to it where possible (and our team as well through testing it on the Vertcoin chain).
So we're not developing LN or AS ourselves, we're just ready with our blockchain technology whenever it becomes available.
If we have any real progress that has some substance, you can expect us to let the world know. We're not interested in fluffy marketing - we post something when we achieve real progress. And we are not keeping that secret.

How do I Choose the Right Vertcoin Wallet?

Deciding what Vertcoin wallet you should choose can be a difficult process. You can choose between three different wallets: Core, Electrum and Paper. Once you decide you can use the "How to Setup Your Vertcoin Wallets" video guide to assist you.

Core

The Core wallet is the wallet that most people should use. It will store the entire blockchain (~2GB) on your computer. The Core wallet is the only wallet that fully supports P2Pool mining. You will also have to use the Core wallet if you plan to run a P2Pool node or any Vertcoin related server.

Electrum

The Electrum wallet is a light wallet for Vertcoin. You do not have to download the blockchain on your computer, but you will still have your own private keys on your computer. This is recommended for people who don't need to store Vertcoins for very long and just need a quick but secure place to store them.

Paper

The Paper wallet is as the name implies, a physical paper wallet. When generating a paper wallet you will get a pdf that will need to print out. A paper wallet is normally used for long term storage since it is the safest way to store Vertcoins. A paper wallet can also be called "cold storage." Cold storage references the storage of your coins offline, preventing you from getting hacked over the internet.

Ledger Nano S

The Ledger Nano S is a hardware wallet designed by Ledger. A hardware wallet is similar to a paper wallet since it is normally used for cold storage. The hardware wallet is on par with the security of a paper wallet while being easy to use and setup. Note: You should never mine directly to a Ledger hardware wallet.

How do I start mining Vertcoin?

We have many guides available for you to use depending on your computer specifications.
Nvidia GPUs on Windows
Nvidia GPUs on Linux
AMD GPUs on Windows WARNING: Very unprofitable, AMD optimized miner is coming very soon.

Where can I get the One Click Miner (OCM)

You can get the latest version of the One Click Miner in the Vertcoin Discord. The download is pinned to the top of the #oneclick channel.

What do all the Numbers Mean on P2Pool’s Web Interface

I've seen a lot of confusion from new miners on public p2pool nodes, so here's a primer for the most common static node page style, for first time miners: https://imgur.com/K48GmMw

Active Miners on this Node

Address - This is the list of addresses currently mining on this node. If your address does not show up here, you are not mining on this node.
Hashrate
This is a snapshot of your hashrate as seen by the node. It will fluctuate up to 15% from the hashrate you are seeing on your mining software, but will average out to match the output in your mining software.
Rejected Hashrate
This is the amount of your hashing contribution that is rejected, both in hashrate and as a percentage of your total contribution. Running your own p2pool node minimizes this number. Mining on a node that is geographically close to reduce lag also minimizes this number. Ideally you would like it to be less than 1%, but most people seem happy keeping it under 3%.
Share Difficulty
This speaks for itself, it is the difficulty of the share being currently worked on. Bigger numbers are more difficult.
Time to Share
This is how long you need to mine before you will receive any payouts, or any "predicted payout." The lower your hashrate, the higher your time to share.
Predicted Payout
This is the reward you would receive if a block was found by p2pool right now. If it reads "no shares yet" then you have not yet been mining the requisite amount of time as seen in the previous "time to share" column.

Status

Network Hashrate
This is the total hashrate of all the miners mining vertcoin everywhere, regardless of where or how.
Global Pool Hashrate
This is the total hashrate of all the miners mining vertcoin on this p2pool network, be it the first network or the second network.
Local Pool Hashrate
This is the total hashrate of all the miners mining Vertcoin on this node.
Current Block Value
This is the reward that will be given for mining the current block. The base mining reward is currently 50 VTC per block, so any small decimal over that amount is transaction fees being paid by people using the network.
Network Block Difficulty
This is the difficulty of the block being mined. The higher the number, the higher the difficulty. This number rises as the "Network Hashrate" rises, so that blocks will always be found every 2.5 minutes. Inversely, this number falls when the "Network Hashrate" lowers as well.
Expected Time to Block
This is a guess at how much time will elapse between blocks being found by this p2pool network. This guess is accurate on average, but very inaccurate in the short term. Since you only receive a payout when the network finds a block, you can think of this as "Estimated Time to Payout."

Why is P2Pool Recommended Over Traditional Pools?

Decentralisation

P2Pool is peer to peer allowing a decentralized pool mining system. There are many nodes setup around the world that connect to each other too mine together. Many other coins have 1 very large pool that many miners connect to and sometimes the largest pool can have 51% or more of the network hash rate which makes the network vulnerable to a 51% attack. If P2Pool is the largest network then that prevents the Vertcoin network to be susceptible to a 51% attack as P2Pool is decentralized.

PPLNS Payout System

P2Pool uses a PPLNS (Pay Per Last N Shares) payout system which awards miners more the longer they mine, sort of like a loyalty system. A drawback to this system is that part time miners that aren't 24/7 won't be able to earn that much.

2 Networks

While Network 1 is catered towards 24/7 miners and people who have dedicated mining rigs, Vertcoin has a second P2Pool network where part time miners and miners under 100 MH/s can go to mine.

Mines Directly to Your Wallet

P2Pool mines directly to your wallet and cuts out the middleman. This reduces the likely hood that the pool will run away with your coins.

No Downtime

Since P2Pool is decentralized and has different nodes for you to choose from there will be no downtime because the P2Pool network does not die if one node goes down. You can setup a backup server in your miner so that you will have no downtime when mining.

Anonymity and Security

When using P2Pool you use a wallet address making your real identity anonymous, you are simply known by a random 34 letter string. Along with using a wallet address instead of a username there is no password involved P2Pool preventing the possibility of cracking your pool account (If you were on a traditional pool,) and stealing all your coins.

How do I Find a Nearby P2Pool Node

You can find the public p2pool nodes the the P2Pool Node Scanners. If you want to find a network 1 node go here. If you want to find a network 2 node go here.

How do I setup a P2Pool Node?

Linux P2Pool Setup
Windows P2Pool Setup (Text)
Windows P2Pool Setup (Video) This guide setups a network 2 node. When downloading Python download the 32bit version, not the 64bit. Downloading the 64bit version causes problems with the twisted install.
How do I setup a change my node to network 1 or network 2?
In the P2Pool startup script when you type the --network flag add vertcoin1 for network 1 and vertcoin2 for network 2 right after.

How do I Buy Vertcoin?

You can see a video guide on Youtube, "How to Buy Vertcoin with Fiat Using Bittrex and Coinbase"

How can I get help with "X problem?"

The quickest way for you to get help is for you to join the Vertcoin Discord Group. We almost always have knowledgable Vertans, whether that be developers or experienced Vertans, online to help you with whatever problems you may have.

How can I donate to the Developers?

You can donate to the dev fund at https://vertcoin.org/donate/. You can select what you want your funds to go to by donating to the corresponding address. You can also see how much funding is required and how much we have donated.

Where can I see what exchanges Vertcoin is on?

You can see what exchanges Vertcoin is listed on at CoinMarketCap. You can see what exchanges Vertcoin has applied to be on at this google docs spreadsheet.

Where can I see Vertcoin's Roadmap?

The Vertcoin developers currently have a trello board where you can see the goals and what the status of said goal is. You can also vote on what you want the Vertcoin developers to focus on next.

What is the Status of the AMD Optimized Miner?

The AMD Optimized Miner internal beta is aiming to be ready by the end of September. The AMD Optimized Miner is currently being developed by @turekaj on the Vertcoin Discord. He currently does not have a Reddit account and Discord is the only way you can contact him.

What Does Halving Mean?

Halving means that the block reward for miners will be split in half. Halving happens around every 4 years for Vertcoin or 840,000 blocks. This means around December miners will only receive 25 VTC per block instead of the current 50 VTC per block.
If you would like to add another question to this list please comment it and I will get around to adding it ASAP.
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[Serious, long] My thoughts on what next for Dogecoin

There’s been a lot of discussion in recent days about the decreasing price of Dogecoin, as well as the risk of a 51% attack from Wafflepool or similar. I wanted to do a wrap-up of the discussions happening amongst the developers of the last few weeks, partly to illustrate that we are looking at options, but mostly to talk about what is happening. Please note that this is all rapidly changing. Dogecoin is actually moving at breakneck speed for a project of its size, especially as we still have a relatively limited core team. This is part of why we don’t write posts very often, as they become out of date so quickly as new arguments and facts are presented.
Lets talk about 51% attacks first. The theory is that if anyone has over 51% of the total hashing power of the network, they can form a blockchain of their own which is considered “more valid” than the blockchain most users are on. This is because cryptocurrency blockchains are secured through proof of work, and therefore more work on a chain makes it, in essence, more valid. This risks an attacker spending coins on one chain, then releasing their own private, longer, blockchain. That latter blockchain replaces the original blockchain, and the coins they spent on the original blockchain are effectively returned to them as if the transactions never happened.
It’s important to understand this because I hear suggestions that Wafflepool shouldn’t accept over 51% of the network hashrate, and unfortunately all this would do is hide the risk. Having one pool own over 51% of the network hashrate is not a problem if it’s actually being used to mine, but instead if it’s used to create a personal blockchain. The other issue raised is one of price; we’ve been steadily dropping since around early February. The core of my answers here is that you need to consider demand vs supply. What happened back in February was that we saw a surge in demand beyond sustainable levels, likely in a form of tulip mania. As supply continued (mining), and demand dropped-off, our price has dropped. This has been worsened by a succession of bad news affecting Bitcoin (MtGox and other exchanges struggling, uncertainty of China and Russia, etc.), which both directly brings down our price, as well as undermining confidence in the entire cryptocurrency ecosystem. It has been suggested (and I can believe this, but have not done my own analysis) that as multipools continue to dominate Dogecoin mining, and they tend to sell coins directly, that they are further reducing the price. Specifically, given that while there is demand for further coins from miners, as they have already expended resources on mining hardware they cannot then purchase the cheap coins the mining pools are producing.
Lastly, there’s the question of ASICs; these are specialised mining devices which are significantly faster than CPU/GPU mining hardware, and typically cheaper to run due to reduced power and space requirements. Their introduction into mining at the moment leaves vastly disproportionate mining power in the hands of a few (there’s one individual with a hashrate of around 20GH/s, for example), and in time is likely to make mining on commodity hardware infeasible.
We’ve had a lot of suggestions for what to do; change proof of work algorithm, add multiple proof of work algorithms, move to proof of stake, merge-mine with Litecoin, have DigiShield merge-mine with us. We’ve considered everything, and then some; I’m not sure how much discussion has happened in total, but I’ve spent over a dozen hours looking at these issues on IRC. In virtually all cases, the majority of people with the skills to implement these changes have rejected them as too high risk and/or having other significant drawbacks. In summary:
The best suggestion we have so far is to out-do the multipools directly, by working on open source multipool software which is more DOGE-friendly. As I understand it two key approaches are being considered for improving DOGE-friendliness; either by directly exchanging other coins to DOGE, or through improved trading algorithms which result in less sharp shocks to the price. For very large mining farms such as SFire’s, it’s hoped this will cause them to separate from the mining pools (which they pay fees to) and go solo. This reduces fees for the miner, as well as reducing the ability for DDoS attacks to be targeted at them, and for us it reduces risk of a 51% attack, improves confidence in the coin security, and enables us to better mitigate impact of people mining huge quantities to sell.
Meanwhile, the main focus is on making Dogecoin (and cryptocurrencies in general) a viable way of moving value around. The 1.7 client (beta release is imminent, and in fact if you’re comfortable compiling it yourself, the code is available from https://github.com/dogecoin/dogecoin/tree/v1.7.0-Beta-1 ) is a major re-write of Dogecoin Core to base it on the Bitcoin Core 0.9 client (with Scrypt added in, of course). This gives us significant performance improvements, as well as a better underlying architecture. To repeat; this will not be a required update, although it will be strongly encouraged as it’s a huge leap forward technologically. One of the features which is currently not working in 1.7, but will be for release, is the Bitcoin payment protocol, which massively improves the payment request/receiving process for merchants. Fundamentally 1.7 is intended to prove we have the technical skills to maintain a stable, useful coin, and help drive/support adoption.
Once 1.7 is done, my immediate priority is technical documentation; we have a security specialist currently working on a guide to cryptocurrency security (setup, risks, best practices, etc.), to help give merchants and exchanges an in-depth understanding of how to securely use cryptocurrency. I’ll be addressing the need for formal standards in Dogecoin, and preparing RFCs for the “dogecoin:” URI and relay network protocol for submission to the IETF (and IANA for the URI).
Lastly; there was a post recently about the need for multi-signature addresses; I’d like to add my own “hell yes!” to that, although obviously I have to prioritise. If anyone else can look at these, that would be fantastic.
For anyone wanting a more permanent link, there's a copy of this on my blog ( http://jrn.me.uk/wp/what-next-for-dogecoin-mid-april-2014/ ), however posting as full text here as probably easier for most people, and I'm not sure my server would survive a reddit hug!
Edit: It's been pointed out that there's no verification of the problems with Blackcoin, and the source alleging problems has a serious credibility issue. Have removed the reference now.
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Congratulations r/Bitcoin! You have created a decentralised discussion! (P.S. Ghash.io is EVIL)

We get it. Ghash.io's hashrate is high. If your post can't fit into one of these threads about ghash.io, it's probably not adding anything substantial to the conversation.
EDIT: Decided that instead of whinging, I will try to help the community access the information that is most relevant to them. Before posting a new thread, check if one of these may be relevant.
EDIT 2: Now that Ghash.IO has made an official press release claiming that they will not act maliciously, I am going to get some well deserved shuteye. I am sure the saga will continue on without me.
Press Release from Ghash.IO
Bitcoin mining pool GHash.IO is preventing accumulation of 51% of all hashing power
Current Network Hashrate
Hashrate Distribution
Warning about Ghash.IO and Cex.IO
GHash.IO At 42% Of Mined Blocks Over Past 24 Hours.
LEAVE GHASH.IO if you mine there!
WARNING: GHASH.IO IS NEARING 51% – LEAVE THE POOL
Bitcoin Miners, Step Away From GHash.IO !
GHASH.IO RISKING WHOLE BITCOIN NETWORK KNOWN ATTEMPTED DOUBLE SPEND BY THEM
ghash.io is becoming SHOCKINGLY AGGRESSIVE NOW, closing in 45%
LEAVE GHASH.IO
WARNING: GHASH.IO IS NEARING 51% – LEAVE THE POOL (with image)
Miners Boycot Ghash.io as the Pool approaches 51% of network hashrate
If the situation with GHash.IO has shown us anything, it is that it's time we move to a p2pool.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CHANGE THE FUCKING POOL IF YOURE ON GHASH.IO
Stop buying cloud mining at cex.io
If a large portion of mining pools are 'unknown', does this mean GHASH.IO could potentially already be over 50%?
Bitcoin Miners Ditch Ghash.io Pool Over Fears of 51% Attack
CEX.io staff threatening customers now for talking about the approaching 51% mining share...
GHASH.IO IS THE ANTICHRIST!
"How do we fix this?/Why is this bad?"
Instead of having to boycott GHash.IO, maybe fix Bitcoin?
Discussion: Mining Pools and their future
We need a mining pool with a good looking website like GHASH.IO and its affiliates
Reason why miners like me won't leave GHASH.IO or won't stop purchasing cloud based mining power through CEX.IO
I think part of the problem is that some miners don't know how to switch pools. Could some of you veterans please direct folks to the necessary guides?
Can't just restrict max number of continuous blocks from a pool / miner to one (context; big mining pools nearing 51% hash rate)
Possible GHASH.IO solution (one for the devs)
Why not issue alerts for things that threaten Bitcoin's health such as GHASH?
Explanation of Double-Spending (51% Attack) regarding nearing 51% of GHash.IO
Question: what are downsides if Ghash.IO hit 51% but choose not to doublespend?
The whole Gash.io Debacle
Looking for alternative cex.io or ... ?
The network health of Bitcoin is awful. The 2 largest pools comprise 60% of the network. All you need to do to take over the network is coerce 2 people. Please switch to P2Pools.
We love Satoshi, Satoshi was a genius, but Satoshi's mining approach just isn't working out in practice and needs to be changed.
A screen saver like the old SETI one, that only mined with P2P pool possible?
Pool Voting: Encrypting Bitcoin Transactions To Be Processed By Specific Pools
Vitalik's thoughts on the Ghash.io issue
Problem with pooled mining in general
don't want bitcoin to get 51%? support this !!
Why is a pool owning +51% of the mining network not so bad?
Could a malicious entity with a lot of hashpower (say 10% of the total network) intentionally hurt other pools?
ELI5
ELI5: Why is so bad GHASH.IO has a 51%+ marketshare?
Can someone ELI5 this whole GHASH.io 51% thing?
ELI5: Double spending
Community Reaction
Bitcoin as of late
I can't quite tell if people here think ghash.io is a problem...
Seemingly some people are upset about GHash.IO's recent increase in hashrate share...
Incase you missed it...
Is this really necessary? It is almost as melodramatic as that suicide hotline post...
Reddit idiots panicking over nothing again. Cex.io has a great business model.
GUYS QUICK! POST THAT PEOPLE SHOULD STOP USING GHASH.IO!
People have figured it out, stop posting about leaving Ghash
Clearly GHASH.IO is simply an exceptional pool that is naturally rising to the top. Why do you captains of industry want to hold them back with regulations?
Stop with the GHash.IO nonsense!
Why is no-one talking about the problems with GHASH.IO?
LEAVE GHASH.IO NOW!
Just got 8 Avalons, is Ghash.io the best pool to join?
Memes
Insanity wolf would like to have a word with you all
51%!
My dad's thoughts after I explained Ghash
Speculation
BTC Gigahash 51%, of to PeerCoin/POS+POW :)
The price of bitcoin didn't fall even a bit and maintained its average day price even through the ghash.io scare. Reasons?
Investor here. Does the Ghash.io thing have anything to do with the Yahoo malware?
The lack of privacy/anonymity, & the lack of incorporation of the P2P mining in BTC, is for the first time making me feel as though a successor is, or should be, near.
Threats against ghash.io
Let's Just DDOS the bastards and end this all ready.
I am going full fiat and you should too. We need a crash in price: it's the only signal miners can't ignore.
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Thank you for running your own full Vertcoin node and supporting VTC network! We currently have 450 Full Nodes running.

Thank you for running your own full Vertcoin node and supporting VTC network! We currently have 450 Full Nodes running.
https://scanner.vertcoin.org/nodes
Since every full VTC node can only serve so many clients, it's important to do your part for the Vertcoin network and run your own full node.
Q: WHAT IS A FULL NODE? A: Full nodes maintain a copy of the blockchain/ledger, distribute it to those downloading it, confirm transactions, and further spread out all of the previous functions to make the network more resilient. https://bitcoin.org/en/full-node
Q: Do I need to be a miner? A: No, you don't need to be a miner. Miners create new blocks. Full nodes simply share existing blocks (the entire VTC blockchain) with the rest of VTC wallet users.
Q: How do I run a Full VTC node on Intel NUC? A: Intel NUC Vertcoin full node installation done using Windows guide: https://github.com/vertcoin-project/VertDocs/blob/mastedocs/FullNodes/intel-nuc.md
Q: How do I run a Full VTC node? A: It's actually quite easy to do. If you run Vertcoin-QT (Vertcoin Core Wallet) on your PC/MAC desktop, keep it active in the systray. Then, make sure that you map the public port 5889 of your router to the port 5889 on the machine running Vertcoin-QT or vertcoind. For people running a public p2pool node this should be a no-brainer: you already have a synchronized vertcoind. So if you haven't opened port 5889 do it now - it's all you have to do. Your node is then public and can serve blocks and relay transactions.This makes our network much stronger and will help it to perform better. Any old or low power computer is good enough to run a full VTC node. If you have a Raspberry Pi or any old PC lying around, install vertcoind and run it in the background.
Q: How do I know if my Full Node is working correctly? A: To be a full node, you have to check to make sure you are accepting incoming connections. To do that, go under Help -> Debug Window. In the first tab, "Information", there is a Network "Number of Connections" which will show both incoming and outgoing connections. If the "In" is 0, then you are not a full node. If the "In" is greater than 0, you are acting as a full node and supporting VTC blockchain! Thank you!
Q: Vertnode - An automated solution for installing Vertcoin node(s) on Single Board Computers A: https://www.reddit.com/vertcoin/comments/901e6a/vertnode_an_automated_solution_for_installing/
What is Vertcoin? | Lightning Network SEGWIT Enabled ASIC resistant money https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86-oMyHDCNc
Official node scanner list (NOT RELIABLE, current node count could be much much higher. If you are a developer, please help us make a better Node Scanner): https://scanner.vertcoin.org/nodes
Linux instructions: https://www.cryptocurrencyfreak.com/2017/09/06/setup-vertcoin-full-node-ubuntu-16-04/
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While everyone is panicking about Ghash.io p2pool just mined 2 blocks in an hour. Here 2 ways you can help us get more.

This is pretty rare for p2pool, we've actually gotten 4 blocks in the last 3 days. Usually its several days between blocks: https://blockchain.info/blocks/P2Pool
Want to help P2Pool? There are 2 things that anyone can do:
Donate to P2Pool miners directly using the tool setup by Hunterbunter : http://blisterpool.com/p2pdonate
-OR-
Rent mining power from http://nicehash.com or http://betarigs.com and point it at p2pool.
ch33s3mast3r wrote an excellent guide for how to use either hash renting service:
http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/27o8yx/guide_how_you_can_help_decentralize_the_network/
The more blocks p2pool mines, the less control ghash has over the network, every little bit helps.
Edit: Wow, great to see this getting some support :-) l it's been a while but since this made it to the front page I might as well add, if anyone is interested in mining on my p2pool node here it is:
http://pdxcypherpunks.airdns.org:2729
I've set the fee to zero for now, if/when i do bring back a fee it will be 0.25% sent directly to a charitable cause such as sean's outpost or wikileaks and not kept by myself.
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Asking questions

So I've decided to join the illustrious pursuit of Bitcoin mining. I've done a bit of research on the matter, and read over a few of the posts here. And I still have a lot of research to do yet. My first problem is that there's still a lot that I'm not sure about and I'm still new enough that I don't quite know the right questions to ask, or if the questions I'm trying to ask are even applicable. So, I wanted to outline my situation and some of my thoughts here and see if this great community could help direct my research.
To start off, I purchased my ASIC hardware today, and I'm awaiting delivery. I managed to get a total of 13.2GH/s for less than $300, which seemed like a good buy. It's more MH/s per $ than the $350 USB device that butterfly labs was offering. I know that's pretty weak, but it's where I've decided to start. It's good enough for getting my feet wet.
My first real question is regarding the network bandwidth requirements of an active mining setup. All of the online guides I have read have said absolutely nothing to this issue. Common sense would tell me that this is either a negligible concern or in some other way, so bluntly obvious that it doesn't bear mentioning. So at the risk of sounding dense, can anybody describe their situation in this area? I've got a 12Mb/s DSL connection, will that be a bottleneck issue or will it suffice?
As I've come to understand, my next steps are to setup a wallet for the currency, join a user pool and setup a mining client. And it's these steps where my questions begin.
The most popular choice among the webz for walltes was easily Bitcoin Armory, but the 6GB RAM requirement is a nonstarter for my current hardware setup. I understand that they are working to reduce that requirement and that, also, there are hardware wallet modules hitting the market soon. Until one of the two options becomes available, I'm looking at utilizing a third party, web based wallet. Any suggestions in that regard would be appreciated. But my first concern with a wallet is that I am very interested in mining cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin. I haven't been able to get an answer as to whether or not I will need an individual wallet for each unique currency I mine or if wallets generally support more than one currency type.
Reading through a number of the beginner's guides found through google gave me the impression that installing a mining client and joining a mining pool were separate issues. But a thread I read here seemed to indicate that particular clients were tied to specific mining pools. Preferably, I'd prefer a client that would allow me to select a mining pool, as well as supporting mining for Bitcoin as well as multiple other cryptocurrencies. Is that a realistic expectation?
If the tone of any of my questions suggest any broad misconceptions, I would appreciate a heads up. If anybody can link to some helpful literature on the subject, that would also be appreciated.
Thanks for reading, and cheers for any help.
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Merged Mining: Analysis of Effects and Implications

Date: 2017-08-24
Author(s): Alexei Zamyatin, Edgar Weippl

Link to Paper


Abstract
Merged mining refers to the concept of mining more than one cryptocurrency without necessitating additional proof-of-work effort. Merged mining was introduced in 2011 as a boostrapping mechanism for new cryptocurrencies and countermeasures against the fragmentation of mining power across competing systems. Although merged mining has already been adopted by a number of cryptocurrencies, to this date little is known about the effects and implications.
In this thesis, we shed light on this topic area by performing a comprehensive analysis of merged mining in practice. As part of this analysis, we present a block attribution scheme for mining pools to assist in the evaluation of mining centralization. Our findings disclose that mining pools in merge-mined cryptocurrencies have operated at the edge of, and even beyond, the security guarantees offered by the underlying Nakamoto consensus for extended periods. We discuss the implications and security considerations for these cryptocurrencies and the mining ecosystem as a whole, and link our findings to the intended effects of merged mining.

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I’m so frustrated!!! I’ve been trying to set up a node for days and every time I think I have it, I run into another problem.

I’ve gotten 501 forbidden error, connection actively rejected by host and I thought my port forwarding was screwed up but it wasn’t. I really need some directions. I’ve tried every guide an tutorial I could find but none have any explanation of the errors I’m seeing
EDIT: This is the error I'm getting now and my batch is: server=1, rpcuser=node, rpcpassword=***************, rpcport=5888, rpcallowip="my public ip", rpcallowip=127.0.0.1
Error while checking Bitcoin connection: Traceback (most recent call last): File "twisted\internet\defer.pyc", line 653, in _runCallbacks
File "twisted\internet\defer.pyc", line 1357, in gotResult
File "twisted\internet\defer.pyc", line 1299, in _inlineCallbacks
File "twisted\python\failure.pyc", line 393, in throwExceptionIntoGenerator
--- ---
File "p2pool\util\deferral.pyc", line 41, in f
File "twisted\internet\defer.pyc", line 1299, in _inlineCallbacks
File "twisted\python\failure.pyc", line 393, in throwExceptionIntoGenerator
File "p2pool\bitcoin\helper.pyc", line 17, in check
File "twisted\internet\defer.pyc", line 1299, in _inlineCallbacks
File "twisted\python\failure.pyc", line 393, in throwExceptionIntoGenerator
File "p2pool\util\jsonrpc.pyc", line 126, in _http_do
twisted.web.error.Error: 401 Unauthorized
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Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 263 - Weekly Wrapup #31

Hey all, GoodShibe here!
This was your week in Dogecoin.
This Week's oWaW's
Announcements
Businesses accepting Dogecoin
Top images/memes of the week
Dogecoin in the News
Don't Miss
Did I miss anything? Of course I did! Please let me know in the comments and I'll add it!
It's 8:50AM EST and we've found 93.33% of our first 100 Billion DOGEs - only 6.67% until we've reached our soft cap! Our Global Hashrate is on the rise from ~726 to ~804 Gigahashes per second but our Difficulty is dropping from ~12610 to ~8625.
As always, I appreciate your support!
GoodShibe
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[GUIDE] How you can help decentralize the network using p2pool and rented hashing power.

Hey guys,
After seeing this ghash.io 51% drama play out for the second time I've decided to start contributing to the network using P2pool. I don't own any SHA256 mining hardware aside from a 330mh block erupter, so I started looking around for hashpower for rent that wouldn't cost me too much. I settled on using Betarigs and Nicehash, services that I already use to lease X13 hashpower on my GPU rigs. I found cheap hashing power on these services that would put me close to breaking even. So far the costs have been very small and I have put an average of 2TH on a local p2pool node. It's not much but every GH counts!
I've made instructions for renting on both websites. Be warned that P2Pool has a high variance due to their low hashrate, so ideally you would want to mine for a sustained period with a lower hashrate to balance it out.
The NiceHash method:
You will need:
  1. Create an account at NiceHash.com and add 0.01BTC on the deposit page.
  2. go to http://www.bitcoinx.com/profit/ and work out the amount of coins you will earn per terahash (0.0428 at the time of writing) This is the target price for your order. (please note that orders at a higher price take priority so matching the highest order guarantees that you will get your hashrate but is more expensive)
  3. Click the orders tab at the top of the page and create an order. Select SHA256 from the algorithm dropdown menu. The price per terahash should be slightly higher than the estimate you found on BitcoinX. Check which orders are going through on the front page and try to match that price. Limit the amount of mining power to 1 terahash per second to ensure your miner is going for as long as possible (this means there is less potential for variance).
  4. Find a p2pool node that is close to you. You can use http://p2pool-nodes.info/ for this. Find a node that is close to you and click on the url. Check the efficiency is around 100%. If it isn't, go back and find another node. If the node does fit the criteria you can proceed to the next step.
  5. Put the node URL (minus the http:// and port) into the pool address box on Nicehash. The port (usually 9332) should be put in the port box to the right.
  6. Put your BTC address in the user field and x in the password field. Double check to verify everything is correct and place the order.
You should soon see the hashrate of the p2pool node you are connected to go up and your address show up in the stats field. If this doesn't happen within 20 minutes, either edit your order to have a higher price per TH or wait for the higher priced orders to finish.
The Betarigs method
This method is cheaper than using Nicehash as you are renting hardware rather than raw hashrate, which you pay a 'convenience fee' for. This is not as straightforward but will cost you less and give you more choice of the rig you want to rent.
You will need:
  • Some Bitcoin
  • A P2Pool node to connect to (You can use http://p2pool-nodes.info/)
  • A Betarigs.com account (Sign up on their site for free)
  1. Sign up for a Betarigs account using the register link in the top right of the page and follow the steps to sign up.
  2. At the top left of the page, go to rent a rig and select SHA-256.
  3. Turn on results for all of the available rig sizes and hit search. You will see a list of rigs and their price per day, hashrate and price per TH on the right. The rigs displayed first are the cheapest per TH, placing them closer to breaking even with mining profit (while helping the network. Sweet!)
  4. Find a rig with a low price per TH that is within your price range. You can pick up an Antminer S1 for around 0.008 per 24h, often cheaper. When you've found a rig you would like to rent, click the green 'Rent Rig!' button to the right of the result.
  5. Double check that the information is correct and confirm that you would like to rent the rig. You will be taken to a page with fields for your pool, user and password.
  6. Find a p2pool node that is close to you. You can use http://p2pool-nodes.info/ for this. Find a node that is close to you and click on the url. Check the node's efficiency is close to or above 100%. If it isn't, go back and find another node. If the node does fit the criteria you can proceed to the next step.
  7. Put the node URL (minus the http://) into the pool address box on Nicehash. The port should go on the end of the url in this format - url:port
  8. Put your BTC address in the user field and x in the password field. Double check to verify everything is correct and click 'update the target mining pool'.
  9. Send the exact amount of BTC specified by Betarigs to the address displayed at the top of the control panel. After one confirmation, the rig will start to mine and you will be able to check your status on the p2pool node page soon!
I have around 1.5 TH (!1.2TH from NiceHash, ~300GH from Betarigs) pointed at a local p2pool node, 2-400gh of which should last for 3 days to 1 week. I decided to do this to decentralize the network rather than for profit although I do seem to be breaking even so far. P2Pool varies wildly so a lot of it is down to luck. I may add a picture tutorial if this picks up enough interest, as I aim to make this guide as noob friendly as possible. Please reply with any additions and I will add them to the OP.
Thanks for reading and keep hashing! :)
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In honor of Monocle release, can we have p2pool lessons?

Alright Vertans. I've got a 2Mh/s rig that I need to bring to p2pool before Monocle is released, but I'm a freakin dentist and I'm amazed I was able to figure out mining to begin with. That being said, P2Pool still confuses me. I don't see a great guide in the VTC reddit on P2Pool.
  1. What is an ideal latency (best I can get is 160 which is why I never joined initially)?
  2. What is normal to see in cgminevertminer? For example: Accepted vs Rejected rates, and common lines that cgminer spits out at you: "Stratum from pool 0 requested work restart"
  3. Are all p2pools on http://coin.cubeconnex.com/poollist/ and https://p2pool.vertcoin.org/ reliable? Do I look for 0% fee, number of people on that node, days its been running?
  4. What significance in the version they're running on the server?
  5. Do these p2pools have websites? Who the F*ck maintains these p2pools? How do I know when they've updated Monocle into their software?
  6. Which p2pool is right for me? 1, 2, or 3?
  7. Just another p2pool for the wordcloud :)
TIA all you Vertans. BTW I'm sitting in front of Cryptsy buying 4 figures of VTC in preparation for Monocle launch and scrypt ASICS. I don't have much knowledge in this stuff but it fascinates me. From the beginning I've always seen ASICS as a threat. I couldn't mine bitcoin because I couldn't afford it. What kind of "decentralization" is that? It's not.
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How do I setup my how pool?

Hello,
I've built a rig for mining recently and got hit by the Nicehash fraud like many. I'm trying to avoid this as the fraud seriously hindered how Christmas will be for the kids and don't want it to happen again. I don't want to rely on some local pool I found on http://scanner.vtconline.org/ as suggested in many guide... After about 10 hours mining @ roughly 380MH/s my balance still shows as 0 and have seen many disconnect of the pool.
So, my question is, how do I setup my own pool? I have many pc lying around which should more than do the trick. I'd also liek to have my brother living 50km away to mine with me on the pool.
I've currently 2 pc with the Vertcoin Core - wallet synced, that step should be done.
I've downloaded the p2pool-vtc from there, latest version from 4 days ago: https://github.com/vertcoin/p2pool-vtc/releases
I made a vertcoin.conf in the roaming directory of vertcoin as explained here: https://gist.github.com/veqtrus/e2b7c34d9c8b3ad285209ae1b13ca2b2
I've changed the rpc user and password but I have no idea if I should first create those somewhere ?
server=1 rpcuser=MyNewAndSecurePool rpcpassword=Thisisn'tsomethingI'llshowupinreddit
I've then opened a cmd and ran the run_p2pool.exe like in previous guide:
run_p2pool.exe --net vertcoin
But only am getting this :
Error while checking Bitcoin connection: Traceback (most recent call last): Failure: twisted.internet.error.ConnectionRefusedError: Connection was refused by other side: 10061: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it..
Anyone help me out a little ?
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[Marketing] How we can appeal to the masses!

Hey guys, so we've obviously had an recent debacle occur in the community but the fact of the matter remains that Vertcoin is seeing faster levels of growth. We've been accepted on Mintpal, were seeing higher volumes exchanged and the community is starting to blossom. The currency itself is beginning to mature, and the recent press release I think shows that we can still do a lot to help inform people of what we are doing. What is important now is that we continue to innovate and ensure the upward trend we are currently experiencing. How can this be done? There needs to be a shift in terms of the marketing of this currency from one which is focused on developers and 'tech-savvy' people to one which understands the needs and aspirations of the general public.
Before I delve into some of my ideas, as Jay Z would say, "Allow me to reintroduce myself". I am someone who had been interested in technology from an early age and who has relatively in depth knowledge about computing and technology. I'm an economics student currently working as a designer for my University while also studying there. I'm also getting involved with a number of different non-crypto related startups. I've been active in the world of cryptocurrency from the beginning of this year but I've heard about it for a number of years, just never made the jump due to a lack of workable knowledge and technical barriers. Starting with a relatively large investment in Bitcoin, I split my portfolio into Litecoin initially, then progressing to Vertcoin soon after its inception. What drew me to this currency in particular was the clear focus from the developers on the long term sustainability of the coin. As someone who entered the arena relatively late and who may have got swept up by some unsubstantiated hype (Coinye anyone?) what I wanted was a currency which had a clear direction in terms of the future. Innovations such as the ACIS resistance and merge mining are examples of the attempts to strive for longevity.
In terms of branding I believe there is something here which potentially could be made mass marketable. From the name, to the logo and then the general styling, its clear that this is a currency that as well as leading innovation, is taking its branding seriously. That is something which is needed for widespread adoption.
You're probably wondering, then, why I am bringing the branding into question. It is not the brand in itself I see issue in, its who exactly is being marketed to. I'll give an example.
On our main website there are a number of videos which aim to help explain exactly what our currency is and why it should be used. The aim of which is to draw people to using our currency over others. What should be observed here is the target audience for these videos. In both, technical aspects are discussed as benefits to using the coin. ACIS resistance, Decentralisation, handling fees, mining etc. These are all valid points. The problem with this is the fact that, to the average consumer, you might as well be speaking gibberish. The average person does not know what mining is, what ACIS's are or what the benefits of decentralisation are. It's likely they don't understand or even care about these aspects. If you are attracting someone who has a technical background and who had already dipped their toes into the crypto waters so to speak, then they are likely to understand these benefits, which is why when ACIS starts to hurt other script coins there will be a transition of those people potentially to us. What problem do I have with this? None. It's simply a matter of whether you are looking to expand your standing within the community or appeal to a larger audience. Appeal to a larger audience and you increase your appeal within the crypto community. The key issue is that this cannot work the other way.
There need's to be a split of targeted marketing to those who have a technical background and to those who don't. This is something that is not witnessed often in this community, but there is one notable example I'm sure everyone's aware of. Dogecoin is doing incredibly well for a currency which was built atop a joke. Is there any real innovation there? Probably not technically, and yet they have been plastered across media. Why? Because they appeal to the mass market rather than a small minority of the technical elite. Just look at their intro video! It's a dog on a rocket. There isn't a single mention of any technical aspect In many ways its most likely inferior to our own and yet I've had people approach me to inform them of how to buy some. It may sound harsh, but when you market something you have to appeal to the lowest common denominator. In that sense you can then work your way up and you appeal to everyone.
So what can we do? I am not saying that we need to go down the playful route in terms of what Doge is going. In the long run how can anyone take a currency seriously thats supposed to be a joke? However what I believe needs to be done is putting a larger focus on the consumer benefits and not just the technical.
All of this can be communicated in a simple animations. I would suggest creating two videos, one to act as an advert to encourage and excite people to find out more and the other walking the user through the initial steps of downloading the wallet and the basic concepts of crypto currencies in layman terms. The latter I would suggest not hosting on youtube but directly on the website to then allow the user to click and download the wallet.
[Sidenote - Any advertising done by the community needs to be shown to be a community effort, otherwise it looks like a Ponzi scheme. This can be done with a message like (This ad was sponsored by the community on reddit) or something like that]
Imagine now that I am an average joe. I am interested in joining the community. These are some of the questions I may have and perhaps the solutions:
What can I spend my Money on? No matter how much innovation you can claim to have with your decentralised currency, this is perhaps THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT. Everything else is irrelevant if you are unable to spend your money on anything. And this is perhaps the biggest problem for crypto currencies today; People just have no idea where they can spend money. Though some of you may notice there are some stores on the sidebar, but a new user is unlikely to find this place in the first place, and it's not exactly prominent there anyway. So whats the easiest way to market places to which people can spend their hard earned vert? The wallet. Personally I think the entire interface is being underutilised. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the face of your currency. It is the first thing people will see. And what will they see? 0 vert, 0 transactions and a logo. And then there just expected to know what to do. What I would propose is to have a tab perhaps labeled 'Marketplace' which features prominent online retailers which accept vert for a number of goods. That immediately solves the problem. It shows that there are things to buy with your currency, encourages spending so it is not a purely speculative currency (which is not healthy in the long run) and displays an active community to first timers. Not only that but it could act as a source of income for the foundation as you could allow businesses to bid for a more prominent placement in this tab, which could then help with further marketing.
[As a sidenote, the wallets GUI needs to be updated anyway. How can anyone believe this is a currency for the future when it looks like something from windows 98?]
How do I Get Money? Vertcoin faucets exist. As a newcomer you're likely to be unaware of this. They are incredibly useful as it allows for someone to play around with the idea of sending virtual money around. This could be integrated directly into the wallet as so when a user signs up, they are offered the opportunity on the spot to receive free coins. What could be better than that? Then encouraging them through social media to send money to friends as a sort of referral system in which both parties then get more money. That way you can spread quickly through social links.
[Another sidenote, someone needs to work on a Twitter Vertcoin Bot. That's free promotion for the community right there. It's all fun and games here on Reddit but normal users are more likely to be on Twitter, so it makes sense to capitalize on that market]
You could also implement a similar system with the advertising and allow trusted exchanges to offer their services. One of the big problems with people coming in is that they have no idea how to get the currency in the first place, putting them off. This would solve that issue.
What If I Need Help? Which leads me to my next point; the integration of the community in the wallet itself. If I use a bank, if i need help I can call them, visit a branch and talk to a manager. With virtual currencies more often than not your left to your own devices. Cryptocurrencies are scary enough, it's even more terrifying to not have someone hold your hand through it. Why not have another tab within the wallet which links to reddit, help guides, FAQ's and stuff like that? Why not have a tutorial within the wallet which guides the user to make their first transaction? It immediately lowers the technical barriers and thus allows for further engagement.
How Do I Mine? Integration of a one click mining button into the wallet. Helps with decentralisation and could solve your P2Pool problem. It could be made incredibly user friendly, with a GUI and the ability to scroll and select through a list of P2Pools.
I think the basic premise of these ideas is that the wallet shouldn't be seen only as the thing that we use to make transactions, but instead act as the 'Bank' for individuals and HUB for services.
[EDIT] In conclusion here's a summary of my ideas:
  1. Greater focus on first time consumers rather than the crypto community
  2. Create 2 Adverts, One which focuses on advertising the brand (commercial like), and another which focuses on simple technical aspects and initial setup of wallet for the website
  3. Creation of a Twitter Tip Bot
  4. Marketplace' Tab included in the wallet
  5. Mining Tab included in the wallet
  6. Integration of Faucet to wallet
  7. Offer free vert bonuses for sharing links to Vert Promotional Material on social media
  8. Tutorial in wallet to walk through first transaction
I'll be updating this later as I have more ideas but this has taken me half a day already and I'm forgetting things. If people are interested I could potentially do mockups for my vision for the wallet, but I'll leave that for another day :)
[EDIT 2] I'll be designing mockups for the wallet next week Tuesday so keep an eye out for that! Also if anyone wants to see an example in terms of branding the sort of thing we should be aiming for, checkout ReddCoin, the branding for this coin is amazing
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P2Pool the Best mining pool  Our Holding Status  CM Daily Report: Ep 5 p2pool node setup with merged mining Vertcoin (VTC) P2Pool setup guide for Windows Bitcoin Tutorial #40 - P2Pool

SupaDupa's Noob Guide to Bitcoin P2Pool Mining (Windows) UPDATED 12-06-2012 . It appears that you have not registered with Bitcoin Forum. To register, please click here... Similar topics (5) SupaDupa's Pro Guide to Bitcoin Stratum (POT) Mining *Updated 12/31/2012* Started by SupaDupa. Replies: 0 Views: 6228 December 31, 2012, 12:40:59 PM by SupaDupa: SupaDupa's Pro Guide to Bitcoin Pay on ... As the Bitcoin P2Pool article describes it, "P2Pool is a decentralized mining pool that works by creating a peer-to-peer network of miner nodes". The most important aspect of P2Pool is that it is highly decentralised, operating through peer-to-peer communication between many, many nodes, as opposed to placing pooled mining power into the hands of traditional mining pool operators, thus greatly ... Ohne Bitcoin-Mining-Pool schürfen Sie möglicherweise über ein Jahr lang Bitcoins und verdienen keine einzige Bitcoin. Es ist weitaus angenehmer, sich die Arbeit zu teilen und den Ertrag unter einer deutlich größeren Gruppe von Bitcoin-Minern aufzuteilen. Hier einige Möglichkeiten: Als völlig dezentralen Pool empfehlen wir ganz klar p2pool. P2Pool Node Setup¶ This guide describes how to set up a Dash P2Pool node to manage a pool of miners. Unlike centralized mining pools, P2Pool is based on the same peer-2-peer (P2P) model as Dash, making the pool as a whole highly resistant to malicious attacks, and preserving and protecting the decentralized nature of Dash. When you launch a P2Pool node, it seeks out, connects with, and shares ... The Bitcoin.com mining pool has the lowest share reject rate (0.15%) we've ever seen. Other pools have over 0.30% rejected shares. Furthermore, the Bitcoin.com pool has a super responsive and reliable support team.

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P2Pool the Best mining pool Our Holding Status CM Daily Report: Ep 5

Vertcoin (VTC) P2Pool setup guide for Windows Paul Georgiou. Loading... Unsubscribe from Paul Georgiou? ... BitCoin For Beginners - POOLS - Top 3 Mining Pools - Trading and Exchanging - Part 3 1/2 ... How to setup p2pool jtoomim 1mb_segwit LTC node. p2pool install written by Jtoomim https://forum.bitcoin.com/pools/p2pool-decentralized-dos-resistant-trustle... In diesem Tutorial geht es um den speziellen P2P-Pool. Früherer Zugang zu Tutorials, Abstimmungen, Live-Events und Downloads https://www.patreon.... Chamath Palihapitiya Live: Bitcoin Halving, BTC Updates, Price and Mining Chamath US Live 57,685 watching Live now DIY Bitcoin Mining: Hardware (part1) - Duration: 7:45.

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