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1  Economy / Collectibles / Bitcoin Suisse - Physical Bitcoin/Crypto Certificates - Series II on: September 24, 2019, 05:00:35 PM
Bitcoin Suisse - Physical Bitcoin/Crypto Certificates - Series II



Following up on our 2014 Series of high quality paper wallets / physical bitcoin/crypto 'bills', we have released a Series II :

https://www.bitcoinsuisse.com/news/bitcoin-suisse-launches-new-crypto-certificate-series

https://www.bitcoinsuisse.com/crypto-certificates

https://www.bitcoinnews.ch/17777/bitcoin-suisse-launches-all-new-crypto-certificate-series/bitcoin_certificates_16/

http://fintechnews.ch/blockchain_bitcoin/bitcoin-suisse-launches-new-crypto-versions-of-banknotes/30778/

Similar to the original 2014 series, the certificates are high quality 'paper wallets' complete with key pairs, and thus not IOU's or a claim against any 3rd party. They are thus what is called 'physical bitcoin' which is a wallet, where the private key is hidden until accessed, and where accessing it leaves clear visible traces on the wallet, a concept first mass produced by Casascius / Mike Caldwell in his famous series of various coins issued between 2009 and 2013 (and by us since 2014). This makes them usable for being passed between 3rd parties, but does naturally also introduce the problem of '3rd party generated keys'.

Unlike the original version, the Series II covers several crypto-assets in multiple denominations. It is produced in a banknote quality, contains great number of security features and involve Swiss notaries on the auditing side of the generation, handling and destruction of the private keys, ensuring that each certificate contains the ONLY version of the private key associated with it.

For those interested, they can be ordered the the Bitcoin Suisse - Online platform https://online.bitcoinsuisse.com
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Pools (Altcoins) / [ANN] Alpereum.ch Ether Pool - Miner Feedback Rewards Round 2 on: July 07, 2016, 03:31:07 AM
* FEEDBACK REWARD PROGRAM - 2ND ROUND *



Our first feedback round was a success, and we have added several new features, optimizations and enhancements to our pool, based off the feedback we received from our miners in round one.

However, Alpereum strives for perfection and we are initiating a second round of feedback rewards. And we welcome you all to join: https://www.alpereum.ch/join-pool/

Miners who join our pool with at least 40 Mh/s combined for a minimum of 72 hours, and take the time to write a ticket (https://alpereum.zendesk.com/hc/en-us / support@alpereum.zendesk.com) with their feedback after the 72 hours have expired, will receive a 5 ETH bonus, in addition to payouts received by the pool in the period.

Miners with rigs of a combined > 100 Mh/s will receive a 10 ETH reward, in addition to payouts received by the pool in the period.

The top 3 most valuable feedback submitted will be awarded an additional +10 ETH.

Please notify us with a support ticket (https://alpereum.zendesk.com/hc/en-us or support@alpereum.zendesk.com), if you wish to participate in the program, and list your mining address.
At the end of the 72 hours, upon having submitted your feedback, we will send you your reward directly to your mining address. You are free to redirect your miner(s) if you so desire after this period.

The Feedback Reward Program is available for the first 25 miners who sign up to participate. Miners who are already with us or have been, are also welcome to participate. So are miners, who participated in previous rounds of the Feedback Reward Program. First come, first serve.
We will write here once the program is full and enough miners have been enlisted for this particular round.

* Returning / current miners should clear their browser cache before reporting feedback on the UI

Please provide both your positive and (equally important) negative feedback. Logged data and/or screenshots of relevance are greatly appreciated. Feel free to include feature suggestions, but exclude the following, which are already planned into our DEV road-map in the near future:

- 12 Hour Payouts
- Optional notification on idle/malfunctioning miners
- Global pool mining rewards payout transparency

New Pool Features

Aside from countless optimizations and improvements to UI and statistics, since our feedback v. 1 – we now boast the following new key features.

Stratum V2 Support

Alpereum now boasts complete Stratum V2 support, we modified our existing stratum code so that it is compatible with both V1 & V2 so no need to mine on a separate port to utilize Stratum V2. We recommend you use Ethminer Genoil to utilize Stratum V2. Many of our miners have reported increased stability and performance using Stratum V2.

Multiple Static Difficulty Ports

We now have multiple ports set on static difficulties, so you can pick the best difficulty for your mining operation. Generally speaking, this was previously a taboo thing for a pool to do. Before we investigated and fixed the issue, malicious miners used to be able to submit the same block header hash across multiple ports to scam an unsuspecting pool. Our development team figured out a way to patch this to permanently prevent that from happening. Now we are happy to offer to our miners multiple static difficulties so they can better optimize their miners!

Current Static Diff Ports:

3000 - 500 Million
3001 - 1 Billion
3002 - 2 Billion
3003 - 3 Billion
3004 - 4 Billion
3005 - 5 Billion
3006 - 6 Billion
3007 - 7 Billion
3008 - 8 Billion
3009 - 9 Billion
3010 - 10 Billion

Variable Difficulty (Beta)

We have developed our own Variable Difficulty, also known as VARDIFF. Before we ventured into the development of Variable Difficulty, we looked at other pools that have tried VARDIFF with Ether and failed. We realized they were trying to implement a version of VARDIFF that is great for use on Bitcoin/Bitcoin clones but for Ether it is not good at all. So we had to re-invent the way that VARDIFF works entirely for Ether.

Keep in mind that Variable Difficulty is still in a Beta stage, but we believe it to be good enough for the public to utilize.

The VARDIFF system will re-target your miner on a certain difficulty every 10 minutes, until it finds a difficulty to where your miner will be able to submit approximately 1 share every 10 seconds. It may take a few hours until your miner finds the perfect difficulty. If your miner is disconnected for any reason or times out from the pool (30 minutes) the VARDIFF system will start over again. This is why we offer three different starting difficulties for VARDIFF, so in the event your miner is disconnected you at least start at a difficulty that is somewhat close to where you need to be.

VARDIFF Ports:

4000 - Starting Diff 300 Million
4001 - Starting Diff 1 Billion
4003 - Starting Diff 3 Billion
4005 - Starting Diff 5 Billion

If you are un-sure of what Difficult you need to start on, then we suggest you use port 4001.

Less Invalid Shares

During our first feedback round, many miners expressed concerns about a somewhat higher number of invalid shares as compared to other pools.
We have addressed this issue, and our developers took a deep dive into the pool code finding and fixing various issues. With our new rolled out update, there is way less invalid shares for miners and in general more stability for miners. If you experienced an invalid share issue in the past with Alpereum, we highly suggest that you come back and give it another shot. Especially on Stratum V2.

New Global Servers

During our first feedback-round we realized that our global locations (North America and Asia) had a lot to be desired of in terms of latency and performance. We co-located several new v5 Skylake servers to new datacenters in both North American and Asia. Guaranteeing better latency, uptime, and performance for our non-European miners.

On https://www.alpereum.ch/join-pool/ our various global options are available. We recommend you pick the one which gives you the lowest latency (usually your geo-local server), but be sure to include feedback on both your geo-local server as well as our main (European) server, should the geo-local server not perform as expected.


We hope to once again see strong participation in our 2nd feedback round. Happy mining everyone.

/The Alpereum Team
Swiss Crypto Mining
info@alpereum.ch

3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Pools (Altcoins) / [ANN][POOL] Alpereum - Professional Ether Pool [0% FEE] [VARDIFF] on: May 30, 2016, 02:44:24 PM
Ether Mining Pool
_______________________________________


Company Identity:

Bitcoin Suisse AG
Lättichstrasse 1
CH-6340 Baar
Switzerland
+41 41 544 12 51
________________________________________



STATEMENT

Alpereum plans to change the face of crypto-currency mining pools. In the world of crypto mining pools, there have been and continue to be a number of bad actors. Incidents such as exit rips and skimming have been rampant. Alpereum is ran by Bitcoin Suisse AG, a Swiss regulated and licensed financial intermediary service with a three year track record of excellence. Miners can be rest assured that they get their fair share.

Our Ether pool is state of the art, designed with ease of use and performance in mind. Our pool is managed by professional systems administrators and monitored on a 24/7 basis. Our high availability cloud based environment allows the pool to keep running even in the event of physical hardware failure, ensuring optimal uptime and minimal loss of shares. We pride ourselves in the amount of care we take, and are constantly developing and improving upon our pool’s software to ensure our miners get the best experience possible.

POOL FEATURES

  • Stratum V1 & V2 Supported
  • Proportional Payout Method
  • Payout every 30 minutes
  • 0.2 Minimum Payout Balance
  • Block Transaction Fees (Gas) Paid
  • Uncle Rewards and Incentives Paid
  • Zero Fees the First Several Weeks! 1% Fee Afterwards
  • Variable Difficulty (Experimental)
  • Multiple Static Diff Ports
  • No registration required
  • 24/7/365 support in multiple languages (English, French, German, Danish, and Norwegian)
  • Mine to your wallet or an exchange
  • Zero transaction fees
  • DDoS Mitigation
  • Global Locations
  • Mining Knowledgebase

PAYOUT METHOD

Alpereum uses what we consider to be the most fair and honest reward system for our pools, Proportional Payout. When a block is found, the reward is distributed between miners according the number of shares they have submitted for that specific block. Simplicity with no games, gimmicks, or tricks. Every time a block is found you are paid out for what you put in.


DETAILED STATISTICS





POOL INFRASTRUCTURE

High Availability Environment
Alpereum spreads it's mining pool solutions across many different physical resource nodes, in the event of hardware failure there is almost zero downtime as the pool environments will simply switch over and reside on another existing physical node. This ensures optimal uptime for miners.

Scalability
Our infrastructure allows us to easily scale our complex resources depending on the server load and hashrate, enabling us to easily manage the cost of our infrastructure. This keeps fees low and stable for miners, but ensures a high performance mining pool solution.

Performance
Alpereum only utilizes the latest generation of hardware for all of our servers. We only utilize high clock speed CPU's and SSD Storage Arrays. All of our physical resource nodes are tested prior to introduction on the live infrastructure.

Powerful Global Network
No matter what side of the globe a miner may be located in, there will always be a strong connection available between the miner and the pool. Our location in Central Europe has network pipes that accumulate to over 5+ Tbps of connectivity linking us to every corner of the world.

DDoS Protection
Alpereum utilizes powerful DDoS protection provided by multiple carriers. We understand that mining pools are under constant threat of DDoS attack and we aim to defend against this threat to ensure optimal uptime for miners.

Consistent Monitoring
Our infrastructure is constantly monitored by several different automated systems. Any hardware, network, or system failure is instantly forwarded to an on-call systems administrator and handled in a timely and professional manner.

The Human Touch
Bitcoin Suisse AG, the parent company of Alpereum directly employs professional, competent, and credentialed Systems Administrators to manage and monitor the Alpereum Infrastructure. You can be rest assured that all Alpereum pools are in good hands 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year.


POOL CONNECTION INFO

Main Stratum Host: pool.alpereum.ch
Standard Port: 3001
VARDIFF Port: 4001

Simply use your Ether wallet address followed by a period and then your worker name.

Example:

     0xfB6916095ca1df60bB79Ce92cE3Ea74c37c5d359.myethrig1

QtMiner, Eth-Proxy, Ethminer-Genoil, and Claymore Compatible.

Stratum V1 & V2 Compatible on all ports.

Variable Difficulty (VARDIFF) is still in Beta stages. VARDIFF will adjust your rig's difficulty overtime so that you are submitting shares at the most optimal rate as determined by our pool.

VARDIFF will not work with rentals or multiple rigs connected as one, it is designed for individual mining rigs.

Experienced Miner? Different ports and difficulties are listed on the bottom of our Join Page

Global Stratum Hosts:

pool.alpereum.ch - Europe
asia.alpereum.ch - Asia
usa.alpereum.ch - North America

Use the location closest to your miner.

The port assignments are still the same on all global locations.

If you do use a global location, we suggest you always set pool.alpereum.ch as a failover. It is the main node and the most likely to be online at all times.

If you have any issues with the .ch domains, you can replace .ch with .net


MINER SETUP


Ethminer-Genoil (Recommended) - Download Here
          
AMD
Code:
ethminer -G -SV 2 -S pool.alpereum.ch:3001 -O 0xfB6916095ca1df60bB79Ce92cE3Ea74c37c5d359.WorkerName

Nvidia
Code:
ethminer -U -SV 2 -S pool.alpereum.ch:3001 -O 0xfB6916095ca1df60bB79Ce92cE3Ea74c37c5d359.WorkerName

Claymore - Download Here

AMD Only
Code:
EthDcrMiner64.exe -epool pool.alpereum.ch:3001 -ewal 0xfB6916095ca1df60bB79Ce92cE3Ea74c37c5d359.WorkerName

QtMiner - Download Here

AMD
Code:
qtminer.exe -s pool.alpereum.ch:3001 -u 0xfB6916095ca1df60bB79Ce92cE3Ea74c37c5d359.WorkerName -G

CPU

Code:
qtminer.exe -s pool.alpereum.ch:3001 -u 0xfB6916095ca1df60bB79Ce92cE3Ea74c37c5d359.WorkerName -C


If you have any issues with the pool or setting up your miner we suggest you open a support ticket in our Help Center as you are more then likely to receive a more timely reply there.

4  Economy / Trading Discussion / Switzerland's regulated Bitcoin Broker - Introduction Video - Bitcoin Suisse AG on: April 01, 2015, 08:37:52 AM
Hello Bitcointalk Community

We have been active in the Bitcoin market since the summer of 2013. Probably some of you know us, due to our Swiss ATM network, which was at one point suspended on request of the financial market authorities, our physical Bitcoin Certificates (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=852488.msg9484039#msg9484039) or have used some of our other services.

We created a short introduction video, where our CEO introduces who we are and what we do.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlUOBiwyBdA&feature=youtu.be

For more information, post a reply here with your questions, consult our website or contact us.

Website:
https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinSuisse
https://twitter.com/BitcoinSuisseAG
5  Local / Projektentwicklung / Bitcoin ATM Netzwerk on: March 10, 2015, 01:37:35 PM
Hallo Bitcoin Talk Community,

In diesem Topic wird Bitcoin Suisse AG euch auf dem Laufenden halten über unser Schweizer Bitcoin ATM Netzwerk und Fragen beantworten.

Aktuell haben wir Bitcoin Automaten in folgenden Städten und Lokale:

___________________________________________________

BitXATM (Bitcoins kaufen für EUR und CHF, verkaufen für CHF):

Goldhuus Stein am Rhein
Rathausplatz 3
8260 Stein am Rhein


Haus der Elektronische Künste
Freilager-Platz 9
4142 Basel

Billard Center Bern City
Seilerstrasse 4
3011 Bern

Cafe Schoffel
Schoffelgasse 7,
8001 Zürich

Ristorante-Pizzeria Vecchia Posta
Hintere Poststrasse 18
9000 St. Gallen

Bitcoin Suisse AG office
Lättichstrasse 1
6340 Baar

Gebühren: 5%
Limiten: 2'000 CHF/EUR für unregistrierte Kunden. Grössere Beträge sind auf Anfrage auch möglich.
Öffnungszeiten der ATM's und mehr Infos: https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/de/atm-netzwerk/

Aktuelle Entwicklungen:
12.09.2015 neuer Bitcoin ATM in Bern
In den kommenden Wochen treffen 2 neue BitXATMs in der Schweiz ein und werden in den Ballungszentren platziert.

W: https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch
F: https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinSuisse
t: https://twitter.com/BitcoinSuisseAG
m: info@bitcoinsuisse.ch
t: +41 41 544 12 51
mehr Kontaktmöglichkeiten: https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/de/kontakt/
6  Local / Biete / [B] Physische Bitcoin Zertifikate on: November 18, 2014, 08:20:02 AM
Physische Bitcoin Zertifikate  by Bitcoin Suisse AG



Hoch qualitative Bitcoin Zertifikate (Paper wallets) ausgegeben und produziert durch die Bitcoin Suisse AG, ein regulierter Schweizer Finanzintermediär, welcher seit 18 Monaten professionelle Bitcoin Lösungen anbietet.

Resistent gegen Wasser und Abrieb. Röntgen-, Ultraschall- und Sondensicher. Herstellung der Schlüssel wurde offline und mit extremer Vorsicht durchgeführt. Zufallszahlen
mit weit verteiltem Seed.
Noten mit Nennwert werden nur mit dem Nennwert geladen verkauft. Generische Noten (Ohne Denomination) können ungeladen gekauft werden.

Ausführliche Produkt Beschreibung: https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/Site/data/BTCS_BitcoinCertificates_DE.pdf
Zertifikat 'How To' Erklärung (Englisch): https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/data/CertificateHowTo.pdf

Fotos des Produkts
http://schweizergeld.ch/banknotes-snb-shares-bitcoin/en/160-1
http://www.bonz.ch/24276/getphysical-bitcoinpaperwallet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinSuisse

Bestellen: https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/Site/CertificatesOrder

Preis: CHF 10 - oder equivalenter Betrag in BTC, EUR or USD.

In den Schweizer Medien:
http://www.nzz.ch/mehr/digital/xxx-1.18400637
http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/technologie/bitcoin-zum-anfassen-digitale-waehrung-jetzt-als-geldschein-677264
http://www.bilanz.ch/digital/digitalwaehrung-offline-bitcoin-jetzt-als-banknote-392510

Im Money Museum in Zürich:
http://imgur.com/pyruDyA

Reviews mit Fotos:
Bitcointalk.org (Englisch): https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=852488.0
bonz.ch (Deutsch): http://www.bonz.ch/24276/getphysical-bitcoinpaperwallet/
7  Economy / Collectibles / [WTS] Swiss Issued 'Physical Bitcoin Certificates' on: November 09, 2014, 01:36:47 AM
Physical Bitcoin Certificates  by Bitcoin Suisse AG



High quality Bitcoin Certificates (paper wallets) issued and produced by Bitcoin Suisse AG, a regulated Swiss financial intermediary, prodiving professional Bitcoin solutions to the market since 18 months.

Resistant to water, wear and tear, X-ray, Ultrasound, Probing, Tamper proof, Produced in offline (and off limits) environment, high quality random seeds for keys.
Denominated bills only sold loaded with the denominated amount. Generic bills (without denomination) can be purchased unloaded.

Product Description: https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/assets/pdf/BTCS_BitcoinCertificates_EN.pdf
Certificate 'How To' Guide: https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/assets/pdf/BTCS_CertificateHowTo.pdf

Product Pictures:
http://schweizergeld.ch/banknotes-snb-shares-bitcoin/en/160-1
http://www.bonz.ch/24276/getphysical-bitcoinpaperwallet
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BitcoinSuisse

Ordering: https://www.bitcoinsuisse.ch/en/certificates/order/

Price: CHF 10 - or equiv. in BTC, EUR or USD.

Swiss Media:
http://www.nzz.ch/mehr/digital/xxx-1.18400637
http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/technologie/bitcoin-zum-anfassen-digitale-waehrung-jetzt-als-geldschein-677264
http://www.bilanz.ch/digital/digitalwaehrung-offline-bitcoin-jetzt-als-banknote-392510

At the Zürich Money Museum:
http://imgur.com/pyruDyA
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