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alethone-gui-rc2

The C++ implementation of the Ethereum client (cpp-ethereum) is getting more user friendly with the new AlethOne GUI intended to simplify the mining process for users that are not into programming and hate to use console-based software. The AlethOne GUI is going to be a part of the eth client, though currently it is only available in a release candidate form and it will be interfacing with the eth client. The first time you run the GUI it will ask you for a password and will generate an Ethereum wallet address, then start synchronizing the blockchain. The good thing is that AlethOne presents the user with a simple interface and reports in an easy to read details about the functionality of the eth client in the backend such as the Ether balance you have or the blockchain synchronization status or even the hashrate when mining. As for the mining you get an easy option for solo mining or pool mining with a field to enter the pool URL to mine at and after you have mined some coins you have the option to easily initiate a transfer to another account.

So far the latest release candidate of AlethOne looks quite nice and works decently, though there are apparently some more things that need work before the final release is available. For example it seems that the mining is only working on the first GPU and if you have multiple video cards that you want to mine with there is no way to tell the miner to use them all form the GUI apparently. The Withdraw functionality also needs some more work in te form of any feedback returned in the AlethOne GUI regarding the execution of the transaction such as if it was successful or not etc. Regardless things are already looking good and the AlethOne GUI with some more improvement and fixes is definitely something that Ethereum needs in order to become easier to be used by not so advanced users – basic wallet and mining functionality in a streamlined desktop client.

You can download and try the latest cpp-ethereum with AlethOne release candidate 2…

steps-logo

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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