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  Skycoin Fiber Solar Bankers Overview
Posted by: skyguy - 12-20-2017, 05:59 PM - Forum: Fiber - Replies (2)

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  Linker Coin Partners with SkyCoin
Posted by: skyguy - 12-20-2017, 07:14 AM - Forum: News - No Replies


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Information Skycoin Shop Website
Posted by: skyguy - 12-17-2017, 10:07 AM - Forum: Skycoin - No Replies


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  What is a mesh network
Posted by: skyguy - 12-17-2017, 08:38 AM - Forum: WUG Discussions - Replies (2)

From wikipedia

mesh network is a local network topology in which the infrastructure nodes (i.e. bridges, switches and other infrastructure devices) connect directly, dynamically and non-hierarchically to as many other nodes as possible and cooperate with one another to efficiently route data from/to clients. This lack of dependency on one node allows for every node to participate in the relay of information. Mesh networks dynamically self-organize and self-configure, which can reduce installation overhead. The ability to self-configure enables dynamic distribution of workloads, particularly in the event that a few nodes should fail. This in turn contributes to fault-tolerance and reduced maintenance costs.

Mesh topology may be contrasted with conventional star/tree local network topologies in which the bridges/switches are directly linked to only a small subset of other bridges/switches, and the links between these infrastructure neighbours are hierarchical. While star-and-tree topologies are very well established, highly standardized and vendor-neutral, vendors of mesh network devices have not yet all agreed on common standards, and interoperability between devices from different vendors is not yet assured.

Basic principles

Mesh networks can relay messages using either a flooding technique or a routing technique. With routing, the message is propagated along a path by hopping from node to node until it reaches its destination. To ensure that all its paths are available, the network must allow for continuous connections and must reconfigure itself around broken paths, using self-healing algorithms such as Shortest Path Bridging. Self-healing allows a routing-based network to operate when a node breaks down or when a connection becomes unreliable. As a result, the network is typically quite reliable, as there is often more than one path between a source and a destination in the network. Although mostly used in wireless situations, this concept can also apply to wired networks and to software interaction.

A mesh network whose nodes are all connected to each other is a fully connected network. Fully connected wired networks have the advantages of security and reliability: problems in a cable affect only the two nodes attached to it. However, in such networks, the number of cables, and therefore the cost, goes up rapidly as the number of nodes increases.

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  Skycoin / Skywire POC
Posted by: NetOp4Coin - 12-17-2017, 12:06 AM - Forum: Skywire - Replies (3)

Hi all!

I had posted this on Reddit, but then was lucky enough to have a SkyWUG forum member point me here. Excited to explore this further! Thanks for any help you all can offer!

I'm a network engineer by trade, and I'm interested in setting up a Proof of Concept lab for Skycoin/Skywire. I've already dipped my toe in, and used the code posted on GitHub to deploy a single node, but of course, by itself it doesn't do anything... 

In this POC I would like to setup a 3 node mesh, each node representing a different user/location, each with a unique/dedicated wallet. Content-wise; node A would be the bridge to "Legacy Internet", and nodes B and C would represent various "Dark Web" resources. I want to see data flow between these nodes, and I want to see Skycoin flow between wallets in response to this data flow. 

Setting up the network topology won't be a problem for me. Following the GitHub instructions for initial turn up the Skywire nodes doesn't seem to be an issue either. From there I'm a little hazy...

How do I associate a node with a wallet? How do I forward traffic through the nodes? How do I advertise into the mesh, that certain content can be reached via each node? Or is there a directory of sorts that maps out content to node public key?

[Also, a little beyond the POC piece... Is there any value in setting up nodes which are just stubs on the "Legacy Internet"? Do we see any REAL demand from the public for nodes which are both reached over the "Legacy Internet", and also provide access to the "Legacy Internet" (for anonymity, or circumventing restrictions)? 

And - does anyone know of a way to "mine" Skycoin without specifically forwarding traffic for another Skycoin user? 

So many questions, but I'll stop there... Interested in some dialogue with anyone who has tried/done any of this. Would love links to documentation on this. Very happy to hear any correction if I'm looking at this wrong. 


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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 
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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
[Image: 0002853_t-slot-strut-profile-20mm_300.jpeg]
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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