2.1 Update is out - Update before 7/4/2014.
On July 4th 2014. BottleCaps will hard fork. These changes are:
200% yearly degrading stake, with 1000 coin max reward.
Time drift will move from 2 hours to 15 minutes.
Min/Max stake will move from 30/90 days to 15/45.
Negative time value attack vector plugged.
There are also many updates to the wallet. Including:
Fast connect (IRC has been replaced by seed nodes),
Fast start (QT opens in seconds as compared to mins),
Fast stake (very little gui lag when staking many thousand inputs),
New and upgraded rpc commands,
GUI enhancements, including new wallet menu, on board staking information, clickable icons, and others.Specifications
Algorithm: PoW Scrypt with PoS (add 51% resistance with the PoS)
Block Time: 60 seconds
Difficulty: Started at 0.25
with a 4hr Difficulty target time NO INSTAMINE
Reward: 10 coins per block until the end
Block confirmations: 5No Premine
Default RPC: 8385
Default P2P: 7685DownloadsVersion 2.1 Released 6/4/2014.
Windows QT: https://github.com/Tranz5/bottlecaps/releases
addnode=126.96.36.199 Central USA
addnode=188.8.131.52 Western USA (Dedicated)
addnode=184.108.40.206 Eastern USA (Dedicated)
:https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bottlecaps/629515757059363Official Forumhttps://cryptocointalk.com/forum/242-bottlecaps-capBlock Explorerhttp://cap.cryptocoinexplorer.com/Version 2.0 Release notes here: https://github.com/Tranz5/bottlecaps/releases/tag/2.0
Please update before July 4, 2014!
Installation instructions Windows QT:
1. Close your client and delete the folder that contains Bottlecaps 1.4.1
2. Install the new 2.0 client
3. Click Start and search Run.
4. Run the location %appdata%
5. Navigate to roaming/Bottlecaps
6. Delete everything in this folder accept Wallet.dat and BottleCaps.conf
7. In your Bottlecaps.conf folder remove all nodes and add the following
8. Start BottleCaps 2.0 client
For users who dont know how to Create/ Edit a .Conf file I will update the sample provided below often along with the update time. Simply place the file in the folder user/appdata/roaming/bottlecaps Which can also be found by Start button / search "run", then run %appdata% navigate to roaming / bottlecaps
A wonderful list can be gather here as well thanks to Petr1fiedhttp://bottlecaps.kicks-ass.net/peers.php
You will need to download the blockchain from the start but it should sync right to the correct chain no problem. If your client pauses on a specific block for a long period of time simply restart your client as it is sifting through bad peers restarting get will you on your way. If not deleting peers.dat and restarting also might help
If you are still having problems syncing to the correct chain Pm me or John Eden for further assistance. But I put much time into assuring it would not sync to an incorrect chain.
To solo make a bottlecaps.conf text file with
and save it into C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\BottleCaps Restart wallet and mine to your ip and the port
Still having trouble solo mining? The thread below shows how to do it for litecoin and essentially you just need to use bottlecaps for the name insteadhttps://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=83371.0