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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Pools (Altcoins) / Where did go? on: March 07, 2018, 04:03:52 PM
I've been mining on for a couple months now and never had any problems. Today however I noticed my miners couldn't connect and when I went to check my balance I got a "This site can't be reached" error. It looks like their Twitter, @altminer_net, has also been deleted. Anyone have any idea what's going on?

Looks like their BCT profile was active earlier today too, but no posts since March 1st.
2  Economy / Currency exchange / [WTS] ARO for BTC/LTC/ETH with escrow on: February 19, 2018, 08:34:42 PM
I am selling 10k ARO (Arionum), rates as follows:

  • BTC = 0.053
  • LTC = 2.5
  • ETH = 0.64

Arionum ANN thread:

Escrow service:
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Coins with unique development features on: January 22, 2018, 04:00:09 PM
I'm tired of ERC20 tokens, bitcoin forks, and straight up clone coins. I want to hear about coins with completely unique features like Arionum, which is written from scratch in PHP (rather than the more common C/C++) and uses the Argon2i algorithm for mining. What have you got?
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Goodbye BitConnect... Hello Bitcoin Gold? on: January 19, 2018, 06:00:46 PM
I'm pretty happy to see BitConnect drop to #100 on CoinMarketCap, and hope to see it fall further. It's nice that some people are finally waking up and dumping scam coins like that. However... Bitcoin Gold is currently #15 overall and the best performing coin in the top 30. Why is anyone willing to throw money at a useless fork that has no purpose other than to grab a bunch of cash for the shady team behind it?
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / Marijuana coins in 2018 on: December 28, 2017, 12:58:12 PM
Which marijuana-related coin(s) do you think will take off as more legalizations kick in next year? I put together a list of the ones I could find on CoinMarketCap and compared their ties to the industry that could make them more successful:

It would be pretty easy to go with the current top 5, but maybe there's a sleeper or two in the mix?
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Comparison of Marijuana-themed Coins on: December 28, 2017, 12:23:33 PM
With marijuana popping up in the news so often and California's recent legalization, there have been a few big spikes in almost every coin with a weed-related theme. The problem is that not all of these coins actually have ties to the marijuana industry and are just trying to capitalize on the name. I put together this list to help everyone see the difference between each coin. My goal is to help investors make informed decisions backed by facts and real world relationships. For this list I will only be covering coins listed on CoinMarketCap. I'm also not counting "we want to be the top crypto for cannabis" as a tie to the industry, since almost every single coin says that. If I missed something let me know!

Please note that at this point I have had no direct contact with any of the developers regarding the status of their project(s). All of the information in this post is based off of what I could find on their websites and social media accounts. Percentage changes shown below are calculated weekly and are not meant to be viewed as completely up-to-date numbers; they're included to give a quick idea of recent performance.

Total Market Cap (16 coins)
$82,942,122  (▲ 9%)

Top 5 Market Cap
1. PotCoin (POT) - $28.0 mil (▲ 10%)
2. HempCoin (THC) - $19.0 mil (▲ 37%)
3. Paragon (PRG) - $14.3 mil (▲ 2%)
4. Token (TKS) - $7.3 mil (- 0%)
5. DopeCoin (DOPE) - $7.2 mil (▼ 13%)

(Updated at 17:45 UTC on April 13, 2018)
Most recent weekly update:

Active Development = Technological updates or business-related advancements have been made by the development team within the past 3 months
Potentially Active Development = No updates or advancements have been made in the past 3 months but there is reason to believe an update may be coming
No Active Development = No updates or advancements have been made in the past 3 months

(Listed in order of release date, oldest -> newest)

Potcoin (POT)
  • Active Development
  • Announced: January 21, 2014
  • Last update: February 8, 2018
  • Ties to marijuana industry: Partnered with WeedMD, a Canadian medical marijuana producer. Sent NBA star Dennis Rodman on a promotional "humanitarian mission" to Guam, Japan, and China. Accepted as payment by Grizzly Seed Bank.

DopeCoin (DOPE)
  • Active Development
  • Announced: February 15, 2014
  • Last update: February 11, 2018
  • Ties to marijuana industry: Developing Smoke Exchange, an advertising platform for marijuana-related businesses, and Crypto Billings, a payment gateway to allow websites to accept crypto. Also working on being accepted by dispensaries.

HempCoin (THC)
  • Active Development
  • Announced: March 7, 2014
  • Last update: January 26, 2018
  • Ties to marijuana industry: Member of the Hemp Industries Association. Developing HempPAY, which appears to be a system for dispensaries to accept THC in-store judging by the graphics they've released.

Cannacoin (CCN)
  • No Active Development
  • Announced: March 28, 2014
  • Last update: January 14, 2017
  • Ties to marijuana industry: None. At one point it appeared they were setting up various web-based uses for their coin, including a smoke shop and a video chatting service. However most of the links found in their ANN thread appear to be dead.

Bongger (BGR)
  • Potentially Active Development (see here)
  • Announced: June 1, 2014
  • Last update: Nothing since release
  • Ties to marijuana industry: None. The dev stated that this coin was started to learn more about crypto, the marijuana theme was simply added for taste.

Sativacoin (STV)
  • Active Development
  • Announced: September 21, 2014 (takeover occurred on November 26, 2014, then a new thread was launched on September 24, 2016)
  • Last update: December 26, 2017
  • Ties to marijuana industry: Accepted as a payment method on the dev's marijuana-themed clothing site,

CannabisCoin (CANN)
  • Potentially Active Development (tweeted on Christmas Eve that updates would be coming soon)
  • Announced: October 19, 2014
  • Last update: June 13, 2017
  • Ties to marijuana industry: None. Intended to be used at dispensaries where 1 CANN = 1 gram of "Canndy," their own strain of medical marijuana.

HempCoin (HMP)
  • No Active Development
  • Announced: June 24, 2015
  • Last update: January 7, 2016
  • Ties to marijuana industry: Appears to be owned by a company that engages in medical marijuana business, Rocky Mountain Ayre Inc. Their idea was that 10 HempCoins = 1 share in their company.

Tokes (TKS - WAVES token)

KushCoin (KUSH)
  • No Active Development
  • Announced: January 25, 2017
  • Last update: March 4, 2017
  • Ties to marijuana industry: None. The roadmap in their ANN states that they intend to partner with seed producers and dispensaries.

BlazerCoin (BLAZR)
  • No Active Development
  • Announced: April 4, 2017
  • Last update: April 20, 2017
  • Ties to marijuana industry: None. Was accepted in a seed sale that was met with mixed experiences.

Cannation (CNNC)
  • No Active Development
  • Announced: April 12, 2017
  • Last update: May 12, 2017
  • Ties to marijuana industry: None.

Growers International (GRWI)
  • Active Development
  • Announced: April 21, 2017
  • Last update: January 16, 2018
  • Ties to marijuana industry: Sells growing-related items through their website. Intends to offer numerous blockchain tools for legal growers, including seed-to-sale tracking and strain depository. Accepted on Austrian-based head shop Donau Life.

Marijuanacoin (MAR)
  • Not Active Development (might be taken over by community)
  • Announced: May 22, 2017
  • Last update: June 26, 2017
  • Ties to marijuana industry: None. The roadmap in their ANN thread says that in Q4 2017 they were going to start a crowdfunding campaign to fund their own grow facility and come out with merchant tools for dispensaries, but neither one of these updates appear to be in progress.

Paragon (PRG - ETH token)
  • Active Development WARNING: ICO Class Action Lawsuit
  • Announced: August 15, 2017
  • Last update: December 5, 2017
  • Ties to marijuana industry: Claims they will be opening an office building in Los Angeles, California that will rent space to legal cannabis businesses. Rent will only be payable with PRG.

GanjaCoin (MRJA)
  • Active Development
  • Announced: September 2, 2017
  • Last update: February 7, 2018
  • Ties to marijuana industry: Being developed by warehouse growers that say they plan to open their own dispensary (update: they say they will be applying for a license to open a legal marijuana shop in Massachusetts, USA). Also, after paying a $50 fee to become a "VIP," their website states you can exchange 1 GanjaCoin for 1 seed.

On the Radar (Active coins/tokens that have not yet been listed on CoinMarketCap)
GreenMed (GRMD), Perkscoin (PCT), Budbo (BUBO), Agro Tech Farm (ATF), MotaCoin (MOTA)
Current update schedule: Weekly (Friday)

Like my work? Want more frequent updates? Want me to do another comparison thread for a different theme?
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7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Bounties with BTC/ETH payout on: December 21, 2017, 04:06:53 PM
Do bounty campaigns that pay in BTC/ETH ever work the way they're supposed to?

In the time I've been a member I've attempted to participate in 3 bounties that all claimed they'd pay out in BTC and/or ETH. The first one (FUNDCRU) was supposed to last 4-6 weeks with weekly BTC payments. I received payment for the first week, but then when it came time to be paid for the second week the devs announced that they were suspending the bounty campaign indefinitely. No payment was ever received for week 2, and they never locked the thread so some poor fools kept reporting their work all the way through week 6. The second one (Private City) claimed they'd be paying out in ETH. The campaign manager pretty quickly closed the thread after citing problems with the project dev and no payment was ever received. Now I'm on my third one, the infamous "C." In case you don't know what happened: the original bounty thread claimed that they would be paying out 15 BTC (or ETH if you so chose) over two campaigns. The first payout was supposed to happen on December 16th, but the dev asked for 72 hours to calculate all the payments which made the new deadline December 20th. As of now, no one has received any payment. They keep claiming they're going to post a BTC and an ETH address so people can check the payout transactions, but so far all they've done is add a little line or two to the post every day to maintain the illusion of updates.

I'm beginning to think that any campaign that isn't going to pay you with their own token is just looking to get free work out of people by promising something they never intend to deliver.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Does mining in America die with net neutrality? on: December 14, 2017, 08:29:33 PM
The FCC voted today to kill net neutrality which will now allow ISPs to throttle/block any traffic they see fit. I've seen a lot of people speculating that they're doing this to try to quash the rise of cryptocurrencies which they view as a threat to USD. Do you think it's likely that we'll see American-based mining pools and possibly even exchanges throttled? And if so, would that hurt or help mining for Bitcoin and other popular altcoins (ie would the decrease in total miners make the value go down since other miners now receive more, or would the drop in network hash rate result in more difficult mining and thus higher valued coins)?
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Speculation (Altcoins) / HempCoin (THC) on: November 27, 2017, 04:03:33 PM
It looks like the HempCoin team recently made a few posts/tweets teasing a huge update and a 10x boost. Could it really happen? I'm inclined to trust them more than other coins given their longevity (one of the earliest coins created) and the fact that THC has been going up steadily all year with a huge pump every few months, but I can't seem to find anything regarding what this "huge update" might actually be.
10  Economy / Trading Discussion / What price range do you like to buy in to? on: November 20, 2017, 06:03:47 PM
When you're researching an alt for a new investment, is there a certain price range you aim to start at?

A lot of the coins I've invested in have been no more than a couple hundred satoshis and have generally earned me minimal gains, while I've skipped over some coins worth significantly more that ended up shooting up even further. On the flip side, I've also screwed myself over while trying to get in on a pump for a bigger coin.

Obviously the goal is to buy at any given coin's low point, but is it better to buy in to extremely cheap coins or coins that are already a bit stronger?
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Getting around Webroot SecureAnywhere? on: November 08, 2017, 03:19:02 PM
I have a computer at work with a 1070 and an i7 that I'd like to do a little CPU + GPU mining on, but the problem is that I don't have administrator access and the Webroot antivirus software removes every piece of mining software I download. I did have ccminer 2.2.2 running for a few hours yesterday before it got caught by Webroot. Currently the only thing that seems to work is the Monero mining extension for Chrome, but that leaves a lot to be desired.

Does anyone know of a way to get around Webroot without administrator access? (so without white listing or installing anything)
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Best signature campaign for Jr members? on: October 31, 2017, 03:07:21 PM
I'm real close to making the switch from Newbie to Jr Member and I want to make sure I get in on a signature campaign ASAP. I'd like to hear what people think might be the best option in terms of value (considering factors such as amount granted, current/expected price, and bonuses)
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Does anyone actually use altcoins for their intended purpose? on: October 25, 2017, 05:25:44 PM
Having seen coins meant for everything from powering wireless plans to identity verification to renting disk space, I truly wonder if anyone actually uses these coins for anything other than trading. Do any of you actually use altcoins for their related goods/services, or do you just load up with the intent of turning it in to BTC?
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