Version 1.3 is released for Emerald! New checkpoints are added for better security and fixed some earlier issues! Please upgrade as soon as possible!The new alt coin - emerald has been launched
Emerald is an innovative new alt coin. It is a Litecoin clone, so it uses scrypt for mining. Emerald uses a relative fast 20 second block time for continuously releasing the coins to miners.
The block reward is 5 emeralds per block, will be halved every 2 block years. Total emeralds released will be 31,499,000. Difficulty will be re-targeted every block hour, or every 180 blocks, it ensures a relative fast difficulty adjustment to the network hash power. Emerald has a 3 confirmations for transaction (so a fast average 1 minute transaction confirmation), and 50-confirmation maturity for newly mined coins.
To start the emerald in a fair launch, the blocks below 400 do not give any emeralds. Then by each 300 blocks, the payout will be 1, 2, 3 and 4 emeralds (that is, blocks 401-700 pay 1 emerald each, blocks 701-1000 pay 2 emeralds each, blocks 1001-1300 pay 3 emeralds each, and blocks 1301-1600 pay 4 emeralds each). Starting from block 1601, full 5 emeralds are given by each block. The 1st block is a special block of 400K created by us for bounty, giveaways, services, coin mixing service, etc.
Connection port is 12127, and RPC-port 12128.Official websitehttp://emeraldcoin.wordpress.com/Mining Pools
* Proportional payout per block after 50 confirms (no PPLNS warmup!)
* Variable Difficultyhttp://emd.scryptmining.com
RobRoy's p2pool:http://coinminer.net:2199/static/Blockchain Explorerhttp://coinminer.net:2750/chain/Emeraldhttp://blockexplorer.coinworld.us/chain/emeraldGame sites that accept EMDhttp://lotto.coinworld.usDownloads (Version 1.3)Windows Client Downloads: https://mega.co.nz/#
!YssWEbDb!E9V-ox8daUwUxed3HO_shx1MQEU6O-49emVQ53Gia6QSource Code at Github: https://github.com/emeraldproject/emeraldSample emerald.conf
1. Start up emerald-qt, wait for it to load, then exit.
2. Put emerald.conf (see sample file above) in your c:/users/**yourcomputername**/appdata/roaming/Emerald
3. restart emerald-qt, and you should connect and sync.
4. For solo mining, launch cgminer or whatever mining program you like and begin mining.
cgminer ex: cgminer.exe --scrypt -o localhost:12128 -u **yourusername** -p **password** (without **)