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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How To Create Your Own Digital Currency! Get Paid!!! on: January 18, 2014, 03:33:22 AM
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Hello Everyone,
Some of you guys may know me from m previous guides or other things that I have written. Throughout my time with keeping my guides running, I have gotten multiple requests for a guide for how to create your own Digital Currency, so I have decided to finally sit down and write one. Here it is I hope you enjoy it!

To manage your coin you need some cloud servers. You can get cloud servers with any provider but for the first timer I highly recommend Digital Ocean due to how it works. This guide is designed for Digital Ocean. Plus if you sign up with my referral link and spend $10, I'll give you $4 in a currency of your choice or via. Paypal in order to help you cover your costs. Sign up here: https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=3a96071d7d5f PM me to get paid. Or you can just let it run and PM me whenever you total $10 in billings getting paid then.



After you have your account you need 2 droplets to create your coin. I personally recommend 2 of the $40/month droplets as I find those are what work best. Name and location don't really matter. Once you create your droplet you will be emailed the necessary information to log in. Also make sure to use Debian 7.0 x64 as your image.


First things first. You'll need some source code. Since I doubt you can write it from scratch, you should be happy to know there are a bazillion different options in the scrypt-coin family for you to clone and alter. The most excellent research coin is good, SmallChange, by lightenup. His git diff output: https://github.com/bfroemel/smallchange/commit/947a0fafd8d033f6f0960c4ff0748f76a3d58326 is nearly enough information to completely create your own alt-coin and as such should be lauded. His code is copy & pasted litecoin with some changes but he added some good comments throughout.

For the purposes of this tutorial and to preserve a "clean" copy of the SMC code, foocoin has been created: https://github.com/foocoin/foocoin This guide will show you how to turn 'foo'coin in to 'bar'coin and you can take it from there. Enough has already been changed to make this coin compile-able if you follow this guide. If you'd prefer to start with the original SmallChange code, it is here: https://github.com/bfroemel/smallchange.git or you could use the Litecoin, Franko, YAC, CHN, MIN, whatever source we'll change enough of it to make it work.

Now you need to find a coin name. You'll need to go to github.com/insertwhatevercodenameyouwanthere to see if the name is available If you get an error page where what your looking for isn't found then you know the name is available. Once you know your coin create a username email (normally yourcoinname@someservice.com) and whatever password you want - just make sure to make it secure!

Now you want to make one of those url's everyone can pull code from and use it. In the upper right hand corner next to your username click Create Repository. Fill in the blanks and you're done. Take note of the information.

*Note for the rest of this tutorial you will need either a Mac or Linux machine or Cygwin.*


Yes, you need one of them. For this tutorial, I will be using a MacBook with OSX 10.8.something and a Debian 7.0 64 (you can use 2 x 2 CPUs from DigitalOcean instead of Mac). I suppose you can use Cygwin, but I prefer the *nix's to Windows any day and you may as well learn one more thing too, right? Shoot, if you need a good LiveCD with the dependencies already built in that is set up to be run in a VMWare session, try CDEbian. Otherwise this guide uses Debian which means most mainstream clones should work (i.e.: Ubuntu, XUbuntu, Mint).

Setting up a PC or VM with Linux or OSX is outside the scope of this tutorial, but suffice to say I can vouch for VMWare and its ability to run multiple VMs simultaneously and its ability to virtualize OSX 10.6.x. You will need to install some dependencies on which ever OS you choose to be able to build the daemon and -Qt wallet.

Dependencies for OSX

The easiest way I've found to install dependencies on OSX is to use MacPorts or Homebrew. Personally, I like MacPorts better than Homebrew, but its simply because MacPorts installs in /opt (where I think it should go) and because MacPorts offers universal builds by default. If you prefer Homebrew, the formulas are the same, but I'd recommend building with the 32-bit flag. For the purpose of this tutorial, we're going to use MacPorts.

One needs to install the following dependencies:

boost (C++ libraries)
db48 (Berkeley DB 4.Cool
qt4-mac (Open Source QT 4.8.4, includes qmake)
openssl (ssl dev libraries)
git (to move source back and forth to the repository)
miniupnpc (UPNP dev libraries, optional honestly I say skip this crap)
After installation of the basic MacPorts for your version of OSX, this can be accomplished with this command:

 %sudo port install boost db48 qt4-mac openssl miniupnpc git
Once all of the dependencies are built and installed, the next step is to clone the source from git. In this example, I will be cloning foocoin, rename it, re-git initialize it, and push the initial copy out to Github to ensure git is working:
 %git clone https://github.com/foocoin/foocoin.git
 cloning in to foocoin
 %mv foocoin barcoin
 %cd barcoin
 %rm -rf .git
 %git init
 initializing git repository in ~/barcoin
 %git add -A *
 %git commit -m "first commit"
 %git remote add origin https://github.com/barcoin/barcoin.git
 %git push -u origin master
 username for git@github.com: barcoin
 password for barcoin@github.com: **********

Now what did we just do? We cloned the existing source, deleted its link to git, reinitialized the folder for Github, added all the existing folders and files in to the repository, committed our changes (made them permanent and put them in the "Master" branch, renamed it in to our new *bigger *better *faster coin, set it back up to link to Github but to the *new* coin's account, and pushed a copy out to Github. Now if you go and look at your page it should look like so:

Oh, look at all that fresh source code just awaiting to be tweaked.

Dependencies for Linux

On Debian based Linux, dependencies and build requirements can be installed in a single command like so:

 $sudo apt-get install sudo apt-get install build-essential libboost-all-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev libdb5.1-dev libdb5.1++-dev git qt-sdk libminiupnpc-dev
This will install all the needed packages as apt is very smart. Once that's complete, the same bits as above should be applied:
 $git clone https://github.com/foocoin/foocoin.git
 cloning in to foocoin
 $mv foocoin barcoin
 $cd barcoin
 $rm -rf .git
 $git init
 initializing git repository in ~/barcoin
 $git add -A *
 $git commit -m "first commit"
 $git remote add origin https://github.com/barcoin/barcoin.git
 $git push -u origin master
 username for git@github.com: barcoin
 password for barcoin@github.com: **********
Dependencies for Windows

Ugh, I knew you'd ask. Windows is tricker than it should be when it comes to building with the GNU toolchain. First, you'll need mingw32 installed and dependencies built by hand for each of the listed items above. You'll also need to customize your -qt.pro file with the location of those dependencies. To simplify this, I've already compiled and assembled the needed dependencies in to a nice Github repository for you. If either downloaded and extracted as c:\deps or git cloned to C:\, this pacakge: https://github.com/foocoin/deps.git will give you everything you need to build foo(bar)coin using the source you've already got. More about building the long way when we get to the Windows client compilation bit a little further along in the project.

Now you're ready to Cut and Paste!


Search and Replace

Ahh, now we've come to the creative part. The bit where you change the things you want to change to make your coin yours. As this is a *cloning* tutorial, I am not going to focus on the intricacies of programming (I'm not qualified). I'm simply going to show you where to make the changes you need to make to get a coin up and running. For this step, I really prefer TextWrangler on my Mac. It allows for multiple file searching and replacing which makes this portion of the process go quite quickly. If you're going to set up a VM to build -Qt wallets for Mac anyway, you should/could simply install the dependencies above and build within OSX completely. TextWrangler is free.

Names

TextWrangler will allow you to open an entire folder of files. Just open the program and choose File, the Open, highlight the "barcoin" folder and click Open:



Ahh, nice, all of the code in one easy to use interface. Be aware, that editing these files most certainly can be done via nano or Netbeans, or whatever other text editor, even Notepad I suppose. I just like this one, 'cuz of this next feature. Now we need to replace all instances of "FooCoin, foocoin, and FOOCOIN" in our source with "BarCoin, barcoin, and BARCOIN." Note the 3 different case settings most code has all three in it. To change this in TextWrangler, choose Search, then Multi File Search and select the "barcoin" directory:



Do this for all three case settings, or if you prefer e.e.cummings style, replace them all without the "Case Sensitive" box checked in one fail swoop. TextWrangler will show you the whole list of changed files and allow you to browse the changes once completed:



You will also want to replace all instances of "FOO" with "BAR." This is the 3 letter designation for your coin, like BTC or PPC. Finally, you will need to manually change the name of foocoin-qt.pro in the main source folder. Hey this is starting to come together, no?

Ports and Network Changes

Ok, now we need to give the new coin a unique port range to use. You'll need two ports, one for RPC connections (for miners to connect to) and one for P2P Connections. You can find a good list of reserved ports here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_TCP_and_UDP_port_numbers Most any ports will work assuming they are 1: Over port 1024 and 2: not used by something else. I'd suggest something in the high numbers, good examples include 56679 and 56680 or 12365 and 12366.

For this example we're going to use 55883 for RPC and 55884 for P2P. In the foocoin sources, these ports are already set, so go ahead and modify them using your text editor of choice.

Change the RPC/P2P Port in the following files:

src/bitcoinrpc.cpp: (RPC PORT)

 LINE 2893:  ip::tcp::endpoint endpoint(bindAddress, GetArg("-rpcport", 55883));
 LINE 3169:  if (!d.connect(GetArg("-rpcconnect", "127.0.0.1"), GetArg("-rpcport", "55883")))
src/init.cpp: (P2P PORT + Testnet Port)

 LINE 235 "  -port= " + _("Listen for connections on  (default: 55884 or testnet: 45884)") + "\n" +
You can set the testnet port to any other random port, but remember what you set it to.

src/init.cpp: (RPC PORT)

 LINE 271 "  -rpcport= " + _("Listen for JSON-RPC connections on  (default: 55883)") + "\n" +
src/protocol.h: (Testnet Port + P2P PORT)

 LINE 22 return testnet ? 45883 : 55884;
You can also set an initial "seed node" or always on system that the new coin wallets coming online will check for additional addresses:

src/net.cpp:

 LINE 1000  {"some website name", "somewebsite.org or ip x.x.x.x"},
Coins Per Block/Block Intervals/Max Number of Coins

These changes are also pretty simple. Change the following lines of code in the following files:

src/main.cpp: (Number of coins per block awarded)

 LINE 831 int64 nSubsidy = 1 * COIN;
src/main.cpp: (How *should* blocks be found and how often difficulty retargets)

 LINE 837 static const int64 nTargetSpacing = 120; // FooCoin: 2 minute blocks
 LINE 836 static const int64 nTargetTimespan = 1 * 24 * 60 * 60; // FooCoin: 1 days
In this example, we want our coin to produce 1 coin blocks every 2 minutes and readjust difficulty once per day (1 day x 24 hours x 60 minutes x 60 seconds). You can adjust these, but know since this is a scrypt clone and we're not changing the starting difficulty this target rate will be skewed until the hash rate levels out on your new coin. This is tricky stuff and I don't quite understand all of it yet.

src/main.h: (Total number of Coins ever and Estimated # of Blocks per day)

 LINE 43 static const int64 MAX_MONEY = 10000 * COIN; // maximum number of coins
 LINE 550 return dPriority > COIN * 720 / 250; // 720 blocks found a day.
You'll need to do some math to figure out your blocks per day target based on how many coins you want to create over what timespan and how far apart your blocks are. I'm not doing all the work for you! This coin is set to give 1 coin blocks every 2 minutes, targeting 720 blocks per day through a maximum of 10,000 coins which means if mined hard, it will run out of coins in a week's time.

Address Starting Letter/Number

The first digit or letter of the new coin's address is determined by a base-58 code. You can see a list of all of the available options here: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Base58Check_encoding To change your coin's address edit this:

src/base58.h:

 LINE 280 PUBKEY_ADDRESS = 38, //Set the address first bit here
Icons and Splash Images

You will find all of the supporting images and icons for the wallet in the src/qt/res folder. There are two folders with icons you should pay attention to:

 and

Foo and bar coins both use the default Litecoin imagery. You should use an image editing program of your choice (I like Photoshop CS3, but GIMP is also nice) to edit the images. If you want rounded icons/images, use transparent .png files. Also, don't forget to generate an .ico (Windows/Linux) and an .icns (Mac) icon file for your program. A great website I like to use for this is here: http://iconverticons.com/

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Merkel Hash

The Merkel hash is the root of your coin's network. Its the hash that all of the blocks will be measured against and the basis for mining a genesis block. My methodology is to get a coin working on the testnet first and then the main network by building and testing in a staged progression. The Merkel hash is not actually the first thing you need to change though.

Epoch Time

Since Midnight UTC on New Years Day, 1970, Unix (or Epoch or POSIX) time has been used to coordinate various system calls and functions of Unix systems (and many others by default). Since this kind of time is simple seconds and doesn't account for leap seconds, its an easy way to calculate unique time-based values for programming. To that effect, the first thing one must change when building a new coin is the base time for the birth of the coin or the genesis of the coin.

This is set in two places in the code, one for the test net:

src/main.cpp:

 LINE 2023 block.nTime    = 1300000000;
and one for the main net:

src/main.cpp:

2  Economy / Services / Forum Posters on: December 31, 2013, 12:44:15 AM
Hello Everyone,
I'm looking for forum posters for my website digitalcoindiscussion.com


Please PM me if you are interested, I'm looking for around 15 people. Payment is $0.15/thread and $0.08/post or BTC equivalent.
3  Other / Off-topic / New Forum Advice? on: December 30, 2013, 09:18:51 PM
Hello Everyone,
I've just tried my hand at creating a new forum - one about digital currencies. The forum url is: digitalcoindiscussion.com


I was wondering if you guys could give me any advice about the forum and how I could improve it or how you would market the forum.


Thanks and I appreciate it a lot!
4  Economy / Services / Buying Forum Posts/Threads on: December 29, 2013, 03:22:23 AM
[Closed]
5  Other / Beginners & Help / New Forum on: December 29, 2013, 03:19:42 AM
Hello Everyone,
I have made a new forum for digital currency users: digitalcoindiscussion.com


Registration is free and their are no restrictions such as a newbie section. Plus I am paying people to post on the forum! If you are interested please register their and PM me: cameron


I personally like to be a member of all the digital currency forums out their and would recommend you do the same. Plus if you guys are interested in moderating (and getting paid for it) please PM me on that forum too!


*Due to the questions*
If you want to get paid just start posting threads and posts around the forum, post your questions there ect. Try and make it an active community. Once you have some done PM me on the forum and I'll pay you via. paypal.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Digital Coin Discussion - The New Digital Currency Forum - Get Paid To Join on: December 29, 2013, 02:37:11 AM
Hello Everyone,
I have recently finished making a new digital currency forum: digitalcoindiscussion.com This forum is similar to the current forum but I took it and I made some modifications I liked + removed the newbie restrictions that have always annoyed me and expanded the alternate currency section some because I feel like that is a big part of the digital currency world and deserves a lot more space than the single jumbled board we currently have.

I am interested in growing this forum and I also am looking for some moderators. My username of the forum is: cameron so I am looking for some moderators, please PM me their if you are interested -> I'm considering giving out revenue shares as part of the forum.



Anyway, for the part that you have all been looking for... how are you going to get paid for joining.


I am looking for people to join and help contribute some activity. Currently if you join and post 3 threads then I will send you $0.60 via Paypal. This is a limited offer and you must PM me their to get paid. I am especially looking for suggestions!

Also I'm looking to market the forum, if you have a blog related to digital currency and are willing to make a post in exchange for some payment, please PM me.


Thanks.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Protoshare Giveaway - Signup Under Me [Free Opportunity - No Money Required] on: November 26, 2013, 08:59:46 PM
Hello,
I am launching another Protoshare giveaway! - This one with some more restrictions. I'm sure many of you guys have heard about swagbucks but if you haven't it is a website that allows you to search and get paid for what you search. I am currently paying for people to sign up under me using the following link: swagbucks.com/refer/cpwebsite

Once you sign up, if you want to get paid you must earn 30 swagbucks. Once you do, post in this thread, or PM me with the email you used to sign up. You will be paid 0.05 PTS!

You can also sign up and get paid without needing to earn any swagbucks and get 0.005 PTS. You still must provide the email you used to sign up.

Thanks,
Bitshire Hashaway
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [No Coding!] Guide To Mining Protoshare With Windows Azure: Make $50 For Free! on: November 26, 2013, 05:52:11 AM
Please donate to me: PqmyVWJtJgb2qudCiDyQvTMo7ibJfWiuvY
Tips are what allow me to create guides like this which have no referral program to back them up!

Hello Everyone,
Welcome to my guide for cloud mining on Windows Server using Windows Azure Free trial. I hope you enjoy. Mining with Windows Azure while paying is not profitable but if you have $200 free, my experience was I made ~$50-60 from the trial in ~1 week. Also, the best part is once you spend the trial money they ask you to upgrade, they don't require you to do anything.

So anyway, go there and sign up for a $200 free trial. With this trial it lasts a month and you have a limit of 20 cores. I personally recommend maxing out all 20 cores so you can get the PTS as fast as possible - especially with how fast difficulty has been going up.

Then once you have it sign up for a Windows 2008 8 core server. You will then get a login link to download. Download it and login in to your virtual server. Once there on the bottom left windows task bar you will see server manager. Go there find internet explorer, and turn security off. Then open up internet explorer (make sure its full screen like a desktop and then hit your start button and it'll be there - you may want to make a desktop shortcut for future use).

Go to ypool.net and if you already have an account sign up or make one. Then follow there how to instructions guide. They'll take it from here - installing the miner on the server is like installing the miner on your normal computer (that's why I recommended Windows 2008 Server as your OS versus Linux I just find it so much easier even though Linux is supposed to be like 5% faster for mining).

Once you have the miner on your desktop or wherever create a shortcut leading to the miner + the necessary code afterwards. You can put this shortcut on your desktop and just double click to start mining.

Then you can close your remote connection (note this does not stop you from mining) and then continue mining. I recommend making 2x 8 core instances and 1x 4 core instance. You can mine until you use up your free trial, collect your ~$50 and then just stop. No further charges for you!


Please donate to me: PqmyVWJtJgb2qudCiDyQvTMo7ibJfWiuvY
Tips are what allow me to create guides like this which have no referral program to back them up!
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Protoshare Giveaway on: November 26, 2013, 12:52:30 AM
Giveaway Closed - Taking up too many coins & time. In total ~$60 in protoshares were given away - not much but a lot for a moderately poor person like me. However, you can still claim 0.25 protoshares for signing up under me in digital ocean. Check this out: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345386.new#new
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [Updated] Guide To Cloud Mining Primecoin - Also get free XPM! on: November 17, 2013, 09:28:42 PM
*Note I am bitshirehashaway on bitcointalk & bitsharestalk if your wondering*

If you sign up with my digital ocean referral link and spend $10 you will get 2 free XPM for your efforts! Remember to get proof though!

Hello everyone,
Several guides have been put out there for cloud mining, however, I believe that this is ones of the first of its kind for cloud mining primecoin with a pool. I adapted it from my guide from protoshares (http://bitsharestalk.org/index.php?topic=722.0), however, it had to go through some changes before it worked for primecoin - all of these changes were tested on digital ocean and I effectively played around with the code until I got it to work.

Tips Are Appreciated: AR8HaVPnFV6GyCa9msQAnasfRE9an84d5y

Here is how you start. First you need to sign up for digital ocean. Please make sure to use my referral link: https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=3a96071d7d5f If you use my referral link to sign up and spend at least $10, I will send you 2 XPM free!

Next you need to create a droplet. I would recommend the 8gb 4 cpu option that costs $80/month but feel free to go higher or lower. Just don't use the $5/month one because I sometimes got errors when trying to run this program there, I don't think it has enough memory for the job, but you can start at the $10/month one! After you have that done, make sure you pick Debian 7.0 x64 as your image. Then hit create.

Soon your username (always root) and password will be emailed with you. Go to your droplet in digital ocean and then hit console access. Type in your username and password [note: your password won't appear as you type it, just type it and hit enter.]

After you do that. Type in the following code, pay attention to spaces!

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y git make g++ build-essential libminiupnpc-dev
sudo apt-get install -y libboost-all-dev libdb++-dev libgmp-dev libssl-dev dos2unix

git clone https://github.com/thbaumbach/primecoin
cd ~/primecoin/src
make -f makefile.unix
./primeminer -poolip=<look below> -poolport=1337 -pooluser=<Enter your payment address here> -poolpassword=<Type the word 'PASSWORD' all caps-beeeeer.org doesn't have actual passwords> -genproclimit=<number of cores your cloud CPU has>

Your pool ip will vary per location. Here are your choices:
EU: 176.34.128.129
US: 54.200.248.75
ASIA: 54.251.179.44

Go to http://beeeeer.org/user/<your XPM address> to see how many coins your getting!

I hope that helped, PM me to claim your coins, and if you have any questions, and please use my referral link!
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [Updated] Guide To Cloud Mining Primecoin - Also get free XPM! on: November 17, 2013, 09:26:48 PM
[Check out Version 3] Look in the alternate currencies section or PM me for a link!
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [Updated] Learn How To Make Money w/ Cloud Mining + get Free Protoshares! on: November 17, 2013, 06:58:03 AM
 [Check out Version 3] Look in the alternate currencies section or PM me for a link!
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [Updated] Guide To Pool Cloud Mining Protoshares - Also get free PTS! on: November 16, 2013, 05:20:11 AM
Note that if you try and spend $10, I'll give you .25 protoshare ($2.5@currency prices on btc38, which means you can get you first $10 of cloud mining done as a test for 25% off)

*Thank you to Super3 and Belltown for the original guide*

Hello Everyone,
Recently a thread has been published about mining Protoshares on the cloud - something which can be very profitable to do. Here I have taken the feedback from people in the cloud and have decided to put that all in one thread for you guys. I've also tried to make it a bit simpler for "newbies".

To start, please sign up for DigitalOcean using my referral link: https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=3a96071d7d5f If you do, I'll give you some PTS for trying it out:), just post your address in this thread. To get extra, let me know you used my referral code (and if I got the referrals) then I'll give you .25 PTS!


Guide For beeeeer.org
First you need to create a droplet. I recommend starting with as large of a size as possible, though the best started is the 4 CPU / 8 GB - but feel free to start with a smaller one. Just don't use the smallest because when I tried it I got an error for using too much memory. . Make sure to make  Debian 7.0 x64 your image. Once your droplet is created you should see a button in the top right that says root access. Click on that button and use your username and password (that are emailed to you when you create a droplet) to log in.

Once you have logged in type in the following code in order:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y git make g++ build-essential libminiupnpc-dev
sudo apt-get install -y libboost-all-dev libdb++-dev libgmp-dev libssl-dev dos2unix

git clone https://github.com/thbaumbach/ptsminer
cd ~/ptsminer/src
make -f makefile.unix
./ptsminer <your PTS address> <number of threads>

Go to http://ptsweb.beeeeer.org/user/<your PTS address> to see how many coins your getting!

If this guide helped you to mine some coins please send your tips to PqmyVWJtJgb2qudCiDyQvTMo7ibJfWiuvY

Thanks!

[Currently Paid Out: 2.75 PTS]
[Currently Owed: 0.00 PTS]

Guide for ypool.net coming soon:)
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Selling Protoshares on: November 12, 2013, 12:40:17 AM
I'm interested in selling some of my protoshares. Please make an offer.
15  Economy / Lending / $350 Paypal Loan - 12 Month Payback ($450) on: November 10, 2013, 12:03:15 AM
Hello Everyone,
I am here asking for a $350.00 paypal loan in order to help me build a primecoin mining rig. The mining rig will just have a decent CPU and be used in order to mine primecoins 24/7.

Here are the specs (taken from my prepared amazon account):
MSI Computer Corp. Motherboard ATX DDR3 1333 LGA 1150 Motherboards B85-G41 PC MATE This is the motherboard for the computer. Not a bad motherboard, and while its not the cheapest one in the world it is certainly not expensive at $73.

6FT SVGA VGA Monitor MM Male To Male Extension Cable 80 This cable will be used to connect my monitor from home to the motherboard. It's only $2.75 and way cheaper than buying a monitor for the project.

Cooler Master Elite Power - 460W Power Supply (RS460-PSARI3-US) 460w is more than what I need for the project but the psu is only $36, so if I did get a smaller size, its not like I would save much money - if any.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - CPU Cooler with 4 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-B10-212P-G1) This will be the cooler for the CPU - by far one of the most important components in my opinion since the CPU will be doing all the work

Kingston Hyper X Blu 4 GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 Desktop Memory (KHX1600C9D3B1/4G) Not much ram is necessary, so I only got a 4gb $40 stick.

Intel Core i5-4570 Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.2 GHZ 6MB Cache- BX80646I54570 This $200 processor is the heart of the machine and does all the work.

Logitech Desktop MK120 Mouse and keyboard Combo Not necessarily fully necessary, but I would like to have my own keyboard and mouse for this



Equipment I already have / am supplying.

250 gb Hard Drive w/ Windows Vista on it. I understand that PrimeCoin mining works better with 64 bit so I also have a copy of Windows 7 64 Bit that I will probably end up installing, should it be necessary.
Monitor: Not a good monitor, but I don't need a nice monitor.

$120: $350 doesn't cover the costs of the entire rig so I will be covering some of the costs myself - this is all I have to put to this project right now.

Collateral
No I don't have collateral - if you require collateral than I can't do a loan with you. Well let me rephrase that - I have items that could be used as collateral (laptop & phone), except those are day to day necessities for me (I use them for school, something much more important to me than a side thing like this rig) and as a result aren't things I will be giving up. If I had any collateral I could use for this project, I would just sell it and use it.

Why not bitcoin? Why paypal?
Well, if you have been following the price of Bitcoin the past few days you will see what I mean when I say this. I don't have a mt. gox account, so trading bitcoin to fiat isn't super easy for me (Amazon doesn't accept bitcoins sadly.) And right now the price of Bitcoin is right around $350, so if I ask for a $350 loan and lets say I get 1 bitcoin. Then the price per bitcoin crashes to $200 before I can sell it. Well now I'm stuck because I have to pay back a $350 loan + interest and I no longer can afford a rig. Could I pay it back? Yes. But it would be a lot harder and frankly I don't want to deal with the risk.


Payback
Your payback for this $350 loan will be $450 over the coarse of the next year. For the first 2 months you will get nothing and then for the next 10 months you will get $45.00/month. It will be sent to your paypal.


Please PM me or reply here if interested.
16  Bitcoin / Project Development / Adsense Bitcoin Alternative? on: October 21, 2013, 12:29:52 AM
Adsense is well known in the webmaster world as being one of the best advertising programs out here. I have been doing some research and have been wondering, is there a market inside creating an adsense alternative that runs in bitcoins. Here are the advantages I see so far. What are your guys opinions?

1) It runs on bitcoins. That makes it easy to provide your address and get paid. None of the send a check to your house and then you have to deposit it, which is how Adsense currently works.

2) It allows for people who want to anonymously make money off of a website a way to do so. If you were to use adsense for a website where you don't want your advertising revenues to be tracked, your stuck because they could easily track your bank account and all that. However, bitcoins are totally anonymous, no one knows where your payment goes.
17  Economy / Lending / Question about collateral? on: October 20, 2013, 08:40:22 PM
I'm not sure I get the advantage (for the person asking for a loan) to provide collateral. If you are providing equal or higher than the loan amount in collateral, why don't you just sell the collateral and use that to fund the loan yourself? That seems to be a lot simpler on your end because you won't need to worry about paying anyone back.

Can someone explain the advantages or how it works to me?
18  Economy / Currency exchange / Selling BTC [Profit For You!] on: June 16, 2013, 05:57:18 AM
Hello,
I am selling 1.5BTC @ $100/BTC for paypal money. You must send as a gift. Please PM me if you are interested. Either you send first or we'll do a 50-50. To do a 50-50 you must have multiple successful previous trades.
19  Other / Beginners & Help / Help Support Me Guys:) on: June 14, 2013, 08:06:54 PM
I know I probably shouldn't be asking for this, but I need some money so if you guys could go to bitcoinfaucetlist.blogspot.com and just click a few links that would be nice:).
20  Economy / Long-term offers / Need a $650 USD Loan For 6 Months on: June 14, 2013, 04:34:06 PM
Latest Update: Things Are Looking Up
Things are looking up. I've signed a forum posting deal for $90, and if I do enough work then I'll be able to get a total of $270 more by the time I go on the trip. That puts me at $500. I have a lot of work ahead of me... 140 forum threads, and 3000 posts to do! Another .15 BTC... up to $515.

Collateral
I'm not sure that this would count as collateral, but the value of the camera if I can't pay you back + the 70LTC I have (I can send this to you when you send me the loan), should cover any value drop in the camera. Plus you can keep all the pictures I take:). Let me know what you guys think.

Current Money
$100 [Paypal]
70 LTC
$30 [Allowance till that point]
So I have ~$300. I am hoping to get more by that point. I've estimated my total costs to be $700+ tax. so if you assume $750, that's $450 that I need. Looking to get a loan soon.

General
Hello,
Ok, I am interested in a $650 USD Loan for 9 months. This loan will be repaid with a $100 interest. The reason I want this loan is because I am interested in this loan to purchase a camera, storage for the camera, and a camera bag. I am going to Costa Rica in 6 weeks, and I will not have the money by then, so I need this loan, which I will use to get the camera, and then I will pay you back in 9 months.

My name is Cameron and I am 14 years old. Your next question may be how can a 14 year old pay you back? Well I have a few income sources that will help allow me to pay you back.

-> GLDCoin Stake: Based on the recent highs of GLDCoin my stake is valued at around $350. If needed I will cash out this stake in order to pay you guys back.
-> Allowance: It's $5 a week, which may not seem like much but that's $180 by the time I need to pay you back.
-> Grades: My parents pay me for getting good grades, and based on my grades history, that should be around $100 by then.
-> Forum Posts. I work on doing some forum posts in my spare time. I will have $250 in my forum posts or more probably earned by then.
-> Giveaway. Someone is giving a 15,000XRP giveaway ($250~) for whoever has the most posts done by August 31. I can easily do this since the current #1 is only like 30 posts, so I'll be done by then.

The total so far is: $880. I can do some more forum posts in order to get to the total of $1000. Please PM me if you are interested.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Digital-slr-Cameras/25492/D3200.html is the camera I want. I was going to originally get the D3100, but when I added them to my cart, the D3100 was $600 and the D3200 was $550. So...

Edit: I have 70 LTC which I can also put towards this. I sold part of my GLDCoin stake for this so that you guys wouldn't have to rely on the price of a new alternate currency that varies a lot.

Someone just signed a forum posting deal w/ me for $80. That money should help.
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