Posts Tagged ‘Auroracoin


It is already 5 days since AuroraCoin, the crypto currency that had the the idea of national distribution of premined coins to the population of Iceland, started distributing 31.8 AUR to Icelanders. The so called AirDrop requires people from Iceland to request their AUR coins by identifying with a National ID and the claim page is only available in Icelandic. There has been a lot of controversy regarding the idea behind the AuroraCoin, but initially it has helped the crypto currency to have a really high market cap and value, also because of the big number of premined coins that were not yet in circulation. Now, 5 days after the start of the AirDrop or the procedure for Icelanders to claim their AUR coins, the things may not look so bright when you look at the price of the crypro currency at the moment.

Out of the 50% that have been premined with the idea to be given away to Icelanders, so far about 755854 AUR coins are already in circulation through the AirDrop, or about 7.2% of a total 10,500,000 Airdrop coins in just 5 days. This is according to the official information available, though there is a lot of speculation going on weather people are in fact claiming their AUR coins or it is all a scam and somebody is dumping premined coins on the market. The fact that since the start of the AirDrop the price of AuroraCoin has gone down significantly instead of going up is not helping either. It could be all due to people claiming their coins dumping them immediately on exchanges to get Bitcoin or real cash for them – this can be expected if somebody gives you free cash. There is a spike in the volume of trades and mostly sell orders, so it is normal for the price to drop and it seems that the bottom of the price has been hit at around 0.003 BTC per AUR and it is starting to recover, though still far from the previous levels of 0.02 BTC per AUR before the start of the AirDrop or the even higher levels before that. We’ll see how things progress in the future as the AirDrop for AuroraCoin continues and more coins are supposedly distributed to people of Iceland as this is something that will show what is the potential for other “national” crypto currencies…


Nowadays it is hard to always keep track on new promising coins and to jump on the train as early as possible in order to be able to mine more coins at low difficulty. Even if you do there is no guarantee that the new coin you have mined plenty of will be catch users attention and the exchange rate will skyrocket, so you will be able to make good profit. Another alternative is to look for changes in the top crypto currency market capitalization and jump on coins that have been available for a while, but that just recently started to rapidly increase in market capitalization.

For example the fairly new AuroraCoin that has been premined has managed to secure the third place in no time in terms of market capitalization, getting ahead of Litecoin. Dogecoin has fallen down to the 6th place and could continue to drop down in the list. Another new coin that has caught a lot of attention lately thanks to the AUR fame by being something similar as an idea is MazaCoin that has already secured the 17th place in terms of market cap. So if you have already missed the Auroracoin trading (Scrypt algorithm) and still haven’t checked the MazaCoin (SHA-256 algorithm) you still might have some time to mine a bit of MZC before the difficulty has skyrocketed, especially if you have a Bitcoin ASIC mining BTC at the moment.

If you want to be able to easily track what is going on in terms of crypto currency market capitalization, then you should keep an eye on the coinmarketcap website that has all the date you need in a simple and clean interface. Currently the website is tracking 146 crypto currencies and covers all of the major ones along with many of the new cryptos that are getting released and are not just a new pump and dump money making coins.

For more information about crypto market cap check the coinmarketcap website…


Auroracoin is a cryptocurrency for Iceland. It is based on litecoin and is 50% premined. The premined coins will be distributed to the entire population of Iceland, commencing on midnight 25th of March 2014. Auroracoin is designed to break the shackles of the fiat currency financial system in Iceland.

Iceland has been hit hard by financial meltdown and inflation. Not only did the entire banking system collapse in 2008, but the monetary history of Iceland is one of inflation, devaluation and currency controls. Auroracoin is an opportunity for Icelanders to free themselves from currency controls and government debasement of the currency.

Auroracoin is based on the Litecoin protocol. However, it is started by the “Airdrop” of premined auroracoins to the Icelandic nation, designed to reach almost every Icelander. This one-time event will create the conditions for Icelanders to start using the currency, by providing them with a start and making them aware of the currency and its possibilities. After the Airdrop, the only way to acquire auroracoins will be through mining and transacting.


Block Explorer / Crawler


  • Scrypt Algo
  • 21 million total coins
  • 25 coins per block
  • Coins mature after 100 blocks
  • Re-target every 8 blocks
  • 50% Premine, to be distributed to Iceland’s population


Source Code
at GitHub


  • RPC Port: 12341
  • P2P Port: 12340