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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][ELT] Electron, Blake-256 coin, merged mined on: February 10, 2018, 08:12:04 PM
This is to verify that the forum account of electroncoin has privately provided verification to me of his identity as the same forum account of electron-coin that I believe
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] PHO Photon blake256- MERGE MINE 6 COINS- NO PREMINE - POW ONLY 4+ YRS on: February 06, 2018, 04:52:27 AM
A short history of a few things that might fill in afew details of anyone interested:

The idea for merged mining was proposed by Satoshi Nakamoto
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1790.msg28696#msg28696

It was first used with Bitcoin + Namecoin then others (some of which were ‘killed’ ) including ixcoin, iocoun & dev coin. These five were sha2 coins mined with btc as the parent & the other five as aux chains.

In late 2013 BlueDragon launched Blake Coin. At that time other alt coins were basically clones of btc & ltc mostly (or nova coin & ppc). I was mining early and impressed with the specs of Blake 256.

Other algo alt coins start launching. Later it was identified by a few ‘unique’ items in the code they actually ‘copied’ BlakeCoin without credit to BlueDragon. (I am not going to mention names of coins but there were a few & some are still around)

I had a bit of experience at running /cloning/ working on alt coins at that time (those projects of mine are long retired) and BlueDragon and I discussed collaberation on what became Photon. I cloned his code for Blake Coin with a few changes and Photon was launched late Feb 2014. At launch Photon was NOT merge mined and BlueDragon put together the first pool for Photon.

Soon after much testing BlueDragon commited changes to Photon’s code and a hardfork was done to make Photon an aux chain of BlakeCoin using the same concepts that had worked for the sha2 aux chains with btc.

Other members of the Blake256 family were launched successfully and these were merge mined from their launch.

I hope this fills in a few gaps for new people.

I would like to stress that the Blake family of coins did not invent merged mining although we were the first non sha 2
algo to make it work. Merged mining works very well with 8 round blake 256 and in theory many more chains can work meaning we are no where near our limit for future capacity or expansion. 

Myself and many other people have done a lot of work on Photon and the other Children (Umo , B + , Lithium, & Electron) and no coins were premined. Check the exact times of launch and cross match them with the block explorers to verify this for yourself. Coins owned by anyone (including anyone on the development team) were mined or purchased on exchanges. 

The costs and time for running nodes and other things have been paid out of pocket by the other asst. developers like myself. In addition to running nodes Bluedragon has paid the hosting for blakecoin org and all the merged pools vm hosting expenses (at a loss) PLUS run the pools. Pools mine 24/7 so he has not had a day off in 4 years and has certainly the largest out of pocket expenses of any of us. Many volunteers & community members have sponsered Photon & the other coins for various things. I have never paid an exchange or an external block explorer. I am greatful for whoever has done this and to all the exchanges who ever listed photon. I am also greatful to all miners and other community members who have helped promote this family of coins.

I am happy there are new miners and talented new people who contributed a lovely community website

SEE HERE https://www.photoncc.com

I do urge caution with anyone getting over zealous.

For example unless you are coding it and testing it yourself saying Photon has Electrum clients or mobile wallets ready to release next month is just not true. Open source projects mean anyone can make suggestions to the maintainers for changes in the code if they follow the official process or can fork the code and run their own unapproved changes to code that do not violate the license. See here for more information https://opensource.com/resources/what-open-source

Stating there is an ‘airdrop’ {meaning anyone with private keys from a specific blockchain can import them into a client and receive photon after such & such a date} is not true.

I’ve read on Twitter that Photon has been incorperated into CounterStrike & other video games besides Blake Zone (where it would purchase ammo) I have not had a chance to test these out yet but believe them to be true.

Finally there are no/zero plans to change any original specs of Photon.

This includes changing how many coins were mined, how many will be mined, the proof of work algo ect.
I am not concerned if asic technology mines blake 256 family coins. Since we had FPGA at the lauch of Blake Coin this was planned for years ago. I have yet to see a proof of stake system that works without centralized checkpointing and can solve the Byzantine Generals problem. Even if such a system existed (and I highly doubt it will) Photon will remain proof of work.

Please consider carefully what I’ve written here. Understand I have worked with Bluedragon a long time and could not have done this without his work & support (although he could have done this without me) .  I hope moving ahead we can release things first that exist and talk about things in development that are real. If any of you have ever tried to convert something like say loaf wallet mobile wallet for litecoin for ios or android to work with a project like this I think you will understand the challenges are more than ‘just’ a mastery of swift or java.

I hope this clears a few things up. If you are still interested in the project awesome and if not I understand.
Thanks to all.
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] PHO Photon blake256- MERGE MINE 6 COINS- NO PREMINE - POW ONLY 4+ YRS on: January 28, 2018, 09:58:23 PM
Updated the pre release wallet from the other day to normal release now since tested on win 10
https://github.com/photonproject/photon/releases/tag/0.8.9.7

someone has approached us about changing the logos
there is a pull request on git hub

this  is something i will need to consider carefully for many reasons you can read about more info on this on github  --curious what some of you think about these new images (via wikimedia commons so should be no issue wiith anyone claiming ownership of the images)


even more interested on how longer term community members feel













guys the others are here I don't want to exceed normal page length here
https://github.com/photonproject/photon/pull/15/commits/45093b44e33f8db5ef41625c9d5c7bb63df43d0a
4  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][ELT] Electron, Blake-256 coin, merged mined on: January 28, 2018, 09:35:00 PM
 electron-qt 0898 for windows xxx

PLEASE SEE HERE https://github.com/Electron-Coin2014/Electron-ELT/releases/tag/0.8.9.8

@cinnamoncoin cinnamoncoin released this just now
Assets

    18.4 MB
    electron-qt.exe
    Source code (zip)
    Source code (tar.gz)

Minor updates -

Latest version of open ssl 1.0.2n
Checkpoints added
Other minor updates
qr support working ok
Checksum information

Name: electron-qt.exe
Size: 19311104 bytes (18 MB)

SHA256: A35D62B22F4C9BD6B8390BC2E92D76707146B98BEB94AF59DA1E69EABC3CF00A
OK

NOTE -- MARKED AS PRE RELEASE DUE TO LIMITED TESTING !!
I will update later this week after I ran more tests. Of all the blake family coins I like to call electron 'my little bad boy' .... because it seems to devour memory with a passion much more  than the others and it took me two weeks to get new /updated nodes running with new checkpoints on newer versions of linux where I was confident enough to deploy them for the rest of the network. I think because the block time is shorter it is bringing out the 'future limitations' in the codebase these coins are running although we won't see these limits with photon, blake coin ect for years to come.... !!

after some out of the box glitches with the code as upped to the repo right now it compiles like a dream on linux but I am still not 100% satisfied with how nodes are 'talking' to each other.......

so.....here is my 'little bad boy'.... all feedback appreciated from testing. Particularly interested in memory use (on linux) and how long it takes for windows users to get the blockchain (in particular with the two new nodes Ive been running which Ive tweaked a bit for better performance) I have many ideas to test and try to improve my little bad boy's performance but will need several weeks of testing.

Thanks all
5  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][Ƀ][BBTC] BlakeBitcoin | Blake-256 | GPU| Merged Mined | 21Mil | No Premine on: January 28, 2018, 09:29:36 PM
Thanks from the dev team (at least from me) and I am sure I speak for Blue Dragon for listing on
c-patex.com

I have completed a few minor updates to the code and compiled  a new windows wallet.


Released on github just minutes ago here :

https://github.com/BlakeBitcoin/BlakeBitcoin/releases/tag/0.8.9.7


enjoy all and  thanks to all loyal community members !

6  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LITHIUM (LIT) - NO PREMINE - BLAKE 256 - MERGE MINED -- HOT NEW COIN -- on: January 26, 2018, 01:21:28 AM
The real blake 256 release of new wallet by me -- happy 2018
On github here


https://github.com/lithiumcoin/lithium/releases/tag/0.8.9.7

built with latest open ssl 1.0.2n

version 0.8.9.7


Checksum information

Name: lithium-qt.exe
Size: 20050944 bytes (19 MB)

SHA256: 76C46788ADBA44F89EA6B854156E9D61E0247347742E1DFB374AFC5C2BDFD27A

kind of crazy that someone released a coin without checking the ticker and then others bought this coin thinking they bought that coin ??

could that have really happened HuhHuh omg


UPDATED 1-28-18 CHANGED ON GITHUB TO NORMAL RELEASE AFTER TESTING OUT OK ON WIN 10  THANK YOU
7  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] PHO Photon blake256- MERGE MINE 6 COINS- NO PREMINE - POW ONLY 4+ YRS on: January 25, 2018, 05:20:44 AM
photon-qt.exe released this Jan 25, 2018

Version 0.8.9.7

Assets
18.4 MB photon-qt.exe
 Source code (zip)
 Source code (tar.gz)
New build for Win.x from updated source as requested by several community members with current version of open ssl 1.0.2n, updated check points, updated+expanded dns/seed node support.

Marked as a pre release since I have no version of win10 to test on.

Built from fresh win 7 install in virtual box. Always back up your wallet regularly and before any updates.

SHA 256 HASH e0 af 87 58 6f 31 4d c9 1f 47 78 e4 4b fa 27 dc d0 27 63 19 9f 82 3a 16 cd 2d b7 d9 3e 03 7e 21

SHA 512 HASH 6b 22 14 76 dd c0 e0 49 79 d4 e4 d5 96 c4 19 a7 91 93 58 14 81 bd e7 00 3f ab ee 4a b2 a9 65 ca 07 70 83 03 1b c5 98 21 af 72 90 9a 5b 2d bd fc fd 39 be b4 5a 02 a4 b8 de a3 b6 6b 78 fe 5d a1
https://github.com/photonproject/photon/releases
8  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] PHO Photon blake256- MERGE MINE 6 COINS- NO PREMINE - POW ONLY 4+ YRS on: January 22, 2018, 03:51:40 AM
One of the reasons I hardly visit this forum anymore is because there are a lot of nasty people in here and also ungreatful & disrespectful.

If it was not for bluedragon747 this project would not exist.
Not in Oct of 2013 when blake coin started or now.

Anyone who believes I have a greater role or something more to offer than him is wrong.

Thankfully the lunatic fringe is a minority in the blake coin family & we have many long term members who mine & run nodes to support the network(s)

I also recognize some newer members of the community who are paying attention to things and got photon listed on a new exchange. Welcome aboard !!


I guess there will always be a few freaks out there  Huh
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] PHO Photon blake256- MERGE MINE 6 COINS- NO PREMINE - POW ONLY 4+ YRS on: January 18, 2018, 12:21:22 AM
Good question.

Honestly I have never really been a regular user of that site so it is possible.

I think they use the api from many exchanges however with markets temp. suspended at cryptopia and c-patex is a pretty new exchange it may be.

fwiw (and I realize my opinion is certainly the minority) market cap is a kind of 'foggy' statistic to begin with.

Even when applied to macro economic things like stocks ect if Bezos sold all his stock at once it would certainly change the market !

Regardless I bet other ppl on here will have more information and chime in.
Thank you for bringing this to my attention also.




Has Photon been pulled from Coinmarketcap? I can still get to it if I know the URL but can no longer search for it or pull data through the public API.
10  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][BLC] Blakecoin Blake-256 for GPU/FPGA With Merged Mined Pools Stable Net on: November 09, 2017, 04:29:29 AM
don't count on it

According to this site, blakebitcoin, electron, and photon are dead :/ RIP I guess?

http://deadcoins.com
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LITHIUM (LIT) - NO PREMINE - BLAKE 256 - MERGE MINED -- HOT NEW COIN -- on: November 09, 2017, 04:26:08 AM
Lithium is a child coin of Blake Coin !!


https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=306894.0


see this thread , the op should have a good breakdown !! cheers

also traded on cryptopia
and block explorer is here https://blakecoin.org/lithium-explorer/
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] PHO Photon blake256- MERGE MINE 6 COINS- NO PREMINE - POW ONLY 3+YRS on: November 09, 2017, 04:19:54 AM
Hello all, several months back I updated the code on github without releasing a new client just with checkpoints and one or two minor bug fixes..    glad to see we have some visitors still here,


Merged mining is the future,  photon was the first alt coin other than namecoin and other btc children to ever exist !

Photon's parent blakecoin is running very strong,  i think soon photon's blockchain is headed for 4 years running in Jan 18   I've been involved in many other non crypto related projects which are tying up soon


Any suggestions or requested upgrades welcome,

If anyone wants to join the team and can brew up some worthwhile code I and I am sure bluedragon747 would welcome you ...... updated items i may look at next are directions /changes to get photon to build on newer versions of linux ,  it builds fine but i need to update the directions and code on github

I have not used /tested any clients on windows 10,  guess i may need to do that !!

I had previously started multi sig capability and may look to get that tested and enabled

I still want to speak to bluedragon747 about any plans he had for changing /updating the codebase

I guess a few dream tweaks would be enabling 'atomic swaps'

With all the scams and ico in crypto world these days I am proud to be involved wtih a project who's honesty had stood the test of time....

Thanks all more info when I have something to report
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] LITHIUM (LIT) - NO PREMINE - BLAKE 256 - MERGE MINED -- HOT NEW COIN -- on: November 09, 2017, 04:09:19 AM
I have been very busy but will likely be at least updating a few things in the client, i.e. checkpoints and anything else that needs updating,  hopefully i still have permission to push changes to github from the original devs..   i believe myself and orig. blakecoin dev bluedragon747 can update ,

if not i may have to fork their repo for updates, 

nodes should still be plentiful and running,  more info to follow soon
14  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] MemoryCoin | CPU Coin | Paid Dev Team | Limited Supply [MMC] on: November 09, 2017, 04:06:18 AM
at the time this coin was launched years ago i though it had some appealing aspects,  oh well , looks like she died out === rip
15  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][RIC] Riecoin: constellations POW *CPU* HARD FORK successful, world record on: November 09, 2017, 04:04:56 AM
been a while since I posted here or anywhere regarding any alt coins , i see riecoin is still pluggin away

going to synch my wallet , guess i have a long time to catch up on

will be stopping back to see what tweaks/optimizations are now available for more efficient / faster mining

nice to see others have kept things going
16  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][BLC] Blakecoin Blake-256 for GPU/FPGA With Merged Mined Pools Stable Net on: November 02, 2016, 12:25:06 AM
i suppose if we really need explorers i can get off my ass and start working
17  Economy / Service Announcements / Re: [ANN] NiceHash.com - sell & buy hash rate cloud mining service / multipool on: November 02, 2016, 12:21:46 AM
gpu farm lol / interesting

i guess everyone owns one now

yea I got a few hundred gpu's in my landlords basement and shed too

guess things are wild as ever in this forum , i don't get in here much nowdays

was looking for a few hardware tips for amd gpu mining on linux related to zcash

18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][BLC] Blakecoin Blake-256 for GPU/FPGA With Merged Mined Pools Stable Net on: October 15, 2016, 03:44:23 PM
Been working on some other items and some rl issues...

Finally getting a grip.

Ready to dive back into development very soon ...



We are behind you Blue. Push forward!
19  Economy / Invites & Accounts / Re: WTS - Full member potential activity 320 on: September 19, 2016, 03:57:30 AM
selling accounts seems unethical to me
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][BLC] Blakecoin Blake-256 for GPU/FPGA With Merged Mined Pools Stable Net on: August 04, 2016, 02:15:45 AM
We are all greatful for the long and generous support.

Thank you.

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