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« on: January 10, 2014, 01:02:38 pm »
This is the current SCSL

It is structured to protect the investments of everyone involved with PTS AGS and all subsequent products. It also encourage people to work in the community and bring value instead of taking it out.

+ 1 if you like it

« on: January 10, 2014, 01:02:25 pm »
This is the current SCSL

It is structured to protect the investments of everyone involved with PTS AGS and all subsequent products. It also encourage people to work in the community and bring value instead of taking it out.

+ 1 if you like it

« on: January 10, 2014, 01:01:52 pm »
This is the current SCSL

It is structured to protect the investments of everyone involved with PTS AGS and all subsequent products. It also encourage people to work in the community and bring value instead of taking it out.

+ 1 if you like it

BitShares PTS / Dump
« on: January 07, 2014, 10:05:13 am »
Down trend indicative of dumping, why the loss of confidence?

Meta / Chat
« on: January 07, 2014, 08:28:44 am »
let's integrate chat into the forum, makes real time communication easy for tech support and bounties.

Technical Support / Help with Compilation of PTS (Windows)
« on: January 06, 2014, 11:49:09 am »
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I keep getting this

C:\ProtoShares>make -f Makefile.Release
cl -c -nologo -Zm200 -Zc:wchar_t- -O2 -MD -GR -EHsc -W3 -w34100 -w34189 -DUNICODE -DWIN32
Core" -I"..\Qt\4.8.5\include\QtGui" -I"..\Qt\4.8.5\include" -I"." -I"..\Qt\4.8.5\include\A
ctiveQt" -I"release" -I"." -I"..\Qt\4.8.5\mkspecs\win32-msvc2010" -Forelease\ @<<
<< was unexpected at this time.
make: *** [{src\qt\test}.cpp{release\}.obj] Error 255

the actual part in the makefile.release is

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$(CXX) -c $(CXXFLAGS) $(INCPATH) -Forelease\ @<<

MemoryCoin / Memory Coin as a DAC
« on: January 05, 2014, 09:23:05 am »
Please explain to me, what kind of DAC is it. What does it do/ intend to do?

Meta / New Board
« on: January 04, 2014, 10:50:27 am »
We need a LEGAL subforum. mainly for questions and discussion of regulations current and future.

Technical Support / FAQ: Protoshares, Angelshares, Bitshares
« on: January 04, 2014, 08:05:41 am »
Welcome to Bitshares Forum, below are a few answers to FAQs

What is ProtoShares?

ProtoShares is a class of crypto-currency that let you capture a position in one or more new DACs before
they are even implemented. The speculative value of a DACs ProtoShares is a subjective mix of three market
perception pillars. These pillars are the market’s assessment of:

• The speculative value of a future DAC share.
• The probability that the DAC can and will be successfully fielded.
• Confidence that the ProtoShares map to an equitable share in the implementation.

So owning Protoshares gives you a share in future DACs. for more in depth info, go here

What is AngelShares?

AngelShares is a crowd funding operation that works to support the development of DACs. It functions like a mining pool where every day shares are mined and divided among contributors proportional to how much they contributed. Rather than hash-power based proof-of-work like Bitcoin based Digital Currencies, AGS uses money as a reusable PoW making it an efficient resource-light community operation that does not divert hash power used to secure Protoshares.

Like ProtoShares, they represent a way to gain a stake in the new crypto-equity industry. ProtoShares acknowledge a contribution to the launch of the new industry, representing a proof of work done in generating public interest. AngelShares acknowledge an equally important financial contribution to the industry infrastructure.

What is Bitshares

BitShares is the first Decentralized Autonomous Company (DAC) and represents a whole family of such DACs. The companies can vary from unmanned banks and exchanges to online gaming and gambling. It is in development and is intended to be a Decentralized Bank. see here

How to get ProtoShares and AngelShares?

To get started Protoshares you need to download the client

for linux users

or use this script (much easier) Tested on Ubuntu(my personal favourite)

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install git make g++ build-essential libminiupnpc-dev libboost-all-dev libdb++-dev libgmp-dev libssl-dev dos2unix
git clone
cd Protoshares/src
make -f makefile.unix
echo "rpcuser=[youruser]" >> ~/.protoshares/protoshares.conf
echo "rpcpassword=[yourpass]" >> ~/.protoshares/protoshares.conf
./bitcoind -daemon
./bitcoind setgenerate true 3

for windows users will give you the QT version, just run it and you will have your client.

for mac users

The new clients have hard coded seed nodes and connect to the network almost instantly. The fix was a combined effort between bytemaster, toast Freetrade and myselft to provide users with a more enjoyable hassle free experience.

I would suggest an optimized miner since the difficulty of the network has reached a point where you are unlikely to ever solo-mine a block unless you happen to use the tian-he super computer.

What is an optimized Miner?

An optimized miner is a standalone miner that has greater performance, meaning it mines faster than the client.
There are many in existence and you can see them here most however are locked to a specific pool.

Why must I withdraw my PTS to a PTS wallet?

There is risk in storing your PTS on an exchange so its best practice not to do this.

In addition you wont get any BitShares (or shares in any other DACs) if you keep your PTS on the exchange. This is because when Invictus launches a DAC it will reward PTS holders with shares in the new DAC by rewarding the addresses which contain the PTS. If your PTS is stored on an exchange, the exchange’s PTS address will receive your BitShares.

PTS wallet management

How do I safely store PTS on a PTS wallet/client?

You can download the client for MAC or Windows or download and compile the code from here

Note: I prefer to use MAC as there are less security issues.

Run the client and allow it to sync with the network.

Before you send any PTS to your wallet, you first need to encrypt the wallet. You can do this by clicking on the ‘settings’ tab and then ‘encrypt wallet’.

It will ask you to type in a password (encryption key) twice. Use a password of at least 32 characters. It is best to not use any real words or patterns but a random string of letters (in lower case and capitals), numbers and characters such as [email protected]^&*

Important: Do not save your password on your computer or type it into any program. Your password should be written down on good old fashioned paper. You write the password down twice on two different pieces of paper for storage in different locations. DO NOT LOOSE THIS PASSWORD OR YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PTS.

How do I backup my PTS wallet?

You can create a backup of your wallet by clicking on the ‘file’ tab then ‘backup wallet’.

Just to be 100% sure also backup your wallet by making a copy of your wallet.dat file found in %AppData%/protoshares on Windows and ~/.protoshares on Linux.

The .protoshares folder is a hidden folder.

To make it visible on mac check out this link:

To make it visible on windows check out this link:

Store your backups in multiple off-line, off-computer locations. You can store it on flash drives and cds which can be stored at different locations (such as home and work).

Once you have backed up your wallet. You can delete the wallet.dat file found in the .protoshares folder. This will remove your wallet from your computer making your wallet less vulnerable to hackers. Hackers may be able to get into your hard drive but they will find it allot harder to get into your desk at work.

Note: Store your wallet.dat file and pass-phrase separately. So that if someone gets hold of one they still wont be able to get your PTS without the other.

Importantly: you should refresh this backup of your wallet.dat file at least every 99 transactions.  You need to do this because the wallet starts out with a pool of 100 key pairs that are used for transactions that require new key pairs.  Once you have used up the 100 key pairs your wallet can create new key pairs when syncing with the network. This new wallet with refreshed key pairs should then be saved. IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS YOU CAN LOSE PTS!

How do I restore my PTS wallet from a backup?

If you need to gain access to your PTS do the following:
•   Install the client
•   copy your wallet.dat back into the .protoshares folder (replacing the wallet.dat file that will be there)
•   Sync with the network and you should see your transactions and balance.

Note: Only keep your wallet.dat file in your .protoshares folder when you want to have access to your PTS. Otherwise keep it offline for safety.

How will I claim BitShares (BTS) using PTS?

Invictus is developing a user friendly software where you would simply download the BitShares client and then point it at your PTS wallet.dat file to collect your BTS.

After collecting my BTS what do I do with my PTS?

I would advise you keep them! PTS has value because it functions as a social contract. May more DACs may come and honour the social contract, thus you are earning a stake in a new industry of DACs.

Note: Compare this to being able to buy a piece of every future internet based company when the internet just started out.

More answers will be added to this FAQ as information come to light. If you feel something needs to be added, comment and let me know.

Tips for FAQ writers:

For those with corrupt wallet.dat

1) create a folder named protoalt and keep it's path in mind
2)Copy all the files except your wallet.dat into the new folder
3) Create a .bat to start the alternate you have created
3)start your client with -salvagewallet, this does exactly that.
4) once your wallet is recovered, start the alternate client, it will create a new wallet for you.
5) send coins to new wallet and use it as main one now.

Note: it's advisable to keep a copy of all your wallet.dat files in secure seperate storage in case of data corruption.

For those with Client start issues

Try starting your client with -reindex in console. this will reindex the blocks on your hdd and then connect to the network to sync.

Mac os /Applications/ -reindex
Windows -- /yourpath/protoshares-qt.exe -reindex

No Block source

Make sure you have the updated wallet which has hard coded seed nodes

if it is still not connected go to the debug window and
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addnode add and
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addnode add
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addnode add

General Discussion / Parameter games
« on: December 31, 2013, 09:43:37 am »
With reorder coding GPU miners left right and center, perhaps we need to be more aggressive.

I noted these parameters in momentum.cpp

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#define PSUEDORANDOM_DATA_SIZE 30 //2^30 = 1GB
#define PSUEDORANDOM_DATA_CHUNK_SIZE 6 //2^6 = 64 bytes
#define L2CACHE_TARGET 16 // 2^16 = 64 K

And now i am wondering if

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#define PSUEDORANDOM_DATA_SIZE 32 //2^32 = 4GB
#define PSUEDORANDOM_DATA_CHUNK_SIZE 6 //2^6 = 64 bytes
#define L2CACHE_TARGET 18 // 2^18 = 256K

would be aggresive to the point that GPUs cannot mine it at all.

I am a firm believer in this quest for a completely cpu coin. I know there is no permanent resistance due to moore's law. But I'd like to explore this, for a single item on this , it's hardly worth the effort, so i am considering petitioning bytemaster so we put it in that lotto idea of his.

General Discussion / Building Genesis Blocks
« on: December 28, 2013, 06:34:14 am »
I think it's time a guide was written for how to actually honour coins from previous chains.

BitShares PTS / SO the GPU miner.......
« on: December 27, 2013, 02:31:05 pm »
is only for the elite?

BitShares PTS / Dying out
« on: November 27, 2013, 10:00:36 am »
Seems Protoshares are a dying breed. Far less people mining, price dropping etc etc. The most laughable part is noone is still posting profitability calculatons.

BitShares PTS / Best mining hardware
« on: November 22, 2013, 11:37:19 am »
Has anyone trie mining with the Xeon phi?? do tell us how that is going.!!!!

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