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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [ANN] Second round of ALTcointip signups now open on: December 04, 2013, 08:25:59 PM

ALTcointip is a Reddit user tip bot that allows cryptocurrency enthusiasts to introduce new users and grow their community through the magic of giving. By participating in ALTcointip, each cryptocurrency gets a chance to be exposed to Reddit community and gain additional supporters. There's no better way to make people interested in your coin than to make them active shareholders/participants.

What is ALTcointip?

* Welcome post
* Tipping statistics
* How-To Documentation

Round One

Round one coin list has been solidified to BTC, LTC, PPC, NMC, XPM, and MEC. Round one list will remain unchanged until end of 2014.

Round Two Signups

Round two coin list is now being formed. This thread serves as an announcement for the signups as well as application for potential candidates. Round two coins will also be supported through the end of 2014. There is 6 available slots for round two.

Round Two Qualifications

To qualify for consideration, a cryptocurrency must:

* Be launched on or before August 2013
* Be supported by at least one well-known cryptocurrency exchange
* Have a market cap of at least $100,000, as determined by
* Be open-source and support 64-bit Linux platform

A Note About Funding

In order to support more cryptocurrencies, ALTcointip will require an additional VPS (virtual private server) to host coin daemons. A typical 4GB VPS costs $80/month or $960/year, which means that I will have to raise money in order to expand hosting. I ask each applicant to raise/commit $100 worth of their cryptocurrency as the means of payment for hosting and supporting their cryptocoin.

While ALTcointip bot is a free and open-source project, hosting and supporting it isn't. If you (or your community) can't raise $100 but want to be able to tip Reddit users with your cryptocoin, I invite you to set up and run your own ALTcointip instance.

Application Process

To apply, fill out the following template and reply in this thread or via PM to me.

=== Cryptocurrency Info ===

Name/Symbol :
Launch date :
Announcement thread :
Source code repository :
Website/Forum :
Developer(s) contact(s) :
Exchanges supported :
Primary strengths :

=== Applicant Info ===

Your name :
Your involvement :

=== Funding Info ===

Will you be able to raise $100 worth of your cryptocurrency to qualify for support through 2014? :
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How to get some free Peercoins (PPC) + a giveaway on: November 29, 2013, 09:58:19 PM
Hey everyone! It's not too late to get some free Peercoins, courtesy of Reddit's /r/Peercoin mods! Here's a couple of options:

* +register with the ALTcointip bot and use +redeem karma feature (Reddit karma 150 or more)
* Post in the Reddit giveaway thread for a chance to get randomly tipped in Peercoins

Special thanks to /u/Bagog- for donating Peercoins to ALTcointip bot faucet!

P.S. I'll be giving away 0.5 PPC to 10 random posters to this thread (it's just like gambling!). Just post your PPC address.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / ALTcointip (v0.2.8): open-source configurable Reddit cryptocurrency tipping bot on: October 31, 2013, 09:02:44 PM
This is official thread for support and development of ALTcointip, an open-source, highly configurable Reddit cryptocurrency tipping bot written in Python.

Some of the features:

* Support for any number of cryptocoins
    * BTC, LTC, NMC, PPC, XPM, MEC, FTC, DVC, TRC, and NVC are pre-configured
* Support for conversion to any number of fiat currencies
    * USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, CNY, and RUB are pre-configured
* Support for any number of cryptocoin exchange APIs
    * Seven pre-configured exchanges included
* Detailed per-user, per-subreddit, and per-coin statistics
* User ability of redeeming karma for coins
* Email notifications when bot crashes or runs into an issue

Stable releases:

Development branch:



User info page:

System requirements:

Linux (Ubuntu, CentOS, etc), Python 2.7.5 or greater (not tested with Python 3), Python modules (jinja2, pifkoin, praw, sqlalchemy, yaml), MySQL 5.5 or greater, at least one coin daemon that provides Bitcoin-compatible API.

Active Instances

4  Economy / Scam Accusations / CaptChadd is very likely the owner of scam on: October 17, 2013, 04:24:05 AM
What happened::

A website (Scrypt ASIC International) is claiming to be soon releasing a 50 MH/s Scrypt ASIC miner. The owner posts announcement on Reddit. The owner registers on and begins selling shares.

In the thread discussing scryptasic, user CaptChadd suggests to buy the cryptostocks shares:

Same thread, user kramble notices that the Gravatar picture of owner of scryptasic site match CaptChadd's profile picture:

Same thread, I summarize that it's highly unlikely to be just a coincidence:

Same thread, user MaGNeT submits proof that CaptChadd is really the owner of scryptasic scam:

Edit: CaptChadd has explained his involvement in scryptasic below.

Scammers Profile Link:


Reference Link:

Amount Scammed:

None personally. However, shares on have been bought by those who believe this is a real product.

Payment Method:


Proof of Payment:


PM/Chat Logs:


Additional Notes:

5  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / How exactly were comments sent to FBI's SilkRoad coins address? on: October 15, 2013, 12:47:46 AM
As you've probably heard, many users have sent Bitcoins to the FBI's SilkRoad seized coins address 1F1tAaz5x1HUXrCNLbtMDqcw6o5GNn4xqX.

I'm currently working on implementing comment-sending in my project through the API - but it's not working.

According to API Docs I can do:

sendfrom fromaccount tobitcoinaddress amount minconf=1 comment comment-to

I've tried this a few times and it doesn't work.

According to Gavin:

comment and comment-to are both just stored as text with the transaction. The intent is that comment be used to store what the transaction is for, and comment-to be used to store the name of the person or organization to which you're sending the transaction.

Neither are stored anywhere besides your wallet (they're not sent with transactions), and neither are encrypted in any way.

So, how were the comments sent to the FBI's SilkRoad address?
6  Bitcoin / Mining / Apparently you can buy hashes at 0.18 BTC/GH from (behind on: October 14, 2013, 02:55:59 AM
Just found out that one can buy hash rate (currently traded at 0.18 BTC per GH/s) from (the people behind that infamous pool). (regular link) Sad

However, according to a 1 GH/s is expected to return about 0.083 BTC total (assuming 25% difficulty increment), so it's definitely not something I'd recommend to anyone.

On the other hand, you get to keep that 1 GH/s forever and can sell it back to someone at a later time.

7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [ANN] You can now run your own Reddit tip bot to promote your ALT-coin! on: June 20, 2013, 06:40:55 PM
With the release of ALTcointip bot source code (link in signature), you can now quickly set up your own instance of ALTcointip bot for any alt-coin based on original Bitcoin/Litecoin/PPCoin code.

Simply follow the README instructions provided on Github. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask here.

Tipping users on Reddit is a great way to promote your ALT-coin!
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [ANN] Reddit ALTcointip bot has been open-sourced on: June 19, 2013, 05:47:06 PM
After nearly 2 months of development and 1 month of service, ALTcointip bot is now open-source! Feel free to check out the code, run your own instance of the bot, and contribute features and fixes!

9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Never mind on: June 14, 2013, 07:45:32 PM
This board has way too many retards soliciting for donations to "kick nicksasa's ass" so I'm taking it all down. Idiots.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / *** Altcoin Giveaway [by ALTcointip bot]: LTC, NMC, and PPC *** on: June 01, 2013, 01:33:06 AM
Hey all!

I've built and run the Reddit ALTcointip bot and I need more users to test it!

Here's the deal: +register with ALTcointip bot using your (new or existing) Reddit account, and I'll +alttip you some altcoins:

* First 10 users: 0.5 Litecoins ($2 value)
* Next 50 users: 1 Namecoin ($1.5 value)
* Next 100 users: 6 Peercoins ($1.0 value)

You could then turn around and tip other Redditors to spread the word about the alt-coin, or withdraw it to your personal wallet.

So, steps to redeem a tip:

* Register with ALTcointip bot (send +register to /u/ALTcointip)
* Post your Reddit username in this thread

To see latest tips, look at ALTcointip user history.

Here's the previous giveaway I've completed.


All right, the first 10 responders got their Litecoins:

Coming up next: Namecoins!
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / [ANN][LTC][PPC][NMC][NVC][TRC][DVC] You can now tip ALTcoins on Reddit! on: May 22, 2013, 09:50:30 PM
Hey all,

I've been working on the Reddit ALTcointip bot for the past month and it's finally live. The announcement post is here and up-to-date how-to doc is here.

ALTcointip bot allows Redditors to gift (tip) various cryptocoins to each other as a way of saying thanks. In order to tip others, you need to +register and deposit some coins into provided deposit addresses. If you've received a tip and haven't registered yet, you need to +accept it first, which creates an account for you. You can then +withdraw coins and/or +alttip other Redditors.

Currently the following ALTcoins are supported:

  • Litecoin (LTC)
  • Peercoin (PPC)
  • Namecoin (NMC)
  • Novacoin (NVC)
  • Terracoin (TRC)

Support for Devcoin (DVC) is coming up next. ADDED

Here's a couple of sceenshots to give you an idea of how it works:

+info message:

+givetip comments:

12  Other / Off-topic / Dropbox REMOVED Votebox After Bitcoin Was Voted #1. Time To Switch? on: May 04, 2013, 06:28:38 AM

This thread was originally a raffle + drive for Bitcoin users to vote on Dropbox site "Votebox" to accept Bitcoin.

Dropbox has recently closed Votebox.. This is after Bitcoin became the #1 voted request.

So... Here's something to consider -

Bittorrent Sync, an open-source replacement for Dropbox.

I personally will move my data to this service rather than continuing to pay Dropbox for ignoring my needs.

Also, I don't want US Govt to access my files.

Read more:

Hey bitcointalk folks,

There's an active effort being coordinated through Reddit to make Dropbox aware of the popular demand to have them accept Bitcoin as the method of payment.

The good news is that thanks to Reddit we've gone from 3,500 votes to 12,500 votes in just a few short days.

The bad news is that we're still pretty short on the number of votes if we want to make it count!

For example, here's the top three voted feature requests on Dropbox:

  • 176,226 votes: Watch any folder
  • 152,625 votes: Sharing permissions
  • 118,778 votes: Better (more affordable) storage prices

Let's make it count! We're about 4,000 votes short of making it onto first page of "most popular" items. Please be so kind and follow the link below to log in and vote. Note that each user account has multiple votes, all of which can be spent on the same item!

After a day of voting:


Dropbox link (please log in and vote): <-- VOTE HERE

Twitter link (please retweet): <-- RETWEET ME

*** RAFFLE ***

I'm raffling off 1 BTC, 10 LTC, 100 PPC, and 50 FTC to 40 lucky posters (a winner gets 0.1 BTC, 1 LTC, 10 PPC, or 5 FTC)! Simply vote and retweet using the links above then post your BTC/LTC/PPC/FTC address in this thread. Sunday at 5pm PST, I'll collect everyone's addresses and determine the winners using randomness!

UPDATE: Winners have been determined and paid out.
13  Other / Beginners & Help / Need feedback on my dual-7970 and single-6950 setup on: March 27, 2012, 12:48:47 AM
[Admins / Mods - I'm still a noob :|. If possible, please move this to Mining Support section].

Hello fellow miners Smiley

I'm excited to join the mining community and have been lurking on these forums for a few weeks. I've recently decided to join the mining and would like your feedback on my setup.

I will be sure to hand out some of my newly minted bitcoins to the most helpful posters!

My setup at the moment is as follows:

PC 1:
   OS: Win 7 Enterprise 64-bit
   MB: ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155
   PSU: Antec HCP-1200 ATX Energy Star Certified Power Supply
   CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S Processor 2.50 GHz 6 MB Cache Socket LGA1155
   RAM: Corsair 16 GB Vengeance Blue Low Profile 1600mhz PC3-12800 240-pin Dual Channel DDR3
   GPU 0: XFX HD 7970 Core Edition 3GB DDR5 925M 2xmDP HDMI DVI PCI-E
   GPU 1: XFX HD 7970 Black Edition 3 GB 1000MHZ GDDR5 Dual Mini DisplayPort HDMI DVI PCI-E

   Catalyst version 12.3.
   Both GPUs are overclocked to maximum allowed by CCC: 1125 MHz core, 1575 MHz memory, max power.

PC 2:
   MB: AMD (?)
   CPU: AMD Phenom II X3 740
   RAM: 4 GB DDR2 (?)
   GPU 2: Sapphire Radeon 6950 1GB (shader unlocked to 6970)

   GPU is overclocked to maximum allowed by CCC (no BAMT overclocking is used): 800 MHz core, 1250 MHz memory, max power.

The miner used is cgminer 2.3.1. These two PCs don't do much other than mining and occasional web browsing.

p2pool and bitcoind are running on a dedicated Debian VPS stashed away somewhere in a datacenter nearby (20ms ping, 51 TTL).

What's troubling me is that the hash rates I'm seeing are below what other posters are reporting with their less powerful cards.

* GPU 0 (7970 Core Edition) averages 644 Mh/s at 82 degrees C.
* GPU 1 (7970 Black Edition) averages 645 Mh/s at 90 degrees C.
* GPU 2 (6950 unlocked to 6970) averages 306 Mh/s at 77 degrees C.

Could I be doing something wrong? I have seen comparable hash rates from older cards reported on this forum.

All screenshots are below. Any constructive criticism, feedback, and suggestions are highly appreciated and will be rewarded Smiley

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