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  Coin Interview with Skycoin
Posted by: skyguy - 12-16-2017, 07:02 PM - Forum: Videos - Replies (2)

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Information Skycoin coin hours explained
Posted by: skyguy - 12-14-2017, 05:44 PM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (32)

Compliments BleuDreamZzZz from Reddit

So what are CoinHours and how did they get into your #Skycoin wallet?
Coinhours are earned by holding Skycoin in your Skycoin wallet! It's like mining or staking, except you do not need to leave the wallet open to earn the hours! Just send and forget! See here for transferring skycoins from cryptopia to your skycoin wallet

Holding 1 coin for 1 hour generates 1 coin hour. Always. Therefore; holding 1000 coins for 1 hour generates 1000 coin hours. The new wallet (version 20) now shows the “CoinHours”, which users earn for holding Skycoin. We are working on an exchange for converting and establishing an exchange rate between CoinHours and Skycoin. Coin Hours are similar to the “Gas” in Ethereum or coin aging in Bitcoin, but are exchange-tradeable and are a separate parallel currency in Skycoin.

Coin Hours are used for transaction fees in Skycoin and will also be used for network resources on Skywire. Coin Hours may eventually also be used for allocation of distributed computation resources, storage or bandwidth on SkyLedger and any Skycoin side changes with embedded CX scripting language.

The future wallet versions will add an API and UI to specify or split the CoinHour balances in transactions. If Skycoins are held on an exchange, the coin hours earned will go to the exchange. Skycoin CoinHours are also a very important part of the Skycoin CoinJoin infrastructure for increasing transaction privacy. CoinHours will be posted as collateral for mixing to prevent participants from backing out of or slowing down CoinJoin transactions. Skycoin CoinJoin transactions improve the mathematical guarantee of Skycoin transaction privacy by spending outputs from multiple wallets in the same transaction. This prevents the most common deanonymizing attacks in Bitcoin. When fully implemented, this will give Skycoin a ZeroCoin-level mathematical guarantee of transaction privacy, with orders of magnitude less complexity and computation overhead than the ZeroCoin implementation, by eliminating the requirement of the highly complicated zero-knowledge proof system.

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Information Skycoin Social Sites
Posted by: skyguy - 12-14-2017, 05:40 PM - Forum: Skycoin - Replies (1)



General Discussions 
Skywire Discussions 




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Information Popular Crypto Websites
Posted by: skyguy - 12-14-2017, 05:37 PM - Forum: CryptoCurrency - Replies (16)

WorldCoinIndex - For tracking crypto prices

CoinMarketCap - More detailed Crypto information (Market Cap, Circulating Supply, etc.)

CoinTelegraph - Crypto News Site

Bitcoin Twitter - Everything Bitcoin related

CryptoCoinNews - Another Crypto News Site

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  Skywire Miner Components List
Posted by: skyguy - 12-13-2017, 06:45 AM - Forum: Skywire - Replies (56)

Below is the list of parts identified in the official sky miner pictures

**This isn't a confirmed or complete list. More info will be provided when it becomes available

Orange Pi Prime Development Board H5 Quad-core 

[Image: Orange_Pi_H5_Board.jpg]

Miner Frame
Aluminium T-Slot Strut
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External Bracket
For joining the T-Struts together

[Image: T-Strut-Bracket.jpg]

PCB Stand-off Spacers
For holding boards in place

[Image: Hexagonal_Copper_Ferrule_Cylinder_Pillars.jpg]

PSU: Mean Well NES-100-5 : 5V 20A (100W) Switching PSU

[Image: RS-100-24.jpg?time=1506275525]
Switch: 10A 250V 3 Pin Inlet Power Module Fuse Switch (IEC300) 

[Image: Power_Inlet_Module.jpg]

DC Male Plug Cable
For powering the Orange PIs. Size: 4.0 mm x 1.7 mm (Thanks AlbertAi01)

[Image: DC_Male_Connector_Plug.jpg]

Shopping List 
Compliments Morgan Weedman

http://got.by/25idyd CPU BOARD + 2 GB of RAM+ 4 CPU cores + DC Power supply cable    - 8 Pieces

http://got.by/25ie1o 16GB Storage A1 Class MicroSD  - 8 Pieces

http://got.by/25ie47 Lan Cables  - 8 Pieces

http://amzn.to/2Doxepf OpenWRT Giga Router - 1 piece (if you find with  8+1 ports, you dont need the Giga switch below)

http://got.by/25ie7b  8+1 port Giga switch - 1 piece

http://got.by/25jau5 5V 20A (100W) Switching PSU - 1 piece

http://got.by/25owi4 - DC Jack male (you need only 1)

https://goo.gl/T7wrFC DC connector 5.5x2.1 to 4.0x1.7 (you'll need only 8)

http://got.by/25jbb9 Switch: 10A 250V 3 Pin Inlet Power Module Fuse Switch

http://got.by/25ovj4 - 2x Power Cord

http://got.by/25ovus - DC Power Splitter with 8 ports

https://alpinelinux.org/downloads/ Alpine Linux   - free software

https://github.com/skycoin/skywire - SKYWIRE SOFTWARE

https://goo.gl/Ft2kSk - 5.5 / 2.1 female to 4.0 / 1.7mm male adapters

Attached Files
.pdf   NES-100-SPEC.PDF (Size: 561.53 KB / Downloads: 105)
.xlsx   Specification Sheet of Skyminer (Build 2.0).xlsx (Size: 11.64 KB / Downloads: 124)
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Heart Shoutout to skyguy
Posted by: Seattleite - 12-13-2017, 06:16 AM - Forum: Skycoin Project - Replies (15)

Everyone thank skyguy for making this for us :3

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Information Encrypt Skycoin Wallet
Posted by: skyguy - 12-11-2017, 05:06 PM - Forum: Skycoin - Replies (4)

Compliments of prblmchld. Original thread here  

At the time of this post, the Skycoin desktop client does not yet offer an encryption mechanism. You can track the progress of this issue here: https://github.com/skycoin/skycoin/issues/479

Below is a simple way to store your Skycoin wallet files in an encrypted container until encryption is implemented in the desktop client! Shout out to 'Experience Dickerson' for originally sharing this idea with the Skycoin Telegram!

  1. Download VeraCrypt @ https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Downloads.html

  2. Open VeraCrypt, select a drive letter, then select 'Create Volume'

    [Image: VeraCrypt_CreateVolume.png]

  3. Follow the steps for 'Create an encrypted file container'.

  4. Make sure your Skycoin client is closed before proceeding to step 5!

  5. Make a backup of the 'C:\Users\USERNAME\.skycoin' folder.

  6. Seriously. Make sure you have a backup of your '.skycoin' folder.

  7. In VeraCrypt, click 'Select File...' in the bottom right hand corner. Select the container file you created. Click 'Mount' on the bottom left.

  8. Your encrypted container should now be mounted and VeraCrypt will look something like this:

    [Image: VeraCrypt_Container.png]

  9. Copy your 'C:\Users\USERNAME.skycoin' folder into your mounted container. Once in the container I renamed the '.skycoin' folder to just 'skycoinwallet'.

  10. Stop. Take a deep breathe. Make sure your '.skycoin' folder is backed up and then delete the folder located at 'C:\Users\USERNAME.skycoin' (the default wallet location).

  11. Create a symbolic link to the container. Open up an administrative command prompt/powershell and type the following: mklink /D C:\Users\USERNAME.skycoin Z:\skycoinwallet

    [Image: VeraCrypt_CreateLink.png]
    *Make sure to use your actual username.

  12. After creating the symbolic link you should be able to open the Skycoin client and see your coins!

  13. Note that If you open a file stored on a VeraCrypt volume, the file will be automatically decrypted to RAM (memory) on the fly while it is being read. I would suggest only mounting your encrypted container when using your wallet.
    *Remember that your wallet does not have to be open to accumulate coin hours!

  14. When you are ready to dismount your encrypted container make sure that you close the Skycoin client. Open VeraCrypt and select 'Unmount' in the bottom left.

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Information Transfer skycoin to desktop wallet
Posted by: skyguy - 12-11-2017, 03:36 PM - Forum: Skycoin - Replies (5)

This tutorial explains the process of transferring skycoins from cryptopia to a windows desktop wallet

(1) Download the windows 32bit or 64bit desktop wallet and extract the contents to a drive on your computer. I personally extracted the contents to my C: drive. Once extracted, navigate to your skycoin folder and launch the skycoin executable. See here for a more detailed tutorial of how to install the windows desktop wallet

**It's advisable to keep your wallet as secure as possible. See this thread for info on how to encrypt your desktop wallet 

[Image: Launch_SKY_Wallet.jpg]

(2) After launching the skycoin executable, a small command window will start up and automatically open the sky wallet inside a browser window. Highlight your wallet address and copy it to memory (right click, copy). **Only copy the string, do not include the "- SKY (0 Coin Hours)" suffix

[Image: Sky_Wallet.jpg]

Log into the Cryptopia website and click the balances icon (under the bitcoin icon) to see your available balance

[Image: Cryptopia_Balances.jpg]

From the Balances page, click the "withdraw" icon to open the transfer details window

[Image: Withdraw_SKY.jpg]

(5) From the transfer window, (1) Select the amount of coins you want to transfer, (2) Paste your Skycoin desktop wallet address, (3) Enter your Cyptopia pin, (4) Click next to process the request. Done

**Cryptopia currently charges 1 skycoin to transfer your balance to another wallet. If you want to transfer 10 skycoins, you will need a balance of 11 skycoins. Decimal places will be added soon, which will bring down the withdrawal fee amount. After transferring your skycoins, wait a few minutes for your balance to reflect. Once your coins have transferred, you will start earning coin hours for every coin you hold in the wallet. 1 skycoin will generate 1 coin hour every hour it's in your wallet 

[Image: Withdraw_SKY_Details.jpg]

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  What is a WUG
Posted by: skyguy - 12-06-2017, 03:20 PM - Forum: WUG Discussions - Replies (12)

WUGs (Wireless User Groups) are not for profit wireless communities. The network works like a smaller version of the internet. Many houses, buildings and high sites make up a mesh of interconnected nodes able to pass traffic along to the next, making it possible to connect all nodes on the network.

All equipment is standard wifi equipment, operating under 802.11 standards which makes it affordable to anyone

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Information Skycoin in a nutshell
Posted by: skyguy - 12-06-2017, 09:47 AM - Forum: Questions and Answers - Replies (2)

From medium.com

Skycoin consists of six essential components:

  • Aether: is Skycoin’s key value store replication protocol.
  • CXO: is Skycoin’s immutable object system (whose objects are replicated over aether)
  • Skywire : is Skycoin’s software defined networking standard. Of which meshnet is a subset or operating mode.
  • BlockDb is Skycoin’s blockchain storage and replication system. Over aether/CXO eventually.
  • CX: is Skycoin’s turing complete application language. For blockchain and off.
  • Skycoin: is the secure, anonymous and fast transaction token powering the Skycoin platform.

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Skycoin Features and Applications

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