Posts Tagged ‘Skein


We have received some SkeinCoin (SKC) from a reader to give away for free to visitors of the blog that are interested in some free coins. The idea of course is to rise the interest in SkeinCoin a bit as apparently the coin needs it, so don’t miss your chance to get some free SKC coins. SkeinCoin (SKC) is a Skein-SHA2 alternative crypto coin that can be mined with both CPU and GPU and there is support for mining it with both a fork of cgminer and sgminer on AMD GPUs as well as with Nvidia GPUs using a more recent version of ccMiner.

So getting back to the SkeinCoin (SKC) giveaway, all you have to do to take part in it is to post your SKC wallet address in the comments below and you will get 80 SkeinCoins sent to you – that is the reward you will get if you mine 10 SKC blocks at the moment. Do note that since all of the coins will be sent manually to you it may take some time before your reward is received, but normally it should not take more than a few hours. Only one reward per user is allowed, so please do not abuse our giveaway – we have more than enough coins to give away, but we reserve the right to cancel the giveaway at any time we decide.

The giveaway of SKC (SkeinCoin) is now officially over, we have sent to users 1840 SKC in total.

For more information about the SkeinCoin (SKC) alternative crypto currency…


Myriad (MYR) is a multiple algorithm crypto currency where you can mine any of the five used algorithms – Scrypt, SHA256D, Qubit, Skein or Myriad-Groestl. Each proof of work algorithm has its own independent difficulty, any algorithm can find the next block. All the algorithms use the same difficulty adjustment method, on average, each algorithm has the same chance of finding the next block. Each algorithm aims for a block generation time of 2.5 minutes, over the five algorithms, a block should be found on average every 30 seconds.


Block Explorer / Crawler


  • Multiple Algorightms – Scrypt, SHA256D, Qubit, Skein or Myriad-Groestl
  • Proof of Work crypto
  • Block time: 2.5 minutes per algorithm (30 second average over 5 algos)
  • Each algorithm has separate difficulty
  • Block reward halves every 967680 blocks (about 48 weeks)
  • Initial block reward: 1000 MYR
  • Total coin supply: About 2 billion MYR (after about 10 years)
  • Difficulty adjusts every block


Source Code
at GitHub


  • RPC Port: 10889
  • P2P Port: 10888


Scrypt POOLS


Myriad-Groestl POOLS




Skeincoin (SKC) is another alternative cryptographic currency that uses a different algorithm – the Skein hashing algorithm combined with SHA256 hashing as Proof of Work. Skeincoin hashing is fast and can be implemented for CPU, GPU, FGPA and ASIC. Note that the use of a specialized algorithm means that Skeincoin requires a specialized miner in order to be able to mine SKC.


Block Explorer / Crawler


  • Skein-SHA2 Algo
  • Block target of 2 minutes
  • Block reward of 32 SKN, halving every year (262,800 blocks)
  • No premine
  • Total coins are around 17 million

Source Code
at GitHub


  • RPC Port: 21230
  • P2P Port: 11230


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