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Steps (STEPS) is a peer-to-peer digital currency that paves the way to a new and intelligent way of looking at an altcoin. We are a dedicated team and want to enhance the Cryptoshere in many ways. In the coming days and months the official website will evolve, including the launch of a new forum. Steps is a 100% PoS (Proof of Stake) coin, meaning that there will be no mining of coins, only staking. Interestingly enough the initial PoS block reward is growing until it reaches block 60100 and then it drops to 1% annual interest rate.

Website:
https://altcoinsteps.com/

Block Explorer:
http://chain.altcoinsteps.com/

Coin Specifications

  • 100% PoS (Proof of Stake)
  • Total Supply: 19,000,000 STEPS
  • PoS Block reward: currently 190 STEPS, after block 60100 1% annual rate
  • Block Time: 5 minutes
  • Minimum Staking Age: 24 hours
  • Maximum Staking Age: 180 days

Wallet:
Windows
Mac OS
Android

Source Code:
at GitHub

Mining Pools:
No mining pools available, the coins is PoS only.

Coin Exchanges:
Bittrex
Bleutrade
C-Cex
Yobit

etherwall

One of the key new features of the recently launched Shift (SHF) altcoin, the first one forked from Ethereum, was the availability of a GUI wallet – essentially a simple graphical frontend for the shift client software. This GUI is also available and was probably originally developed for Ethereum as the project is called Etherwall (source), written by one of the developers of the Shift team. Etherwall is also available as a compiled binary for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows and you can download these from the official website instead of having to compile the code from source. Do note that Etherwall requires geth 1.0.2 or newer to be installed and running in order for the wallet GUI to connect to it and function. What Etherwall does is provide a simple and easy to use basic functionality for managing your Ethereum accounts, check what balance you have as well as to send transactions. It is easier and much more user friendly for people that are not into working with console commands to do even simple things like checking a balance or sending some coins, so you might want to check it out.

To visit the official website of the Etherwall project for more details…

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The first alternative crypto currency that is based on the Ethereum code called Shift (SHF) has been launched and you can currently solo mine it if you are willing to check it out (source). Since Shift uses the same mining algorithm as Ethereum you can mine the coin using ethminer just like you will do with Ethereum, you can check our Quick Guide on Solo GPU Mining Ethereum on Windows if you need some help. The Shift client is based on geth (Go Ethereum Client) so it is pretty straightforward if you have used it for Ethereum already. The most notable difference with Shift is that they have launched a simple GUI wallet that works requires the shift client also working, but it makes things like knowing your balance and sending transactions much easier than just typing commands in the console. There are already pre-compiled binaries available for Windows and Linux for the client and the GUI wallet, so there is no need to compile from source to get things started.

Update: The first mining pool for Shift is now available – shift.suprnova.cc, pool mining is the same as for Ethereum – help on pool mining. There is also a basic block explorer for Shift (SHF) now also available that may come handy, even for quickly checking your balance when you have no direct access to a local wallet for example. The first crypto currency exchange that has added Shift (SHF) is Bleutrade.

For more information about Shift (SHF) check the coins announcement thread…


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