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Feather Super Miner Suggestion


  • | Tip bsotnikow

    Imagine
    Cryptos reach mainstream adoption…Joe Anybody goes to the Feathercoin website. He can download a basic wallet, or a mining wallet. The mining wallet has a tab with 2 controls. A red button to start mining and a slider to indicate how much computing power to commit. The software automatically assesses your system to use resources most efficiently, auto-connects to a pool, makes predictions on how much you’ll earn given your resources…Lots of bells and whistles, adaptability for advanced users… But at the end of the day, for wide spread adoption- nothing but a red button and a slider.

    VTC did something called a one-click miner. I haven’t tried it, but the name alone is awesome. FTC is a mining coin, my 2 cents is make that primary and work on ease of use.


  • Regular Member | Tip AmDD

    I have always liked the idea of keeping a miner in the wallet app and as long as there are no ASICs or FPGAs for NeoScrypt then I dont see an issue with it. Once FPGA/ASIC is developed then it may be time to remove the miner as it would serve no purpose.

    Most/all really serious miners would use the separate miner software but for the average joe it would be easy to run and mine while contributing to the network.

    On the other hand, I think Id rather see development of the wallet/network rather than time spent adding this feature when you can fairly easily download and run the miner yourself.


  • | Tip bsotnikow

    @AmDD You and I can do it fairly easily…but for someone who just discovered cryptos and doesn’t even understand the concept of mining or blockchains yet… I just feel there are a ton of those people waiting in the wings, ready to jump into coins that establish themselves as especially newbie friendly. And their mining contribution to the network is secondary, its a gateway toward investment. They will invest in the coins they understand and that speak to them. . . .Foot in the door technique.


  • | Tip ChekaZ

    @bsotnikow it sounds good but to do it as a built-in you need to fork the miner into it. Otherwise you only have CPU-Power which is kinda useless tbh.


  • Moderators | Tip AcidD

    @ChekaZ said in Feather Super Miner Suggestion:

    @bsotnikow it sounds good but to do it as a built-in you need to fork the miner into it. Otherwise you only have CPU-Power which is kinda useless tbh.

    but imagine a world where everyone’s CPU is just mining with 1 KH/s to support the network ? they get tiny rewards…but we have a massively distributed and secure network! 🕶


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @AcidD

    That would be a nice world 🗡
    Fact is that within das someone would start a 51% attack as it is easy with all others mining at 1khash 😉

    You can get a situation like that for a POS coin, where you limit the stake, so everybody has a chance to place a small amount of coins and mine a block at low hash rate.


  • Regular Member | Tip AmDD

    @Wellenreiter said in Feather Super Miner Suggestion:

    @AcidD

    That would be a nice world 🗡
    Fact is that within das someone would start a 51% attack as it is easy with all others mining at 1khash 😉

    You can get a situation like that for a POS coin, where you limit the stake, so everybody has a chance to place a small amount of coins and mine a block at low hash rate.

    Maybe not… Im picturing a world with both dedicated miners, like we have now as well as tiny miners running only CPUs @ 1kh/s.
    Say there are 300 million PCs in the US and if each only hashed at 1KS/s, thats 300,000,000KS/s or 300,000MH/s or 300GH/s . The FTC network is currently about 2.5GHs in total.

    Ive thought before that one of the best ways to secure Bitcoin would be to put a cheap, slow, ASIC on every motherboard or built into every CPU/GPU. It would only add 2-5watts of power draw and if this happened to every system the combined hash would make the network incredibly secure.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    One Idea I have had for a long time is to extend the stratum on p2pool such that miners can stop and start during the day, this means people could mine on night rate electricity, round the world.


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    I think, that is -or should be- a feature of the miner software.
    There is a ‘stop mining after’ build in already.


  • Moderators | Tip wrapper

    Couldn’t find a link to “stop mining after”, but interesting thread about p2pool developments if anyone wants more info on p2pool.

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=153232.0

    Here’s the FTC P2Pool code reference : https://github.com/wellenreiter01/p2pool-neoscrypt


  • | Tip jimmy24651

    Im split…

    I love the idea of “decentralized mining”…with a sense of mass apotion

    BUT

    I also love the fact that it took me a decent amount of legwork to actually get my mining operation up and running. A seasoned “computer nerd” would, most likely, easily be able to get it working easily. On the other hand, someone like me, who studied up and found a decent coin to back with my (limited) hashing power, actually feels accomplished by struggling for a few days to finally getting their operation online. This ensures that there won’t be a lot of folks with a “pump and dump” mentality behind the mining of a coin such as FTC.

    That’s just my 2 cents…take it for what it’s worth…


  • Moderators | Tip Wellenreiter

    @wrapper

    sgminer --help returns:

    ...
    ...
    --sched-start <arg> Set a time of day in HH:MM to start mining (a once off without a stop time)
    --sched-stop <arg>  Set a time of day in HH:MM to stop mining (will quit without a start time)
    ...
    ...

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