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    MANDATORY HARDFORK ON FEB 19 2018.  UPGRADE TO WALLET V.1.6.0

     

     

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    BITCOIN SCRYPT - BTCS
     
    Bitcoin sCrypt is the decentralized alternative to Bitcoin-core and is the first cryptographic currency to utilize CryptoVoter's decentralized blockchain voting to decide development issues and shift power away from developers and mining pools to coinholders themselves.

     

    CRYPTOCOINTALK FORUM LINKS

     

    GENERAL

     

    Main Announcement Thread:
    https://cryptocointalk.com/topic/1169-bitcoin-scrypt-btcs-information/

     

     

    DOWNLOADS
    All clients must upgrade to BTCS Wallet Client v.1.6.0 by February 19, 2018.

    Windows Wallet Installer

    Linux Wallet (coming soon)

    MAC Wallet (coming soon)

     

     

     

    SOURCE CODE

     

    BTCS Wallet Client v.1.6.0 Source Code:

    https://github.com/Bitcoin-sCrypt/Bitcoin-sCrypt

     

     

     

     

     

    EXTERNAL LINKS

     
    Websites

     

    http://bitcoinscrypt.io - Official Website

    http://theotherbitcoin.com - Developers' Blog
    http://bitcoinscrypt.org - Old Official Website (no longer updated)

     

     

    Block Explorers

     

    http://btcs.altcoinwarz.com:3005/

    http://coincave.nl:3603/

    http://blockchain-explorer.com

     

     

     

     

    SPECIFICATIONS

    • Scrypt Proof-of-Work Algorithm (100% POW)
    • Difficulty re-targets: nTargetTimespan = 60 * 60;  nTargetSpacing = 2 * 60; nInterval = nTargetTimespan / nTargetSpacing
    • 50 coins per block, 25 coins per block, Due to block halving now 12.5 coins per block.
    • 21 million total coins.

     

     

     

    Source Code
    https://github.com/Bitcoin-sCrypt/Bitcoin-Scrypt


     
     

    Sample bitcoin.conf

    rpcuser=username
    rpcpassword=password
    rpcallowip=localhost
    rpcport=30200
    addnode=45.55.216.92
    addnode=203.20.114.252
    addnode=192.81.216.69
    addnode=185.8.166.94
    addnode=195.181.208.162
    addnode=84.29.56.160
    addnode=104.131.186.185
    addnode=weminebtcs.com
    addnode=107.170.105.54
    addnode=104.131.157.75
    addnode=107.170.4.109
    addnode=31.193.130.77
    addnode=37.59.0.211
    addnode=54.201.183.106
    addnode=68.229.237.133
    
    server=1

     
    PORTS

    • P2P Port:  30201
    • RPC Port:  30200
    • Testnet Port:  30300

     

    POOLS
     

    CGMINER MINING POOL

    cgminer.exe --scrypt -o stratum+tcp://92.63.109.179:3333 -u YOUR_BTCS_ ADDRESS -p x

    http://coincave.nl 

     

    https://miningpower.net/

     

    https://pooldaddy.ws/

     

     

     

     

    EXCHANGES

     

    CRYPTOPIA

    http://cryptopia.co.nz

     

    C-CEX

    https://c-cex.com/?p=btcs-btc

     

     

    SOCIAL

     

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/theotherbitcoin

    You Tube
    https://www.youtube.com/user/bitcoinscrypt

     

     

    Twitter
     

    https://twitter.com/theotherbitcoin

     

     

    SERVICES / OTHER

     

    Coin Cap

    http://coincap.io/

     

    Coin Market Cap

    http://coinmarketcap.com/

     

    Coin Market Info

    http://crypto-prices.com/

     
     

    Mining Calculator

    https://cointweak.com/calculator/coin/btcs

     

     

     

     

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    I can add some thoughts.

     

    1. Profits, or people 'making a buck' will live on forever until the end of time. That is how society works, thrives, and lives

    2. People who create new things can do so ... because we are a modern society ... this is OK and will not stop

    3. Competition is GREAT ... maybe there will be a Bitcoin 3. Perhaps FREEZE will be #1 later. Perhaps something else. Nobody knows.

     

    Hopefully this starts the conversation in a better direction.

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    reverendamish

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    how is this supposed to be taken seriously? this is hackjob code on the level of a script kiddie, basically only changing 2 things. and neither of those are the wallet path. DUMB.

    that's fine. whatever. but i'm asking how can this even be taken seriously. would any exchange in their right mind actually adopt this coin?

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    I can virtually guarantee it. But I do not have connections with, or sponsor any particular

    exchange. Bitcoin Scrypt will definitely and positively be out there when the time is right.

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    reverendamish

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    i'm not disagreeing about competition.... but just WHY NOT PICK ANY OTHER NAME? is it a wonder why most people consider this LOLCOIN? why not be competetion, instead of relying on some idiot investing time and money into this because they didn't notice they were getting fake bitcoin?

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    reverendamish

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    i thought about giving it a chance until i realized it was messing with my bitcoin wallet dir. no thanks.

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    reverendamish

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    I can virtually guarantee it. But I do not have connections with, or sponsor any particular

    exchange. Bitcoin Scrypt will definitely and positively be out there when the time is right.

    so i can virtually guarantee that this won't go anywhere. that's no guarantee at all. that's why we use words like "virtually."

     

    so NONE do?

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    Understood. This was an issue. Bitcointalk.org has some information about this after the coin was un-banned, regarding the particular concern you have.

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    Posted Today, 05:44 PM

    i thought about giving it a chance until i realized it was messing with my bitcoin wallet dir. no thanks.

     

     

     

    Assuming you find nothing malicious in the code, most people map to an alternate folder by using the following command-line option "-datadir=c:\newdirectory."

     

    HTH 

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    In my mind, to find an answer if this is, as you call, a "scam" or fake copy, you have to ask: What is the reason for Bitcoin's existence? 

     

    Is it for payments? I get along with my credit card online just fine! We have PayPal, we have many other like OKPay and if you want to, just do an Electronic Fund Transfer from your account to any other account. Yes, of course with technology changing it aims to make life easier, but Crypto is quite technical for the average Joe just wanting to buy some cat-sand online. Much easier to just PayPal it. 

     

    Is it for security? I am protected against fraud by my Credit card company. If there are some unauthorised transactions, I call them, file a police report, and I am refunded. You cannot be charged by a company on credit for goods / services not delivered. It is a bit of a hassle, but if a hacker gets access to your wallet file, the coins are gone. If an exchange is hacked, the coins are gone. If you send to the wrong addess, the coins are gone. If your drive crashes, your coins are.... gone. And the list goes on and on. At least with my Credit Card I just cancel the card, phone the Zealots in charge, and for a nominal fee I will have a new one a few days later.

    Is it an investment? Many people on Wallstreet are arguing that at this stage at least it is an asset, a vehicle in a ledger for safekeeping. This enforces the view that it is not for payments, but rather traded like a commodity, like oil or any futures shares. 

     

    On all three those points, I am NOT attracted to Crypto coins. Yet I believe in them, I fully support them, heck I mine them and buy them and trade them. Why?? Because they are free from the system. I can mine them. I don't have to sign stacks of legals to do so. I can open a wallet by downloading it. No legals needed, no address and Identification needed. I have this as a anonymous buyer and miner. Can my government in their infinite wisdom cause inflation on my choice of Crypto? No. Can anyone who goes through the effort to research, understand use them without signing legals? Yes. 

     

    In my opinion, Crypto coins are in existence because we as an adopting community have a deep mistrust in the powers that rule. And with ever-increasing ASIC mining power, they are buying up as much ASIC gear as soon as it is created. They fund research into new development and will reap the rewards of even faster mining farms. That completely breaks the whole point of Crypto coins. BitCoin is almost impossible to start mining, without extremely expensive ASIC gear. That is purely because the Algorithm has been adapted to by technology. SHA-256 differs fundamentally from Scrypt, as Scrypt is much more memory intensive and (at this stage) ASICs are not available. Very strong rumours of FPGAs are out, There is companies taking pre-orders already, but it will only make mining more green, as you can still out-perform FPGA with GPU mining in raw performance.

     

    And that, dear friends, is why I am mining Bitcoin Scrypt. It is about supporting an idea. A coin that will have value, that will allow anyone to mine it. With this difficulty, heck, CPU mining is still good. There will be no excuse for the guys that will be left behind for not getting into this.

     

    At the end of the day, it is free,personal choice. If you don't see the point in this, no one is forcing you to mine this. Or adopt this. This is not a bank that will make you do anything. If you don't like it, ignore it. Don't yell at the developers for putting this into the hands of the people. As the market cap on this coin grows, I am sure it will have a sustained development. There are a few small kinks, but they will get sorted out. Love it or hate it, it will not go away.

     

    This is the reason I am mining. I hope you have a great time with this, I hope you have fun mining / using it, I hope you make some money out of it, and learn all about cryptology.

     

    Cheers.

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    I've got a problem with getting the wallet connected, i downloaded the wallet version 1.1 and it doesn't shows any connection. How do i get started with the wallet. Can anyone please help me to get the wallet working. Thank you

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    reverendamish

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    Assuming you find nothing malicious in the code, most people map to an alternate folder by using the following command-line option "-datadir=c:\newdirectory."

     

    HTH 

     

    as stated before, i know that it's an easy fix. i'm just pointing out that if this were a serious attempt at improving crypto, the dev(s) would have changed such an obvious oversight by now. how can somebody take something seriously that is just a couple changed lines of code? there is NO improvement here over any other altcoin. do i prefer scrypt or multihash based coins? hell yeah. does that mean that this particular scrypt coin brings anything to the table? no. it can be as easy as possible to mine, it doesn't mean that it is useful. i could change the nodes in the original bitcoin client, make a new blockchain, and start mining on cpu. i could mine bitcoin for weeks. i could obtain thousands. it doesn't mean that they are worth anything.they would not be accepted into the actual bitcoin blockchain. it would be a massive waste of time and energy, but i COULD mine it. you CAN (as in "are capable to") mine this, but the value is solely based on the adoption of the crypto, which most likely WON'T happen. that's probably because of the name, however the poor edit of code is probably worse.

     

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    bigplayermaster

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    Everyone is free to choose the currency you like most. If they do not like THIS COIN can choose another, there is floricoin, or maybe Phoenixcoin sexcoin.

     

    If the problem is the name bitcoin scrypt or 2 as will react if a BTC3 appears. The reality is governed by the law of supply and demand, and obviously useful.

     

    coins that have no utility remain forgotten.

     

    choose your currency

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    Mine this, support this, spend this, use this. Do not let it go away - talk about it, advertise it. Look at the great communities behind WorldCoin and ZetaCoin - it is just two alt coins, but the communities driving them actively are great and involved, we need to rally behind this and grow this to make it a force impossible to ignore.

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    RunningPizza

    Posted

    Hey, didn't know about this! Thanks for the thread!

    Is there a way to run the wallet client on a Macintosh with OS X 10.9? I can't afford creating any more space for new virtual machines, all my external drives are full too. So I have to run this directly on my Mac. (I'm no programmer, so a simple instruction woud be good.)

     

    /Edit: Oh and 2nd question: Can I cpu mine this with low end hardware, since my good hardware is still busy mining sha256 (it are ASICs)? I don't know the current difficulty.

    Maybe I am not too late to jump in with my laptop to mine some coins like people used to do back in the days with Bitcoin.

    (I have problems launching the cgminer mac version in general with the latest OS X version, so this won't work for me.)

     
    Thanks! :)

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