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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][CLOAK] Private, Secure, Untraceable & Decentralized Digitalcurrency on: June 07, 2017, 03:51:06 PM
Does anybody know roughly how much bandwidth running a cloakcoin node uses monthly?

Reason I ask is that I don't have an unlimited connection, and my only options available is wireless internet at 5/1 speed and about 71 milli seconds latency.

I may consider a cheap VPS server, instead of a RaspPi...  perhaps an AWS Spot Instance that is priced properly.

The other question is if I do that,  is it as simple as copying/cloning my wallet to the VPS to both stake cloak and offer mixing services?

Thanks

Hi adamsworks

I have no figures about the actual amount of traffic used each month. It depends on many things, e.g. how many new blockchains are downloaded from your node and so on. But I would guess the traffic is several GB a node produces per month.

All you have to do is setup the cloakcoind on your VPS, wwait for the blockchain to download and copy your wallet.dat file! that's it!



I have 100 gigs of bandwidth for the household (with each additional gig costing $5.00 - no unlimited available),  but the latency is also an issue...  

I think an Amazon node would probably be best....  Especially since it is as simple as copying the wallet.dat file.

Will the two wallets essentially sync without any special maintenance (i.e. any earnings become viewable on both my computer and the node)?

Thank for your response.
2  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN][CLOAK] Private, Secure, Untraceable & Decentralized Digitalcurrency on: June 07, 2017, 01:04:01 PM
Does anybody know roughly how much bandwidth running a cloakcoin node uses monthly?

Reason I ask is that I don't have an unlimited connection, and my only options available is wireless internet at 5/1 speed and about 71 milli seconds latency.

I may consider a cheap VPS server, instead of a RaspPi...  perhaps an AWS Spot Instance that is priced properly.

The other question is if I do that,  is it as simple as copying/cloning my wallet to the VPS to both stake cloak and offer mixing services?

Thanks
3  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: [ANN] PiMP Team is proud to announce Miner.farm v2 and PiMP Classic v1.8-amd-15. on: February 18, 2017, 03:45:38 PM

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Yes, we are ACTIVELY working on nvidia support. You can follow PiMP development more closely in our Livechat, #PiMP, by subscribing to our Assistant PiMP e-Newsletter on getpimp.org, following us on Twitter and Facebook, etc.

You can also see pimp2.0-nvidia rig(s) on the PiMP farm as we are creating and working on them, at any given time, https://miner.farm/farmer/pimp

Early 2017 we should have a pimp-2.0-nvidia release for you.

Thank you for your interest!
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I second that regarding Nvidia.  I used pimp up to spring 2015 when I stopped mining due to other commitments.  I liked the program,  and it worked for many of the machines I was using.

I am looking to get back into mining again,  using the Ti cards for power efficiency.

Would like to see an Nvidia mining PiMp,  and I have also noticed it has been in the works for two years.

Any updates on the timeline?

4  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Long Term Digital Storage - BTC & Alt Coins - Future Access for non-tech pers on: February 16, 2017, 01:02:32 AM
Due to the rise in Dash,  I might be justified in getting one for an alt coin or two if they become available. 

I was considering a Raspberry Pi,  but I don't know if I trust my coins on a SD Card......  although I could do Wallet backups and keep a second stick in the box.

Paper copies of the wallet words is also important.

Trezor is accepting orders,  but I think I will wait a little before ordering.  While I have no reason whatsoever to think that the company selling Trezor a similar company to Butterfly Labs,  pre-orders in the BTC world still have abit of a reputation to get over!

Thanks for weighing in,  Coin-Keeper
5  Other / MultiBit / Re: Multibit restoring wallet not working (reset also not working) funds STUCK. on: February 15, 2017, 07:16:29 PM

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If both wallets are online and working properly you should see your funds simultaneously move in both wallets when you send them from BreadWallet. I don't know if your multibitHD will become usable by transferring a small amount of coins because I don't know what bug made it unusable.

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Yes, the wallet words are the only thing you need to backup to secure your Bitcoins (unless you used a password combined with your wallet words). You can use them in alternative wallets with compatible wallet word formats for disaster recovery. Bread wallet has a compatible wallet word format to multibitHD, so you can use it to access your multibitHD Bitcoins.

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We aren't allowed to post Bitcoin addresses in threads, but you can find mine in my profile at this link.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=325680
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I sent you a beer for your help.  The funds did move in both wallets,  however MultiBit HD is still showing the full value of the wallet as unconfirmed.  The bug is the unconfirmed XBT bug...  which is apparently a common one with MultiBit HD.  My whole value in MultiBit HD is displayed as unconfirmed.  The last time I moved funds was in 2015,  so there are plenty of confirms between then and now!  LOL

When I moved funds to you,  it appeared instantly on MultiBit,  and the value was adjusted....  BUT the whole value is still unconfirmed in MultiBit.

In short,  this demonstrates how wallet words can save the day!

Thanks for your help,  and enjoy the pint! 
6  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Long Term Digital Storage - BTC & Alt Coins - Future Access for non-tech pers on: February 15, 2017, 07:00:38 PM
I am looking for solutions for longer term digital/physical storage for my BTC,  and alt-coins of assorted types.  I have been holding onto my coins and watching them steadily increase in value,  and I plan on keeping them longer term well into the future.  Some of the richest BTC investors today are people who bought coins in 2010/2009 and just forgot all about them until 2013 or now.

They are a great investment so far,  and although I have bought and sold in the past as an early adopter of ASIC mining in 2013,  I haven't moved/mined any since 2015....  and I first owned BTC at about $60.00 a coin.

One additional issue is that I want my coins to be accessible in case something happens to me,  to allow access to them by the caretakers of what is left of my estate.  I am considering holding in a safety deposit box at a bank.

The challenge with any storage medium is leaving instructions in how to deal with them to less technically capable persons,  particularly those who don't necessarily understand bitcoin/alternate coins,  and/or the value.  Easy access is important.

For BTC I was considering a Trezor,  although I am open to other mediums.

For Dash/LiteCoin/Doge/Cloak/a bunch of other alt coins of varying value - I am open to any suggestions.

One issue that I want to ensure that doesn't happen is the MultiBit HD unconfirmed bug,  which I just got over with.  It was ass-pain,  and while a simple solution,  might be beyond the capabilities of others who might have to handle the coins.

Thank-you
7  Other / MultiBit / Re: Multibit restoring wallet not working (reset also not working) funds STUCK. on: February 15, 2017, 05:50:09 PM


Thanks so much for the reply.  I am using MultiBit HD 0.4.1

To be clear,  I just use my same wallet words to import the keys and essentially the funds with breadwallet?

Thank for your help,  and once I unlock my funds I will send a beer or two.





Yesw, according to BioChanger you just use your same twelve wallet words to import the keys. He says bread wallet does not support more than 12 words.

Another user called TraderCal11 also says bread wallet successfully imported his multibit wallet words.



Took a long time to sync,  but that has mostly to do with my 4/1 internet connection that is through a cellular hub (no landline service here). Importing my exact wallet words from MultiBit HD 0.4.1 (Mac OSX version) to BreadWallet seems to have worked.  

My 3 transactions are now showing in BreadWallet (dates match the MultiBit HD Wallet),  and it looks like BreadWallet worked great,  but I will need to test.  

Q- I still have MultiBit running,  and I am curious what will happen when I send some funds using BreadWallet?  Would my MultiBit wallet be/become usable by transferring a small amount of coins?

Q- Do wallet words essentially allow the "syncing" of funds over several wallets using what is essentially a private key (being my wallet words)?  Is this a form of redundancy?

In closing, I would like to test all this by buying HI-TEC99 a pint of beer for your help...  could you PM me a receiving address at your convenience?

Thank-you
8  Other / MultiBit / Re: Multibit restoring wallet not working (reset also not working) funds STUCK. on: February 15, 2017, 02:18:50 PM
Does anybody know of a standard way to deal with the unconfirmed balance bug.

I have had MultiBit HD since august 2015,  and I have dealt with the bug before using a wallet restore using my wallet words.

Now,  it appears the bug is back,  and I am having a hard time clearing this one...  I have a slow internet connection,  so synchronizing over and over doesn't help the patience either.

 I just want to get the funds out,  and move to another program, while I await a Trezor as I don't have time to deal with this issue again and again.  

I have renamed the directory,  tried a restore using words.  Anybody help here?


Thanks

The simplest fix is to install bread wallet on your phone and import your wallet words into it. There's been an iPhone version of bread wallet for years, and last summer they released an android version.

If you install bread wallet make sure it's the real one. There was a fake bread wallet put on the Apple store six months ago. Its probably been removed by now, but others might appear.

https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/4x0inz/important_a_fake_breadwallet_app_was_just_added/

This is the official bread wallet site where you can get links to the real thing.

https://breadwallet.com/

I posted some alternative solutions to a similar problem in the post linked below, but that fix is more work. It involves putting your wallet words into an offline webpage that generates a set of addresses and private keys. You can then import any private keys containing Bitcoins into any type of wallet you want (electrum gives you instant access to your coins).

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1777815.msg17773212#msg17773212

The screenshots in the post linked below show what settings to put into the offline webpage.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1785575.msg17819126#msg17819126

Thanks so much for the reply.  I am using MultiBit HD 0.4.1

To be clear,  I just use my same wallet words to import the keys and essentially the funds with breadwallet?

Thank for your help,  and once I unlock my funds I will send a beer or two.



9  Other / MultiBit / Re: Multibit restoring wallet not working (reset also not working) funds STUCK. on: February 15, 2017, 04:34:20 AM
Does anybody know of a standard way to deal with the unconfirmed balance bug.

I have had MultiBit HD since august 2015,  and I have dealt with the bug before using a wallet restore using my wallet words.

Now,  it appears the bug is back,  and I am having a hard time clearing this one...  I have a slow internet connection,  so synchronizing over and over doesn't help the patience either.

 I just want to get the funds out,  and move to another program, while I await a Trezor as I don't have time to deal with this issue again and again. 

I have renamed the directory,  tried a restore using words.  Anybody help here?


Thanks
10  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Sooooo China, isn't this shameful? on: August 05, 2015, 12:41:32 AM
So, China mines 80% of Bitcoins at the moment, right?
Or anyway, 80% of Bitcoins are sold to Yuan.

And they only have some 15 nodes? That's awful, really.

https://getaddr.bitnodes.io/

Cool site...  never seen that one.

Too bad it didn't put a percentage of the worlds population beside the list of countries.....  Might help to put things in a little better perspective.

One thing that surprised me was the Russian Federation....  Considering its hostile stance in the past towards BitCoin and all other currencies,  I figured it wouldn't be up there in numbers of nodes. Despite a hostile government towards BitCoin,  Russian's seem to be showing some stronger support of it.





11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: R9 280x Hashrate for Different Algorithms on: March 16, 2015, 04:08:46 AM
with the wolf0 binaries.

x11: 6,5MHASH
x13: 4MHASH (a 5MHASH bin exists somewhere on the net)
x15: 4MHASH
How in gods name do you get 6.5 with X11?!

My R9 280x just reaches 3.9... Any chance you could share your config file?

Just make sure you tip Wolf0:

https://www.reddit.com/r/DRKCoin/comments/2o1yoz/rewritten_x11_binaries/

His binaries are awesome to say the least.

Send me a message if you have any issues installing them.  I use Pimp myself (and don't forget to check out their website and donate to development there if you use their program....  their work is amazing).

www.getpimp.org

12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Mining (Altcoins) / Re: Which Motherboard for 6 x 750ti ? on: March 16, 2015, 03:50:21 AM
Hey oc!
I am currently using GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard and
ASRock H81 Pro BTC LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.

Funny,  I am running the exact same motherboards....  and they are both my favourites as they both have handled up to 6 cards with my AMD GPU rigs (Linux).

I used to run 24 GPU's dedicated to X11  but I have been scaling down as I will be travelling for work in the next few months (now down to 12).

I had alot of problems with other motherboards getting 6 cards going in them...  just because a motherboard has 6 PCIE slots doesn't mean that 6 GPU's will work good with it. 

I second the recommendation above....

For the OP:

My suggestion to the OP is to consider the Gigabyte motherboard if you have other uses for the machine.... and go from the ASRock BTC motherboard if you want a dedicated mining board that is also more compact in size.

Consider the costs of the processor, as Intel tends to be more expensive than AMD. Think of the CPU and Motherboard as a package price due to the wider CPU price differences. You also want a low watt CPU of either brand. 

Consider if you are going to use powered risers....  as the BTC motherboard extra power through PCIE doesn't make a difference if you use powered risers.  I like the USB powered risers the best now (so much more extra length - cleaner look), although I had to do some mods to my open air rigs (how the cards are supported due to the larger size base of the USB risers).

Both motherboards are great,  but you also have to consider purchase cost, and re-sale.  I would suggest that the Gigabyte with any AMD processor has a better re-sale due to the fact that a wider selection of people are interested in buying it....  it is a common motherboard for use anywhere.

The BTC motherboard is a little more exclusive in use.... it is still a motherboard, but not many people will put it in their desktop. It does offer a more compact form...  which is good for those who build custom open air rigs...  more space for the other add ons. 

But if for some reason GPU mining makes a major comeback somehow, with a shortage of hardware....  the BTC motherboard may become more in demand once again.

GPU mining has been considered "dead" for years now...  but it still popular, and people want to do it.

It is dead for short term profitability,  but I will note,  that BitCoin mining wasn't and isn't always profitable in the short term (and that statement extends back to the beginning before BTC hit dollar parity).

It is the long term that you have to think about....  much like people like me,  who heard about BitCoin in 2009 when it first came out, and could have mined a few thousand. I got in around May 2013 instead. As any coin goes up, it pushes out the smaller guys in terms of instant profit...  but the incumbents,  who started small, and can enjoy the rise...  those are the real winners.

If you hold onto what you mine,  or convert to an alt that has growth potential,  you just might make some money!

Good Luck!
13  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / DarkCoin upgrade to 0.11.0.7 on: January 18, 2015, 02:19:13 AM
Just having some issues upgrading DarkCoin from 0.10.17.24 beta to 0.11.0.7.  I use a Mac Computer to store my coins.

I get the error:

"You canít copy some of these items because their names are the same as other items on the destination volume, and that volume doesnít distinguish between upper- and lowercase letters in filenames. Do you want to skip these items and continue copying the other items?"

I am given the option to skip or stop the install.  So far I have chosen to stop. I haven't found any info so far on this issue....  so should I go ahead and just skip, to push through the install? 

I don't want to break my wallet or anything, as I want to keep these coins long term.

Thanks

14  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Discussion / Re: Power companies should mine bitcoins on: January 04, 2015, 05:16:56 AM
Well, the extra-energy can be stored and sold later. I think that it isn't profitable mining bitcoin with this extra-energy because of the high price of the ASICs (and the maintenance). Not only free electricity is necesary to mine bitcoin, it's necesary a investment in machines and space.

Bye Tongue

You really can not store AC power in any meaningful way....  and AC to DC,  then back to AC for transmission....  that isn't efficient either.

The power system, likely looses about 25 to 40 percent of the energy from generation to your door in things like line loss, along with losses at transmission.

While I am not saying the OP's idea is good or bad, since power systems are run by governments, and they manage to mess it all up at least 3/4 of the time.....  storing electrical energy isn't as easy as you would think.
15  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Lost access to 0.71535432 BTC on: December 14, 2014, 09:09:41 AM
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Bitcoin works very similar to cash in a sense that you have bills that are not divisible. In your case you had a 0.715 354 32 BTC bill, among others. Every input you receive is a single bill and if you want to spend parts of it you will get change [1]. Some wallets allow you to spend "unconfirmed change", Multibit does not by default. Thus your 0.715... BTC are esentially gone until the transaction gets its first confirmation. If you take the TX-Id and watch it with a blockchain explorer you will see that there are two outputs. One for the person receiving your coins and one for your change. Until the change is confirmed multibit treats it as it would any other unconfirmed transactions and acts like it has no control over it.

[1] this is done durring the TX, its not like the other person is actually returning anything to you. Another picture is to imagine lumps of gold. Your 0.715... BTC lump of gold has to be melted down in order to be spend partially.
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Ok,  I get it now....  you explained it in a very detailed yet easy to understand way!

And it's funny...  I now realize it probably wasn't the P2Pool Mining then....  that "bill" or "brick of gold" was probably from a conversion I did a while back from LiteCoin to BTC.

I will summarize it a little..... Technically I donated to someone about $5.05 CDN with a $288.28605 CDN bill (rough conversion to Canadian funds), and had to wait until the person received the money to get some change back! But technically the receiving person didn't give me the money back....  the network/blockchain/ledger gave it back.  

Very cool explanation. I just checked out the TX-ID in Multi-Bit,  and it shows the details of it (have to scroll through the window) including that exact amount that was missing from my spendable balance (the amount int he subject line)

Thanks for everything.

Ryan
16  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Lost access to 0.71535432 BTC on: December 14, 2014, 08:24:58 AM
Really need more details if you want help.
What wallet did you use?
What coins did you loose access over, the 7btc or the 0.715 btc transfer?
What did you engage in during you p2pool mining days that would cause this?

The coins are back now.... so everything is normal! But it defiantly scared the piss out of me for a little bit! LOL

I use MultiBit....  I use the default wallet in it.  I lost access to the value listed in the subject for what appears to be one transaction or so (my spendable balance went down by the amount in the subject).

I did run my own P2Pool,  and I had about 2.2 TH/s from February until fairly recently (mining just isn't as profitable as it used to be). It was a merged P2Pool, but nothing special.

I am going to assume it was all the smaller deposits of coins.....

Thanks for your offer of help anyways!
17  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Re: Lost access to 0.71535432 BTC on: December 14, 2014, 08:00:23 AM
Ok,  I am back to having access to the inaccessible BTC, so no big worries.  It didn't take more than 20 mins....

Just haven't seen that issue yet.... Anyways, would still love to know the cause.

   
18  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / Lost access to 0.71535432 BTC on: December 14, 2014, 07:52:25 AM
Had sometime really interesting to me....

I have a decent balance of BTC...  close to 7 BTC,  and I decided to send some small amounts of coin (approximately $5.00 worth) to donate to a worthy development cause.

I ended up losing access for the time being to the above amount of coins!! Caused quite a scare at first...  (said I had that amount less to spend)!

I am assuming this is blowback from the P2Pool mining days I used to engage in? ?  Piles upon piles of pennies?  LOL



19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Pools (Altcoins) / Re: How to run your own P2Pool in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with merged mining on: August 12, 2014, 12:20:52 AM
I run one P2Pool BTC only server (no merged mining) that I managed to piece together almost by luck,  and I am migrating over to a different company and a new sever (once the block chains are downloaded).  I run the pool for my own personal use mainly (but don't mind others mining there).

I just wanted to say thanks for the guide.  I didn't use any of the scripts as I am trying to learn the process of making my own builds (and learn more about linux),  but good work on those too.

I plan on setting up Scrypt Merged Mining, and X11 DarkCoin as well,  as I have a pretty varied mining setup.

I want to eventually have lots of coins available for mining for great choice for me (and perhaps others) via P2Pool, mainly because I believe in the P2Pool concept, and think it is good for the community. I also want to pick up my game in Linux, and this is a good project for it. 

I have a few questions about P2Pool while I wait for the blockchain(s) to download:

1) As long as I use the same BTC address, migrating over to a new P2Pool will still track my submitted shares, and I lose nothing?

2)

a. As I want to run pools with SHA256, scrypt and X11....  should I consider using the same container/VM or should I consider segregating by either main coin being mined, or perhaps algorithm?

b. As I have a choice between a VM or a container (I have selected a container for my first one, but my next pool could be a VM), what do the experts on here recommend? Please note I will only be running P2Pool on the machine with the assorted block chains,  and the web front end for it.

c. Can I run multiple instances of P2Pool using screen, IOT work the offerings differently (ie. Pool X mines LiteCoins, with the other secondary merged coins, and Pool Y mines Doge, with the other secondary merged coins),  or do I have to run separate container's/VM's for each setup?

3) Anybody heard of any work on merged mining for the X11/13/other alogo's?

Thanks for your help,  and thanks again for the guide!
20  Economy / Computer hardware / Re: [WTS] ATX PSU to 2.5 or 2.1/5.5mm 12V coaxial plug power cables [New Product!!] on: July 23, 2014, 10:42:15 PM
Just got a shipment from Cablez..... shipping was to Canada.

3 X Rasp-Pi Molex to USB mini power cables
2 X BFL Jalapeno Power Cables (can power a total of 6 BFL units)

Very happy with the quality, workmanship, and packaging.

This isn't low quality stuff from overseas...  the cables are well built. Two thumbs up to Cablez and his workmanship!
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