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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Block and TX Versions on: August 08, 2013, 06:44:02 PM
I'm wondering if anyone can point me to the following things:

A coin that labels blocks as "version 2" besides primecoin.

A coin that labels blocks "version 3"

I find "version 4" in hobo nickels and so far I assume that most of POS many have this but haven't checked many coins yet.

Any other transaction versions besides version 1 (bitcoin/almost everything) and version 2 (FLO style transaction comments).

If you have information about any of these items or version types not listed here for blocks or TX please let me know thanks.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Reee Served! on: August 01, 2013, 07:28:51 PM
Reserved for later antics
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Need some testers - I'm willing to fund on: August 01, 2013, 06:45:51 PM
Hey I'm trying to get a final round of heavy beta testing on this script.

It's a gambling script - a simple coin flip.

IT's running at 0 confirmations, and binding your input to any required output for security.  But the wallet can't handle this on it's own, and balances get borked really bad once you send any inputs as manually created transactions, so I've had to create an external ledger.

Every once in a while it still rejects a TX.  I was able to reproduce a few times and I'm not getting any useful info out of the logs so I've build a bit more thorough logging into it and now it's not rejecting any (of course).

I need to get some traffic on it and see if I can sort this out.  So....

I'm looking for 8 - 10 testers.  I will send you 100k IFC, I ask you to make at least 50k worth of bets on the site. At max bet this is 50 0 confirmation transactions it won't take a ton of your time and you can walk away with at least 50k IFC.

4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / - I need some feedback on: July 31, 2013, 07:10:54 PM
So a couple of months ago I built .

I haven't really been promoting either aspect of the site, but it's been out there running and seems to be doing OK.

I'd like to ask a couple of people to take a look around and tell me what you think about it. At the moment it needs some cleanup, at least one listed pair has dropped from cryptsy and I haven't explored the new Vircurex API that was supposed to be released this month as I've been busy with other things.

If there is interest in a site like this I'll clean it up and develop it further.

Creating an account is simple and does not require an e-mail or any identifying info at this time.  The additional benefits of the account are tht it allows you to use the chat (no big deal while the site is dead) and also to use a feature called "My Tank" where you can quickly specify up to 20 markets from different exchanges for overview on the same page.

The site also offers an image-based ticker API.  I'm not sure if there really isn't any interest in this as a service, or I've just failed to explain it properly.  I'll explain it a little in a second post.

Needed to bring the site "up to date":

remove any dropped pairs form the current list of markets
update vircurex API (possibly)
add new feeds from crypto-trade and coins-e (at least)

Ideas for expanding the site:

  Charts.  I need funding to add charts, whether that comes in the form of donations, partnership, or Huh  The site will need a much larger database capability just to move in this direction.

  Exchange independent notifications.  If I can get the site to a "real" server (it's on GoDaddy shared hosting) I can add not only charts but e-mail notifications on market changes.

  I've also considered adding a section that consolidates information about all known alt coins, and a news feed or blog, if I could find someone interested in writing for the platform.

  Huh I'm very open to suggestions that would make this a useful (and thus used) web site.
5  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / rejected transactions on: July 25, 2013, 05:08:30 PM
Hi, I'm trying to create some transaction by binding specific inputs.

When I'm using a single input, I have no problems.  As soon as I add another, my transaction is rejected by the network.

I've increased the fee to twice network minimum, and after I post this I'll go make one with a ridiculous fee in case it's that.

In the meantime, any advice is appreciated.  Here's a sample of a transaction that's being rejected, I'll get more code or whatever is needed if someone has insight into this.

Selected Funds:

Change Amount

unsigned payout

signed payout
    [hex] => 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
    [complete] => 1

EDIT:  Sorry this is being tested in infinitecoin.  Also, I just tried with a .5 tx fee it's still rejected.

6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Who sent the MEC? on: July 23, 2013, 12:07:25 AM
Someone sent a couple of large transactions at the MEC flip script today and there weren't any coins so the wallet couldn't even refund them.

Drop me a line if you want them back now that the transactions have cleared.

Betting limit is 2 MEC/bet and we have now added 100 MEC in house funds as well.
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / New Coin Flip Game At CoinWorld.US on: July 22, 2013, 06:32:43 PM
Hey guys we're bringing a new game online today.

Coin World Crypto Coin Flip

This is a simple betting game right now it offers one option.

The game works like satoshi dice in that it hashes up some values from the transaction, calculates a number, and based on that number you win or lose.

The last 20 bets are streamed to the page, and each bet lists enough information for you to manually verify the calculation if you like.  The hashing code is on the page and the site is done in PHP.

AT THIS TIME the bet is not a simple "less than our number" bet.  I've divided the 65536 numbers into three fields so for ht eplayer to win the calculated value has to be less than 16084 or more than 49452 for the player to win.

There are an extra 600 numbers added to the house area simple calculations i think this means odds to win are 50.92% for the house.

I've done some testing on a couple of coins everything runs ok. Several scripts are yet to be funded, i don't have enough of all of these coins right now, and I'm afraid that with less than 1% odds in our favor and the house eating TX fees we're going to lose on this round.

In any case there is a funding address on each page. You can donate to the script to get it running if you want to try it out or see it work with your coin.  As we see how these odds work out we may adjust either the odds or the min/max on the flips.


Do not send bets to this script from a wallet that you don't own.  Much like mining or satoshi dice the address where your winnings are sent depends on the blockchain and in a shared wallet it may not be the address you sent the bet from.

This means that when you send from an online wallet service, or an exchange account, or any other wallet where more than one person share addresses - someone else is likely to get your coins.

This is not an error with the script, it's a function of how these coins handle inputs and outputs.

Infinitecoin has 1m coins in it and a 1k coin max bet, there's just a couple coins in DGC as well.

Tradecoin has some funds but the blockchain is slow and the site currently requires 1 confirmation to process.

I'm sure I might be missing a couple of points but I'm here for questions, if you have them.

8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Coin World Lotteries in ~3 Hours! NAN CGB IFC on: July 21, 2013, 05:11:11 PM

The Coin World Lotteries will be executing in just about three hours now.  This week we have jackpots in the following coins:

DGC: 15.2

EMD: 7.2

CAP: 18

ALF: 4.41

CGB: 518.5212039

IFC: 1,739,699.91

NAN: 299.1

All coins are 1 coin per ticket, except IFC which is 1000 IFC per ticket.

All other coins are currently at 0 If you have a few friends with coins there's plenty of time to start them up!  All purchases need 1 confirmation to be counted for tickets.

Other coins include FLO, FTC, MEC, TDC, ARG, LTC, and CRC.

9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Bottle Caps Vs Emeralds : Address Collision on: July 07, 2013, 05:51:48 PM
For anyone who may end up having issues with this:

This is inevitable I suppose as so many groups work independently to create their coins.  There's no call for a fix here as changing the value for either one of these coins would be potentially disastrous - invalidating every used address in the field and the block chain.

Is anyone aware of any other existing collisions?
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Need some testers for betting bot - IFC on: July 06, 2013, 10:20:57 PM
Hey ok i got a little page up for this thing.

This way you can watch as some of the bets happen too.

I mentioned it earlier in the infinitecoin thread but I think I'm still the only one playing with it.

The bot currently has an infinitecoin wallet and is set to take bets from .1 IFC to 10 IFC so there's nothing major on the table.

I would really appreciate some feedback and some traffic on it.

It's got 10k coins or so right now I'll be adding more stats to the page during a couple more hours of trying it out.

If it just starts refunding all of your transactions it's probably out of funds.  Over the next few hours I'll be adding some more data to the page like current house balance.

There's enough information displayed with each bet to allow for manual verification if anyone feels the need. The hash pattern and the formula are listed on the page, as well as the betting address.

There's no need to visit the page to bet, and the winnings are sent back to the betting address automatically.  It's not honestly using your input as it's output at this time so if anyone needs to double-spend up to 10 IFC, give it a shot. 0 conf required
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Lotto Tomorrow! on: July 06, 2013, 08:30:37 PM
Just a reminder for anyone interested, the lotteries will be drawn tomorrow at noon PST.

That's 20:00 UTC for easier conversion to your local time.  This week we have drawings for the following coins:




Several coins currently have no jackpot or reservations at all so if you want to play it might help to stir up a couple buddies who want to play with you Wink

New This Week:

Argentum, Litecoin added to the lotteries.

Each coin now has a page for adding to the jackpot without buying tickets. You can find these pages by visiting<your desired coin>/promote.php - replacing the <your desired coin> with the three letter currency code for the coin, in all caps.  If that's confusing, just PM me and I'll send you a link =)

Infinite Coin prize pool is approaching 18m IFC, with over 10m in donations!  With the IFC block reward halving this week, now's a good time to grab a few (million) of this crazy coin!

Each lotto page now contains a status monitor displaying the number of peers connected , the block height, and the current difficulty of the block chain.  If available the network hash rate is displayed as well.

Questions, Comments, Anyone?

Come on let's play!

12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Collection of Coin (logo/avatar) Pics on: July 03, 2013, 05:37:51 AM
Hey I'm trying to gather up some of the altcoin avatar images I've seen around here.

There was a nice worldcoin avatar for a while.  I found the sexcoin but can't find a weedcoin.

I'd like the old blocky bitgem logo and Huh?

These come and go pretty fast but if you've had one or have a copy you can link to - I'd like to see it and possibly grab a copy.

(images replaced below)

Thanks to anyone who posts up some images. Maybe we can have some chuckles while we're at it.

Especially ones that look like coins/medallions.

13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / NAN - Lottery Drawing in 5 hours on: July 02, 2013, 07:53:09 PM
Hey -

We're having a quick test drawing to coincide with the NAN (Nano Token) launch.

You can find the nanotoken release threads here:

and Here:

and you can find the giveaway thread right here:

60 NAN in the pot right now - tickets are 1 NAN each. The drawing will be held at 1AM UTC - approximately 5 hours from now.
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Coin World Lotteries - First Big Sunday - The Raw Facts on: June 30, 2013, 08:38:43 PM

I ain't too proud, but I'm honest.  Here's where we are.

I set up everything to run automatically today and watched the chips fall.

We had ten drawings between 12 and 12:10 PST.

ALF - No problems, congratulations to the winners.

BOT - The drawing process went ok, the sendmany failed.  This is the second time for BOT I hope to find a clerical error.

CGB - no participation

DGC - No problems, congratulations to the winners.

EMD - No problems, congratulations to the winners.

FLO - No problems, congratulations to the winners.

FTC - no participation

MEC - No problems, congratulations to the winners.

TDC - No problems, congratulations to the winners.

Payments for FLO and BOT will be sent manually within the next hour or less.

EDIT the FLO jackpot was larger than I had thought, and payments were indeed sent "automagically".


What's left?  IFC.

You guys broke the server.  This lottery script actually spins out a list of tickets, and draws from them in memory. With a jackpot of over 3 million IFC, the web server ran out of memory and was unable to complete a drawing.

All funds are safe, I have the reservations and everything in hand, and will be looking at an alternate way of performing this drawing. If necessary we will perform the actual drawing from a different VPS and post the audit results manually.

If we can't do this within 24 hours I will allow the reservations holders to request (using signed messages) a return of their deposit.

The drawing was 2m tickets last night, I thought we might make it. At 3m there was no way  Wink


For those of you who weren't aware of these lotteries, you can find our site at

You can follow the feedback thread I was running this week here:

And please feel free to share your thoughts, comments, or derision in this thread as well.

We'll get this sorted and be stronger next week. If I can't find an explanation (mistake) for why the sendmany transactions failed I will re-write to include multiple single payments instead.

All drawings are open and accepting reservations at this time, except Infinite Coin.  Ticket price remains at one coin per ticket, and you can purchase as many as you like. Infinite Coin will be open again soon.
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / FTC DGC FLO MEC EMD ALF BOT TDC CGB - 48 Hours! on: June 28, 2013, 07:29:02 PM
Hey it's almost time!

This Sunday will be the first Big Sunday at the Coin World Lotto!

Digital Coin

Feather Coin

Florin Coin

Mega Coin

Alpha Coin

Bottle Caps

Trade Coin

Cryptogenic Bullion

Each drawing offers a "top 5" format with prizes for multiple winners and still PLENTY OF TIME to stir up some enthusiasm and a nice jackpot.

We've been taking feedback from the community about how to grow our site and this will be the first time we have 9 lotteries on one day!

I hope to see you there =D
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Need some trade coins on: June 27, 2013, 08:41:55 AM
Hey I need a couple of tradecoins, less than 10, 1 would be ok.


If the thread is older than 30-40 minutes I'll be asleep, and if someone posts that they sent don't send more.

I expect to have a few K from the giveaways tomorrow so I'm not bumming for coins so much as trying to test my script before I go to bed with it live Smiley

Thanks if anyone has a couple to send over in the next few minutes. I can send you some FLO or EMD or something.  Fin ShaggyCoins?
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Block Crawler Released - Portable Block Explorer on: June 26, 2013, 10:19:35 PM
Hi Smiley

I'm releasing my simple block explorer, which I have named Block Crawler.

There is a release thread here:

I'm also announcing this here because I know that I, for one, hardly ever explore outside the altcoin sub forums. Let's please keep most of the chatter in the actual release thread.


You know have the easy option to have a basic block explorer up and running when you release your code.  

The only setup required is to add the JSON-RPC credentials to your (hopefully SSL secured) daemon. You can run the script off of any web server that supports PHP/cURL, and it will connect to a daemon on a remote host.

Tips, gifts, and "bounties" are all appreciated, if you're feeling generous.  My bitcoin address is in the script, I can get a wallet if you prefer another coin.

18  Bitcoin / Project Development / Block Crawler - Portable Block Explorer on: June 26, 2013, 09:51:12 PM
Hello hello!

Today I am releasing my first Open Source / Github project.

What Is Block Crawler?
Block Crawler is a block chain viewer for Bit Coin-derived block chains.

What does that mean?
Block Crawler connects to a Bit Coin daemon using JSON-RPC via php.
It then uses HTML and CSS to display the data for the user.

What makes Block Crawler "portable"?
Block Crawler does not use a database.  The information is retrieved real time directly from the daemon.  This means that you can quickly add the files to any web server with PHP and cURL support and begin viewing the designated block chain immediately.

What currencies Does Block Crawler Support?
At this time I have not found a Bit Coin derived daemon that is incompatible with Block Crawler.

Does Block Crawler support <insert BBE or ABE feature name>?
If you're asking, probably not.  In order to retain it's portable nature and work without a database, Block Crawler is unable to search the block chain, or display information that is not included within the block itself. This means that it will also be unable to track individual addresses, or provide account specific information.

Well what does it do then?
Block crawler provides a friendly interface for viewing information contained in the block chain. It allows you to view a block by it's block height, to view a block by it's block hash, and to view transaction details in both native hex format and formatted into HTML.

Why would I use Block Crawler?
Perhaps you would like to view details in a block chain with no public block explorer.  
Perhaps you would like to view certain details in private Wink
Perhaps you're looking for some well-commented tutorial code on communicating with a wallet in procedural PHP
    (Block Explorer uses JSON-RPC calls with 0,1,and 2 parameters via cURL to communicate with the daemon)
Perhaps you would like a tool to load block chain data into a database, so that you can research or review it more thoroughly.
I'm sure that someone will find something else to do with it, as well.

How Is Block Crawler licensed?
I am releasing this code into the public domain. I hope it gets used and I have no desire to stop you from integrating it into your projects, commercial or otherwise. Have Fun!

Will new features be added to Block Crawler?
There is currently no road map for adding features to this script.

Does Block Crawler support non-Bit Coin derived features?
At this time, the release version includes handling and display of the FLO (Florin Coin) tx-comment field. If there are other block formats or additions to daemons in the future, I will attempt to add support to Block Crawler.

Is Block Crawler compatible with RPCSSL protected daemons:
It sure is!

Is there a place where I can see Block Crawler in action?
Yes, there is. Visit The Florin Coin Block Explorer This page has an earlier version of the included CSS, some of the "blocks" in the Florin Coin Explorer are missing from the Block Crawler distribution, notably the gray box in the header, and the empty footer box.

Troubleshooting Tips:
If you are unable to view transactions that you see listed in blocks, you may need to stop your daemon, add the line "txindex=1" to your .conf file, and restart the daemon using the -rescan command line switch.

Where Can I Download Block Crawler?

Questions, Feedback, and Donations are all 100% welcome. This is my first project ever on GitHub I'm learning how it works, so let me know how it goes if you check it out.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / "ASIC- Proof" on: June 25, 2013, 10:20:56 PM
I'm having this problem:

I just want to point out that there is no such thing as an "ASIC Proof" algorithm.

I also want to point out that there's no such thing as an "ASIC-Resistant" algorithm.

While I'm at it I'm going to go ahead and point out that THIS:

Is NOT an asic.

Now for those of you that are crapping yourselves right now and about to flip out and call me crazy, I'll clarify.

That black box is a special purpose computing device, that uses 1 or more ASICs to achieve it's goal.


are ASICs.

Now anybody that wants to argue that there can be an ASIC-Proof algorithm that a general purpose processor such as an i7 can compute just needs to put on an idiot hat and go sit in the corner.  Yes, I know that's rude as hell but, c'mon.

ASIC Resistance is a real condition, but it has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO with the encryption algorithm in use.

It's simply an economic situation, and it's fluid.

Litecoin (and other coins) are not ASIC-Resistant in any inherent fashion, and they're certainly not using "ASIC-Resistant Alogrithms".  They're just not currently worth the bother.

If you are backing a coin because you think it is "ASIC Resistant" you're going to learn that this is a self-defeating goal when that coin actually achieves any significant real world use.

I just wanted to make a separate thread for this because there are SO MANY THREADS that I want to post it in. I hope that someone out there feels helped by this explanation.

Whew, all right fit over - Carry on.
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How many coins... on: June 25, 2013, 09:32:47 PM

Report if you got it Wink
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