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December 27, 2014, 08:22:30 PM
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Hi, I just got a small usb miner to play with.  I found this old thread about sha-256 coins https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=482002.0 but it seems quite outdated.  I'd like to start this topic to solicit information about the currently hot sha256 coins.  Alongside the currently hot ones, it'd be good to know which ones are stable (and listed on exchanges for easy conversion to btc).

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December 27, 2014, 08:34:36 PM
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Peercoin.

There are no "currently hot sha256 coins", this statement includes Bitcoin itself.
The point regarding pure POW sha256 coins is blockchain security against fork attacks. Peercoin is safe since it is additionally secured by staking. Small coins cannot rely on any algorithms where monster supplies based on ASIC technology do exist.
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December 27, 2014, 09:31:33 PM
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Unobtanium

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=527500.0

not just 'currently hot' but 'permanently hot'

stable and listed on countless exchanges

you're welcome. Nice coin to mine or  even trade, own, support.
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December 27, 2014, 09:42:46 PM
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Peercoin.

There are no "currently hot sha256 coins", this statement includes Bitcoin itself.
The point regarding pure POW sha256 coins is blockchain security against fork attacks. Peercoin is safe since it is additionally secured by staking. Small coins cannot rely on any algorithms where monster supplies based on ASIC technology do exist.

I know peercoin has been around for a while, so that's a plus, I think.  I'll look into this one.  Also, I think I understand your point about easy forking attacks against a new coin because of asic resources.

On, unobtainium, I'll look into this one as well.  I have to admit, the name sounds like a joke from sci-fi, but maybe there's more to it than that.
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December 27, 2014, 09:49:58 PM
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Peercoin.

There are no "currently hot sha256 coins", this statement includes Bitcoin itself.
The point regarding pure POW sha256 coins is blockchain security against fork attacks. Peercoin is safe since it is additionally secured by staking. Small coins cannot rely on any algorithms where monster supplies based on ASIC technology do exist.

I know peercoin has been around for a while, so that's a plus, I think.  I'll look into this one.  Also, I think I understand your point about easy forking attacks against a new coin because of asic resources.

On, unobtainium, I'll look into this one as well.  I have to admit, the name sounds like a joke from sci-fi, but maybe there's more to it than that.

there's much more to it and there is a shit load of background behind the brand too. It lives up to its name.  Wink

obviously i'm a fan Smiley
no, seriously it's a superior coin in every way.
Deserves a good look.
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December 27, 2014, 10:54:22 PM
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it'd be good to know which ones are ... listed on exchanges

It's not perfect information and it's too long to reproduce here but there's a list of SHA2-256 coins and their status here: https://minkiz.co/coin/algo

It's just a fancy presentation of the DOACC (https://github.com/DOACC) dataset, readily queryable on https://minkiz.co/sparql from which you can construct your own lists by posing SPARQL queries along the lines of this example:

Code:
PREFIX rdf: <http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#>
PREFIX skos: <http://www.w3.org/2004/02/skos/core#>
PREFIX doacc: <http://purl.org/net/bel-epa/doacc#>

SELECT ?label ?incept ?expiration WHERE
{
  ?ps rdf:type doacc:PoWscheme .
  ?ps skos:prefLabel "SHA2-256"@en .
  ?pt rdf:type doacc:Protocol .
  ?pt skos:prefLabel "bitcoin"@en .
  ?node doacc:protocol ?pt .
  ?node doacc:pow ?ps .
  ?node skos:prefLabel ?label .
  ?node doacc:incept ?incept .
  ?node doacc:expiration ?expiration .
}
ORDER BY ?expiration ?incept ?label

(for convenience, a prepared link to the results)

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December 28, 2014, 12:37:36 AM
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This looks really useful, thanks Graham.
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