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protoshares-pts-alternative-crypto

ProtoShares (PTS) now called Bitshares-PTS is an alternative cryptocoin that uses a new Momentum Proof of Work (POW) algorithm that is designed to be GPU and ASIC resistant, so you can only mine them for now by using the processor (CPU). There was even a $5000 USD bounty set by the developers of PTS for anyone who can prove it is vulnerable to GPUs or ASICs, so it is only CPU mining for quite a while for these. However there are already a few implementations taking advantage of Nvidia’s CUDA architecture as well as for OpenCL for AMD GPUs, though we have not yet tested these.

THe idea to use CPUs for mining is a good one if you are already mining with GPUs for scrypt-based coins and want to be able to fully utilize your mining hardware since the load on the CPU is minimal when mining LTC or other scrypt altcoins. When talking about CPU mining the first alternative crypto that comes to mind is the Primecoin and then the Protoshares, we’ve already tested what you can expect from a day of mining XPM and we are soon going to report on our 24 hour PTS mining results. Just don’t expect to have too high profit from PTS mining at the moment, it is just some extra that you can get out of the hardware you probably already own.

Protoshares (PTS) mining pools:
http://ypool.net
http://pts.1gh.com/
http://ptsweb.beeeeer.org/
http://pts.rpool.net/
http://ptspool.com/

Protoshares (PTS) exchanges:
Bter
Cryptsy

infinitecoin-scrypt-crypto

Infinitecoin (IFC) has a very big coin count per block – initially 524,288 (2^19) coins per block! Infinitecoin is Litecoin-based, so is using scrypt proof-of-work. Actual number of coins generated per block: 8,192 IFC.

Website
http://www.infinitecoin.com/

Block Explorer / Crawler
http://coinbomb.biz/ifcblocks/

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Scrypt Algorithm
  • 30 seconds block target
  • 524,288 (2^19) coins per block, halves every month (86,400 blocks)
  • Difficulty retargets every hour, with accelerated retargets at the beginning.
  • 3 confirms per transaction.
  • Total about 90,600 millions coins (90+ billion coins)

DOWNLOADS
Windows
MAC
Linux

Source Code
at GitHub

PORTS

  • RPC Port: 9322
  • P2P Port: 9321

POOLS
http://treasurequarry.com:9844/static/
http://ifc.scryptmining.com/

EXCHANGES
Bter
C-cex

deutsche-emark-sha256-crypto

Deutsche eMark is an open source peer-to-peer digital Internet currency. Deutsche eMark stands for fast and secure payments to anyone around the world, who has an eMark Wallet. Therefore no banks are required and the fees are low and simple to understand. The name of this electronic currency brings back memories from the time before Germany started to use the EURO currency. It uses SHA-256 Proof of Work so it is similar to BItcoin in that aspect and can be mined with BTC ASICs.

Website
http://www.deutsche-emark.org/

Block Explorer / Crawler
http://blockchain.deutsche-emark.org/

SPECIFICATIONS

  • SHA-256 Algo
  • Proof of Work (PoW) + Proof of Stake (PoS)
  • 20 Billion Proof of Work Coins (to be reached in year 2051 – 50 years after offical release of EURO)
  • 3.8% stake / annually
  • 50.00 DEM /block
  • 2 minute block targets
  • 100 blocks to coin maturation /allows in keeping jumpers rare

DOWNLOADS
Windows
Mac

Source Code
at GitHub

PORTS

  • RPC Port: 6666

POOLS
http://dem.coin-pool.org/
http://dem.easy-mining.net/
http://dem.miners-point.com/
http://dem.ispace.co.uk/
http://www.coin-base.info/dem/

EXCHANGES
C-Cex
Yobit

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