All downloads can be found at www.slick.cf/coin/sloth/download/
What is Slothcoin?
Slothcoin is a peer-2-peer cryptocurrency created for having fun and in the mean while revolutionizing currencies.
It is based on the idea of dogecoin and combined with some more advanced aspects like the sha3 encryption algorithm, which equals out the difference between nVidia and ATi cards and is more secure than sha256-like encryption algorithms.
A total amount of 100 Billion coins will be mined in the creation process, ensuring that there are enough coins for everyone and that Slothcoin will not become a comma-currency like Bitcoin.
A small period of 100 blocks is used to let the network build up and prevent instamining. After that, the blockrewards will be 500,000 at the start and halving every 100,000 blocks, after 600,000 blocks there will be no reward left, but transaction fees.
A block-time of 2,5 minutes ensures fast transactions while in the mean time reducing orphan rates that occur with block-times below 60 seconds.
Kimoto's gravity well is implemented to adjust the difficulty every block, this will prevent multipools from taking advantage of low difficulty and ensures that the coin does not get stuck in a high difficulty scenario.
To become a succesful currency, it has to be open to anyone and everyone. SHA3 gives us this opportunity. The SHA3 encryption algorithm is still in it's early stages and a lot of experimenting is done with it. SHA3 has proven to equalize the line between nVida and AMD video cards, to use less energy for more hashing power and to be more secure in encrypting transactions. These things are all great but, there are 3 other major advantages to SHA3.
There are no multipools currently hashing on SHA3, as it is inefficient because there are too few SHA3 coins.
There are currently no ASICS for SHA3 in development.
It is way better for your hardware, as your videocards are not stressed out to their maximum capability.
These 3 advantages will give us a currency that is open to anyone and a currency open to anyone will bring a lot of people into the cryptocurrency world. Whether they are here for the fun or here to make money, everyone is welcome.
Algorithm: SHA3 keccak
Block Time: 2.5 Minutes
Ports: 5108(RPC), 5107(P2P)
Block 1-100: 10,000 Sloth
Block 100-100,000: 500,000 Sloth
Block 100,000-200,000: 250,000 Sloth
Block 200,000-300,000: 125,000 Sloth
Block 300,000-304,820: ***(Rebirth Rewards Period & Hardfork)
After Block 304820: 4321 Sloth
Slothcoin 1.3.1b3 is the new version by oldambtster - Hardforks at block 300k upgrade before before then
Win32 [version 1.3]
[version 1.3.1 build 3]
No binaries yet
LINUX X64 [version 1.3.1 build 3]
MacX [version 1.3.1 build 3]
List of pools
www.wmikrut.com (keccak / maxcoin)
Miners for SHA3 Keccak
Use in wallet miner (setgenerate true) or minerd
Example: minerd.exe -a keccak -o stratum+tcp://pool-url.com:port -u worker -p password
CGminer GPU Keccak Miner
cgminer-3.7.3 : https://mega.co.nz/#!cchwRbyA!6q0VRM32_v5DSASVdhuf_k6FyErz0o5ZPAxKevXTtuo
Example: cgminer.exe --keccak -o stratum+tcp://pool-url.com:port -u worker -p password
Example: cudaminer.exe -a keccak -o stratum+tcp://pool-url.com:port -u worker -p password
Example of slothcoin.conf
from oldambtster new ANN & Update https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1168909.0
With the release of version 1.3.1 build 3, Slothcoin became a community driven project. In a true Open Source fashion a team of volunatary contributers stepped in to continue the work. The major changes will kick in automaticly from block 300K onwards.
For the community build Slothcoin to go on way into the future it is needed that most peers switch to version 1.3.1 build 3 before the first week of october 2015. Around the time when block 300K will be found, and the changes kick in. In line with a certain SF movie cycle the previous Sloth has been named Sloda and his offspring Sluke.
About Slothcoin (SLOTH):
SHA-3 keccak encryption algorithm
POW mining until 2021
By 2021 there will be 92 billion SLOTH
Difficulty retargeting using Kimoto Gravity Well
Retargeting every block, from 300K++
150 second blocktime
120 block maturity
5 block transaction confirmation
Changed reward system from block 300K++
Kicking in from block 300K++:
100 * 1000000
200 * 500000
400 * 250000
800 * 125000
1600 * 62500
1000 * 31250
500 * 10000
220 * 5000
And then until year 2021: 924765 * 4321
Somewhere in 2021: 802 * 1
Downloads new Slothcoin:
Ubuntu 14.04 X64 build Binaries.
QT-Wallet & deamon: The Box
QT-Wallet: MEGA Cloud
QT-Wallet: MEGA Cloud
Special thanks to Bumbacoin / PineApple for MacX & WinX Qt-Wallet builds
Mining SHA3 keccak:
CPU mining can be done with build in miner, or minerD.
OpenCL GPU mining can be done with BFGminer --keccak build, CGminer, using --keccak switch, or with SGminer, using algo 'maxcoin'
Nvidia GPU mining can be done with CUDAminer
(Mainly solo-mining, no pools known so far.)
Facebook Group (v1.3.1b3)
Facebook Page (v1.3.0)
BiTCoinTalk thread (v1.3.0)
Cryptopia Forum (v1.3.1b3
NOTE: Always make back-ups of your current Wallet, on different media, before updating. This software comes with absolutely no warranty. As is with al crypto coin software, use at own free choice, free will and own responsibility.
Thanks to the original creator of Slothcoin, Thimo, for making this coin, to the Slothcoin community for all feedback and support, to Mr. Floppy at Cryptopia Forum and Bumbacoin / PineApple for compiling MacX / WinX builds.
The new home for Slothcoin is at www.slick.cfMay the SLOTH be with you and remember to use the fork!
from oldambtster (https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=512903.msg12254760#msg12254760)
Let's see, some things will change a bit, if version 1.3.1 build 3 is ready in time.
(Mainly hoping the WinX build is ready way before block 300K.)
Changes kicking in from block 300K:
New look, to help make the mandatory change obvious. (Will do a press/promotion page at www.slick.cf/coin/sloth/promo for this.)
Total coin lowered down to a MAX of 92.233.720.367 SLOTH (92 Billion SLOTH, in promotional terms)
New reward system(, 10 days of crazy multi-million mining then) POW mining upto year 2020 with block reward of 4321 SLOTH.
Difficulty changes every block, instead of every two blocks.
SLOTH can be traded at Cryptopia.co.nz
Think that is about it.
Update from new Sloth dev: oldambtster (http://slick.cf/coin/sloth/promo/)
With the 300K fork of Slothcoin, version 1.3.1 [build 3], also came a change in look. A new, younger Sloth, named Sluke, came in front of the camera, with the previous one guiding him into a bright future. (And yes there is a reference there to a SF-movie series.) Things the old and wise Sloth, Sloda, would say to the little one are: “May the fork be with you!” and “Use the fork Sluke!”, to remind users to update.
The new look has a rainforest impression, as seen through the lens of a camera. Where the young Sloth, named Sluke, pops up in front of the photographer. A refreshment of the Slothcoin, with faster responsive difficulty changes. With POW mining going on all the way to the year 2020. A grand total of 92 billion SLOTH will be reached by then. All in good time, following the credo of Slothcoin: “All good things take time!”
Slothcoin uses SHA3 (keccak), Kimoto Gravity Well enforced with DIGI shield for difficulty change. Blocktime is 150 seconds. It retargets every block. Transaction need 5 confirmations and new found blocks need 120 confirms to mature.
Sluke, the young sibling of the old and wise Sloth, Sloda, is curious, makes those cute noises, and moves slightly faster than his parent.
Thx to Mr. Floppy we've have lift-off for Slothcoin v1.3.1 build 3! Where young Sloth Sluke takes over from Sloda (version 1.3.0 from creator of Slothcoin Thimo.) Yes there is a reference to a certain SF movie cycle. ( As you can see from an image shared by Mr. Floppy.)
Slothcoin v1.3.1 build 3 has been tested on MacX, WinX and LinX systems. For Mac and Win systems there are no deamon builds yet. Do not know if somebody wants them anyway. Had some great help from the Sloth Community, or maybe even call it a Team. BumbaCoin / PineApple did an awesome job building the WinX and MacX binaries. Got lot of feedback from the Slothcoin users, also very much appreciated. And were going Slothy all the way.
Why would you want to get the latest version of Slothcoin? Well, from block 300K the rewards system will change drasticly. First about 10 days of mad house mining. Where there will be 100 blocks of one million SLOTH. And after that still much reward for mining. And then it will settle in Sloth for about 4 years to come, mining 4321 SLOTH a block, to keep the Blockchain Slothly going way into 2021.
Besides that, what will change from block 300K is the difficulty. This will change every block, instead of two, lowering the risk of the Blockchain getting stuck. Still, miners will be needed! (SGminer works great b.t.w., use maxcoin settings, that is keccak too, or build BFGminer with keccak support.)
Also the looks have changed quiet a bit. Young Sluke has become the Sloth that rocks the boat. With the wise Sloda supervising: "Use the Fork, Sluke, use the Fork..." And may the Sloth be with you.
Consensus on the network will be needed for Slothcoin 1.3.1 build 3 to take off in the right way, starting from block 300K. The change in code has been done in such matter that Slothcoin v1.3.1 build 3 will behave just like 1.3.0 until block 300K. So you can allready switch over right away. BUT BACKUP YOUR WALLET ALWAYS, TWICE, ON DIFFERENT MEDIA!
Payment between the old version and the new one work as a charm. Also sending to Cryptopia and so on. Had Slothcoin v1.3.1 build 3 get the Blockchain in all the way from 0, and it wend swift and even fast for a Sloth. Also had in GNU-LINUX the WinX version running in WINE and sending SLOTH inbetween the Ubuntu build and the WinX build. It all seems to work the way it should. (But absolutely no warrenty, as always with these projects, but that ought to be common knowledge by now...)
Want to know more or download it right away? Goto the new home of Slothcoin : WWW.SLICK.CF
What if there is no concensus on the Slothcoin network about moving to version 1.3.1 build 3 before block 300K kicks in? It needs to be considered that this might happen. Because only one 24/7 deamon updated and there are just a few other peers that seem to have done so until now. No worries yet, but from block 295968 it becomes crucial.
There are more coins up and about that exceed the 2^63-2 limit of the int64 variable of the MAXCOIN value. Some even consider to become POS, while they should go more towards POB (Proof Of Burn), I guess. And MAXCOIN is only there to limit the amount to be send to a maximum. Still it is an int64, signed, so only 63 bit really should be used, divided by 100.000.000, or the value of 1 COIN. But what are the chances of someone having 92 billion COIN, right? So the real COIN ever to be released will almost be like infinite...
If you do not understand this, never mind, back to the fork, or not the fork, that is the question...
Whatever the choice of the majority of peers within the Slothcoin network at block 295968, that version will be the one to continue. Be it version 1.3.0, than so it be. The community chooses. If three quarter of the connection agree to a certain version, then that should be it from block 295968 onwards.
Therefor it will be monitored closely if version 1.3.1 build 3 gets consensus or not by block 295968, if not it will be considered to be voted out. If that happens, the next is adviced, if you did run 1.3.1 build 3, like me, off course.
If by block 295968 Slothcoin version 1.3.1 build 3 has no 3/4 of the connections.
(ALWAYS BACK UP YOUR WALLET FIRST!!!)
For me, this project is considered to be a learning proces. I like the way the community made an effort to make a difference to keep the Sloth going. And it will probably do so with version 1.3.0. Have no idea what will happen if the overdraw in Slothcoin goes beyond 2^63-2, time will tell. Somewhere around block 330K this will be the case. (In the sourcode MAXCOIN has no real impact, it seems, but only the limit on the amount one is able to send in one go.)
Currently we are still about 4 weeks away from that switchpoint. But when the fork gets no consensus in time then it will be needed for all peers to get back to version 1.3.0, to get the Slothcoin going. And for me the signal to leave and do something else, and put this fork on ice.
Just doing my best to stay realistic, as it might be the scenario that could happen.
Make sure you start using version 1.3.1 build 3 in time!
Did you know that mining is the same until block 300.000?
And with version 1.3.1 build 3, mining a million starts at block 300.000?
But only with version 1.3.1 build 3!
And mining goes on way into the year 2021.
May the fork be with you and use the Sloth for years to come!
Use the fork! And may the Sloth be with you.
go th fork !!! breathe life into the slothful indolence of altcoins
bumbacoin: 9/18/2015 1:22:36 PM
go th fork !!! breathe life into the slothful indolence of altcoins
Yes, let's get Sloth & Roll!
We are at mark 290K, less than 10.000 blocks away from the magic blocknumber 300.000 for Slothcoin 1.3.1 build 3. If you haven't moved to the community fork yet, then it is about time to do so. Or you might find yourself on the wrong blockchain after block 300K kicks.
The original creator of Slothcoin, Thimo, moved on to another project called MAPCOIN. So a few community members started to create a fork. With this fork Slothcoin could go all the way to Proxima Centauri. That would be in the year 2021.
To make the changes obvious, a young Sloth was introduced with the fork, he's called Sluke and he's guided by the wise Sloth, of version 1.3.0, called Sloda. (Yes, there is almost a storyline there...) And yes, it hints towards a certain SF movie cyclus.
There are WinX (all windows OS versions) builds, MacX builds (OS 10.x) and GNU-Linux X64 builds (Ubuntu based). But the GNU-Linux based deamon / QT gui users will probably compile it themselves from the GitHub source.
Contact has been made with essential sites, for Slothcoin, like Multifaucet and Cryptopia. As it would be good to have them supporting the fork. Still way before block 300K kicks in. While allready a Pool makes sure that the Slothcoin 1.3.1 build 3 blockchain gains momentum. So the blockchain could get stable on the fork very fast after block 300.000 has been mined.
POW mining will go on until 2021 with the new version. And also the difficulty will change from 2 to every block.
So, keep the Sloth going and use the fork!
With Multifaucet, a Pool and many peers on Slothcoin 1.3.1 build 3 now, it is time to go for block 300K.
So, if you are still using 1.3.0, this may be the time to go for the switch too.
Use the fork and may the SLOTH be with you!
Did an official announcement for version 1.3.1 build 3 at this forum today: https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Forum/Thread/336
If you haven't moved to version 1.3.1 build 3, it is about time to do so now!
Hundred times one million are waiting for the miners who throw their hashes at the new version, starting block 300.000, and then some more after that, way into the year 2021.
Use the fork and may the Sloth be with you!
Note the confirmations and look how the difficulty changes every new block.
Yeah, it's workin allright!
Thanks Slothcoin community!
So the Fork is done?
sorry to lazy to read all the above
drCrypto: 10/8/2015 4:18:26 PM
So the Fork is done?
sorry to lazy to read all the above
Yes, all done.
some recent postings from the dev of slothcoin oldambtster
SLOTH in the news:
This sloth has a new place to hang its hat.
The frightened creature rescued by transit officials has found a new home since being removed from a highway in Ecuador last week.
The sloth was found trying to cross a road, clinging on to a traffic median for safety, the Transit Authority of Ecuador wrote in a Facebook post on Friday.
A picture of the frightened animal was shared globally on social media, and now the Transit Authority has given an update on its condition.
"The world's most famous sloth is happy in its habitat. Thanks to all for your concern," officials wrote in a Facebook post.
They shared two photos of the sloth in the new habitat, noting they were taken on the same day he was rescued.
A group of transit officers in Ecuador ran into an unexpected visitor while driving down a highway in Los Rios last week.
A "beautiful" sloth was trying to cross a road, clinging on to a traffic median for safety, the Transit Authority of Ecuador wrote in a Facebook post on Friday.
"We want to let you know the sloth was rescued and taken by our officers to a doctor, who said the sloth was in good conditions to be returned to its habitat," the Transit Authority wrote in a comment on the Facebook post.
The government agency said it would continue to help any animals found in similar situations in the future.
A sloth spotted in the wilds of Nicaragua by an American tourist was just trying to take a nap, but first, it had to take a selfie.
That is what appears to happen, at least, in footage posted to YouTube on Monday by the tourist, Noah Aron.
Aron, of Sausalito, California, was in an "off the beaten path" area near the Mombachovolcano earlier this month when he came upon the sloth alone in a tree.
Aron says he climbed the tree enough to prop up his GoPro camera and then left the sloth alone to explore it.
"I think he was having an afternoon nap so I think I disturbed him but he didn’t seem to mind it," Aron told ABC News of the sloth. "He paid attention to the camera for about two minutes and then he kind of ignored it."
"I think he realized, 'This isn't going to bite me so I can ignore it,'" Aron said.
Today I noticed a real classic version 1.2.1 of Slothcoin in the network. Better update that one before it is too late.
The latest version of Slothcoin, v1.3.1b3, can be downloaded here:
Keep the wallet and the .conf file if you do, of course, but it might be needed to delete the old blockchain files and then let it get up to date again. Will take a while, but enough peers in the network to make it update fast.
Sloth all the way!
SLOTH has a new mining pool, where you can mine - MineBlocksPool!