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1  Economy / Services / Need Wordpress upgraded and theme/plugins made to work with upgrade on: April 28, 2016, 06:03:15 PM
I have a website with a wordpress front end.  I need wordpress upgraded and the theme/plugins made to work with it as well.  If you have expertise in this area, please contact me.  I am willing to pay a fair rate.

Thank you.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Marketplace (Altcoins) / Help test Spreadcoin Masternodes (Improved Darkcoin Masternodes) and earn Spread on: February 08, 2015, 08:15:13 PM
Spreadcoin is currently testing Masternodes on testnet.  These Masternodes are based upon the Darkcoin masternode system created by Evan Duffield but have been rewritten from scratch to be MUCH more user friendly and easy to setup.  We need help testing them and I am willing to pay you Spreadcoin to help.  Here are the steps:

First, you must have been registered here for 10 days or more and have 5+ posts.

1.  Register at www.spreadcointalk.org

2.  Go to this thread and download the pertinent wallet: http://spreadcointalk.org/index.php?topic=93

3.  Go to this thread and request 100+ tSPR (test spreadcoin) http://spreadcointalk.org/index.php?topic=94

4.  Setup a masternode (it's EXTREMELY easy) the directions are below in this post.

5.  Once you successfully, "start" the masternode, PM me a screenshot of your masternode tab showing the started masternode and your mainnet SPR address.

6.  I will send you 25 SPR (this is more than 4 blocks worth of SPR).

7.  Now try and break stuff!  If you find a confirmed bug, I will pay you 500 SPR.  If you find a confirmed vulnerability, I will pay you 1000 SPR.

Feel free to also join us in the Spreadcoin thread here on bitcointalk: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=945972.

About Masternodes

Masternodes are nodes which have a certain amount of Spreadcoin locked within them and add additional functionality to the Spreadcoin network.  In return for this functionality, Spreadcoin masternode owners receive a percentage of Spreadcoin mined in each block (currently 30% on testnet).  The concept was originally developed by Evan Duffield of Darkcoin fame but Spreadcoin masternodes have been rewritten from scratch.

All the numbers in this post describe testnet, they can change when we introduce masternodes to mainnet.

Is SpreadCoin implementation based on DarkCoin code?
No, this is original implementation.

How is it different from DarkCoin?
In SpreadCoin there are no centralized reference nodes to decide which masternodes should receive payments, it is decided by the network in decentralized manner. In DarkCoin the messages which select masternodes are separate from the blockchain and are distributed independently. This way it is possible that nodes will have different opinion on what masternode should receive next payment. In SpreadCoin all votes for masternodes will be stored in blocks and the payee will be uniquely determined from the previous blocks. Just like you can check that any transaction included in the block is correct by comparing its inputs with outputs in previous blocks you will be able to check that masternode payment is correct by checking previous blocks. Why bitcoin is so reliable? Because all nodes have exactly the same rules how to determine which blockchains are correct and which one is better (required more work) than others, these rules are only depended on blocks themselves, not on the order in which they were received them nor on any other messages which you may or may not receive in time. The network can be unstable in the case of some major event which will break connectivity between nodes but once connectivity between nodes is reestablished all nodes will stick to the same blockchain. The same will apply to SpreadCoin.

How masternodes are elected?
Each node monitor the network and assign scores to each masternode. This scores depend on how well masternodes provide their services, for instant transactions this will be time delay between transaction and its confimation by masternode. Since there may be no transactions and only elected masternodes will confirm transactions there is an empty service - each masternode will broadcast messages signining certain blocks to prove that it is running. Miners will include votes in their blocks. Votes can either be positive (elect not yet elected masternode) or negative (deelect already elected masternode). If masternode has more than 30 positive votes in the last 60 blocks then it is added to the list of elected masternodes. If masternode has more then 30 negative votes in the last 60 blocks then it is removed from the list of elected masternodes. Note that it is possible to determine which masternodes were elected at each particular block.

Can miners cheat to elect their own masternodes?
The system is designed in such a way that all miners will make almost the same votes. Thus, unless you control more than 50% of the hashrate you couldn't actually affect the voting process because you will be outvoted by the rest of the network.

Wouldn't storing votes in blockchain make it too large?
No, there is a limit of 10 votes per block and most blocks will have less votes.

How will masternodes receive payments?
In each block part of the reward (30%) will go to masternode instead of the miner. Elected masternodes are sorted according to their identifiers and receive payments in order, there is no randomness in this process. Since it is possible to uniquely determine which masternodes are elected solely from the blockchain it is also possible to uniquely determine which masternode should receive the payment, nodes cannot disagree on this.

How much SPR is required to run a masternode?
There is a limit of 1440 masternodes, only masternodes with top 1000 amounts will be elected to receive payments, therefore the exact amount you will need to lock will be determined by the market. This amount is locked but it is still yours, when you don't want to run your masternode anymore you can spend it.

Is static IP required to run a masternode?
It is not required and for instant transactions this is not necessary.

What is instant transaction?
It is a transaction which is confirmed by masternodes within seconds after broadcasting. Once confirmed there is guarantee that this transaction (and not any conflicting one) will be included in the blockchain.

What is the state of instant transactions implementation in SpreadCoin?
Most effort was put into developing masternode election/payments mechanism, instant transactions are currenrly not fully implemented. Although masternodes confirm them there is no logic in place to replace unconfirmed transactions with the confirmed ones in the case of double spending attacks and to reject blocks with conflicting transactions. Note that rejecting blocks based on whether or not it includes transactions which conflict with confirmed instant transactions can lead to forks but this can be solved.

Which transactions can be made instantly?
Currently these are all transactions with less than 15 inputs and fee of at least 0.001 SPR per input.

How To Create a Masternode

At present, masternodes are being tested on Spreadcointalk.org.  You are welcome to join us there and this guide will work.  Or, once masternodes are released on mainnet, simply do the following:

1.  Go to the, "Receive" tab and create a new address.  Many of us like to label our masternodes in a way we can keep track such as, "Masternode1", "Masternode 2" and so on.

2.  Go to the, "Sent" tab and send at least 100 SPR to that address.  Note that once 1440 masternodes are created, the masternodes with the least number of SPR in them become delisted.  As such, you may want to fund your masternode with more than 100.

3.  On either the, "Overview" or, "Transactions" tab, wait for 50 confirmations on the coins.

4.  Once you have 50 confirmations, go to the, "Masternodes" tab and enter the amazing GUI that Mr. Spread created.  There you will see:



5.  Under the, "Control" column you should see your masternode with an empty checkbox.  If you don't, click the, "Update" button and wait a couple seconds.  Check the box for your masternode.  

THAT IS IT!  Yes, really.  Once your masternode gets elected, you'll start receiving payments.  Yes, Mr. Spread made setting up a masternode that easy!  And yes, you can have more than one masternode per IP.

3  Other / Meta / Request to have thread locked on: February 04, 2015, 09:03:04 PM
Dear Staff,

Could you please lock this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=715435.0 as we created a self-moderated topic here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=945972 as the trolls were taking over.

Our dev is temp banned for a few more days otherwise he would close it himself.

I was given permission by him as seen here:



Thank you for your help!
4  Other / Meta / Mistake made on thread removal and dev banning on: January 27, 2015, 07:55:06 PM
To Whom it May Concern:

Spreadcoin's developer made a new thread here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=938222.120 that was for the testing of masternodes based upon the Darkcoin masternode system.  Everyone was on TESTNET and asking for TESTNET coins.  However, a moderator thought we were conducting a giveaway and removed the thread and banned our developer: Mr. Spread

Could our thread please be reinstanted and Mr. Spread unbanned?  This was all just a mistake, it was NOT a giveaway, it was an important test.

Thank you!
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Come mine Spreadcoin (no pools!) -- I will triple your first block! on: January 13, 2015, 02:12:12 AM
Spreadcoin (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=715435.0) is an innovative cryptocurrency with a top-tier dev who has figured out how to exclude pools from mining.  As such, Spreadcoin may very well be the most decentralized cryptocurrency in history.  The dev is working on IMPROVING and deploying the Darkcoin masternode system which makes this coin even more exciting.

We want to further decentralize Spreadcoin by bringing more miners on board.  As such, I have a challenge for each of you.  When you mine your first block with SPR (at ~6.3 SPR per block) and post a screenshot as proof in this thread, I will more than triple your reward by sending you an additional 15 SPR. 

Your account must be registered on this site for at least two weeks.

This will last for 10 days or until 100 people receive the reward, whichever comes first.
6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Fractalcoin - The most important cryptocurrency innovation of 2014 on: July 20, 2014, 02:58:37 AM
I would like to bring your attention to Fractalcoin (thread located here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=650173) which, in my opinion, has the most important innovation of 2014.  The devs of Fractalcoin have created Slingshield which takes the dreaded 51% attack we all worry about and makes it so that you have to have 71% of hash power to have a successful attack.  They have managed to increase network security SUBSTANTIALLY.  The white paper can be read here: https://mega.co.nz/#!gBEQ3JhQ!0R40rMjdN8jbzxKAtH9X3ZciRx5yuBOsq7KWosGUFgo

Fractalcoin has other excellent innovations with doubtless more on the way but Slingshield is truly amazing.  I suspect we'll see many new altcoins utilizing it in the future.  The greatest thing about all of this is how under the radar this innovation has been.  Fractalcoin currently has a market cap of less than $150,000.  I suspect people either missed the coin in the huge sea of coin releases or don't grasp just how important this is.  I personally have a short term market cap target of $x,xxx,xxx and midterm target of $xx,xxx,xxx but that is of course speculative.  However, as I always say, invest in the dev, not the coin.  And the three devs of Fractalcoin have created the most innovative and important new feature of 2014.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Need a coin logo and website designed/built. Can pay in BTC on: March 06, 2014, 08:13:56 PM
I need a coin logo and a website for a new coin created.  I can pay in Bitcoin.  Please PM me with your rates and examples of previous work.

Thank you.
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / ... on: February 28, 2014, 10:42:46 PM
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9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Myriad coin may be the most innovative coin of 2014 thus far on: February 26, 2014, 06:52:14 PM
On February 23rd, Myriad coin, which is proof of work, was released.  It may very well be the most innovative coin of 2014 thus far.  How so?  Myriad is essentially 5 coins in one.  There are 5 separate proof of work algorithms to choose from (Scypt, SHA256D, Qubit, Skein and Groestl).  Each algorithm has its own independent difficulty and any algorithm can find the next block.  All the algorithms use the same difficulty adjustment method and on average, each algorithm has the same chance of finding the next block.  

What this means is that if you're a CPU miner, you can mine Myriad coin in a CPU pool and have about the same chance of finding a block as an ASIC miner in an ASIC pool.  Are you a GPU miner?  No problem, just change the .conf file and you're off and running.

There was no premine, no instamine, and we're still VERY early in the release (as of this writing, there isn't even a website for Myriad but it is being worked on).  

Whereas Vertcoin became well known for figuring out how to EXCLUDE mining hardware, Myriad coin's developer has figured out how to be INCLUSIVE of all forms of mining hardware and keep it fair!

Truly innovative.

Bitcointalk.org thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=483515.0
Exchanges: https://poloniex.com/exchange (which was just added today) and nxt-e.com

Thoughts?
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Bitcoin on: February 19, 2014, 04:42:27 PM
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11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / [Giveaway] 400 Premine (PMC) on: February 16, 2014, 09:35:00 PM
Our 400 PMC giveaway is live at Poloniex.  Premine (PMC) Coin is a very unique coin in that it was 100% premined and all of it was given away fairly to members of this community.  It is a proof of concept coin that will showcase that it is possible for cryptocurrency networks to be sustainable after all the coins are mined via transaction fees alone.  You CAN mine PMC in that you can get transaction fees.

PMC is VERY rare (only 500,000 coins) but the community is VERY giving.  As an example, we're giving away 400 coins on Poloniex.  PMC has gone up a LOT in the last few days but is still relatively cheap considering how rare it is.  Enjoy!

The giveaway: https://poloniex.com/giveaways

For the record, I did read the rules linked here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=434310.0

Quote from: Admin
Specifically, you are not allowed to give people any incentive to post insubstantial posts in your threads. You can't offer to pay people who post their addresses, usernames, etc. You can do giveaways off-site and link to the giveaway page in a thread, but you can't give people any bonus for replying to your thread.
12  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / How to reset wallet balance? Mine is wrong. on: February 16, 2014, 01:48:19 PM
A few days ago when that bug was going around, my wallet balance became very skewed. I have 10 BTC pending that I never had and my actual balance is way off (in fact, I don't even know what my real balance is). This is the windows wallet. Is there a way I can get the wallet to reset/recheck the balances?

Thank you!
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Anonymity and open/closed source of a coin on: February 09, 2014, 09:46:35 PM
If you wanted to have anonymity features in an altcoin, would you be willing to use a coin with anonymous technology if it was not open source?  Or would you require such a coin to be open source?

Thank you!
14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Bitcoin 2.0 - Bitcoin backed by "junk silver" - coin dealers become exchanges on: June 22, 2011, 04:07:46 AM
In my opinion, bitcoin 1.0 will fail.  Yes, I may be wrong, this thread is not to debate that.  This thread is for my idea for Bitcoin 2.0 which I am not ambitious enough to head myself as I want to focus on my family.

I realize some of you feel bitcoin is backed.  However, too many people want a currency backed by something tangible.  Enter "junk silver".  The junk silver I would recommend having back Bitcoin 2.0 would be pre 1932-1964 quarters and 1946-1964 dimes as they have the same metal makeup.  This solves the problem of a tangible backing.  In addition, this all of a sudden makes every coin shop in the world a distributed exchange which we all understand the need for.

However, this idea WOULD likely require a central repository to hold the junk silver dimes and quarters UNLESS some specific ironclad deal was worked out with coin dealers.

Deposit or buy a pre 1965 dime and get 1 bitcoin 2.0 from the central exchange or the coin dealer who has bitcoin.  Buy or deposit a 1964 or older quarter and get 2.50 bitcoin 2.0.  They can then be traded, purchased, and sold anonymously just like bitcoin 1.0.  Your junk silver becomes digitized.  But at any time you can withdraw it for junk silver.  It will ALWAYS have value, be reasonably stable, and have distributed exchanges yet still have most of the benefits of bitcoin 1.0.

I hope someone proceeds with this or a like idea.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Huge arbitrage opportunity at Tradehill on: June 12, 2011, 12:08:08 AM
Why isn't anyone taking advantage of the tradehill arbitrage opportunity?  Right now someone is bidding 16.0 on Tradehill.  Sell there, buy back on Mt Gox for less than 15 and boom, you're in quick and easy money.

I'm surprised nobody has been taking advantage of this sort of stuff.
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / An idea i'm not ambitious enough to implement on: June 11, 2011, 02:58:07 AM
Here's another idea to make a shitload of money, get the general public interested in Bitcoin, AND make money for charities or specific groups.

Group branded mining GUIs and mining pools.  Everyone wants to help their favorite cause, right?  Well, for example, create an environmental branded mining GUI and disseminate it on Facebook to all the hippies and environmentalists.  Have it connect to a specific private pool where ~50% of the bitcoin is donated to some cause that hippies and environmentalists would get behind.  Have them mine for free for you, generate you bitcoin, and you donate ~50% of it to their specific cause.

This could work for ANY type of group.

And what politician is going to try and shutdown Bitcoin if there's 500 groups out there benefiting from it?

I don't have the coding skills to do this nor the ambition to hire someone, so I thought I'd release it for free.  If you make some money off of it, just kick some BTC my way:

1Gfhz9ZiP9M6ndC6G5juzRdGf34yYmshQn

Smiley
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Help charities start their own mining pool! on: June 10, 2011, 06:52:21 AM
Do you have a favorite charity or lobby group?  NORML.org?  American Red Cross?  Goodwill?  EFF?  It doesn't matter who they are, get them involved in Bitcoin!  In my opinion, the best way to do this is help them create their own mining pool (or create one yourself dedicated to a specific charity like I have).  Then they can set fees for that mining pool that go DIRECTLY to the charity.  How cool would it be to be able to select from 50+ different mining pool charities?  The benefits of this:

1.  The charities make money.
2.  Charities get involved in BTC.  Governments are MUCH less likely to hassle us if tons of charities are benefiting.  Who had the political will to do THAT?
3.  More pools = stronger network security
4.  You get to support your favorite charity.
5.  Gives Bitcoin a MUCH better name.

Let's make a positive difference with Bitcoin!
18  Other / Meta / Kudos to the mods and admin of this forum on: June 10, 2011, 04:54:07 AM
I know that being a mod or admin of a forum can often be a thankless job.  I just reported a post in a thread I started and within seconds it was removed.  Very impressive!

Thank you all for being on top of things and for everything you do here.

Kudos!
19  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Can Bitcoin Self Regulate? My Test Via Ecocoin on: June 10, 2011, 04:39:28 AM
Greetings Friends,

Many of us here would prefer that Bitcoin be left alone to self regulate.  But they question is, WHAT do we need to self regulate and how can we go about efficiently doing so?  Or do we need governments to step in and regulate for us?
20  Bitcoin / Pools / [Pool] Offset your carbon footprint! Profits buy trees and rainforest on: June 10, 2011, 04:06:58 AM
Let's make a positive difference! Thank you!  
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