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121  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: How can a new coin break-in and be a big success? on: April 22, 2014, 11:53:58 PM
You don't have to be a programming genius to get started. The creators of dogecoin used a howto clone foocoin guide on the web.
http://dogecoin.gahow_to_create_scrypt_based_altcoins.html
Just think of a clever way to market it.  

THANK YOU! that's exactly the kind of help I was hoping to get.
Is there a similar how-to guide for SHA-256 (NOT scrypt) altcoin? Or how easy (or difficult) is it to change the algo in the source code?
Sure, anyone can create a new coin, good or bad. The trick is to market, promote it, and create demand for it. I totally agree with you. This is the differentiator. Some members have already PM'd me offering help in that department, especially from China... The Chinese are quite motivated and have an aggressive positive attitude!
122  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: How can a new coin break-in and be a big success? on: April 22, 2014, 11:45:12 PM
2 btc for just the source code, seriously? I've seen people in the services section offering development of whole coin (by that I mean source, compilation, and custom modifications) for way less than that.

Would you be kind enough to PM me a link to such offers, or the usernames of members who made such offers?
I guess I could do a forum search, but I am thinking maybe you already know where to quickly find that info.
123  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: How can a new coin break-in and be a big success? on: April 22, 2014, 11:41:15 PM
If you have no experience then download the source of a coin with good devs like Digibyte, Darkcoin or Next and use it for learning.

Thanks for advice. I am not a developer, have no such experience, will not start learning it now, and prefer to leave that side of my project to a competent one.
124  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How easy (or difficult) is it to modify bitcoin source to change coin behavior on: April 22, 2014, 11:17:57 PM
Newbie here!

- Is bitcoin-0.6.3-linux.tar the latest and greatest source available? Is this updated on a regular basis? Where is the Windows source (or is it also compiled from same?)
- Can the following modifications be done to the code (a simple yes/no answer would be great):
- All coins are pre-mined.
- All mining is done by only one central point, not by the general public.
- To accomplish above, keep network difficulty at zero or less than one, and never changes.
- To accomplish above, limit number of confirmations required for transactions to one or two only?
- Automatic deposit of a changeable amount of coins (after a changeable mandatory waiting period) in every new wallet activated.
125  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: How can a new coin break-in and be a big success? on: April 22, 2014, 11:00:27 PM
ITGeniusGuru has obviously never heard of open source......don't fuck him too badly, crunchynut.
Either he is totally dumb or he is just being a troll..

I am actually both. And also lazy to boot.

So I decided to get off my lazy bum and use a tool I never heard of before: Google search.
I googled: altcoin source code.

And so, let me put forward a new set of questions to the knowledgeable gurus out there:
(I will also post the questions below in the DEV forums, and endure some more ridiculing  Grin ).

How easy (or difficult) is it to modify bitcoin source to change behavior of a newly-created altcoin?
- Is bitcoin-0.6.3-linux.tar the latest and greatest source available? What langage is this written in? Is this updated on a regular basis? Where is the Windows source (or is it also compiled from same)?
- Can the following modifications be done to the code (a simple yes/no answer would be great):
- All coins are pre-mined.
- All mining is done by only one central point, not by the general public.
- To accomplish above, keep network difficulty at zero or less than one, and never changes.
- To accomplish above, limit number of confirmations required for transactions to one or two only?
- Automatic deposit of a changeable amount of coins (after a changeable mandatory waiting period) in every new wallet activated.

If above changes can be implemented, how difficult (or easy) would it be?

Thanks all for input and constructive criticism.
126  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Copyright notice on: April 22, 2014, 05:31:22 PM
in the source code on top of several files and in the about dialog of the qt wallet.

Does it mention the name of the coin (rapecoin)? and if yes, can I keep it but modify it slightly to say something like: "Built on rapecoin technology"?
If OK with you, give me the exact text of that copyright notice as it is now?
127  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: How can a new coin break-in and be a big success? on: April 22, 2014, 04:49:41 PM
i can sell you the rapecoin source code. 2 btc if you promise to keep the copyright notice in case you're releasing your own coin.

Sent you PM.
Where does the copyright notice appear? Is it only in the code, or also in "About" in the wallet client? elsewhere?
128  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: How can a new coin break-in and be a big success? on: April 22, 2014, 03:51:51 PM
Method 1: create your own algo, a totally new one; and/or adding a totally new function, such as darksend
Method 2: have a real business model to put your coins into real life usage.

Method 1: I was watching yesterday a youtube video: an interview with the creator of Litecoin (he now works for coinbase). Brilliant guy and I am nowhere near as bright as he is!! Grin
Method 2: I have some - what I think - are some good ideas.
For now, still stumbling on the technical (coding) aspect of it.
129  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: How can a new coin break-in and be a big success? on: April 22, 2014, 03:47:19 PM
with a coder next to you that can take care of the developing department

Turns-out: easier said than done. All potential developers I contacted thru this forum were more interested in discouraging me from creating my coin, than offering advice or some help.

Anyone knows, if the source code for an altcoin is available online? Maybe I can start with that and modify it to meet my needs?
130  Economy / Services / What's the story behind aurora-coin? on: April 21, 2014, 09:40:35 PM
learn from aurora-coin Wink

Please expand on this.
131  Economy / Services / Symantecs on: April 21, 2014, 09:38:45 PM
The definition of "altcoin" that I'm working with is: anything that is "bitcoin-like", but which is not bitcoin.  (in other words, an ALTernate COIN).

Point well taken.
I see the main difference between Bitcoin and an altcoin is that you can exchange fiat currency for bitcoin on exchanges like coinbase, BTC-e and others.
I do not see that with the altcoin exchanges. On Mintpal, poloniex and a bunch of others, you can exchange altcoins only using BTC.

And so, I was using the "bitcoin--like" expression to actually mean a coin that can be exchanged with fiat currency.
I should have been more clear  Cheesy
132  Economy / Services / Any comptent coders/developers for hire out there? on: April 21, 2014, 08:17:55 PM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=578227.0

Not looking for free help, or pay in the newly-created coin, I am willing to pay in BTC or in USDollars.
Do you have enough knowledge/expertise to help create a bitcoin-like coin (not just another altcoin)?
Thanks!
133  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Any coders / developers out there? on: April 21, 2014, 02:42:26 AM
If you can't code I don't think you should make a coin.

Agreed... or get a developer/coder on my team.
That's also why I am not going to use coingen.
I believe a successful coin will need a team effort. Bitcoin itself took 2 years (2009 - 2011) and the work of developers from around the world, to get where it is now.
134  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Re: How can a new coin break-in and be a big success? on: April 21, 2014, 01:55:28 AM
why do people think they can make a coin that's better than the original, using the originals work?

Because Bitcoin has limitations and disadvantages that hamper its worldwide acceptance as a payment tool:
Bitcoins Are Not Widely Accepted
Wallets Can Be Lost
Bitcoin Valuation Fluctuates
No Buyer Protection
Risk of Unknown Technical Flaws
Built in Deflation
No Physical Form
No Valuation Guarantee

I was a non-believer, until I paid for an item from a Chinese manufacturer with bitcoin online. No bank wire transfer, no exorbitant fees, and immediate transfer of payment. This can be the way all international trade can be done in the future. But only if the buyer can trust the seller will deliver, and not screw him over.

Perhaps, the biggest limitation I see is its limited supply that will end in 2140. What will happen when no more coins are minted and miners lose every incentive to keep mining? Transaction fees will not be enough to pay for expensive ASICs.

Is there room for improvement here?

Is there room for a new BETTER coin than Bitcoin?

135  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / How can a new coin break-in and be a big success? on: April 21, 2014, 12:36:00 AM
And so - like so many others - I am thinking of launching my own SHA-256 coin, and so I was doing some research and reading altcoin threads.
I see the field already very crowded. Anyone can now launch a new coin.
I considered coingen.io to get started, but saw that it has bad reviews and limitations.
- Is there a better automated way to create a coin?
- I would like to get your feedback on what constitutes a successful launch of a new coin and what is needed to create demand for it?
- Anyone out there with development/bitcoin experience who'd like to partner with me?

136  Economy / Services / Re: 0.001 BTC BOUNTY when you join my downline to receive free Bitcoins & Litecoins on: April 17, 2014, 02:19:09 AM
can i get in also?

Everyone invited.
Next payments weekend of April 25th, 2014
137  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Luckiy, I had an old backup of my wallet on: April 14, 2014, 10:10:34 PM
Did you only read this one page?  I have answered this several times.
I had this problem - fix is as follows.
Make sure you are up to date - https://mega.co.nz/#!s0pSHZra!rON4Y4CnRtsY76oKg_6akuEkpvcprNBMy4pRiRlFLtc
Once up to date close app
Goto your appdata folder
Delete everything BUT wallet.dat and config file
Reopen app.
It will work.
Sure worked and my wallet synched-up, but showed only a recent deposit into my wallet.
My original 5000+ FACs had disappeared.
faircoin-qt.exe -rescan  did not help, my original FACs were still gone.
Luckily I had an old backup of my wallet before the hard fork fiasco happened.
I renamed my backup file to wallet.dat and ran faircoin-qt.exe -rescan again; got all m y FACs back.
138  Economy / Services / Everyone has been paid on: April 13, 2014, 01:39:54 AM
can i know the reason why i havent been paid?

Did you PM me the username you registered on QoinPro?
139  Economy / Services / This week's payments on: April 12, 2014, 08:08:31 PM
mitjkela
jackzach123
camsnave
magicsnow
keylo92
mcmjuly
jongoodson81

Thanks for participating!
140  Economy / Services / No fictitious accounts allowed on: April 04, 2014, 03:31:33 PM
Newbies allowed?

Everyone invited.
Some people registered multiple accounts/usernames on this forum just to have 2 - 3 signups on QoinPro and claim multiple bounties. Not fair.
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