PascalCoin (PASC) Altcoin Is Currently Getting a Lot of Attention

25 Jan
2017

PascalCoin (PASC) is not a brand new launched altcoin, it has been available for a while already, but the recent addition of the coin to the Poloniex exchange and the high trading volume has sparkled a lot of user interest in the coin. PascalCoin is interesting because of its design to work without a historical operations requirement (no need to download the complete blockchain), yet is still able to control double spending or check balance. PASC is not directly forked from another altcoin and that has its advantages and disadvantages and as a result it is also not very easy to understand how to use it by new users or even ones that already have some experience with other altcoins. This probably also is one of the reasons that there was not much interest in the coin prior to the recent listing on Poloniex, but now new people are rushing in to discover more about it and start mining the coin.

Currently PascalCoin (PASC) only supports solo mining, so you need to have a local running wallet and then run the GPU miner to connect tot he wallet (the latest miner is OpenCL-based), mining with CPU is pointless due to the low hashrate. With solo mining things rely more on the luck you have in the amount of blocks you can mine, but with the current hashrate you might expect to wait something like a day or even two with a 6x GPU mining rig using RX 470/480 video cards and the block reward is 100 coins. Hopefully a pool for mining PascalCoin (PASC) will soon be available as well making things more balanced, especially for people without that much GPU mining power available.

In order to solo mine with the latest PascalCoinMiner v0.2 you need to have a running wallet and then run the miner pointing at the IP address of the wallet running by default on port 4009 (using the -s command line parameter). If you are mining only on a single computer running the wallet you can use localhost, if you want to mine using multiple rigs on a single system running the wallet you will need to use the system’s local network IP address instead. With the -p command line parameter you set the GPU device platform to use (normally it should be 0 for most cases) and with -d you specify the video cards you want to use. The last parameter -n sets the miner name you want to use, below is an example:

PascalCoinMiner.exe -s localhost:4009 -p 0 -d 0,1,2,3,4,5 -n MYNAMEtestMiner

You can download the latest official PascalCoin Wallet Windows Binary from here…
You can download the latest official PascalCoin Miner v0.2 Windows Binary from here…



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33 Responses to PascalCoin (PASC) Altcoin Is Currently Getting a Lot of Attention

Dr_Victor

January 25th, 2017 at 15:21

Does it work with gtx 1070? I have error – access violation.

Atomix

January 25th, 2017 at 15:54

same as me, nvidia 560 Ti access violation.

gek

January 25th, 2017 at 15:55

I need a tutorial to mining in solo with nvidia gtx 1070 .

z1

January 25th, 2017 at 17:47

looking mining calculator on this coin

Thespycry

January 26th, 2017 at 00:00

I found 7 blocks. First 2 ok.. the rest with “ERRORS!” What dies that mean ? :/

hello

January 26th, 2017 at 01:35

How do you get an account number? Do you have to find a block first?

zzz

January 26th, 2017 at 02:20

Wallet can not connect to server for blockchain. “Alone in the world” ;-(
==> could this be 4004 port blocking?

+ access Violation for miner : I have GTX 970 & 1070

Any help?

maco

January 26th, 2017 at 06:47

Me too , GTX750Ti is Access violation.

admin

January 26th, 2017 at 11:03

There is some old proxy miner for Nvidia, we have not tried that one yet. Solo mining PASC is already very hard anyway, so you might want to wait for a pool to become available and more up to date miner for Nvidia as well. Trading PascalCoin on Poloniex is already looking a lot like pump and dump scheme, so be extra careful there as well!

chronek

January 26th, 2017 at 17:45

yesterday was 1.2 THs netwoerk hashrate, today now is 3.6 THs … Yesterday i would expect find block in 4 days, now in 12 days and still is going worse …. soon will be not profitable

chronek

January 26th, 2017 at 17:54

@z1 there is no mining calculator because theres no pools, but you can calculate:

(your hashrate in mhs)/(total network hashrate)*(blocks per day)*(reward block)

total hashrate is now 3650120 mhs, blocks per day 288, reward block 100 pascalcoin

so per 1000 mhs you would get avarage 7,89 pascalcoin per day, but you must remeber that you will get it if you find block, it depends on luck but you could expect for 1000 mhs find in 12 days … (yesterday would be in 4 days).
Total network hashrate still increasing so it could be that will be not profitable before you find first block (if you have low hashrate)

admin

January 26th, 2017 at 19:13

There is a new fork of the Nvidia miner that people with NV GPUs might want to try: https://github.com/KlausT/PascalCoin-CUDA/releases

patientx

January 26th, 2017 at 20:26

Hi found a block and want to send it to polo wallet, it gives this error: sender is blocked for protocol

someone says I need maturation 100, what is that and where can I learn the value now ?

admin

January 26th, 2017 at 20:35

When you find a block solo mining you need to wait for the block confirmations before you can spend the block reward.

patientx

January 26th, 2017 at 20:41

But how long ? Blocks found after me seems to be in traffic. And where can I see this confirmation status ?

admin

January 26th, 2017 at 20:56

The block reward needs 100 confirmation for its maturation, the average time per block is 5 minutes, so it can take something like 8-10 hours for example.

Caldas

January 26th, 2017 at 21:21

How to get a account btw? only if i find a block?

admin

January 26th, 2017 at 21:29

Yes, that is the most common way to get an account, some users are also selling accounts that are supposedly easy to remember.

Fujitzo

January 27th, 2017 at 01:27

Could somebody clarify the calculations needed for a rough estimate how many video cards are needed to be worthwhile setting this thing up? Because if I get something like 4 days to find a block, I wouldn’t start because by the end of this 4 day period, the time needed would have grown to 20 days for example and nobody would risk mining for 20 days for a brand new hyped coin.

I have 9 x R9 290 and 6 x R9 280x.. I just discovered this today. The network stats are here – http://explorer.pascalcoin.org/

admin

January 27th, 2017 at 15:38

A PASC mining calculator: https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/calculator/pasc

Have in mind that 1 block is 100 coins and with solo mining you need to find a block to get any coins, solo mining is also depending a lot on luck, unlike the more stable results you can expect t get from a pool.

Javi

January 27th, 2017 at 18:33

So you only get an account if you find a block??? weird..

Is there a way to know my total mining hashrate from the wallet?
I only see JSON RPC connected clients, but not hashrate.

admin

January 27th, 2017 at 18:40

No, the wallet has no way of knowing your hashrate, only the miner shows it.

admin

January 28th, 2017 at 00:34

The first PascalCoin pool is now available: https://pasc.nanopool.org/

Another one soon to be operational as well: https://pasc.suprnova.cc/

Alexey

January 29th, 2017 at 20:07

How to send money from Pascal wallet to Poloniex? Where can I find this button for sending money?
At this moment I don’t find block yet, but I’m interesting for future.

Jalisy

January 30th, 2017 at 08:29

Any way to ninja mine this coin on several computers in the background?

James

January 31st, 2017 at 12:29

I also get access violation error, this is ridiculous.

The provided batch files also are rubbish they dont work.
Even if you just have host / user /pass without special extra options it doesnt work.
only the Zcash one works for me.

The batch files SETX commands do not work for me
I have to use SET instead of SETX , and also you need to put an “=” sign after setting the value.

Example:

SET BIG_ELEPHANT_SIZE=50KG

I also do not like how these utilities clear the screen or do something strange and then they dont even show information on the screen such as connection success or unsuccessful and then you did authenticate okay, stuff like that.

admin

January 31st, 2017 at 12:48

This miner is not compatible with Nvidia GPUs, try the more recent sgminer from suprnova for mining PascalCoin on NV.

James

January 31st, 2017 at 12:59

Hi Admin, with regards to the Batch .bat files, is there sometihng i am doing wrong?
When i run the SEXT command with the provided values in the provided batch files… i then type set and then i search for the variable, i then do not see it?
If i type SET and then variable=value then it seems to work…
It would obviously only be in that DOS window….. NOT sure how SGMINER works because i notice the screen flashes or clears…. and so i do not know if it existing the shell or windows prompt with those set values?
I dont know, really , this is difficuly , i dont know how to do this.
I feel i am near but yet so far .

admin

January 31st, 2017 at 13:48

SETX sets or modifies the environment variable permanently while SET does it only for the current session.

Again, you should go for miners that are intended for use with Nvidia GPUs, sgminer is generally not a good idea in your case…

James

January 31st, 2017 at 23:05

Hi Admin , appreciate the replies.
Okay, so tell me when i type SETX and the variable and then no = sign and then the value… it says it is successful.
How do i see or confirm that this is really? when i type set | find “the elephant” it doesnt show it.
Even is i type set an i just carefully read line by line, i dont see the value or variable being , i dont get it?
Am i supposed to ?

Thanks again about emphasizing that i need to go for a CUDA miner for Nvidia GPUs instead.
Please can you give me a name of one i can , if possible.

Thank you ,

James

January 31st, 2017 at 23:09

I meant so say …” Even IF i type set alone and i then carefully read line by line, i dont see the value or variable listed amongst the rest of the variables, like pat etc… “…

admin

February 1st, 2017 at 10:30

The way SETX works it does not affect the currently opened command line window, just close it and open it again and the variable set/modified with SETX should now be readable.

There is currently only a CUDA miner for solo mining and that is not recommended due to the very high network hashrate…

jonny

April 23rd, 2017 at 10:43

i can not find pascal coin miner for cpu what the heck

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