[FAQ] New forum Member? - Most Asked Questions! Try Here First!
Where can I discus what the facilities are available or how things are set up for the forum?
Is there a Chat room on the Feathercoin (FTC) forum?
How can I find if what a member says in a thread is reliable?
What are stealth addresses?
How can I read comments that have been left on the Feathercoin Blockchain, even without a wallet?
How can I set up a Feathercoin POS or Point of Sale Device?
How can I set up a Feathercoin hardware ATM device?
[FAQ] How do I generate a Feathercoin wallet or Address, without installing software?
[FAQ] What is a Vanity Address?
Can I set up a Feathercoin event, like new block, “sniffer program” on my server?
How do I build my own Multipool - the Open Source Way?
Is there a list of the old Feathercoin News letters?
How does a Bitcoin protocol transaction work?
I have a GPU, what’s the easiest way to start up Feathercoin Mining?
[FAQ] Why can’t I mine Feathercoin on a CPU?
You can mine Feathercoin with a CPU, it will just be slow.
Cryptography is faster on a GPU than a CPU, if it is programmed. It is faster on an ASIC than a GPU, but to do that the algorithm that has to be programmed and designed / manufactured in hardware.
Feathercoin deliberately moved to Neoscrypt cryptographic alogorythm because it takes more memory to run than the Bitcoin or Litcoin ASICs, and therefore could only be run on a CPU. Feathercoin did not move to Neoscrypt until a GPU version was programmed, in this case paid for by FTC admin (@Calum).
[FAQ] What is the halving?
One of the basic things about Bitcoin based cryptocurrencies is they are deflationary.
That is the amount of currency gradually decreases, not increases like the inflation or gradual easing of Fiat currency.
Fiat currency is legal tender whose value is backed by the government that issued it. The U.S. dollar is fiat money, as are the euro and many other major world currencies. This approach differs from money whose value is underpinned by some physical good such as gold or silver, called commodity money
One ways Crypto currencies are deflationary is by having the value of the mining fee every so often, in FTC case, 4 years. This is input into the code to occur at a certain block number. In practice, the block times are only approximate, depending on the number of miners / hash rate. Variation in hash rate can only be corrected for afterwards, which will tend to delay the halving beyond exactly 4 years.
[FAQ] How to read the block explorer?
[FAQ] What are coin “days destroyed”?
[FAQ] What are Feathercoin or Bitcoin “days destroyed”?
[FAQ] Is there some sort of Developer guide, to Blockchain technology?
[FAQ] How can I accept Feathercoin, or other coin payments, on my website now?
[FAQ] What commands are available to handle stealth transactions in the Feathercoin wallet?