BipCoin no longer viable

We turned it over to another dev 18 months ago

He dropped the ball and didn’t fix things that needed fixing.

As a result BipCoin got de-listed from cryptopia.

I’d recommend not bothering with BipCoin.
Was a good run

I’m not a programmer.

the new dev either misrepresented his abilities to me, or he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Or else he just won’t do anything.

He won’t reply to you, since he won’t reply to me.

He hasn’t even approved email messages or installed the needed WordPress updates on this website since he took over in June of 2017, I’ve been doing that.

The guy I was paying to do updates before that vanished……Owing me some work. That guy is some teenager in Belarus, I don’t even know his real name. He did the last update which worked for a while, then broke. Last I used it (about a year ago) it took more than 2 days to move coin.

You can’t sell BipCoin anywhere anyway. It got de-listed.

I lost money on BipCoin overall, plus put in a lot of effort.

I’m not putting anymore effort into this. Some people are downright nasty to me because they didn’t get rich on our ShitCoin BipCoin.

The license of BipCoin (BipCot NoGov) says has a section that is more or less in every crypto license:

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE LICENSE HOLDER AND CONTRIBUTORS “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LICENSE HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.”

SHUT…….DOWN……EVERYTHING!

New BipCoin dev!

I’m busy with other things. Good guy and programmer is taking over. He’s

 

SamuelPickwick on Bitcoin talk.

-=-=-=

June 17, 2017: these BipCoin pools are gone:

http://bip.ms-pool.net.ua/

http://notepool.pw/bip/

use

http://democats.org/pool/?name=bipcoin

instead. It’s solid.

 

updates in latest BipCoin fix

-The security fixes
-Miner moved out of daemon
-Migration to DB (The blockchain now is stored in database – rocksdb)

Now to solo mine, you must use ‘miner’. The mining program is not part of the daemon anymore.
./miner –daemon-address 127.0.0.1:18091 –address bxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Change the port to the real RPC port of your daemon.

=-

For Windows (with threads):

miner –daemon-address 127.0.0.1:18091 –address bxxxxxxxxxx –threads 8
=-
You can use –help to see all the available options

 

Compiled updated BipCoin Linux CLI with the critical fix

For those who don’t want to compile their own updated Linux CLI with the critical fix, here:
https://www.bipcoin.org/DROPS/fix/bipcoin-linuxFixed.tar.gz

29.1 MB (30,595,998 bytes)
MD5: 43fe2d30d6ce526aeb92d3ea3491d560

Save your .address and .wallet files before you update. Then copy those into the new folder.

Then open simplewallet and type ‘reset’. It will take some time to resync the wallet after.

thank you slb!

p.s. The old simplewallet/walletd does not work with the new forknoted by the way. People must use both new binaries

CRITICAL FIX FOR BipCoin WINDOWS CLI

CRITICAL FIX FOR BipCoin WINDOWS CLI
(Linux fix is one post back).

https://bipcoin.org/DROPS/fix/bipcoin-windows-fix.zip
MD5: af365ed98413af448fff740996887f40
size: 5.39 MB (5,660,267 bytes)

DIRECTIONS:
Close CLI wallet if open.
Backup all .address and .wallet files.
Download and unzip fix.
Dump fix files into CLI wallet files and allow to overwrite.
Start CLI wallet and allow to re-sync to blockchain. Took about 10 minutes on OK Internet connection.
After syncing, open a wallet.
Allow wallet to sync.
As usual, be sure to close out of simplewallet with
Save
And
Exit
And close out of bipcoind
With
Exit.

 

Also, you should delete your old local blockchain and re-sync the blockchain from the start. Can solve some problems if you’re still connecting to your old local one. Only takes a few hours.

CRITICAL UPDATE FOR BipCoin Linux SOFTWARE.

CRITICAL UPDATE FOR BipCoin SOFTWARE.
Pools, nodes, miners, update now.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1720595.msg19121118#msg19121118

CRITICAL UPDATE FOR BipCoin SOFTWARE.
Pools, nodes, miners, update now.

Updated security fix to deal with problem posted about by Monero.

Pool owners and people running nodes should update immediately.

Please swap out now. FIRST, BACKUP
.address
and
.wallet
files before update.

LINUX BINARY, compile from our UPDATED CODE:
https://github.com/BEASTLICK-INTERNET-POLICY-COMMISSION/bipcoin

We have scanned blockchain, there is NO double spending. (security problem was NOT exploited, no new coins were made, despite what another post says.)

Windows binary and GUIs to come.

Also, you should delete your old local blockchain and re-sync the blockchain from the start. Can solve some problems if you’re still connecting to your old local one. Only takes a few hours.

Workable and adoptable decentralized DNS (someone should do this plan, but I’m out)

We didn’t raise enough to make it work our plan for workable and adoptable decentralized DNS.

However:

The methodology described in my whitepaper
https://bipcoin.org/ASSETS/WP/Dot-Bip_whitepaper.pdf
is solid, and I hope someone with more resources will take it up with a different coin.

I basically recommend a non-CryptoNote coin, even though conventional blockchains don’t offer anonymity. Because it’s easier to get non-CryptoNote coins on a lot of exchanges without paying. And to be decentralized it would require being on many exchanges.

Maybe just clone Namecoin, add MeowBit, and add the gold price code I described. Also probably pre-mine 3% (and be open about it), so you don’t have to cyberbeg for money to get it going before enough comes in from registrations to keep it going.

Here’s more background: BipCoin, alive and well. But Dot-Bip  decentralized DNS is not happening.

BipCoin web widget

thanks @KittyCatTech
Code to put ’em on your site is below example. ProTip:
If you want to make the widget smaller put it in a fixed width (in px) or % <div>
i.e.
<div style=”width:250px;”>

BIP/BTC (BipCoin Price in Bitcoin BTC):

Code:
<script type="text/javascript">
baseUrl = "https://widgets.cryptocompare.com/";
var scripts = document.getElementsByTagName("script");
var embedder = scripts[ scripts.length - 1 ];
var cccTheme = {"Header":{"displayFollowers":false},"Followers":{"color":"#6b55d1"},"Chart":{"borderColor":"#6b55d1"}};
(function (){
var appName = encodeURIComponent(window.location.hostname);
if(appName==""){appName="local";}
var s = document.createElement("script");
s.type = "text/javascript";
s.async = true;
var theUrl = baseUrl+'serve/v2/coin/chart?fsym=BIP&tsym=BTC&period=1W';
s.src = theUrl + ( theUrl.indexOf("?") >= 0 ? "&" : "?") + "app=" + appName;
embedder.parentNode.appendChild(s);
})();
</script>

BIP/USD (BipCoin Price in US Dollars):

Code:
<script type="text/javascript">
baseUrl = "https://widgets.cryptocompare.com/";
var scripts = document.getElementsByTagName("script");
var embedder = scripts[ scripts.length - 1 ];
var cccTheme = {"Header":{"displayFollowers":false},"Followers":{"color":"#6b55d1"},"Chart":{"borderColor":"#6b55d1"}};
(function (){
var appName = encodeURIComponent(window.location.hostname);
if(appName==""){appName="local";}
var s = document.createElement("script");
s.type = "text/javascript";
s.async = true;
var theUrl = baseUrl+'serve/v2/coin/chart?fsym=BIP&tsym=USD&period=1W';
s.src = theUrl + ( theUrl.indexOf("?") >= 0 ? "&" : "?") + "app=" + appName;
embedder.parentNode.appendChild(s);
})();
</script>

fixing the “unknown top block” error

If you have problems getting your blockchain to sync (especially a repeating error in yellow about “unknown top block”), make sure your computer’s clock is correct. Fixing the clock fixed the problem.

I’ve heard of this issue with other coins too. Makes sense.

Here’s how to make your Windows machine update current time automatically:
http://windowstipoftheday.blogspot.com/2010/03/windows-7-automatically-syncronzing.html

In Linux, the fix is different depending on your distro, so google
Auto time update on Linux + (your distro’s name)

This is what the “unknown top block” error looks like:

 

BipCoin, alive and well. But Dot-Bip decentralized DNS is not happening.


TL;DR
We didn’t make enough in donations to even begin to get Dot-Bip decentralized DNS done, so I’m returning the donations to everyone. I’m no longer trying decentralized DNS, but will consult with anyone who wants to give it a shot.)


WHAT HAPPENED?
So, the DotBip Indiegogo fundraiser ended. We raised $1125. But I have already returned all the donations. (That’s why the Indiegogo now says “$0 USD raised by 0 backers.”)

Did it now, a few hours before the campaign ends, because you can’t do it as easily after the campaign ends.

I appreciate everyone who donated.

I do have a few DotBip buttons, if you donated and you DO want a button for what turned out to not exist, let me know.


DOING THE MATHS
What we raised is nice. But it is not only extraordinarily far short of our goal of $175,000, It’s also very far short of the bare minimum we’d need to maybe scrape by & take a lot longer and bootstrap this into existence, which I have calculated at around $30,000. I said in the Indiegogo page, “If we can fund 1/4 to 2/3 of our goal, we will likely be able to get this done, it’s just going to take a lot longer. And by then, free speech could be varying shades of illegal, so it may note be easy / possible to get this done then.”

It would cost between 10k and 20k just to pay our way onto enough exchanges to have this be anything approaching distributed, let alone decentralized. And that would be before even one line of code is written. Less than a dozen exchanges take CryptoNote coins. And of that less than a dozen, the one exchange we’re on is one of three that does not charge coins to list. Listing cost on the ones that charge is between 3 and 12 BTC, and some of them charge several Bitcoin to simply CONSIDER your coin, with no refund if they say no!

It’s hard to say what it would cost to get on all these exchanges, because they don’t advertise that they charge. And sometimes they charge that “consideration fee”, then charge even more if they say yes. And they’d probably charge even more if your goal was to get on every exchange you could. That’s why I didn’t mention this practice in the Indiegoo or whitepaper….I didn’t want to tip my hat to any exchanges and have them jack it up when I went to get on.

I did write all of the exchanges that take CryptoNote coins. I did not mention of money but told them about Dot-Bip and our plan to stop censorship, and asked if they’d add us. None of them wrote me back.

So, yeah, I didn’t raise enough money to make this happen. However, unlike most people in liberty and in cryptocurrency who raise money but fall short of raising enough to do the goal, I returned the money….Even though in the Indiegogo listing, I said I would NOT. I added this the first week of the 8-week fundraiser:

“If we get less than 1/4 of our goal, we will simply use that money to continue work on BipCoin in general, and on spreading the idea of this plan. We will continue doing outreach to explain why distributed DNS is NOT a “done deal.”

I thought about it and I don’t feel right keeping that money, even though I would be contractually able to with all but the first 3 donations (they came in before that part was added.) I don’t feel right because I’m not sure everyone read the whole campaign before donating.


POST-GAME ANALYSIS:
BipCoin is doing well, and was doing well even before the idea of Dot-Bip came up. BipCoin has been one of the more profitable coins to mine for months, and most days, we are the most profitable CryptoNote coin to mine.

Most projects I’m involved in have a larger interest base than Dot-Bip did. From the low response to Dot-Bit, and the low response to MeowBit, the kick-ass software we actually made two years ago for Namecoin (and MeowBit is currently the only working system-wide easy to use resolver for Namecoin), I really think that decentralized DNS will NEVER catch on. People would have to do something on both the webmaster and web user end BEFORE mass website censorship happens. And I am now CONVINCED that people will not give a hoot about it until it’s too late.

I think that the coolest Bitcoin Millionaires could come out tomorrow with the exact system I’m describing in the whitepaper, or something better, and I think that response would be tepid.

(Anyone is welcome to use ideas from my whitepaper, of course. I really just want to see this happen. It’s been a passion of mine. If you DO plan to do this, contact me, and I’ll consider consulting if you want.)

I also predict that ultimately the answer will be replacing domain names with something else. Domain names are so 1994.

Why do we even need domain names anyway? I think they’ll be mostly obsolete within a few years. Probably replaced by QR codes. But still to really work right and be censorship resistant, there will need some sort of decentralized system. QR codes have the advantage of being not something to squat. But then there’s the issue of deciding who is the canonical QR for a given site. Could still be registered on the blockchain, and etc. etc. And need a way to call up with a human memorable mnemonic system somehow.

My thought to anyone doing this is it should maybe NOT be a CryptoNote coin, even though conventional blockchains don’t offer anonymity. Because it’s easier to get non-CryptoNote coins on a lot of exchanges without paying.

I’m sure someone will say to me “but you could blah blah blah.” But I’m done. I’ve been kicking against the pricks of decentralized DNS for years, and the fact that most people won’t care until it’s too late. I’m on to other things.

But BipCoin is still a damn good coin with solid, fast transactions.

If you want to pick up the torch, here’s a short post with more info: Workable and adoptable decentralized DNS (someone should do this plan, but I’m out)

MWD


Successful test of first-ever BipCoin paper wallet, via ForkNote


^That’s a blurry picture of BipCat (the cat on the BipCoin logo) looking at the first ever BipCoin paper wallet!

cold storage coming soon!

So, slb has been working hard on improving the ForkNote base, we were testing a BipCoin version of the updated code. (ForkNote is a tool for testing updates, you only need to update the config file, instead of spending 1-2 hours compiling after each update.)

We worked out some bugs, then tested the new “export keys” function.

It worked! I was able to scan the image and read the keys. (There are 2 private keys with CryptoNote coins, not just one like Bitcoin has.)

If you click on the image at the bottom of this post to get the larger version, then print it out, you can scan the QR code (to the left of the number 6 to the left of the zebra.) Then you have the Spend secret key and the View secret key. You can enter them on your end to recreate the wallet and extract the BipCoin from it. And you won’t need the password either. (Read my post about hiding paper wallets by making them into ugly art here.)

NOTE: never run any CLI BipCoin wallet (including ForkNote BipCoin) at the same time on the same machine as the BipCoin GUI wallet. It can cause problems with the GUI wallet. If you accidentally do this, close both, re-open the GUI, and if you have problems, restore from your backup. You’ll need to let it sync.

This won’t work in BipCoin until the next version (will be out when we get around to it, and when test everything else). But basically, in the CLI wallet, with forknoted (will be bipcoind in final) running, open another CMD window and open simplewallet. Then type

export_keys

to export keys, and bring them into a QR code generator.

Insert your QR code into some ugly art, make sure it scans from the screen, then print it and make sure it scans from the paper.

Use a new wallet that you don’t use for other transactions.

To re-bulid the wallet later, scan the QR code, save the keys in a text document. Then open forknoted (bipcoind in final), in another CMD window open simplewallet, then it will say

[O]pen existing wallet, [G]enerate new wallet file, [I]mport wallet or [E]xit.

pick

i

Then for wallet test name enter

test

for password enter

test

then it will ask you for each of the keys. Enter them, then and then it will start syncing. When it’s fully synced, and BipCoin will be there!

This will work for any other CryptoNote coins based on Bytecoin that update via the latest ForkNote, after all testing is complete.

Do NOT use

(local, NOT online QR code generators. If you use an online generator, someone else will have the private keys. For Windows I used this program to make my QR codes. Here’s an article on options in Linux. (Let me know if you know and test a good one.)

We will never be making an online BipCoin paper wallet generator. You’ll have to make them yourselves, for more security. And this will be available in the next version of BipCoin, out soonish.

And yeah, there’s like two bip in that wallet. If you can get it you’re welcome to it. Takes some hoop jumping though before it’s solid in BipCoin, so let us know. You deserve it if you can get it!

WHEE!

–MWD

 

BipCoin FAQ, Russian translation

FAQ BipCoin

Есть ли обозреватель блоков BipCoin? Есть ли майнинг?

Да, два обозревателя на каждый  из блоков.  

BipCoin Обозреватель блоков: https://bipcoin.org/?page_id=108
BipCoin майнинг: https://bipcoin.org/?page_id=16

Монета появилась на пике внезапной популярности (CryptoNote монет) Monero?

Нет. BipCoin был выпущен 20 августа 2016 года, за день до объявления  о принятии Monero, что  и вызвало увеличение цены Monero.

Что делает BipCoin лучше, чем другие криптовалюты?

* лицензия BipCot NoGov
* коты
* Мы решаем проблему пиццы
https://bipcoin.org/?page_id=82
* Крутое название монеты
* Радио-шоу + подкаст с нашими слушателями,  майнинг и использование
BipCoin в торговле, и  услуга “скажи двум друзьям …”.

Гораздо важнее  то, что все находится под покрытием: CryptoNote на основе различий которые BipCoin имеет от всех других монет, таких как  AltCoins на основе Bitcoin (и Litecoin):

* Неотслеживаемые платежи
* Анонимные сделки ( транзакции)
* Блокчейн устойчивый к анализу
* Уравнительное доказательство работы – можно добывать не только АСИКами, но и на обычных компьютерах. Ближе к видению Сатоши.
* Приспособленные размеры
* Взято из Bytecoin, который получен из CryptoNote. Более 98% всех остальных монет являются производными от Bitcoin.

BipCoin не закроется в какой-то момент?

Нет,  тогда у нас был только один программист, и он был слишком занят. Мы вернулись с гораздо более сильной технической командой. События подробно описаны здесь – https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1662140.msg16703747#msg16703747

  • PoW algorithm: CryptoNight
  • Money supply: 18,446,744
  • Block reward: Smoothly varying
  • Block time: 120 seconds
  • Adaptive limits
  • Smooth Emission. Difficulty re-targets at every block

Symbol: BIP
Address prefix: bip
Minimum transaction fee is .001 BipCoin
Peer-to-peer port: 18870
Remote-procedure-call port: 18871
Aux port: 7690

Money supply: 18,446,744

=-=-=-

Кто в вашей команде сейчас?

MWD, любитель кошек, придумал название BipCoin, концепцию и торговую марку, занимается координацией информации между членами команды, пишет технические обучающие программы и веб-сайт, создает рекламный текст и аудио-звук, делает маркетинг, придумал ” проблему пиццы “, доступен почти каждый день, чтобы отвечать на вопросы пользователей и т.д.). Вместе  они, MWD и Деррик являются Beastlick Интернет политиками Комиссии  Пропаганды (BipCot). BipCot сделал FeenPhone и MeowBit (Dot-Bit распознаватель для Namecoin.)   MWD также делает некоторые Андроид приложения, приложения для Айфонов и создал лицензию BipCot NoGov license..

Derrick, Делает  различные программирования и другие технологии для BipCoin, а также делает наши GUI бумажники. Он изучал  майнинг криптовалют, которые  вы могли бы добывать Bitcoin с RasPi.

slb,  один из основных кодировщиков  cryptonote-forknote-pool (как pmitchev). Он также содержит другой мульти-пул – democats.org . Он человек немногословный.

atithasos (а.к.а. Makis, по кличке «Макис» )  умный крутой парень, который часто в нашей BCT-теме отвечает на ваши BipCoin вопросы. Также  он работает на один  из наших фондов и  является обозревателем блоков на мультипуле сайта cryptonotepool.com. Он всегда готов отвечать на вопросы пользователей.

Christian, Великий программист, у него давний интерес к распределенной DNS. Он, Деррик и  MWD  все тусуются на  IRL.

Нас 5 человек  на двух разных континентах, которые работают вместе, чтобы оставить след в нашей Вселенной за  короткое время. Некоторые из нас также работают на  других работах, связанных с программированием. MWD имеет около 10 работ с неполным рабочим графиком,  а также один из организаторов ведет радио-шоу.

Beastlick” что означает?                                                                       

Это название города. Разъяснения полностью в BipCot.org FAQ

Где я могу купить и продать BipCoin?

На бирже Cryptopia

https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=BIP_BTC
https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=BIP_LTC
https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=BIP_XMR
https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=BIP_DOGE

Как мы можем связаться с Вами или задать вопросы?

Для технической поддержки, можете оставлять комментарии в нашей теме на bitcointalk.org. Для более подробной информации, напишите нам (НЕ для технической поддержки), по электронной почте

Какая рыночная капитализация BipCoin ?

Рыночная капитализация BipCoin обновляется несколько раз в день. Посмотреть можно здесь:
https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/views/all/

Был ли у BipCoin премайн?

Мы добыли 1/10 в размере 1% от общей монеты. В основном только для тестирования сети. Некоторые для раздач и кранов. Также  оставили чуть-чуть для себя  и выслали нашим друзьям. Почемы бы и нет?

BipCoin с открытым исходным кодом?

Наш исходный код на GitHub. Согласно лицензии BipCot NoGov , до тех пор, пока вы не правительство или правительственный агент, вы можете просматривать, изучать, использовать, повторное использовать и изменять программу и источник до тех пор пока верите нам и CryptoNote. Правительству и правительственным агентам будет стыдно нажать кнопку “Я согласен” при оформлении лицензии и даже не глядеть на программное обеспечение,  потому что на то есть свои причины.

Тем не менее, по инициативе The Open Source Initiative(который в значительной степени принял контроль о том  что не будет называться “Open Source”), которые будут рассматриваться с открытым  кодом: “Лицензия не должна ограничивать какую-либо часть от продажи или раздачи ПО как компонент распространения  ПО, содержащего программы из нескольких различных источников “.

Используя лицензию BipCot, мы “ограничиваем” правительство и правительственных агентов.

И инициатива Open Source фактически определена в Твиттере тем, что лицензия BipCot это НЕ лицензия с открытым исходным кодом.

Почему Р2Р-порт 18870 по умолчанию ?

Это первые пять чисел нагрудного тюремного номера  Росса Ульбрихта. Мы ничего незаконного не делаем, но мы считаем, что он получил незаслуженное наказание. Независимо от “преступления” то что он совершил на самом деле не является преступлением, потому что у этого преступления  не было жертвы. Нет жертвы, нет преступления.

Почему вы используете слово “крипто” вместо “криптовалюта” или “монета” в логотипе? Разве вы не знаете, что это вроде как глупо? И разве вы не знаете, что есть болезнь, которая  называется  “крипто”. Вызванный какой-то грибок, человек, а не вид гриба?

Мы знаем, и это нас не беспокоит. Нам нравится называть его крипто. И про  болезнь смешно. У нас не будет  вирусной  маркетинговой  программы, унас будет грибковая маркетинговая программа. Мы также используем CamelCase, больше,чем большинство людей, которые  используют AltCoin. Но это имеет смысл для нас.

Что вы называете один BipCoin?

“Бип”.Или кошечка

Наименьшее количество Bitcoin является “Сатоши.” Что наименьшее количество BipCoin?

Это называется “squitten.” Это названо в честь мифической помеси белки и котенка. Майнинг BipCoin известен как “укладка с ума squittens. А “squitten” равен  одной триллионной одного BipCoin.

И “бип” это название, которое некоторые пользователи одновременно начали использовать для “одного BipCoin.” Как и  ” Steve Miller-Miller должен мне 22 Bips для крика-аута для Kensington, что мы видим на шоу.”

BipCoin, как Bitcoin, делится до 12 цифр. Так BipCoin может управлять экономикой мира. Но BipCoin может влиять и  на экономику обитаемых планет рядом с Альфа-Центаврой. (Более подробно о нашем плане здесь  и  здесь.)

0,123                          123  mili-BipCoins       mBIP
0.000456                    456 micro-BipCoins     µBIP
0.000000789               789 nano-BipCoins      nBIP
0.000000000123         123 squittens          <–это squittens!

Откуда BipCoin получил свое название?

MWD  Envisioneer из BipCoin, создал лицензию BipCot NoGov. Когда пришло время, чтобы сделать новую монету, MWD знал, что это должно было быть под лицензией BipCot, которая не позволит пользоваться правительством и правительственными агентами. Так что это своего рода имя  BipCot, а также подсказка к слову “Bitcoin.” Но BipCoin главным образом назван в честь одной из кошек MWD, BipCat которая названа в честь лицензии BipCot. BipCat это котенок в логотипе BipCoin.

Вот видео BipCat doing cat yogа. Это было через несколько дней после того, как мы получили нашего  котенка.  Вы можете видеть, что у нее еще  шрам на носу от борьбы с другими кошками в приюте. Вот видео несколько  месяцев спустя,  когда все зажило и он  тусуется с BEAST.

MWD также имеет другую кошку, BEAST. Вот BEAST пытается добывать Dogecoin.

Кошки, да? Хм … так BipCoin просто подделка наподобие Dogecoin?

Нет. BipCoin это весело, но это не шуточная валюта как  Dogecoin. BipCoin разработан с целью безопасности и перспективного использования в будущем.

Dogecoin была симпатичная идея, и помогла распространить понимание и принятие криптографии. Но неограниченные поставки Dogecoin делает его бесполезным вне хобби, коллекционеров и детей.

Плюс ко всему, Dogecoin был основан на Luckycoin, которая была основана на основе Litecoin, которая  в свое время была основана на Bitcoin.

BipCoin основан на новом коде, CryptoNote, который имеет огромные преимущества по сравнению с монетами на основе Bitcoin кода. (См.в верхней части этой страницы для получения дополнительной информации о том, если вы что-то пропустили.)

Можно сказать, что “BipCoin является Dogecoin темных монет”, в том, что BipCoin это весело и прикольно, и нет другой анонимной CryptoNote-монеты по-умолчанию, которая также очень прикольна.

Как вы можете адаптировать что-то из исходного кода, под какой-либо другой лицензией и выпустить его с некоторыми другими лицензиями за один день?

СryptoNote код находится под лицензией MIT, которая является “разрешительной, свободной” лицензией. Это означает, что вы можете освободить выкладки под любой лицензией.

Bitcoin (и  производные от него) покрыта лицензией с большими запретами,  GNU General Public License (GPL). Лицензия GPL была  вирусом, поскольку он заражает выкладки(производные), чтобы требовать ту же лицензию.

Создатель лицензии GPL  Ричард Столлман однажды правильно сказал об Apple, “Стив Джобс создал  крутую тюрьму.” Но  также справедливо сказать, “Ричард Столлман создал тюрьму при попытке освободить людей от закрытого программного обеспечения .”

Выбирая использование лицензии MIT вместо лицензии GPL является еще одним способом, чтобы создатели CryptoNote  улучшили и так уже  блестящую концепцию Сатоши Накамото с Bitcoin.

Что еще находится под лицензией BipCot NoGov?

Полный список здесь. В основном много подкастов, искусство, видео-игры, игры, музыка и одно  радио-шоу.

Вероятно, наиболее популярной вещью под BipCot до сих пор является приложение Cell 411, которое в основном заменяет спрос на государственные правовые службы , которым проще  убить вас вместо того, чтобы помочь вам. Во всех операционных системах, Cell 411 имеет более 100 000 установок и быстро растет.

Люди путают BipCoin с Bitcoin?

Мы не видим, как это возможно. Они очень разные. Просто выговаривайте  ясно, когда говорите BipCoin.

Почему используете практически неосуществимые “no gubmint allowed” лицензии?

В некотором смысле, лицензия BipCot  закрепляет авторское право в эпоху торрентов.

Мы надеемся, что BipCoin будет охвачен рынком, но независимо от того, мы хотели бы, чтобы это имело влияние на другие монеты, для принятия лицензии BipCot NoGov. Это важное усовершенствование для всех тех  лицензий, которые используют обратную сторону авторского права. Интеллектуальные законы собственности  содержат ошибки юридических понятий.

Это объясняется более в BipCot.org FAQ здесь.

Является ли BipCoin законным?

Мы не юристы, но короткий ответ, скорее всего да. Это как юридически или незаконно, как Bitcoin в вашей юрисдикции.

И я даже не могу сказать  слово “юрисдикция” без подобострастия.

BipCoin, безусловно очень нравственный.  Помните: нет  жертвы, нет преступления.

Майнинг BipCoin сделает меня богатым?

Мы вообще не даем никаких обещаний.

Мы не рекомендуем вкладывать много денег в BipCoin.  Майните, торгуйте с людьми , привыкайте к ней, наслаждайтесь ею. Делайте много мелких транзакций с ним. Вы ничего не потеряете,  если рынок не поддержит BipCoin. Но можете помочь ему расти. Сделайте это и тратьте их.  Торгуйте с друзьями. (И пригласите двух друзей!)

Сейчас он недорого стоит и его легко майнить. Но со временем его стоимость и сложность майнинга будет только расти.

Ваш веб-дизайн выглядит дешево!

Смешно, это конечно же не проблема, и мы будем решать ее.  BipCoin создан с любовью,, а не какой-то памп-дамп чтобы получить  по-быстрому монеты. И сайт, также как  и наше программное обеспечение, работает по назначению и в нем легко ориентироваться. Это даже не касается всех других скользких корпоративных сайтов.

Сможете ли вы заплатить мне, чтобы перевести ваши кошельки и веб-сайт?

Нет. У нас нет денег, чтобы заплатить вам. На сегодняшний день я пишу эту часть (11/7/2016), то BipDev (BipCoins) имеет эквивалент $ 90 США , если я продам все это сегодня. Мы держимся на нем. Кроме того, некоторые Bips потребуются для второго этапа. (Это секрет!)

Переводы не так уж много значат в приоритетном порядке. Это не этноцентризм, это факт. Нас  всего лишь четыре человека, и день работы не поможет нам сделать  на этом деньги, нам нужно тратить нашу энергию на вещи поважней. А также, люди часто хотят получать деньги за свою работу, особенно если надо  что то  перевести на другие языки. Если кто-то бы сделал нам перевод мы, вероятно, не будем беспокоиться, чтобы выводить обновленное программное обеспечение, если он не является  одним из четырех наиболее распространенных языков (кроме английского). Вот эти  пять наиболее распространенных языков на земле. Они будут охватывать 85% человеческой расы.

  • мандарин
    2) Испанский
    3) Английский (
    4) Хинди / Урду
    5) Арабский
    Дело в том, английский язык не является наиболее распространенным языком, то на сегодняшний день он наиболее распространенный второй язык. Большинство людей на земле может читать достаточно хорошо по-английски, чтобы установить и использовать программное обеспечение документированное на английском языке. И если они не могут, Google Translate будет переводить достаточно близко, чтобы было понятно. Опять же, не этноцентризм, а только факт, поскольку это имеет отношение к нам  и выделяемым нами ресурсам.

BipCoin звучит круто! Но мне нужно знать: это блокчейн?

Да. Это блокчейн.

Я разработал услугу BipCoin. Как я могу связаться с вами, так чтобы вы могли проверить ее, и возможно, применить ее?

Оставьте комментарий на сайте. Мы проверяем  комментарии в течение дня и прочитаем его. Когда мы сможем, мы вам ответим. Если  нам это понравится, мы  свяжемся с вами.

Каковы ваши планы на BipCoin в будущем?

Мы рассматриваем добавление функциональности DNS. Как мы уже говорили выше, мы сделали MeowBit,  DotBit общесистемный распознаватель для Namecoin, и есть много идей о том, почему Namecoin не удался, и что можно сделать, чтобы исправить это.

Логотип BipCoin  является удивительным! Кто его сделал?

Наш хороший друг Jim Jesus сделал логотип для этого проекта. Это улучшение по сравнению с макетом, проделанной MWD на основе логотипа BipCot по Davi Barker и MWD . Да, и классная  музыка в радио объявлении была написана для нас Neema Vedadi.
И, конечно, логотипы
BipCoin и BipCot под лицензией BipCot.

Где я могу получить версию  логотипа BipCoin в высоком разрешении?

Нажмите эту кнопку Логотип

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Intentionally ugly paper wallets for Bitcoin (and other coins) – Security through obscurity, punk rock style

I’ve been making “hide in plain site” ugly paper Bitcoin wallets. It’s a lot of fun. You might dig it too. And making your own ugly paper wallets could be a really fun rainy-day project with the kids.

I’m mainly making these to practice because pretty soon we’ll be able to make ugly paper wallets for BipCoin. A little birdy told me that a future version of some CryptoNote software will have the ability to easily export private keys from (non-Monero) CryptoNote coins in plain text. Of course it will be two private keys, not one, for each wallet. Everything in CryptoNote is more obscured. And that’s a good thing.)

Let’s call these paper wallets low-fi physical steganography. There’s a full BTC public and private key (with no BTC in it) in each of these images (except the one of beautiful paper wallets by someone else, and the photo of the physical folded up wallet with a kitty on it). For the other four, including the one up above, if you click on my images to get the full size version and print that on legal size paper, it can be scanned with any phone.

Kept in a pile of old fliers, these would not stand out. That might even be a better strategy than keeping them in a safe that would be obvious as a place to keep valuables. I’ve heard of people keeping paper wallets in small portable safes a thief can carry out. If a thief can get the safe out of your house, they have all the time in the world to get it open. Most burglars who aren’t looking for Bitcoin in particular would be far more likely to take jewelry and cash than old punk rock fliers.

The QR code scans to this:

1sQ9hDMHSuy44E4SfZ6qB9PyuLFgYCbehXXXXXXXX5KJEALrnpp8YvA64QR8yM5opL1LLSgtiGfZeeXKj3xKZBaJDx98

That’s a public BTC address followed by a bunch of Xs then a BTC private key. It’s all you’d need to import into wallet and spend the BTC therein. (info on how is here.) If you want to know if your particular wallet can do this, Google import private keys into (wallet name).

A few thoughts:

-Get creative. You don’t have to use punk rock posters and libertarian memes, but use something that you would be likely to have. Party invites, collages, charts and graphs, anything that would fit for you to have. Even better if you keep it in a pile of similar things that are the real deal of whatever they’re supposed to be. lol.

–I wouldn’t hang these on a wall and assume no one will figure it out and steal your Bitcoin, but I think these are more “secret” than really the really beautiful Bitcoin wallets with hologram seals that some people make, like this:

Those are a work of art, and they’re a blast to buy and sell at Porcfest, but too obvious for long-term cold storage.

–DO NOT GENERATE THE QR CODE WITH A WEB-BASED SERVICE. Do it offline, using all the usual precautions people use for the beautiful wallets: OS on a disc, USB cable for printer, not Wi-Fi, etc. etc. Also, once you import the keys into a wallet, if it’s a large amount of BTC, parse it out to some other wallets with less in them. And spend from a wallet without much at a time in it so people can’t see how much you have.

I used this program to make my QR codes. I used this program to make the bar codes to obscure the QR code. (I was trying to put the keys in a bar code, but they don’t hold enough text, like 12 or 13 characters. But you could actually just use all bar codes, but it would require several of them, and you’d have to have some way to know the order of them to put them together. Putting them into the artwork in order top to bottom would work. Or bottom to top for more secrecy.

Let me know in comments if anyone knows of better programs for either.

–Print with the highest-rez your printer can do. Print settings: high, 1200 dpi. Hard proofing, etc. Black & white is fine, but color is good too. Though a black & white QR code will “hide” better in a black & white pic than in a color pic where it’s the only think that’s black & white. Black & white looks even more punk than color, because back in the day color Xerox was WAY too expensive for fliers. Color ink-jet printing sill is to expensive to print up a thousand fliers for a local gig. (Do people still print fliers? I haven’t been in a band since 1993.

–You can make color QR codes that will scan. Experiment. But I’m more partial to the black & white ones. Look more like punk rock posters from back in the day, and I miss that stuff. And no color is even more different than the beautiful color ones most people make.

–You could be even more obscure if you put a bunch of QR codes in the art of the poster. You’d know which one is the right one. Or if you forget, you can just start scanning and trying until you get your fortune to pay the guards to smuggle you out to LibPar.

–if you ARE going to store these in a safe (figuring that might still remain after the burglar, ex-wife and tax man take everything else in the safe), print them on archival acid-free printer paper.

–If being used for long-term storage, attic is better than basement. Silverfish and other insects eat paper. Mold and flooding are also an issue in basements. But even in an attic, putting it with some other papers in a tin box or something like that is better than not. Maybe store with some silica gel anti-humidity paks too. The tin box will also protect this (with other papers) from mice and raccoons. Mice and raccoons love attics, and will shed paper to make nests.

Raccoons are really smart too. They can probably get the tin box open if it’s not locked. They’re probably not smart enough to spend your Bitcoin though.

–This is an inexpensive solution that is MUCH better than just sticking the papers in the attic in a cardboard box: put them in the attic with other papers in a fireproof lockable metal box. That lock won’t keep out a burglar, but it will keep a possum from opening the box with his opposable thumbs. And possums like attics. Also, don’t store the papers with anything that has ever held food without being washed. The smell will attract mammals and insects.

–Test the wallet to make sure it actually scans before filling with Bitcoin.

–Don’t use a bunch of Xs for your deliminator like I did. Use something that would seem random to a stranger but have meaning to you maybe.

–Be creative and make things up for your wallet, but make them believable. There is not and never was a storefront art gallery called “Gateway Drug Galleries” on the corner of 6th and Minna in San Francisco, but if you’ve ever been to that block, you know there damn well could be.

–Technically, you don’t even need to include the public key, just the private key. I used both for my examples. But here are instructions on Mycelium on how to remove money from a paper wallet if all you have is the private key. In fact, if you have them the way I put them, you’d need to scan it then paste them t

–In some situations you may need to mask the area around the QR code in order to scan. you could use paper, or cut it out and scan it on a white background. QR readers can usually ignore an amount of entropy, but for instance if you had your QR code surrounded directly by a bunch of other QR codes, it might be problematic.

–Just because something will scan on a screen doesn’t mean it will scan when printed. It’s pretty close, but all else the same, an image printed on an inkjet printer needs to be a tiny bit larger than the same image on a screen. The idea is to get the images to print as small as you can and still have them scan.

–VERY IMPORTANT: After removing all coin from a paper wallet, DESTROY THE PAPER WALLET. Best is probably burning, then crumpling the ashes. Chewing and swallowing the part with the QR code would also work. Of you could just move it quickly to another wallet.

–Someone said to me Good idea “until it goes mainstream – then everyone knows what to look for.” My reply: lol. Yup. I thought about keeping to to myself. But I thought maybe it would inspire more ideas of “hiding in plain sight” rather than making coin paper wallets look like something beautiful and obvious.

–You can fold them up if you want them to be pocket sized. use BipCot, BipCoin and State Speech is Hate Speech stickers for mine, and don’t try to be elegant about placement. (Buy the stickers with BipCoin or Bitcoin or PayPal here.). But make sure the fold does not go over the QR code. It could make it hard to scan later.

It looks like something a homeless early 80s crust punk would have made out of tape to keep his drugs and spare change from panhandling in. But with kitties:

Please post a link below if you upload your own examples.

Thanks!

–MWD

Below are the other three ugly paper wallets I made. They all look punk as fuck printed out on a black & white ink-jet printer. The would look even more punk as fuck if you xeroxed them, but then they might not scan (if someone tries it, let me know.) More importantly, modern copy machines usually keep a digital copy of every copy they make. NOT secure. And that kid behind the counter at Kinkos probably DOES use BTC and probably does know what a paper wallet is.

Old 80s real punk rock flyer with a bunch of stuff added.

 

This last one is just the QR code stuck over the bar code on some old Winston Smith Dead Kennedys art:

Adding a payment ID for a transaction

This is required when depositing to Cryptopia. They provide the payment ID along with your deposit address.
The formula for sending with a payment ID from CLI:
transfer <mixin_amount> <address> <sum> [-p payment_id]
then hit “Enter.”

Example, to send 100 bips:

transfer 0 bip1gRjTqLtcKdM1xk9aK5FWZG1qhfyV3CwNAvhZD8KVyKVR1X99Aq43WsPBp4LrEWdSMmC2ZK1SPhy zcUvBTSV7GeAoz8UnE 100 -p a1ca72acb23d8e1a838575d4463d31fd6de01e0f5fc986ecee68efcfd614cd1c

Try sending a very small amount, like 1 bip, the first time you do it.

The GUI has a field for the Payment ID (make sure don’t put it in the “Label” field by accident, that’s just for your records.)

Bitpark Coin is using BipCoin’s existing ticker symbol “BIP”

Ethereum contract token Bitpark Coin is using our ticker symbol, BIP. We’ve used “BIP as our ticker since we released our coin Aug 20, 2016. “BIP” is even the first three letters of every BipCoin address, and always has been. Bitpark Coin started using “BIP” on December 25, 2016.

Bitpark Coin first posted about their ICO on Bitcointalk on Aug 4th, but there was no mention of using BIP. They didn’t mention it until a post in November 9th here. And they didn’t use it in commerce anywhere (or anywhere you’d even look when seeing if a particular ticker is taken) until they got listed December 25th on LiveCoin. We first announced using “BIP” when we launched the coin. And first used it on an exchange when we got added to Cryptopia on October 28.

I consider this their problem, not mine. And I’ve asked them to change it. I emailed them and also posted here on their Bitcointalk Announce thread, here. I also emailed that information to them at the contact email address on their website. And I told the one exchange they’re on, LiveCoin, about it, and sent a note about it to coinmarketcap.com. And I told Cryptopia exchange about it.

So Bitpark Coin f’ed up, I’ve let everyone know that I need to tell, and any confusion after this point is the fault of Bitpark Coin.

They’re pretty damn flaky to not have done a search on coinmarketcap.com before picking their ticker. And BCP is even available, and would make a lot more sense as a ticker for them.

I don’t expect them to rectify this or even reply to me. If you look at page two of their announce thread, and all pages after a lot of the posts seem to be people who invested saying they are trying to get what they paid for and/or that the Bitpark Devs are not responding to emails or posts.

Edit / update 12/28/16: Most of this seems fixed. Cryptopia and LiveCoin dealt with it after I contacted them and after Bitpark Coin contacted both (after I told Bitpark they should.)

“BitPark Coin” appears to be no long using “BIP. They’re using “BPC.”

Hey, I built that!  That was what I suggested as a replacement. Nice.

Graph below tells the whole story. lol. (for a few days our price and market cap was BipCoin’s combined with Bitpark Coin’s. It’s fixed now.

lol. I acted quickly even though it was Christmas and continued the next two days working hard on this because I hated the idea that people were buying Bitpark Coin thinking they were buying BipCoin.  I’m honest, and care about people. I did ride the price jump to sell some BipCoin and buy two 5-ounce silver bars with Bitcoin so I’ll always have something to hold in my hand, no matter what the future of BipCoin is.

But I had to be very proactive to get this done promptly, and it still took 3 days. I suggest in the future crypto services add software that alerts a human if there are matching ticker symbols.

BipCoin Devs Dot-Bip Interview on Free Talk Live, 12-11-16

BipDevs Derrick Slopey and MWD talk on Free Talk Live (on 170 commercial AM and FM stations across the US and Guam.) Topic includes history of BipCoin, What is Dot-Bip?, what are we trying to do with our Indiegogo?, and how free talk live host Ian Freeman (who turned Roger Ver on to Bitcoin back in the day) has gone from being a BipCoin skeptic, to buying and mining BipCoin and donating to the Dot-Bip Indiegogo campaign.

A good time is had by all. And the audio is great due to FeenPhone. (Also created by the same two people being interviewed, and financed by an Indiegogo).

This was a one-hour interview on the radio, but MWD later edited out all the talk radio ads, so this is a 35-minute file. lol.

Check out our Indiegogo to add Dot-Bip to BipCoin for censorship-Proof Domain Names Done Right.

DOWNLOAD the updated Dot-Bip whitepaper here:pdfsmall

The Crypto Show with BipCoin’s Michael W Dean and Derrick Slopey

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The Crypto Show with BipCoin’s Michael W Dean and Derrick Slopey

Published on November 27th, 2016 by TheCryptoShow

Tonight we start off with a new Zhou Tonged song that you won’t hear anywhere else. Then we talk with Michael W Dean and Derek Sloopy of BipCoin. BipCoin is a Namecoin alternative that solves many of the problems Namecoin overlooked. Michael is also a lead member of Freedom Feens radio a national radio show on the GCN network. We also get into the work that Derrick Slopey does for FreeRoss.org

Dot-Bip BipCoin Fundraiser radio ads

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Please consider playing these ads on your podcast or radio show:

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60 second stereo WAV
60 second stereo MP3
30 second stereo WAV
30 second mono WAV

Dot-Bip: Censorship-Proof Domain Names Done Right. via BipCoin.
Indiegogo with link to whitepaper: https://igg.me/at/dotbip

Dot-Bip fixes what Namecoin got wrong. Will be easy to use and view, cheaper than ICANN domains, yet resistant to domain squatting.
This is great news for anyone who’s even a little concerned that the new US president has threatened to silence journalists.

Also: if this works it will likely drive up the cost of BipCoins. So mine some now and/or buy some on Cryptopia while they’re 1/3 US cent each. (Not a guarantee).
https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=BIP_BTC

How to buy or sell BipCoin on Cryptopia Exchange

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To deposit some Bitcoin to the exchange:

After making an account on https://www.cryptopia.co.nz,

(Note, every time you log on to Cryptopia, you’ll get an email. It’s part of their anti-hacking protection.)

Then go to your Account Balances at:

https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Balances

NOTE: you can hide any coins that you don’t follow so they don’t show in the list. Click the far right tick box on coins you want to show up, so you won’t have to weed through the whole list every time. This is useful since many people only deal in a handful of currencies. Here I show how to do it if you only want to see BipCoin and Bitcoin. lol.:

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Then, while on that page, double click on the “Show Address” of the currency you want to deposit.

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Click the “Copy Address” icon to copy to the address:

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(If you ever deposit BipCoin to sell, please read this first.)

Copy that address in the “send” field in your Bitcoin wallet and deposit some BTC to Cryptopia.

After depositing Bitcoin (or other coin), it takes about 10 min after deposit to show incoming, then 30 total approx to be available.

Here’s where you buy and sell BipCoin for Bitcoin and vs versa: https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=BIP_BTC

Buy orders are the way to get the lowest price but it can take a day or two.

For immediate orders, I’ve click on the left on a price / amount I like and buy it on the spot. Or entered an amount to buy and buy it.

BUY ORDERS:
Randy adds: I set a buy order and overnight, half a dozen sellers came in and sold me chunks of my buy order. At the moment all but about 3% of it is complete. So I would say it went extremely well, considering the price I paid was so far below what people were asking over on the left hand “Sell Orders” box.

I think the trick is not to match a sell order in the left hand box, but to offer the highest buy price in the “Buy Order” list on the right. Sellers just show up and grab the best deal they can get on the spot.


Here’s the full Cryptopia FAQ if you need more help, or need help with something else.

To withdraw from the exchange to your own account.

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Then you will get a confirm email, and you’ll have to click to confirm:

confirm

Happy transacting!

–BipDevs

2 GREAT BipCoin pools to use, and one other pool to NOT use

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How to mine BipCoin with mining pools (Plus a great new pool!) https://bipcoin.org/?p=1162

2 EXCELLENT BipCoin POOLS:
http://bip.cryptonotepool.com/
http://democats.org/pool/?name=bipcoin

(The first pool has also been shown before as http://5.189.135.137 and that also still works.)

THERE IS ANOTHER POOL that SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED, RUN BY A NOOB WHO IS SPAMMING IT ON SOME FORUMS. HE HAS MIS-CONFIGURED IT AT LEAST TWICE. THIS HAS PRODUCED COINS THAT ARE FORKED AND WORTHLESS.

He actually spams this, in 1999 AOL-type flashing text in several fonts and font sizes: “Don’t listen to the BipCoin developers, my pool is better and has a lower fee.” (“Don’t listen to this coin’s developers” sure sounds like a ringing endorsement, doesn’t it? lol.)

His pool charges .5%, ours charge 1.5%, but ours work. 1.5% of something is a lot more than .5% of nothing (of coins that may be on some useless fork, so you would not be able to spend them.)

IF YOU START A BipCoin POOL AND WANT US TO CHECK IT OUT AND CONSIDER LISTING HERE, PLEASE POST A COMMENT on below the spinning BipCat.

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New page with updating total coin supply of BipCoin

Thank you slb for making this:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/democatscharts/charts/master/bipcoin/already_generated_coins

It updates every six hour with total coin supply of BipCoin. For now we are using it so coinmarketcap can update their listing for BipCoin on their all-coin page so it shows our actual market cap.

This info is also on the Democats BipCoin block explorer, but coinmarketcap needed it solo on one dynamic page to feed into their system.

So this new page is sort of a very simple “BipApI” lol, that could be used for other things.

 

 

 

BipCoin in top-of-the-hour radio updates along with gold, silver and Bitcoin

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On Saturday, Libertarian Party presidential candidate Darryl Perry (Darryl is shown speaking in the debates here in a C-SPAN video), added in BipCoin to the top-of-hour updates on Liberty Radio Network (includes Freedom Feens and Free Talk Live.) Basically he did it on a dare from me, but he’s also a fan of BipCoin and he mines BipCoin.

It’s archived in the first 30 seconds of this SoundCloud file.

Darryl, in everything you do, Thank you for your service!

MWD

BipCoin now on CoinGain Currency calculator site

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BipCoin now on CoinGain Currency calculator site. Automatically converts any amount of BipCoin into the corresponding amount of hundreds of crypto and fiat currencies. Wanna know how much your BIP holdings are in Bitcoin, Potcoin or Piggy coin? How about US Dollars, the Falkland Islands Pound, Sri Lankan Rupee or Venezuelan Bolívar Fuerte? Then this is your site.

Hint: BipCoin is pretty new and still inexpensive, but one bip is worth a lot more than one dollar-type unit in a bunch of nations.

That says good things about BipCoin, and speaks poorly of the future of nation states.

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How to keep optimistic about BipCoin’s price. (Or ANY coin’s price)

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See what I did there? I picked a widget background color same as color of red down arrow, so I never see red down arrow, only green up arrow. lol!

I couldn’t match it exactly, as there’s no hex value shown in the widget color picker. (If there were I could take a screenshot and color pick the down arrow to get exact color, then enter it in the widget.) But this is pretty damn close, to where you can only see the red down arrow when if you really look hard for it.

Anyway, I’ll keep it like this for a while.

This will work with any coin pair that you can pick in Digital Currency Widget for Android. Blog post on using that is here.
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BipCoin dev team road map

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UPDATE: Read our whitepaper here:pdfsmall


Someone asked about our road map. I answered;

Most altcoin Roadmaps are b.s. ….Lots of bluster, not much solid and no real proof of possibility of delivery.

We’re getting real, needed things off our list first before we state a flowery wish-list of majestic plans. I could tell you “we are working on a GUI wallet with built-in pool mining” (and we are) or “We’d love to have an Android wallet” (we would, and we’re discussing it), but really, We’d rather tell you what we’ve done.

Anyone can say “these are our plans”, and a lot of it is voodoo. Who can say for sure things like “be on 3 of top 5 exchanges by end of year.”? That’s just fantasy. Many coin road maps seem to be wish lists more than business plans.

We could write you a wish list, but we’d rather tell you the good amount we’ve already done in two months, much more than a lot of coins. We have:

–A coin that works solid, transactions fast and always confirm, bc_height consensus solid, etc.
–Solid team of 3 programmers + 1 marketing weenie
–We have GUI and CLI wallets for Linux and Windows. They work great (more than can be said for some CryptoNote coins.)
–2 mining pools, still very minable but solid very network (at this moment our network is 29.72 KH/sec, almost all of it on our two pools)
–2 block explorers
–Solid and fun branding
–Unique license ( www.bipcot.org ) that ALL dark coins should use eventually.
–Favorable article / interview in major crypto mag (CoinTelegraph)
–Mentions in some other crypto mags
–One one exchange, contacting more. But not rushing that. Would rather wait to have more under our belt to increase chance of getting accepted on the bigger ones than spam them all and lose the one chance we’d have later.

–Good amount of transacting on BipCoin on the one exchange we’re on
–Merchandise (stickers and buttons) available for BipCoin and selling briskly. (sell at break even, just to promote BipCoin)
–Extroidinarly detailed and easy-to-use tech how-tos on our website for every aspect, from installing, to pool mining, to even how to add a transaction IDs when adding bips to exanange so you don’t use them. This is MUCH more than most altcoins bother with.
–dev team is patient and helpful with answering questions, even with noobs. Again, more than most coins.
–A whole bunch of other cooler smaller stuff we’re too busy to do to enumerate.

This is more than MANY cryptos do in 2 months. So trust that we’ll continue on a path of doing more consistently. I’d rather show you what we’ve done than make up what we would like to do.

Once we have even more under our belt, we may do a map. But for now we’d rather tell you every week or more what new things we’ve actually done.

MWD

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Add a BipCoin price widget to your phone

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Add BipCoin (via Cryptopia exchange) to the free Digital Currency Widget for Android to always have the latest BipCoin price on your phone! (It isn’t available for iPhone, but iPhone users usually just have their butlers come in each hour and tell them the price of BipCoin.)

Get the widget free, here: Digital Currency Widget. Then after installing the widget on your Android phone, tap it and go through the quick tests to make sure your phone and network is able to do what it needs to.

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(It should be.) Then go to the main page settings. Note that I set the text color to white and the background color to black to make it easier to see. You can change the update interval. I set the update interval to 30 Minutes.

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For Exchange, pick Cryptopia,

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and for the Tradepair, scroll down and pick BipCoin / Bitcoin (bip_btc):

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You can also add a “Also display as” currency. (I picked USD here):

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When you’re done, on the main screen, hit LET’S GO ALREADY! Then your widget will be live.

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On your desktop, if you tap and hold the widget you can make it bigger which makes it easier to see.

READING THE WIDGET:

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You can also update sooner than your update interval once you’re set up.

To update once anytime, tap the widget on your phone.


ADDING ADDITIONAL COIN TRADEPAIRS:

You can add additional instances of that widget for other coin tradepairs:

Touch anywhere there are no apps or widgets:

1

This will bring up the picker at the bottom. Pick “Widgets”, then scroll over to Digital Currency Widget (they’re listed alphabetically, it’s under D.):

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Hold the Digital Currency Widget picker

2

and drag to the desktop.

3

This will open the settings to pick a second tradepair, set background and text color, and update interval:

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You can put as many tradepair widgets as you’d like on your phone, and set them with different color combinations to easily tell them apart at a quick glance:

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ALSO: how to keep optimistic about #BipCoin (Or ANY coin)’s price
How to set up your widget for this: https://bipcoin.org/?p=1655 #altcoin #BTC
#ETH

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BipCoin Linux GUI wallet v.0004 (mandatory update if you had .0003)

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If you have our old Linux CLI wallet, backup up that folder, it has your .wallet and .address files with your old bips.

If you have our old Linux GUI wallet, backup up your ~/.bipcoin folder ,it has GUI wallet files (bipcoinwallet.wallet, bipcoinwallet.addressbook, bipcoinwallet.cfg).

After that, delete your old blockchain files from that folder (everything in that folder), you’ll want to let it re-download the blockchain. This shouldn’t take that long at this point, maybe 60-90 min, depending on network speed.

Here’s where you build it from:

https://github.com/BEASTLICK-INTERNET-POLICY-COMMISSION/bipcoinwallet

Build instructions are down that page. (NOTE: If the package libboost1.55-all-dev isn’t available, a later version should work. lubboost-1.58 is working for sure.)

After building, if you had not installed a previous version, you’re now ready to go.

If you had the old 0003 GUI wallet: Close your new 0004 GUI. Then take the the files you backed up, (bipcoinwallet.wallet, bipcoinwallet.addressbook, bipcoinwallet.cfg), and allow them to overwrite those same files in the ~/.bipcoin folder. Then you’re ready to go.

(If this doesn’t build on your flavor/version, check this.)

Happy transacting!

–The happy hamsters of the BipCoin dev team.

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How to add a payment ID to transactions, for depositing BipCoin on your Cryptopia account (and for other things).

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YOU MUST USE A PAYMENT ID WHEN SENDING BipCoin TO DEPOSIT IN YOUR CRYPTOPIA ACCOUNT.

BipCoin is now on the Cryptopia exchange (here). That’s very cool. So people can now buy and sell BipCoin for other coins, including Bitcoin.

Cryptopia tells you you need a payment ID or you’ll lose your coin that you send them for deposit:

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THIS IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE AND FOLLOW. I already talked to one new user who ignored this and lost 200 bips. So…YOU MUST USE A PAYMENT ID WHEN SENDING BipCoin TO DEPOSIT IN YOUR CRYPTOPIA ACCOUNT.

Also, it’s good to know how to use a payment ID in general, many exchanges require it, and we will be on more exchanges in the future. And while a payment ID is not required for most person-to-person BipCoin transfers, you should learn how to use a payment ID. It w applications for BipCoin.

First, here’s where you get your payment ID from. While logged into Cryptopia, go to your “Balances” page, at https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Balances

NOTE: you can hide any coins that you don’t follow so they don’t show in the list. Click the far right tick box on coins you want to show up, so you won’t have to weed through the whole list every time. This is useful since many people only deal in a handful of currencies. Here I show how to do it if you only want to see BipCoin and Bitcoin. lol.:

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Then, while on that page, double click on the “Show Address” of the currency you want to deposit. (#1 below)

Then click the little “copy” icon to the left of the Payment ID, (#2 below).

After you’ve pasted the Payment ID somewhere, to get the address you are to send to, click the little “copy” icon to the left “Base Address”, (#3 below):

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I recommend sending a small amount (like one bip) the first time you do this, then confirm you did it right (confirm that it’s showing up on on Cryptopia) before sending more.

USING A PAYMENT ID IN THE BipCoin GUI WALLET

The BipCoin GUI wallet has a place to put a payment ID:

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Make sure don’t put it in the “Label” field by accident, that’s just for your records.

USING A PAYMENT ID IN THE BipCoin CLI WALLET

It’s a little more complicated than in the GUI, but not much harder really.

This is the formula:

transfer (mixin) (Cryptopia BipCoin address) (number of bips being sent) -p (Cryptopia payment ID)[/b]

Thus this:
transfer 0 bip1ZT7AY9dAE3KYrXcFeoVtFe43WZvGBAA2NFVXXbn4Yxw15gYgekQc7VUFJFHM7DMNsZKRDZAeTe81P8yke37z4JVJupJF1j 2 -p a1cacb20d8ef5fc9868790e8ef1a8385751fd6de01ea7d4463d320cfd614cd1c

uses a mixin of 0

sending to this Cryptopia BipCoin address:
bip1ZT7AY9dAE3KYrXcFeoVtFe43WZvGBAA2NFVXXbn4Yxw15gYgekQc7VUFJFHM7DMNsZKRDZAeTe81P8yke37z4JVJupJF1j

2 bips

with a paymentID (-p) of

a1cacb20d8ef5fc9868790e8ef1a8385751fd6de01ea7d4463d320cfd614cd1c

HINT: Until you get good at it, I recommend working these transactions out in a word processor document and then paste into the CLI wallet when you get them right. It helps also to change the page setup in the word processor from Portrait to Landscape and reduce the text size a little from default to be able to see the whole thing on one line.

It will take a little longer to show and confirm on most exchanges than wallet to wallet with another person (exchanges are processing millions of transactions per hour). It may take up to five to ten minutes to see it incoming as unconfirmed (refresh the page if it’s not showing) and up to ten more minutes to be available to spend on there. (Probably less time though.)

Again, I recommend sending a small amount (like one bip) the first time you do this, then confirm you did it right (confirm that it’s showing up on on Cryptopia) before sending more.

Happy transacting!

–the BipCoin nocturnal hamsters

 

This is required when depositing to Cryptopia. They provide the payment ID along with your deposit address.
The formula for sending with a payment ID from CLI:
transfer <mixin_amount> <address> <sum> [-p payment_id]
then hit “Enter.”

Try sending a very small amount, like 1 bip, the first time you do it.

 

BipCoin Windows GUI wallet v.0.0.0.4 is out now!

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BipCoin Windows GUI wallet v.0.0.0.4 is out now. (Linux users can also build Linux version from our source.) Unlike our CLI wallets, this GUI wallet will work on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. You cannot mine on our GUI wallet (that requires the CLI version), but they are much easier to transact on than the CLI version.

If you never had a previous version of BipCoin wallet, skip this part. if you DID have a previous version of BipCoin wallet, backup your wallet files from your old wallet folder, these wallet files (bipcoinwallet.wallet, bipcoinwallet.addressbook, bipcoinwallet.cfg). Then delete your old blockchain files from Windows at C:\Users\(ComputerUserName)\AppData\Roaming\bipcoin   (deleteeverything in that folder). Because your new install will re-download the blockchain. This will prevent errors associated with .0003. This shouldn’t take that long at this point, maybe 60-90 min, depending on network speed.

Download:
https://bipcoin.org/DROPS/0004_GUI/BipCoin_GUI-32bit-64bit-WIN.zip
MD5: 7612510cc70ffccd90c7509d9a989da5

(The fix for common 32-bit Windows issue, affects installing BipCoin GUI wallet)

Installing is pretty damn straightforward. But here are some directions:

Download and unzip to a folder.
Double-click on the purple exe file in the folder. (You can also right-click on this now or later and add a shortcut for the desktop, or to pin the shortcut to the task bar or add to the start menu.)

You will probably get some warnings, depending on what anti-virus software you have, and what your firewall settings are (this is common with a new program). You’ll get something like this, below.

The purple kitty icon splash window should show no matter what (left of this image) and your anti-virus will probably perform some kind of check (bottom right of this image). For Avast anti-virus, it checked for 15 or 20 seconds, then said it was safe and allowed it to finish opening:

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For some other anti-virus programs, it may require you to click “allow” or something like that.
Next, your firewall may require you to check both these boxes to be able to run the wallet:

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Check both boxes, then click Allow Access. The wallet with take about 30 seconds to open.

If you have already installed the CLI wallet v0.0.0.4, you already have the blockchain downloaded, and your wallet should sync almost immediately to the correct block height.

If you have never installed the CLI wallet, your wallet will take about 60-90 minutes to update, depending on your network speed and computer speed. (This estimate is based on tests with several systems on 10/28/16. The longer from the launch of BipCoin, the bigger the blockchain, and the longer it will take to sync the first time.)

After the first time, it will take a lot less time to sync when you open your wallet, especially if you’ve opened your wallet recently.

After updating, the wallet’s block height is in the bottom left of the open wallet:

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You’re synchronized when the block height there matches the block height on our pool’s website, here, under Network/Blockchain Height:

http://bip.cryptonotepool.com/

When the two match, you’re synced:

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Once you’re synced you can begin transacting.

If you had the previous version of the GUI wallet, and have bips in it, you can transfer them by CLOSING THE WALLET, then moving these 3 files from the saved .0003 wallet folder to the new one:

bipcoinwallet.wallet
bipcoinwallet.addressbook
bipcoinwallet.cfg

Allow them to overwrite the files already in that folder from installing the new wallet.

The current blockchain folder is at:
C:\Users\(ComputerUserName)\AppData\Roaming\bipcoin

If you never had the wallet before, you’re fine and don’t need to do that.

The wallet has an address book, where you can keep frequently used BipCoin addresses.

If you also have the CLI wallet, please note that on most systems you can open the GUI while the CLI wallet is running. But you cannot open bipcoind to open the CLI wallet while GUI is running.

Note the “anonymity level” slider on the GUI wallet is equivalent to the “mixin” in the CLI wallets.

Happy transacting, enjoy, and tell two friends!

-The BipCoin team of happy hamsters.

The BipCoin will roll right in!
The BipCoin will roll right in!

How to verify transactions in BipCoin (for now)

The blockchain of BipCoin is obscured by default, so there’s no “here’s the link of the transaction on the block explorer, as with Bitcoin.

We do have a block explorer, but there’s quick no way to show with that the Address X sent amount Y to address Z. (That’s kind of the point…obscure by default, unlike Bitcoin. It’s a feature, not a bug.)
There is a way to un-obscure one transaction to show only that, but it’s complicated. And BipCoin is a little bit of a learning curve already. Using BipCoin is a little different than using Bitcoin, so I don’t want to confuse the new user.
There’s also some merchant payment gateway capabilities. That will happen one day but that’s down the list of priorities.
Look how I do transactions, here:
https://bipcoin.org/?page_id=93
“Send us a unique amount, over the price so you can prove it’s you. Like instead of sending 50 bip, send 50.0027 bip.Then email us and tell us exactly how much bip you sent, what you are ordering, how many of what, how many you want, and send us your mailing address.”

“Internal Node Error” is NOT a problem in 0004 wallets.

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BipCoin wallet .0004 is able to transact better than ever. Errors we had in version .0003 are gone. You now can do transfers of thousands of bips and they confirm in minutes. But some transactions produce the error in red : “Internal Node Error”, especially right after making a few transfers successfully, but sometimes at random.

This problem is ONLY with .address/.wallet files from the the old .0003 wallets when opened up in the new .0004 (they will not open in the .0003, that no longer works. Nor should it.)

If you are having problems transferring bips from old wallets, try typing

reset

and hit enter. If this does not fix it, you’ll just have to send your bips from old wallets to new wallets in batches, with time between transfers.

I was able to transfer thousands of bips from an old wallet to a new wallet, but ran into this problem with the last 200 bips or so. Had to transfer them 10 or 20 at a time, with a minute or so between transfers.

It’s irritating, but once transferred, delete the old .0003 .wallet / .address files. You won’t have to deal with this again after that in the new .0004 wallet software.

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It goes without saying, but: MAKE A NEW WALLET IN .0004 TO MINE WITH / TO. DO NOT USE A WALLET ADDRESS MADE IN .0003 AS A MINING ADDRESS!

 

How to mine BipCoin NOW with mining pools (Plus a great new pool!) and a very short treatise on how mining BipCoin will save the world

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June 17, 2017: these BipCoin pools are gone:

http://bip.ms-pool.net.ua/

http://notepool.pw/bip/

use

http://democats.org/pool/?name=bipcoin

instead. It’s solid.

 

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How to mine BipCoin with mining pools: https://bipcoin.org/?p=1162

UPDATED LIST OF BipCoin POOLS:
http://democats.org/pool/?name=bipcoin

Experienced pool miners of other CryptoNote coins can just jump on ANY OF OUR UPDATED LIST OF BipCoin POOLS AND START. (includes which ones work on Nicehash)

NOTE: Mining will only work with 64-bit Windows or Linux. Will NOT work with 32-bit. On Windows it works on 7, 8, 10 and server editions. How to check if my computer is 64-bit; For Windows. For Linux.

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I’m going to make this post easy to understand for beginners who’ve never mined a cryptocurrency or maybe never even used a cryptocurrency.

The post will also be useful for people who’ve solo mined cryptos including BipCoin or pool mined other cryptos.

Noobs will need to read this whole post and probably will need to click on some (or most) of the linked words.

More-experienced people can skip clicking on the linked words. And/or they can just skim down to where there is info new to them and read that. (Though of course then you’ll miss my excellent short manifesto below on how you can help save the world and yourself by mining BipCoin.)

If you really want to skip the great intro here (which has info you may need to go back and read anyway if you skip), skim down to where you see the bigger version of this picture of BipCoin’s mascot, BipCat:

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WHY POOL MINE CRYPTOS?

When BipCoin first launched, you could solo mine and “the money would roll right in.” (For info on solo mining BipCoin, if you need it, search “solo mining” on this page.) That’s what happens at first. Any coin But since only about 6211 bips (BipCoin) are issued per day right now (and the number issued by the network per day will very slowly go down over time), the more people mining, the fewer you’ll get. You should use a mining pool. Unless you have so much hashing power that you basically are your own mining pool. In that case, you can still solo mine.

A mining pool basically acts as one big miner with all the individual miners connected. And uses all their mining power together to guarantee blocks are found. And divides them up evenly and fairly based on the amount of time each miner is connected, and his hashing power. atithasos’ Bipcoin pool takes a fee of 1.5% and pays out regularly, minimum payment 5 bip. That’s very fair. And you’ll do far better pool mining with him than solo mining alone. And his pool works flawlessly. I highly recommend it.

Pool mining is pretty amazing. It’s kind of like a worker-owned business, without the communism. And without anyone involved needing to know, or even trust each other. It just works, and does so without you even having to understand it, thanks to cryptography and blockchain databases.

By the way, this kind of business model was predicted in Timothy C. May’s amazing 1992 essay “The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto”, incorporated into his 1994 essay Cyphernomicon, which is amazing and you should read it while you mine BipCoin. It’s HERE, free. Timothy is brilliant futurist, and not some punk kid. He was a senior scientist at Intel early on and retired in 2003.

Mining and using cryptos, especially ones like BipCoin that are based on CryptoNote code not only makes your life better and can be profitable, but it is also a direct act of resistance, in a beautiful and non-violent way. The Powers That Be do not want you to do things that are outside their control. They want you dependent on them. And it’s better get good at doing these things now, rather than try to learn when things get harder. (Like possibly as soon as after the upcoming US election.)

Things may get worse for a while, but on a long enough timeline, even within our lifetimes, I see them getting much better. Coercive state actors are like dinosaurs thrashing in the tar pits while the go extinct. And they’re going extinct partly because people are waking up and partly because technology, and voluntary worldwide and local cooperation, is rendering them obsolete. Crowdsourcing, fast cheap computers (including even as our phones), open source work, and blockchains are removing the inefficient and aggression-based monopoly on every “service” governments historically claim to “provide.”

When I was a kid, a computer cost millions of dollars, required a team to operate, took up a whole floor of a building, and took lots of power. Now we have more processing power and worldwide connectivity for less than the price of one Bitcoin, and it fits in our pocket. And is also a phone. That’s a stellar advancement.

The Internet was Web 1.0 in 1993.
Social networking was web 2.0 around 2000.
Bitcoin was web 3.0 in 2009.
CryptoNote is some version past that. 3.1? or maybe later.

So: mining & using BipCoin is a small way to help yourself while helping others, all over the world. And you can be up and mining BipCoin within the hour of right now.

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WHY MINE BipCoin?

SO, BipCoin is a new Altcoin based on CryptoNote code. If you want to dive deep into that, start here. But here’s the short version: BipCoin’s CryptoNote code base gives BipCoin certain advantages over Bitcoin and most altcoins. These advantages include built-in privacy for transactions (no one can see which addresses are making which transactions), and easier mining for people with regular computers (not as much of a huge advantage as with Bitcoin for people with thousands of dollars of specialized mining gear…though if you have that stuff and it no longer works for Bitcoin, it will work great for BipCoin.)

Of the 800+ altcoins, only about 12 are based on CryptoNote. And only about 4 have value and are stable and still developed. BipCoin has an advantage even over these 4 coins: BipCoin is still very easy to mine. (The more people that mine a coin, and the longer a coin is in existence, the harder it becomes to mine.) You can EASILY mine BipCoin with ordinary computers.This will likely be true for a few months, so start now! Also, once we get on some exchanges, BipCoin will likely have value. (Not a guarantee, but I’m betting my time and some energy on mining.)

Mining is good for the coin too. The more people mining, the quicker transactions confirm. And with CryptoNote coins, the more mining AND transacting happening, the more privacy transactions have. (People have to make transactions of a similar magnitude size within a few minutes of a transaction for both transactions to be totally private.)

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A FEW NOTES ON MINING ANY CRYPTO

None of the Mining software I’ll link contains viruses or malware. But ALL mining software will often flag false-positive as malware or as a virus on most anti-virus programs. This because there are a bunch of actual viruses that mine Bitcoin on people’s computers without them knowing. So the best thing to do with the programs I’m explaining is to turn off your anti-virus while installing,  I had to add an exception in Avast for Yam. I’m not going to explain all the ins and outs for adding exceptions in each program. Just Google “adding a program exception in (name of your anti-virus program)”, e.g.: “adding a program exception in Avast”, “adding a program exception in Norton.” After you add the exception, you can turn your antivirus back on. And it goes without saying, but f you don’t know how to turn off your antivirus, Google “temporally turning off (name of your anti-virus program).”

GETTING THE FILE PATH OF A PROGRAM TO ADD AN EXCEPTION

To add an exception, you will need the file path for your mining program (that’s what you add into the antivirus as the exception). If you’re on Linux, you know how to find this. (This tutorial is more for Windows users, because many don’t know this stuff, especially command line use. Most Linux people have had some experience with that. But the BipCoin-specific CMD stuff here will be the same on Linux terminal.)

If you’re on Linux, you know how to find a file path. If you’re on Windows, here’s a quick way: Make a shortcut to wherever you have the program:

shortcut

Then right-click on the shortcut and you’ll have the file path to copy:

right-click

You can paste this path into your anti-virus program to create an exception so the anti-virus program won’t auto-delete your miner once you turn the anti-virus program back on.

WHICH MINER TO USE?

People argue all day every day on the Internet about what programs are the best miners and how to best configure them. It kind of reminds me of arguments I’ve seen about different calibers among gun owners, or what is the best car. The answer is this: the best one is the one you can get working now. You can tweak later for that last 10-20 percent of absolute optimization. It will actually depend a lot more on the processor of your computer. (or the graphics card if you do GPU mining. But we’re going to stick to CPU mining here because it’s easier and most computers can handle it. Once you get that working, if you want to get fancy, get a free account on BitcoinTalk.org, search “CryptoNote mining” and read the discussions of this miner over that miner, and how to configure each one to the best. You can read about that there until the cows come home, and still have more to read.

(FYI, The BipCoin thread there is: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1965524.0)

We’re only going to cover one miner, YAM. But YAM is easy to use for beginners, and efficient. I’m only going to show the basics of YAM. But once you’ve run it, tweaking it for optimization, or running any other miners will be easy.

YAM does use 2.5% of your mining power for the creator of the program to mine XMR. But also, that’s more than made up for using out “Run As Administrator” step, which gives you 10% – 50% more hashing power. For more info and if you have a good GPU rig, read this and follow the link there: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1720595.msg17238744#msg17238744

(We recommend the software discussed at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1612329.0 but not their hash power renting services.)

GETTING TO THE ACTUAL MINING

So do do pool mining, you’ll need to learn a few CLI (command line interface) commands.

You’ll also have to learn a tiny bit on how to use them. Like it’s not as simple to copy and paste to and from a CMD interface as it is with most normal computer environments. And you have to hit “enter” after pretty much every command, to the point where I’ll say that once and then assume you remember each time after.

CLI commands are what you see high-level computer geniuses and hackers using on your favorite TV shows when you see them typing on an all-black screen with nothing but white (and occasionally a few other color) text. And yes, you’ll feel this cool:

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It’s good to know CLI commands anyway, it makes you a better computer user, and not a “noob.” And if you’re already solo mined BipCoin, you’ve used CLI commands, so you’re already halfway there.

Windows 10 directions (Windows 7 are same, except getting to the CMD prompt, instructions for that are here.):

To open a command prompt on Windows 10, right-click on the Windows icon / Start button on the bottom right of your screen, then left click on “Run.”

10-run

Then type

cmd

and hit the “Ok” button:

10-cmd

You’ll get the sacred command window:

10-cmd

It will open up to C:\Users\(your computer name)> (as shown above.)

If you type

CD..

(then hit the “Enter” key. This the first and last time I’ll say that, to avoid repetition. But do hit the Enter key after typing every command.)

(and “cd” stands for “change directory.”)

This moves you one level up the directory tree (i.e. up towards the root directory).

If you type

CD\

it takes you to the top of the directory tree (typically to C:)

(Here’s my favorite list of common commands if you ever need to look one up.)

and to go to a folder within that folder, just type

cd

then the name of that folder.

SO click to your C drive, and right-click to make a folder called

yam

make-yam

File path will be C:/yam

Next, you’ll need to install YAM, so you can start mining.

OK, LET’S MINE!!

go to this pool: http://bip.ms-pool.net.ua/

You’ll note that it’s bare bones and not a fancy looking website. Mining pool websites are almost always very basic. Looking fancy wouldn’t help. The website is just the front end for the actual mining pool behind the scenes. (I wish more websites for EVERYTHING would take this attitude…function over form. Think Google or Craigslist, and how simple they are for something so useful.)

That main page shows the current stats of the pool and the BipCoin network. There is also a place down the page that says “Your Stats & Payment History.” Once you’ve started mining with his pool, this is where you can enter your BipCoin address and check your payment info. It’s very useful. (after you stop and then start mining you may have to hit the “Lookup” button at the right of where you enter your address. It should save your address.

Go to the “Getting Started” page, here: http://bip.ms-pool.net.ua/#getting_started

(Ignore that enticing link that says “For Windows users new to mining.” That’s for an inefficient miner you don’t want, that also may have other problems.)

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Scroll down the page to “Mining Apps”, go to “YAM Miner”, and click on the download link where it says “MEGA”:

Let the MEGA page load. It will take a moment. Then look at the choices. The Windows ones are the 9 at the bottom ending in “.zip”, the Linux ones are all above that, ending in “.tgz”

I’m using the sandy bridge one at the very end of the list. (yam-yvg1900-M7-win64-sandy-bridge.zip)

yam-choices

If you have a fairly new Windows computer, I’d recommend that. For older computers just play with all to find the better one for your computer. It may help to pick the one with the name that is closest to your computer’s chip. Google your computer make and model along with “chipset” to find the model. (“Sandy bridge” and the others are chipset names.)

Double click the correct one, then download “Show me” on this pop-up:

show-me

Then you will be prompted to save the file. Do so, download it, and unzip it into the folder you previously made called C:/yam

There will be a subfolder inside that contains the actual YAM program:

folder-inside

 

Then, move the YAM program in the subfolder to the yam folder with the rest of the files, then delete the subfolder:

yam-in-folder-after-deleting-sub-folder

Then create what I call your recipe. 

Your recipe is the command unique to your address and your computer that you’ll paste into a file in this folder, and also paste in the command window each time you want to start mining. The formulae is this:

yam -c x -M stratum+tcp://(your BipCoin address):x@bip.ms-pool.net.ua:3333/xmr -t 3

For instance, with my address of

bip1ZT7AY9dAE3KYrXcFeoVtFe43WZvGBAA2NFVXXbn4Yxw15gYgekQc7VUFJFHM7DMNsZKRDZAeTe81P8yke37z4JVJupJF1j

(If you don’t yet have a BipCoin address, or don’t know how to copy it out of your CLI wallet, go read this page)

I paste:

yam -c x -M stratum+tcp://bip1ZT7AY9dAE3KYrXcFeoVtFe43WZvGBAA2NFVXXbn4Yxw15gYgekQc7VUFJFHM7DMNsZKRDZAeTe81P8yke37z4JVJupJF1j:x@bip.ms-pool.net.ua:3333/xmr -t 3

Save that on your desktop in a text or Word doc with a name you’ll recognize, like

Yummy BipCoin YAM recipe

because you’ll need to copy and paste it a lot, now that BipCoin is your life.

OK……Now, back to the c:/yam folder. Delete all the files except the yam program and the readme file:

yam-whaat-i-yam

open the readme, select all inside and delete all text in it, then paste in your recipe:

Save the file and close it.

In the top of the folder, select “View” and tick the box that says “File Extensions”:

view

Then rename the readme.txt file as

yam.bat

yam-bat

Then go back to View and uncheck that “file extensions” box:

change-back

Then close the yam folder.

Open up your CMD window again, navigate to C:/ by typing

cd /

then type

cd yam

and it will go to

C:/yam

To begin mining, paste your recipe into the command window:

and hit Enter.

It should start mining:

mining-started

If it doesn’t run, change the last number (currently a 3) to a lower number, 2, then try 1, if 2 doesn’t work. That number is the number of threads (more or less equal to processor cores) you’re running with. If your computer only has 2 cores you can’t have a 3 there.

I try to use less than all my cores (I have 4), so I can still work. In fact, because of the 4-core limitation with my computer, I actually get a higher hashrate running 3 cores than typing a 6 there. AND use less CPU.

You can see your CPU useage by hitting CRTL ALT DEL on your keyboard, then clicking “Task Manager.”

Your hashrate showing in the CMD window will update immediately. The one showing in the mining pool website will take several minutes to catch up.

I like to keep my CPU usage while mining below 50%. That’s a good amount do I can keep working on other things at the same time. If you’re only mining and nothing else, you can push it to 90% or 95% safely, IF you have an extra fan (see below.) I use an extra fan while mining even at below 50% total usage.

I usually leave Task Manager open while I’m mining. When I’m not at the computer I turn off the monitor though. Usually put something on the keyboard (like a t-shirt or a little cloth for cleaning my glasses) to remind me that the computer is on but the monitor is off.

The pool will automatically pay any you are owed over 5 bips every 10 minutes automatically to your address.

You can stop mining by typing Ctrl + C.

You can exit mining by closing the CMD window, but clicking the X in the top right corner of the CMD window.

HUH? MONERO?

If you wonder why you’ll get results in the CMD window while mining BipCoin that reference Monero (another CryptoNote coin), don’t worry, it’s not a problem. Here is the reason: Only if the developer added our coin to his code would it read “BipCoin” while mining, not “Monero.” BipCoin may eventually be added, but hasn’t been yet.

Yam also mines Monero (XMR) and some other CryptoNote coins. The developer of yam does not have BIP (BipCoin) address support included yet. So this is the reason that if you add bip at the end, it is not recognized and won’t mine. So we use another coin code that is supported, and the best choice is xmr (Monero).

SETTING UP A DESKTOP SHORTCUT TO START MINING

…This way you won’t have to open CMD window and paste in your recipe each time. You can also easily run as administrator, which will give you from 10% – 50% more hashing power.

In your C:/yam folder, right-click on yam.exe and Create Shortcut:

creatyamcut

Place the shortcut on the desktop.

Copy your recipe to a document, then remove the word

yam

from the start of the recipe. Then copy the edited recipe to your clipboard.

Right-click your shortcut and go to Properties:

properties

Click in the end of the “Target” field

click-end

and paste your edited recipe after the

C:\yam\yam.exe

part, with a space after “exe” and before the edited recipe:

yams-are-done-cooking

Right-click the shortcut, go to Rename

rename

and give the shortcut a memorable name:

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Then just click the shortcut whenever you want to start mining!

You’ll get a slightly higher hash rate if you Run As Administrator. To do that, you don’t click the shortcut to start mining, you right-click on the shortcut and go to “Run As Administrator”:

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You can use the really cool image below as an icon for the shortcut.

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Just right-click it to download it and put in any folder (C:/yam is a good choice). Then right-click on the shortcut and go to Properties. Click on Change Icon:

Hit Browse, find the icon in the folder where you put it, select it, then hit OK.

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There you go. HAPPY MINING!

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NOTES:

–Check the miner a couple times a day, if it ever stops, just restart it. Computers are an interesting mix of science and voodoo. You can tell if you’ve stopped mining if your hashrate is zero on the pool website…

stopped

or if your CPU usage on Task Manager isn’t high like when mining.

–You don’t need a wallet running to mine with YAM. BUT….It’s OK to have a CLI wallet open to check while mining with mining software, but don’t mine on your CLI wallet while doing that.

–Run a fan on your computer or put an extra one inside while mining so you don’t burn it up.

You can mine on more than one computer, each running its own wallet. Computers can get hot mining, so if they do, open them up and point a fan into them so they don’t die. (This part below copied from our solo mining tutorial on our Download & How To page.)

With laptops, if you’re going to have them closed (I do because I have cats who love to walk on keyboards and they sleep on the keyboards of warm laptops – “OH DADDY LEFT ME A KITTY WARMER! MEW!”)…….Go into Control Panel and change the setting on Power to “turn off monitor when closed”, “go into Sleep Mode: never, and “turn off hard drives: never.”

laptop miner with fan

Laptop miner with fan

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Laptop is only  32 H/s, but it finds blocks! My desktop is getting 145 H/s. It finds more blocks.

Pro mining rigs will mine more, but cost money. But many people already have them from mining Bitcoin, but they can no

longer keep up with Bitcoin. Those are GREAT for mining BipCoin (but you’ll need to use a GPU miner program like “Claymore GPU Miner” (on the “Mining Apps” list HERE where you found YAM) not a CPU miner like YAM.

Desktop miner with central AC floor vent fan

Desktop miner with central AC floor vent fan

Aftermarket additional fan added inside computer to keep it all cool.

Aftermarket additional fan added inside computer to keep it all cool. Mounted on the bottom with Hook & Loop Sticky Back Tape Fabric Fastener.

 

MANDATORY WALLET UPDATE

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Hard fork directions for BipCoin
10/18/2016

These files below are all 64-bit. You MUST be on 64-bit Windows or Linux to mine. (GUI wallets are 32- and 64-bit, but we haven’t updated those yet and you can’t mine on those.) 

We’ve updated BipCoin and it works much better now. But it involves a mandatory software update for the CLI wallets from 0.0.0.3 to 0.0.0.4

To keep mining valid coins, you must do this by block 38500. This happens on Wed Oct 19, 2016 at 1 AM New York City time (EDIT: this has already passed).

Any coins mined on the old software after that block will be on a fork, will be worthless, and will not work with the new software everyone else will be using.

(GUI wallet is not updated yet. But you can’t mine on that. We will update that next week.)

You shouldn’t have to open ports, but if you do have to, open ports

18870
18871
7690

If you have 0003 BipCoin CLI wallets with BipCoin on them, save (do not delete) your old blockchain in a folder called “OldBipCoinBlockchain”

The blockchain files are located on Windows at C:\Users\(ComputerUserName)\AppData\Roaming\bipcoin

On Linux, it’s in ~/.bipcoin

Move everything in that folder into your new folder called “OldBipCoinBlockchain.”

(Especially do not delete it if you also have the GUI wallet, because that folder not only contains the old blockchain for the CLI wallets, it also contains the private keys for the GUI wallet.)

Move all files in the blockchain folder into the new ” OldBipCoinBlockchain” folder, then clear out the folder they were in. The folder that used to have the blockchain should be empty. You’re going to download a new blockchain automatically with the new software.

=-=-=–

Download the new software

WINDOWS:

create a new folder called BipCoin0004

download:

WINDOWS (18 megs)
MD5: 37203526cb8c6f529a9160b4a649065c
https://bipcoin.org/DROPS/0004/BipCoin-Win0004.zip

and unzip the above into the new BipCoin0004folder

DO NOT RUN bipcoind YET.

 

LINUX (9 megs):
MD5: 7000d2b924098296f9b31c9cf08275fd
https://bipcoin.org/DROPS/0004/BipCoinLinux0004.tgz

Create a new folder called BipCoin0004 and unzip the above into BipCoin0004.

DO NOT RUN bipcoind YET.

=-=-=–

NEXT: for both Windows and Linux:

If you have BipCoin from a previous CLI wallet, copy the .wallet files and .address files from that old wallet into your new BipCoin0004 folder.

In your new folder called BipCoin0004 (the only one you’ll be using now) start bipcoind.

It will have to synchronize to the new block chain (should take around 30 to 60 minutes, depending on network speed). Once synced you’ll see the green ” SYNCHRONIZED OK.”

From your new folder called BipCoin0004, start simplewallet. Then either open an old wallet, or generate a new one. (When generating a new one, generate it, close it, then re-open it to confirm the password before mining with it.)

Check block height by typing

bc_height

in simple wallet. It should be within a block or two of the blockchain height listed near the upper left of this page:

http://democats.org/blockchain/?name=bipcoin

Block height is also on this page: http://democats.org/pool/?name=bipcoin

If there’s no block height showing under the gray “blockchain height” near the top left, go with the blue block under the black “Height” a little below that.

If the page is blank, wait ten minutes and refresh it. We’re working on things and that may be down from time to time for a few days.

Start mining. I’d type in simplewallet

start_mining 3

if it says 3 is too high, try a lower number until you get it working.

Keep a fan on the computer while mining.

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BE SURE TO TRANSFER YOUR OLD BIPS INTO NEW BipCoin ADDRESSES MADE ON WALLET SOFTWARE .0004, THEN DELETE YOUR EMPTY .0003 WALLETS. And change the address anywhere you have it posted and update it with anyone you gave it to.  If you have errors while transferring from the old wallet, read this please.

But transactions are working pretty quick now, esp if you add a small fee. (like .005 bip). Info on transacting and everything else is HERE.

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How to mine BipCoin with mining pools (Plus a great new pool!) https://bipcoin.org/?p=1162

=-=—=-

(If you need the help commands for either bipcoind or simplewallet, click in that window type
help
and hit enter.

(be sure that to exit you type
save
and
exit

in simplewallet

(and type
exit
in bipcoind. (hit “enter” after each command.)
To close it all.

HAPPY MINING!

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MANDATORY WALLET UPDATE – BipCoin hard fork! – CLICK HERE NOW!

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(Duplicate of other post. So important we posted it twice!)

Hard fork directions for BipCoin
10/18/2016

These files below are all 64-bit. You MUST be on 64-bit Windows or Linux to mine. (GUI wallets are 32- and 64-bit, but we haven’t updated those yet and you can’t mine on those.) 

We’ve updated BipCoin and it works much better now. But it involves a mandatory software update for the CLI wallets from 0.0.0.3 to 0.0.0.4

To keep mining valid coins, you must do this by block 38500. This happens on Wed Oct 19, 2016 at 1 AM New York City time (EDIT: this has already passed).

Any coins mined on the old software after that block will be on a fork, will be worthless, and will not work with the new software everyone else will be using.

(GUI wallet is not updated yet. But you can’t mine on that. We will update that next week.)

You shouldn’t have to open ports, but if you do have to, open ports

18870
18871
7690

If you have 0003 BipCoin CLI wallets with BipCoin on them, save (do not delete) your old blockchain in a folder called “OldBipCoinBlockchain”

The blockchain files are located on Windows at C:\Users\(ComputerUserName)\AppData\Roaming\bipcoin

On Linux, it’s in ~/.bipcoin

Move everything in that folder into your new folder called “OldBipCoinBlockchain.”

(Especially do not delete it if you also have the GUI wallet, because that folder not only contains the old blockchain for the CLI wallets, it also contains the private keys for the GUI wallet.)

Move all files in the blockchain folder into the new ” OldBipCoinBlockchain” folder, then clear out the folder they were in. The folder that used to have the blockchain should be empty. You’re going to download a new blockchain automatically with the new software.

=-=-=–

Download the new software

WINDOWS:

create a new folder called BipCoin0004

download:

WINDOWS (17 megs)
MD5: 383c9fb65bd52eee7ada2a3d2d0bb044
https://bipcoin.org/DROPS/0004/BipCoin-Win0004.zip

and unzip the above into the new BipCoin0004folder

DO NOT RUN bipcoind YET.

 

LINUX (9 megs):
MD5: 7000d2b924098296f9b31c9cf08275fd
https://bipcoin.org/DROPS/0004/BipCoinLinux0004.tgz

Create a new folder called BipCoin0004 and unzip the above into BipCoin0004.

DO NOT RUN bipcoind YET.

=-=-=–

NEXT: for both Windows and Linux:

If you have BipCoin from a previous CLI wallet, copy the .wallet files and .address files from that old wallet into your new BipCoin0004 folder.

In your new folder called BipCoin0004 (the only one you’ll be using now) start bipcoind.

It will have to synchronize to the new block chain (should take around 30 to 60 minutes, depending on network speed). Once synced you’ll see the green ” SYNCHRONIZED OK.”

From your new folder called BipCoin0004, start simplewallet. Then either open an old wallet, or generate a new one. (When generating a new one, generate it, close it, then re-open it to confirm the password before mining with it.)

Check block height by typing

bc_height

in simple wallet. It should be within a block or two of the blockchain height listed near the upper left of this page:

http://democats.org/blockchain/?name=bipcoin

Block height is also on this page: http://democats.org/pool/?name=bipcoin

If there’s no block height showing under the gray “blockchain height” near the top left, go with the blue block under the black “Height” a little below that.

If the page is blank, wait ten minutes and refresh it. We’re working on things and that may be down from time to time for a few days.

Start mining. I’d type in simplewallet

start_mining 3

if it says 3 is too high, try a lower number until you get it working.

Keep a fan on the computer while mining.

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Transactions are working pretty quick now, esp if you add a small fee. (like .005 bip). Info on transacting and everything else is HERE.

Also, bigger transactions tend to work if you’re sending from a wallet that is (solo) mining while sending.

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How to mine BipCoin with mining pools (Plus a great new pool!) https://bipcoin.org/?p=1162

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(If you need the help commands for either bipcoind or simplewallet, click in that window type
help
and hit enter.

(be sure that to exit you type
save
and
exit

in simplewallet

(and type
exit
in bipcoind. (hit “enter” after each command.)
To close it all.

HAPPY MINING!

No-ads interview with Fluffy Pony of CryptoNote-coin Monero on Free Talk Live


Listen above^ or Download.

Great interview with really smart guy, from Free Talk Live on 9/4/16. I edited out no content, but I did remove gaps, music, ads, etc.

As a fellow talk radio host, I have to say how it’s still amazing to me that an hour of talk radio is about 35 minutes of actual talking.

Also normalized the audio. Sounds better than it did.

 

BipCoin launched the day BEFORE the big announcement about Monero

BipCoin, which is based on CryptoNote code, like Monero….I just realized that the day we launched, Sunday August 21, 2016:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1592050.0

was one day BEFORE the big announcement about Monero that drove the price up. (Our updated Bitcointalk thread is here.)

We had no knowledge that announcement was coming, we were just interested in producing a coin based on the same code base and happened to release it the day before.

Status of BipCoin is unsure. No guarantees of if this will ever be worth anything, but if you wanna try mining the easiest-to-mine coin ever, at this point, BipCoin is it.

 

Possibly first-ever transfer of one single squitten of BipCoin

First one-squitten Transfer
That’s one trillionth of a single BipCoin. That’s the smallest unit of divisibility of BipCoin. Sent from NunaBizness to NunaBizness2.

To contrast, it’s 4 more decimal places of granularity than Bitcoin, the smallest unit of which, the satoshi, is only one hundred millionth of a single bitcoin.

Ironically, it took a transfer fee of 1/1000th of a BipCoin to send this 1 squitten. That fee will likely be reduced as BipCoin gains more value.

Oh, and yes, that is the CLI wallet from BipCoin v.0003. And you are only at .0001. More will be revealed by the middle of next week or before, after extensive testing.

It’s already highly reducing those “Tx verification fail” messages on our machines.

Worms.

MWD

Dealing with errors installing the Linux GUI wallet

Screenshot from 2016-08-21 11-10-12

legerde sez:

 Looking at your screen shot, it can’t find the qt development libraries.   Try something like this (I think this will do it):
sudo apt-get install qtbase5-dev
sudo apt-get install libboost-all-dev gcc make cmake git g++
should get qtbase5-dev added to the list like this:
sudo apt-get install qtbase5-dev libboost-all-dev gcc make cmake git g++

How to run a BipCoin node

PLEASE CONSIDER RUNNING A NODE

You can do this from home on a spare computer, but it’s even better if you rent a little space at a host. Our favorite hosts are  Digital Ocean, Interserver and Vultr.

(Those are our referral links. When you use one of those we get a little off what we’re paying for multiple servers on 4 different hosts in four continents.)

This will work remotely or at home, and on Windows or on Linux.

For remote servers: something like this will work:

1 CPU Core
1024MB Memory
25GB Storage
Transfer 1TB per month

Though best is to go with at least the next larger package. It won’t cost much.

Rent the server space and  simply unzip our binary to the server (as if you were installing to run the CLI wallet), but just run bipcoind.

Once it says it’s running let it sync for a while. Then check bipcoind. Once it says

SYNCHRONIZED OK

in green text, you’re good to go and the node is live.

If you know how, “run as a service”, do that. If not, just run it.

Let us know if you do run a Node. That will get you a “Thank you for your service!” and will get your name (or nick) on the <humor>BipCot Golden Floppy Disc USB stick of Redemption. (Coming soon, The Golden Blockchain of Redemption.)</humor>

 

8/17/16 – blockchain started for real.

blockchain started for real. Pre-mining and testing as test. If all good will release on the 21st, using current blockchain. Total pre-mine should be

%.12

i.e. about 1/10th of 1 percent of total coin. Because we can. And to test. And to put in our pockets. Because we can. And for faucet. Or we’ll spend it all on cat toys if we feel like it.

Anyway, all is working well, feels good.

“watson, come here I need you!”

“what hath god wraught?”

lol.

-MWD