Blakecoin (BLC) Blake-256 alternative cryptocoin

17 Feb
2014

blakecoin-alternative-crypto

Blakecoin is a experimental cryptographic digital currency that enables payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Blakecoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing coins are carried out collectively by the network.

Blakecoin (BLC) uses Blake-256 (optimized) faster than Scrypt, SHA-256D and Keccak algorithm and thus provides much faster hashrate from the same hardware as compared to the other alternatives. The algorithm was written as a candidate for SHA-3, based on round one candidate code from the Sphlib 2.1 library and reduced the round function to 8 rounds. BLC can currently be mined with both CPU, GPU and FPGA, though GPU mining is the best option at the moment for AMD graphics card owners. Blakecoin (BLC) requires a special miner software!

The Blake-256 algorithm hash rate is just under 3x faster on the GPU and just over 2x on the FPGA compared with Bitcoin. So for example with a Radeon R9 280X you can expect to get a hashrate of about 2-2.5 GH/s or more when mining Blackecoin. The reward for mining Blakecoin does Not decrease over time it only increases with block height and difficulty. Block reward is 25 coin + inflation (square root of (difficulty * block height)) and the total of 7 Billion coins will be mined.

Website
http://www.blakecoin.org/

Block Explorer / Crawler
http://blc.cryptocoinexplorer.com/

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Blake-256 (optimized) Algo, faster than Scrypt and SHA-256D
  • Block reward is 25 coin + inflation (square root of (difficulty * block height))
  • No reduction of block reward
  • Cap in place to reduce the difficulty jumps upwards
  • Block target time is 3 minutes and retargets every 20 blocks
  • Total of 7 Billion coins
  • Block maturity 120 (+20 buffer 140 Total)

DOWNLOADS
Windows
Linux
Mac

Blake-256 Algorithm GPU miners:
Cgminer 3.7.2 with Blake-256 support for AMD
Cgminer 3.1.1 with Blake-256 support for AMD
CudaMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia
ccMiner with Blake-256 support for Nvidia

Source Code
at GitHub

PORTS

  • RPC Port: 8772

POOLS
http://cg1.blakecoin.com/
http://eu3.blakecoin.com/
http://ny2.blakecoin.com/
http://la1.blakecoin.com/

EXCHANGES
AskCoin
Atomic Trade



Other Similar Publications:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

top