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May 02, 2013, 02:38:05 AM
Last edit: May 08, 2013, 12:18:42 PM by AlexMerced
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Step 1. Fork the SmallChange Code and Follow the edits show here:

https://github.com/bfroemel/smallchange/commit/947a0fafd8d033f6f0960c4ff0748f76a3d58326

Step 2. Creating the Genesis Block

Read this Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=189350.0

Step 3. Compiling it for Windows (apparently the trickiest to compile for)

Read this Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=149479.20
For even more help with some of issues you'll run into in the above guide: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=195483.0


For the Highly Anticipated Guide by GARR22:

Read this thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=175891.msg1996078#msg1996078

If I missed anything, please do mention it in this thread.

If you want to download Linux to install Gitian (which is discussed in the thread for part 3):

Read this thread - https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=188311.msg1966926#msg1966926

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May 02, 2013, 02:52:52 AM
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Nice guide... Wink

TIT coming soon..............
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May 02, 2013, 11:55:52 AM
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Just so that all these resources are in one thread, if anyone reading this need to know about C++ compilers:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=184169.0

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May 02, 2013, 12:01:50 PM
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I mean this with all due respect, because anyone who is taking time to write guides is trying to help the community....

but...


Do we really need a guide for creating an alt coin? I mean we're getting snowed under with a new alt coin clone being released every day / week with zero innovation. If a "developer" needs to be reading this guide to figure out how to make an alt coin, what the chances of it not being a simply clone of something else? Pretty much zero.

Should we really be encouraging this and making it more accessible?
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May 02, 2013, 12:13:02 PM
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I mean this with all due respect, because anyone who is taking time to write guides is trying to help the community....

but...


Do we really need a guide for creating an alt coin? I mean we're getting snowed under with a new alt coin clone being released every day / week with zero innovation. If a "developer" needs to be reading this guide to figure out how to make an alt coin, what the chances of it not being a simply clone of something else? Pretty much zero.

Should we really be encouraging this and making it more accessible?

The only reason to make another coin may not only be to compete with bitcoin, some
May want to to learn how, some may want to use it for a niche application.

For example, how many Linux distribution offer very little in the way of anything new other than a few minor cosmetic differences, many but it helps generate interest to have everyone promoting their distro increasing the adoption of Linux in general.

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May 02, 2013, 12:14:37 PM
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For example I hadn't programmed in years, learning about making an altcoin has reawaken my interest in programming and has got me interested in doing bigger things, if it does that for others that can only be good unless someone programs a death ray... That would be bad

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May 02, 2013, 12:18:51 PM
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I mean this with all due respect, because anyone who is taking time to write guides is trying to help the community....

but...


Do we really need a guide for creating an alt coin? I mean we're getting snowed under with a new alt coin clone being released every day / week with zero innovation. If a "developer" needs to be reading this guide to figure out how to make an alt coin, what the chances of it not being a simply clone of something else? Pretty much zero.

Should we really be encouraging this and making it more accessible?

The only reason to make another coin may not only be to compete with bitcoin, some
May want to to learn how, some may want to use it for a niche application.

For example, how many Linux distribution offer very little in the way of anything new other than a few minor cosmetic differences, many but it helps generate interest to have everyone promoting their distro increasing the adoption of Linux in general.

Stop! You make too much sense. Smiley

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May 02, 2013, 12:19:58 PM
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For example I hadn't programmed in years, learning about making an altcoin has reawaken my interest in programming and has got me interested in doing bigger things, if it does that for others that can only be good unless someone programs a death ray... That would be bad
now working on my DeathRayCoin DRC for u Cheesy nice post btw

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May 02, 2013, 12:22:15 PM
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Also, another application check this thread I made about creating collectors coins, not so much for commerce but coins people would want to own for the novelty, like making Rothbard Coins or Ron Paul Coins (you know plenty of people would mine those just cause of the name, lol)

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=191671.0

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May 02, 2013, 12:23:28 PM
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For example I hadn't programmed in years, learning about making an altcoin has reawaken my interest in programming and has got me interested in doing bigger things, if it does that for others that can only be good unless someone programs a death ray... That would be bad
now working on my DeathRayCoin DRC for u Cheesy nice post btw

Nice, I'll mine it

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May 02, 2013, 12:26:29 PM
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Nice collection of links. I may try it out just to see if I can. Wink
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May 02, 2013, 12:33:33 PM
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Nice collection of links. I may try it out just to see if I can. Wink

Thanks, thought it be useful for me and other to have them all in one place instead of hunting these threads down whenever I need them.

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May 02, 2013, 03:10:25 PM
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Do we really need a guide for creating an alt coin? I mean we're getting snowed under with a new alt coin clone being released every day / week with zero innovation. If a "developer" needs to be reading this guide to figure out how to make an alt coin, what the chances of it not being a simply clone of something else? Pretty much zero.

Should we really be encouraging this and making it more accessible?

Doesn't hurt anybody. Smiley

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May 02, 2013, 03:10:58 PM
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For example I hadn't programmed in years, learning about making an altcoin has reawaken my interest in programming and has got me interested in doing bigger things, if it does that for others that can only be good

This is wonderful to hear, and a great reason to continue to encourage this.

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May 02, 2013, 06:59:02 PM
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Also if you need an image to help you make a coin logo:
http://www.psdgraphics.com/psd-icons/psd-gold-coin-icon/

here is an example of what I did using that template:


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May 02, 2013, 07:39:46 PM
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OP: You are now under investigation by the tarcoin foundation  Grin: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=193588.0
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May 03, 2013, 07:31:01 PM
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https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=24209.0

here is the multicoin thread, useful tool for doing all sorts of things... I really wish I could find and up to date windows binary of multicoin.

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May 03, 2013, 07:32:12 PM
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adobe illustrator files of the original bitcoin logo:

https://bitcointalk.org/?topic=1756.0

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May 04, 2013, 12:05:42 AM
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here is the code for multicoin QT, I can't download the dependencies anymore for some reason so if anyone knows where tod download them or where Ii can find a multicoin windows binary give me a heads up!!!

https://github.com/sacarlson/MultiCoin-qt

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May 04, 2013, 12:37:38 AM
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info on solo mining with the QT Litecoin client, thought it'd be useful for those using the OP since that would be essentially editing the Litecoin client.

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