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Well, at least welcome to the virtual apocalypse that is DayZ. Zedcoin was developed with the intention and mindset of adding the ability to offer a method of virtual payment for goods/services performed within the PC game DayZ. With a player base of over 1 million in the alpha stage alone, our hopes are that players will adopt Zedcoin as an easy means to reward other players for in-game actions. With that being said, it is not our expectation for Zedcoin to be a just another “pump and dump” altcoin. Being listed on a currency exchange is not an initial priority.

Website
http://www.zedcoins.com/

Block Explorer / Crawler
http://zed.thedigitalmint.org/

Specifications

  • Scrypt Algorithm
  • Difficulty re-target every 20 blocks
  • 3 minute blocks
  • 33 coins per block
  • 1 billion total coins
  • Transaction messages supported
  • Coin maturity at 40 block confirmations
  • The block payout will be halved every 5 years, minimum payout 1 coin per block

FIRST WEEK BLOCK REWARDS
The first week offers bonus payouts based on a V scale, in order to provide some incentive to early adopters.

  • Day 1: x5 payout
  • Day 2: x4 payout
  • Day 3: x3 payout
  • Day 4: x2 payout
  • Day 5: x3 payout
  • Day 6: x4 payout
  • Day 7: x5 payout

PREMINE
1% pre-mine strictly for giveaways to promote coin use in-game. Premine will be documented.

DOWNLOADS
Windows
Mac
Linux

Source Code
https://github.com/zcoin/ZedCoin

PORTS
– RPC Port: 17707
– P2P Port: 17770

POOLS
www.megamultipool.com
zed.yourmine.org
zed.becausepool.com
zedcoin.pools.mindfox.net

EXCHANGES
C-cex
Bleutrade

primecoin-xpm-earnings

We already talked a bit about the Primecoin (XPM) alternative cryptocurrency and have mentioned that it has good potential for growth, so it might be a good idea to mine some XPM now and keep them with the idea that the exchange rate will increase along with the interest in this crypto currency over time. At the moment Primecoins can only be mined with the CPU of a computer, so you can combine Primecoin mining on the CPU with Litecoin mining on the GPU on the same system and make some extra profit from that if you are already mining LTCs on one or more computers. You can of course mine XPM on pretty much any computer, but the more powerful the processor is the better and the same goes for the number of cores, the more – the better.

We’ve decided to give it a go with two systems using different processor for 24 hour time period in order to see what profit we are going to make. Both of the systems are mining Litecoin on the GPU, but that does not interfere as long as you set the cgminer processor affinity to just a single core if using Windows. We have decided to use one of the biggest Primecoin pools for the test – ypool, though the pool also offers other alternative cryptocurrency mining options.

The two CPUs we’ve used for mining are:
– Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core 3.3 GHz
– AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Six Core 3.3 GHz

The pool we used for XPM mining is ypool:
– 3% fee
– 1000 confirmations per block

The total earnings for 24 hour period (confirmed + unconfirmed):
– 0.3565483 XPM

The value of the Primecoin mined for 24 hours is as follows:
– 0.04838065 LTC
– 0.00139265 BTC
– ~1.15 USD

A little over $1 USD per day does not seem that much of a profit for the moment, but that is only if you sell the Primecoins now, the wise idea however would be to mine now and save the coins for later, expecting to the exchange rate to go sky high. Anyway, it is up to you to to decide if you want to mine and sell now or mine and save the coins for later.

bitcoin-mining-calculator-quick

Have you wondered what profit can you expect in the short term from a Bitcoin ASIC miner should you decide to invest now in one or if you just got the mining hardware? This is usually not an easy task and there are quite a few bitcoin mining calculators out there to help you in the process. If you need a quick and simple one to give you a quick idea how much you will get from a given hashrate by the end of this difficulty and in the next one, then you might want to check out this tool. In the example above we are calculating the profit we can expect from a 100 GH/s Bitcoin ASIC miner and you can see the results above. You can experiment and try with different values, what you should have in mind that the average difficulty increase is currently about 30% per cycle. Also note that the calculator takes into account the current Bitcoin exchange value and also does not calculator any costs fr electricity, this is something that you need to consider yourself based on the power consumption of your mining hardware as well as on the price of electricity per kW/h.

To try the quick and simple Bitcoin Mining Calculator shown in the example above…

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