Quark is a decentralized digital monetary system. It facilitates sending Quarks to Friends, Family Members Online Payments free of charges and charge-backs. Military Grade Encryption. No Bank or Government Control. Quark coins are based on the original idea of Bitcoin but improved, more secure, faster transaction times and zero fees. With improvements to design and security. There is also a greater coin supply with higher block rewards for miners. Quark is fully Open Source.
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PIVX is an instantly locked, fungible and private digital currency. Built on the quark algorithm, PIVX is the first POS coin running on the current Bitcoin Core.
KEY PROPERTIES OF PIVX
Open Source: You can read the source code yourself here
Instant Transactions: This technology will allow PIVX to be used for point-of-sale situations where a locked payment is sent in about 1 second, while not being exposed to double spends that other cryptos are susceptible to.
Private Transactions is the feature that gives PIVX users a high degree of privacy when they use it. Based on CoinJoin, but is heavily modified with mixing ahead of the transaction and other major improvements. Fungibility is the result of offering Private Transaction mixing on the network. Erasing the history of each PIVX transaction before you spend it makes your PIVX just as valuable as anyone else’s. No more tainted funds.
HOW CAN I ACQUIRE PIVX?
Purchasing bitcoin and converting to PIVX or buying PIVX directly with FIAT is the fastest way to get some. WHERE CAN I CONVERT MY BITCOIN TO PIVX?
Here is a list of exchanges that trade PIVX. WHERE CAN I BUY PIVX WITH TRADITIONAL CURRENCY?
Note: The author is not responsible for any loss or damages caused due to using the above. Please perform due diligence before opting for any of the above, and, indeed, all others services.
A list of all the PIVX markets can be found here MASTERNODES (EARNING PIVX)
As stated earlier, PIVX is a privacy-centric, instant and innovative digital currency that seeks to solve the drawbacks of Bitcoin. These improvements are achieved primarily through a layer of users hosting servers that provide services on top of PIVX which are called Masternodes. Masternode owners also have to deposit a stake of their PIVX (10,000 PIVX which is worth about $70 USD at the time of writing ) and temporarily locks it up to host a Masternode. This prevents people from easily creating a Masternode in order to game the security of the system.
Masternode owners can also take part in the governance process of the digital currency through a "Budget System" for which each Masternode has one vote. If you cannot set up your own Masternode you could turn to a Masternode Service Provider (MSP). There are likely more Masternode hosting providers available, but 2 well known providers are listed below. Coin-Server Node Hosting Service MP-Node Hosting Service
A PIVX wallet is made up of two halves. One is the public, shareable part called the public key. The other is the private part that is required for spending the stored PIVX in that wallet. If one wants to receive PIVX in one’s wallet, one should only provide the public half of their wallet. Think of the public part of a PIVX wallet as your email address and the private part of the PIVX wallet as the password to that email address: you can share the email address freely, but not the password.
Download the PIVX-QT Wallet here
. Connect with PIVX socially, here's a list
with all the PIVX social profiles.
The PIVX Website is here
! Welcome to PIVX! The PIVX Slack channel is available here! The PIVX Twitter account is here
! Remember to #PIVXCrypto The PIVX Forum on BitcoinTalk is here
Inspired by lleti
's free guide for using Amazon Web Services. However, from what I understand due to rental costs, it is more efficient to buy doge directly than use AWS. This guide is based on utilizing the $200 credit that comes with the Windows Azure cloud computing free trial, so you will not pay anything.
This is targeted at shibes with poor hardware that can only mine 50-200 doge per day, but it will work for everyone.
Disclaimer: Doge rate is an estimate based on current difficulties and market. Windows Azure trial may be US only (?) Overview / How it works
You will not be mining doge directly with this method. Mining doge effeciently requires a GPU, which aren't found in traditional servers. Instead, we will be using the powerful CPUs provided with Windows Azure servers to mine a CPU based crypto-currency, such as QuarkCoin or SecureCoin, and convert those to doge. Steps 1) Install your QRK or SRC wallet
Ideally if you are reading this, you have installed a dogecoin-qt wallet for yourself before. We will need to do the same for either QuarkCoin or SecureCoin. This is the wallet where will will send the coins you mine with your Windows Azure servers.
These are not the only CPU coin options, but QRK and SRC are very similar (same hash function) and simple to mine.
Once you have installed the wallet, it should look very similar to your DogeCoin wallet. If you have trouble downloading the blockchain ('out of sync'), look at these threads
respectively to see which nodes you need to add to your config file. Config files are located at C:\Users\UserName
.conf on Windows. 2) Set up a mining pool account
If you have joined a mining pool for DogeCoin, it will be a very similar experience for other alt coins. See the following bitcointalk threads which have a list of mining pools:
If you would like a pool recommendation, I can recommend src.coinmine.pl
; this is from personal experience, I am not affiliated with them.
Once you are logged in you should also create 3 workers, as we will be setting up 3 servers, one for each server. So you should have 3 worker names, and a password set up for each worker. 3) Sign up for Windows Azure free trial
You will have to provide a valid credit card and verify your account with a cell phone so they know you are a real person. This is a Microsoft product so they are reputable. Once you sign up, you will receive a $200 to use in 30 days. Remember to cancel when your credits are running out so they don't charge you. 4) Create Windows Server instances
I would recommend you watch this video
which walks you through the UI of the Windows Azure management site to set up the virtual machines we need. Essentially we are going to do the following:
- Create 2 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 instances with 8 CPU core / 14 GB RAM option
- Create 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 instance with 4 CPU core / 7 GB RAM option
Thus we have a total of 20 CPU cores to mine QRK / SRC with. We want the the most CPU power we can get without excessively burning our $200 credit. That's why 2008 R2 is used, and only 3 instances of it. 5) Remotely connect to servers and download miner
This section is also covered in the video from section 4, watch it for a visual walkthrough.
Once the servers have been initialized on Microsoft's end, we should be able to access them under 'Virtual Machines' at www.manage.windowsazure.com
. You should see each host name and a status, and when selected there should be an additional 'Connect' button - click it.
You should now be prompted to download a .rdp file. Download this for each of your 3 virtual machines to a folder you will remember. You will open this .rdp file and use the login credentials you previously specified to connect to each server.
Once you are remotely connected, you should see the desktop. Open up the first icon on the taskbar that looks like a server, this is your server manager. We need to open up the 'Configure IE ESC' setting that's visible on this pane. Make sure 'Off' is selected for both admins and users on the IE ESC configuration.
Now, open up the IE browser and navigate to https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9cvOfoOekSdVzZZcThLZHg4bjA/edit
. Press Ctrl + S to download the entire zip to the desktop, and un-zip it. 6) Configure and start miner
Again, this is pretty much covered in the video from section 4, if you prefer watching.
You should now have a folder on your server's desktop named quark-v2_w64. This is the miner for both QRK and SRC. We are going to be using minerd64_sse4.exe. Create a shortcut to minerd64_sse4.exe within the same folder. We now need to add the parameters for your miner.
Right click on your minerd64_sse4.exe shortcut -> Properties. Look at the target field, it should look like this:
We are going append the following format to this target field
-a quark -t 8 -o stratum+tcp://src.coinmine.pl:6020 -u user.worker -p password
-a: algorithm, both SRC and QRK use 'quark'
-t: number of cores (so either 8 or 4 for our purposes)
-o: mining pool information (url and port).
-u: account you have for your mining pool, then a period, then a worker name
-p: password that you created for the worker in step 2
So here is an example of what the target field of your shortcut should look like when you are done:
C:\Users\Nexic\Desktop\quark-v2_w64\minerd64_sse4.exe -a quark -t 8 -o stratum+tcp://src.coinmine.pl:6020 -u Nexic.worker1 -p pass1 7) Profit!!
If you set up your miners correctly on each Windows Server VM (I prefer to assign a separate worker to each one), you should be able to run them and see an output like this: http://i.imgur.com/3lECqSz.png
. You can close your remote sessions without interrupting it.
How do you get the doge, you ask? Well, using the above setup I have earned 10 SecureCoins in the past 2 days. These are worth 0.00094 bitcoins (BTC) on Cryptsy
at present. A doge is worth 0.0000007 BTC at present, so if I go from SRC -> BTC -> DOGE, I can turn 5 SRC to 6,642 DOGE on Cryptsy. There are also other exchanges, I won't go into how to exchange coins on this post. Remember, this is every day for about a week, for free!
Also, you can CPU mine on your own personal computers as well, not just the servers. TL;DR
Mine QuarkCoin / SecureCoin using Windows Azure free trial, use Cryptsy (or other exchange) to convert to DOGE. Much more efficient than CPU mining Doge.
Haven't looked at cryptocurrency in years and realized some LTC actually has some value. submitted by
Is there any way around downloading an entire blockchain for each one?
I have BBQ/BTC/LTC/doge/quark coins for starters, all in a wallet.dat file. Coinbase (which I have an account) say to download bitcoin-qt but I think that includes the full block-chain.
Ever since I updated my Esset virus software I can't run or download Quark and Lite Wallets? submitted by
I get warnings like this.
C:\Users\COREY\AppData\Roaming\Quarkcoin\quarkcoin-qt.exe - a variant of Win32/BitCoinMiner.BJ potentially unsafe application
I have no problems with Bitcoin.
I would think these programs should be removed from the wallets. Or others thinking about adopting Quark will have second thoughts at the very least.
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