Damn, you guys are fast lol. Thanks!
Okay, so it looks like there's no *nix client, at least no obvious download on that site? That's unfortunate. Oh, well, I've already got a Windows laptop up for playing with the Windows NYAN client (long story), so I downloaded and started it there. Nice thing about this system is that the clients are all light clients, so no big blockchain download.
I don't know how much I'll play around with it today, just trying to get the minimum together for the article and move onto other things I need to prepare in the few hours before I go, but I expect I'll continue checking out BTS later. So...I'll take whatever shares you want to give. ;-) And I'll note it in my disclosure. Fair warning: I've been accused of being a DOGE shill by the RDDheads and it's basically true. Don't expect that my endorsement will carry a lot of weight.
Hm...the create a new wallet seems to be taking a long time or stuck. I'm on Windows XP, possibly unsupported? Ah, never mind, just took a little bit. Oh, and I guess I was wrong: it looks like it does need to get the whole blockchain? I'm surprised; since only delegates process transactions I would have expected a light-wallet to be possible/default.
The Create New Account button doesn't seem to do anything. Ah, never mind, just took a little bit again. Are these slight delays waiting for blocks to confirm them?
The account key, which I'm guessing is the address, is:
At least I think it is. Manually copied between the computers. Quick visual inspection looks right. Ah, had one lowercase swapped for uppercase; okay, I think it's right.
The last block synced is 156 days ago but I have ten network connections; will that resolve itself shortly?
Edit: Now it says 148 days ago; I guess it is syncing a whole block chain and just very stutter-step about it?
Edit 2: Yep, slowly syncing: 137 days back now. Works.
Okay, so another question: any links to a good source on a maximum transaction rate with the current code? This doesn't seem to be a bitcoin fork, so my typical methods don't apply. Basically: any source on how many transactions can fit into a block? Thanks!
Edit 3: As long as I'm having you guys do my "homework" (no, not a school project just to be clear; personal project, but it's what I'd have to find otherwise for my standard summary I do): any good source on the transaction fees? (That is, for standard BTS transfer, not bitAsset stuff) the wiki isn't very helpful as usual: http://wiki.bitshares.org/index.php/Transaction_Fees
Oh, and I see my transaction rate question was actually included in the link/quote above. Never mind; thanks! Although I would still appreciate a technical link explaining how that works. This means that tens of thousands of transactions can be in a block? So then is there no upper limit to block size, since all the transaction processors are trusted?