[ANN] Darkcoin | Darkcoin.io | Creators of x-11, Darksend, DGW, and InstantX

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--- VERY OUTDATED INFORMATION - FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY ---



Release date: 11PM EST, 18th January 2014 / No premine

Hard Fork on Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Specifications

  • Super secure hashing algorithm: 11 rounds of scientific hashing functions (blake, bmw, groestl, jh, keccak, skein, luffa, cubehash, shavite, simd, echo)
  • Block reward is controlled by: 2222222/(((Difficulty+2600)/9)^2)
  • CPU/GPU mining
  • Block generation: 2.5 minutes
  • Difficulty Retargets using Dark Gravity Wave
  • 7% decrease in the number of coins generated per year
  • Est. ~22M Max Coins
  • Decentralized MasterNode Network
  • Superior Transaction Anonymity using DarkSend: Release Candidate 1 on MainNet

Coin Information
Darkcoin is the first privacy-centric cryptographic currency with anonymous block transactions powered by DarkSend. We currently have a fully functional public Release Candidate for DarkSend, see Downloads below.

Darkcoin now has a new kind of hybrid reward system similar to POW with POS. Those who run masternodes being rewarded via 10% of the mining rewards. Masternodes must put up collateral to run, and yet are paid for the work they perform.

Darkcoin uses a new chained hashing algorithm approach, with many new scientific hashing algorithms for the proof-of-work. This is so that the processing distribution is fair and coins will be distributed in much the same way Bitcoins were originally. ASICs will be much more difficult to make for these algorithms and should take years.

Darkcoin is the coin that introduced Dark Gravity Wave (DGW) to adjust the difficulty and protect the network from large fluctuations in the difficulty.

With chained hashing, high end CPUs give an average return similar to that of GPUs. Another side effect of the algorithm is GPUs run at about 30% less wattage than scrypt and 30-50% cooler.

Whitepaper
http://www.darkcoin.io/downloads/DarkcoinWhitepaper.pdf

Zerocoin vs Darkcoin
What is the difference? Developer eduffield explains in this post.

Dark Wallet vs Darkcoin
What is the difference? Developer, eduffield, explains in this post.

How does DarkSend anonymize transactions?:

As of version 3 beta, DarkSend is almost completely anonymous.

DarkSend Progress Reports:
Feb 20th #6: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.msg5259501#msg5259501
Feb 26th: Press Release: http://www.darkcoin.io/downloads/DarkcoinPRStatement.pdf
March 3rd, Beta V2: https://bitcointa.lk/threads/ann-dr...oler-than-scrypt.240313/page-343#post-5232548
March 6th, Beta V3: http://darkcoin.io/downloads/DarkSendv3.pdf
March 27th, Beta V5: https://bitcointa.lk/threads/ann-dr...oler-than-scrypt.240313/page-585#post-5657681
April 7th, Beta V6: https://www.darkcointalk.org/threads/darksend-beta-v6.226/
April 17th, RC1.1: http://www.darkcoin.io/downloads/DarkSendDocumentation.pdf
May 1st, RC2: http://darkcoin.io/beta.php
This version is a required update as there will be a hard fork on May 14th to implement
MasterNode payments.

Improvements over this mixing solution are due to include the following features:

* Master Nodes These nodes handle the mixing through random selection -
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.msg5282966#msg5282966

* I2P:
I'm implementing I2P into the masternodes. We're going to have our own private network just for DarkSend.​
eduffield, 10 May 2014. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=421615.msg6643662#msg6643662

Website:
http://www.darkcoin.io

Downloads:
At this time, please download the pre-compiled Release Candidates and read the PDF regarding the use of the wallet. When fully functional, the source will be made available. Please follow this link:
http://darkcoin.io/beta.php Use these binaries
http://www.darkcoin.io/downloads/DarkSendDocumentation.pdf Please read this to familiarize yourself with DarkSend.

Old wallets are here:
Linux wallet - https://github.com/darkcoinproject/darkcoin
Mac wallet - http://darkcoin.io/downloads/DarkCoin-Qt-v091-MacOSX.zip
Windows wallet - http://darkcoin.io/downloads/darkcoin-qt.exe

Standalone CPU Miner:
Source: https://github.com/ig0tik3d/darkcoin-cpuminer-1.2c
Source: https://github.com/elmad/darkcoin-cpuminer-1.3-avx-aes (Faster if you have the AES-NI instruction set)
Windows: http://darkcoin.io/downloads/xcoin-miner.zip
Windows 1.2 avx-aes: http://darkcoin.io/downloads/darkcoin-minerd-1.2c.zip
Windows 1.3 avx-aes: http://download.darkcoin.fr/darkCoin-cpuminer-1.3-avx-aes-windows-binaries.zip

Standalone GPU Miner:
Source: https://github.com/prettyhatemachine/sph-sgminer
Windows: https://mega.co.nz/#!2JYXHDpD!OOiFOdsh5rnvk1zhz5niXENNzbgnw1UXwmFcicBzevI
phm’s bitcointalk thread:
https://bitcointa.lk/threads/ann-dr...ulti-algo-gpu-miner-myr-groestl-added.264612/

Pools:
http://www.drkpool.com/
https://www.minep.it/pool/drk
http://www.ghash.io/drk
http://dark.v2.dedicatedpool.com/
http://simpledrk.com/
http://cpu-pool.net/drk/
http://darkcoin.miningpoolhub.com/
http://www.nimuecrypto.com/dark-pool
http://drk.nmgpool.com/
http://darkcoin.stonedpuppy.com/
http://drk.yobapool.net/
http://dark.coinium.org/
http://dark.minerstation.com/
http://dark.suchpool.pw/
http://pool.terahashers.com/
http://drk.coinmine.pl/
http://pool.darkcoin.me/ *chinese*
http://drk.althash.eu/
http://www.omargpools.ca/drk
http://xhash.net
http://www.nimuecrypto.com/dark-pool
http://p2pool.crunchpool.com:7903/ (p2p)
http://darckcoin.mine.nu/ (p2p)
http://x11p2p.com:7903/ (p2p)
http://p2poolcoin.com:7903/ (p2p)

Exchanges:
https://www.mintpal.com/market/DRK/BTC
https://www.cryptsy.com/markets/view/155
https://poloniex.com/
https://bter.com/trade/drk_btc
http://www.btc38.com/trade.html?btc38_trade_coin_name=DRK
https://coinedup.com/OrderBook?market=DRK&base=BTC
https://c-cex.com/index.html?p=drk-btc
http://www.ecoinfund.com/market=27
http://LiteBit.eu
https://www.europex.eu/#coin/btc/drk
https://bleutrade.com/
https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-DRK
https://www.coinopend.com/trading/DRK_BTC
http://www.cryptokk.com/
http://cryptotc.us/market#DRK
https://pmtocoins.com/index.php?page=trade&market=21
http://Coin-Swap.net
https://www.coins-e.com/exchange/DRK_BTC/
https://usecryptos.com/

Other tools
PaperWallet: http://paper.darkcoin.io/
Forum: https://www.darkcointalk.org
Blockchain Explorer: http://chainz.cryptoid.info/drk/
Blockchain Explorer2: http://explorer.darkcoin.io/
Master Node Graph: http://drk.poolhash.org/darksend.html
Pools: http://darkcoin.mine.nu/poolhash.html
Difficulty Chart: http://darkcoin.mine.nu/graph.html
Difficulty Chart: http://coinz.co.vu/diff/?drk
www.coinmarketcap.com
www.WorldCoinIndex.com
Mining hardware: https://docs.zoho.com/sheet/published.do?rid=12cbm2fe8ce55abb2476daa0f8c576b442d40&mode=html

Current Bounties
https://bitcointa.lk/threads/ann-dr...oler-than-scrypt.240313/page-424#post-5378325
(bounties are cancelled till we redo the spreadsheet and repost)

Add a Pool/Exchange/Other Tool
http://goo.gl/mSYVhX

Games
http://dice.lotterymining.com
http://wheel.lotterymining.com
https://coin-horse.com/DRK/

Places to spend Darkcoin
http://altoutlet.com/drk
http://www.flokinet.is
https://www.amagimetals.com/
http://www.cryptodechange.com/

IRC: #darkcoin
Subreddit: r/DrkCoin
Twitter: @DarkcoinCrypto

Software development donations: XpAy7r5RVdGLnnjWNKuB9EUDiJ5Tje9GZ8

 
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rrodent

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pfft... I like the other fork i was on... had over 300 drk pending from solo mining with my 22mh... that's over three times what i've managed to mine since i started mining last June. Instead all i get is .5 drk in fees from mixing gone wrong and my 100 coins still aren't mixed passed 1/2/3 rnds. No more testing on main net por favor.

Had to throw something negative in here seeing as Shojay and company aren't invited :p
 
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stan.distortion

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Bagholders... losers... going to zero.... simple fundamentals... crash incoming... China bans Bitcoin!!!!... blah blah blah...
Just for authenticity :)

 

stan.distortion

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Nothing to this scamcoin though, favourite from reddit today and premined in the billions:
Hard fork in the Euro protocol announced! (self.Bitcoin)

submitted 21 hours ago by FrancisPouliot

Hard fork in the Euro currency protocol announced!

  • difficulty decreased
  • block rewards to be increased
  • block generation time to be decreased
  • reward output rate: €19, 025 units / seconds
  • consensus imposed by centralized proof-of-stake (i.e. large holders of euro units, governments and financial institutions).
source
 

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I miss Bitcointalk! Let's use this thread. Post here if you're suffering from BCT withdrawal!

Bonus: No Terzo2, shojayxt, or various other trolls..
Ok, so it's not me. My gosh it must be a big DDOS attack! My masternode isn't working either, so slow! all weirded out. Somebody is doing a very coordinated attack on us, Bitcoin, and other alt coins. Very interesting.

Anyone have a favorite way to deal with ddos attacks? I guess I can just block ip addresses, but don't want to keep entire ip address off my masternodes, that'd be bad, no?
 
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TanteStefana

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Instamined. I made 20k pumpin this scam and speak 5 languages so have no time to speak with bunch of bagholders.
Quotes aren't adding up right, LOL

Thank you guys for the color, I feel like I'm really on Bitcointalk and you even fooled rrodent, LOL, Feels just like home!
 
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TanteStefana

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LOL, So any rumors about what's going on? No need to justify them, lets get creative and come ups with some. I think Bitcointalk has been shut down by the NSA so that the prices will drop and the government can buy up a bunch to pay for the deficit, what do you all think?
 

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Ok, so it's not me. My gosh it must be a big DDOS attack! My masternode isn't working either, so slow! all weirded out. Somebody is doing a very coordinated attack on us, Bitcoin, and other alt coins. Very interesting.

Anyone have a favorite way to deal with ddos attacks? I guess I can just block ip addresses, but don't want to keep entire ip address off my masternodes, that'd be bad, no?
DDOS attack? Nah, it's a disk failure. You can get more info from the official twitter. (I can't post a link because i haven't been on the forum long enough)


On other notes, the Darkcoin Show video on youtube has brought me to Darkcoin. I was always reading the Darkcoin thread on Bitcointalk but the video really made me think about how good darkcoin really was, so now I'm here.

Also, Bitcointalk's disk failure also caused me to register here. Now I feel I need to stay. :) So you guys have another member! But I don't have any DRK yet. I better download the wallet onto my laptop. ;)
 

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LOL, So any rumors about what's going on? No need to justify them, lets get creative and come ups with some. I think Bitcointalk has been shut down by the NSA so that the prices will drop and the government can buy up a bunch to pay for the deficit, what do you all think?
I think certain governments will do everything possible to keep their power and increase control, and they will hate crypto currencies but what will they do if they can't stop people like China using them ?
 

stan.distortion

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LOL, So any rumors about what's going on? No need to justify them, lets get creative and come ups with some. I think Bitcointalk has been shut down by the NSA so that the prices will drop and the government can buy up a bunch to pay for the deficit, what do you all think?
Nah, all the anti Islam, anti Russia, the US economy's never had it so good shite was getting laughed at so the hard drive firmware had some discrete modifications, either that or they couldn't handle 1000 new troll accounts a second. Shame, was having some good chats with folks that knew their stuff on economics.

EDIT: Love the changes to the forum but how does one go about operating this multi quote device?
 

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Nah, all the anti Islam, anti Russia, the US economy's never had it so good shite was getting laughed at so the hard drive firmware had some discrete modifications, either that or they couldn't handle 1000 new troll accounts a second. Shame, was having some good chats with folks that knew their stuff on economics.

EDIT: Love the changes to the forum but how does one go about operating this multi quote device?
If this is the BCT thread replacement, there's no moderator help here only deletion.
 

stan.distortion

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Can georgem do his magic and put some insignia 'D' on the Cellos? :D
Nice one :) Tocatta & Fugue had just popped up on a random playlist and that was the perfect compliment :)

Another for your consideration:

EDIT:
If this is the BCT thread replacement, there's no moderator help here only deletion.
Ahh we'll, if things keep improving like this the forum will auto-mod soon :)
 
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I come here to help !
I heard you guys are having a problem on the blockchain !? I am an expert from BullShCoin , and i offer my help !
I have a fork stuck in my eye and i belive I can give you guys some advice before the same or worth happens to you.
My tip, do NOT pull it out, stick another fork in the other eye, that should "balance" it out.
we at BullShCoin do this all the time.
Good luck to you guys
your friends from across the hall !