Posts Tagged ‘Ether fork


Expanse (EXP) is a decentralized cryptographic information, application, and contract platform forked from the Ethereum codebase and is mined the same way with ethminer. According to its creators it is among the first of such to be fairly distributed, democratically controlled, and community managed. Through the use of smart contracts and decentralized blockchain technology, it is run not by any one individual or group, but by the users of Expanse itself. The project is organized, managed, and operated through a decentralized organization leveraging direct influence over the platform and its future to those that matter most: our community. New features, integration, and core modifications of the expanse platform and organization can be nominated, voted on, and implemented according to the collective opinion. Expanse’s backend is based on the Ethereum Go client and there is a dedicated beta GUI wallet for Windows and Max already available to help you manage your coins easily than via the console.


Block Explorer / Crawler


  • Algorithm: Dagger-Hashimoto
  • Block Reward: 8 EXP
  • Block Target: 60 seconds
  • Gas Limit: 31415926
  • Reserve: 11 Million (Community Managed)

Wallet downloads

Source Code
at GitHub


  • RPC Port: 9656
  • P2P Port: 42786




The last few days we have seen yet another serious spike in the price of Ethereum’s Ether (ETH) coins reaching a new all time high at almost $6.5 USD per coin and showing growing interest from users including miners. Things have gone almost crazy around Ethereum in the last few days and we have even started seeking some of this interest moving onto the Ethereum forks as well, so if you have not been following these, then you might want to check them out. There seem to be three different forks active at the moment – Expanse, Shift and Soil with the first fork released being Shift, though at the moment Expanse seems the most promising alternative.

Ethereum (ETH) forks:
Expanse (EXP)
Shift (SHF)
Soil (SOIL)

You can mine these Ethereum forked altcoins the same way you can mine Ethereum using ethminer, they use the same Dagger-Hashimoto algorithm as the original they have been forked from. We have published many guides on how to get started with Ethereum using the console and GUI wallets as well as how to mine using ethminer and these guides are applicable to the different forks as well in most part, so if you need some help you can check them out.