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Verge Currency Beginner's Guide

Verge Currency Beginner's Guide
A short Background
2008 was the worst financial crisis the world had experience since the great depression. The efforts of banks worldwide were not enough to prevent its occurrence. Shortly after, someone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto offered an alternative solution. A digital currency that removes the need for a central bank. His proposal written in the Bitcoin white paper, is summarized below:
  • A secure, decentralized network.
  • A system with economic properties.
  • No need for banks or rule makers.
  • Instant transactions without a need of a third party or government approval.
  • Bringing financial services to the unbanked 2.5 billion people.
  • Total financial freedom. No one can freeze your accounts.
  • Low transaction costs. No ridiculously high transaction fees.
  • A currency with finite amount where no one can print money whenever they want.
Bitcoin
In 2009, when Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin, the network consisted of computers (in crypto terms, these are called Nodes) to approve transactions, movements of data along the chain. This allows for everyone willing to become a participant, creating a decentralized global network. Allowing for a decentralized currency, free of the control of politicians, or institutions.
The rules can only be changed if 51% of the network agrees on it. This way the network is completely democratized and resistant to hacking attacks.
Unlike today’s financial institutions, no one can freeze your account or prevent you sending money. You are the only person who truly holds your wealth.
It is an open source project. Anyone can see the code and offer or discuss changes with the community. On the other hand, anyone participating to the network with computational power gets incentives or pay, with a fractional amount of BTC.
Blockchain
The core of a secure decentralized network like Bitcoin, lies the Blockchain technology. To put it simply, the blockchain is like a series of Lego, connected to each other by linking information, called transactions. These transactions contain the following data sender, receiver and the unique signature of the sender.
The data will be converted into “hash” before being saved into a block. The bitcoin hash is generated using a set of cryptographic functions called sha256. This way the information is encrypted, is compressed and saved in the block.
Additionally, each block in the chain, contains the information from the block before it. This ensures that if someone tries to maliciously modify information in a block, all the block following this attempt will be changed, making it easier to spot.
Each block includes the information from the previous block. If someone wants to maliciously change the information in one block that change the complete result of all following blocks.
In this type of network there is only one blockchain, and all the information is kept in a public ledger which is shared amongst all the participating networks. For the blockchain to be valid, more than 50% of the participants (nodes and their computational power) must agree with it.
Bitcoin Today (2018)
Until today many, many, events have happened. The network has grown massively. The underlying code is improved in many ways. There are more and more developers and investors that have entered the cryptocurrency space.
Currently there are proposed changes being developed to the Bitcoin network that will make bitcoin rival the centralized networks of today (Visa, Mastercard), while significantly lowering the cost of these transaction.
Many alternative cryptocurrencies have been created along the way, improving some of the aspects of the bitcoin and focusing on certain applications, in the crypto-space, we call them altcoins.
WHY VERGE
The way that Bitcoin function, has severe flaws with regards to privacy:
  • Public Ledger: The transaction information is public, meaning, that transactions can be linked to a person.
  • IP Leakage: A persistent and motivated attacker will be able to associate your IP address with your bitcoin transaction.
Due to the above reasons, it was clear that there would be a need for a privacy coin. Different coins were then created that had this problem in mind. They were ‘too private’ in the sense that they completely by-passed the public ledger. The public ledger allows merchant to provide proof of transactions, which is important for bookkeeping.
Enter Verge Currency, formerly Dogecoindark; which offers transaction on the ledger, both public and private. Allowing the user to choose if the transactions are public or private.
VERGE CURRENCY
2014 saw the birth of Dogecoin Dark; in 2016, it was rebranded to Verge Currency.
Verge improves upon the original Bitcoin blockchain and aims to fulfill its initial purpose of providing individuals and businesses with a fast, efficient and decentralized way of making direct transactions while maintaining your privacy.
What is the Verge Currency Mission?
Verge Currency aims to empower people around the globe using blockchain in everyday life and makes it possible for people to engage in transactions quickly, efficiently and privately. With Verge, business and individuals now have flexible options for sending and receiving payments.
Verge Currency also offer helpful integrations and tools that enable them to handle large scale transactions between merchants and small-scale private payments.
Is Verge Currency a private company and how is it funded?
Following in the spirit of Bitcoin, Verge is an open-source software, and a community. It is not a company, never had an ICO. The development is entirely funded by the community and the developers. Currently Verge is looking into setting up an official Verge merchandise store, and an Official Verge mining pool, for multiple algorithms.
Tech
General technical capabilities of XVG blockchain:
Protocol PoW (Proof of Work)
Algorithms Scrypt, X17, Lyra2rev2, myr-groestl and blake2s
Max Coin Supply 16.5 billion XVG
Circulation Supply 15.2 billion XVG
Minable yes
Atomic Swaps Enabled
Tx (Transaction) Speed 5-10 Seconds
Tps (Transactions per sec.) 100 (Will be ~2000 with RSK)
Tx Fee 0.1 XVG
Privacy Options:
Tor + I2P Networks fully obfuscated IP address / User's Location is hidden
Stealth Addresses It enables users to anonymously receive funds to their wallet. Therefore third parties are no longer able to track receivers addresses, nor are they able to combine official wallet addresses with their stealth addresses.
RING CT Under development
See our blackpaper V5.0 for detailed information.
Development Updates
Marketing Updates

Wallets
Mining

Community
Verge is a community-driven project. The community is the pillar of Verge, from the past to the future, the community built Verge. The community or Vergefam connects everyone from around the world, regardless of cultural background. The common vision is to provide everyone access to financial freedom, and the choice of privacy while transacting.
Below you can find the Verge Telegram communities from around the world;
Official Telegram
🇧🇷 🇵🇹 Brasil/Portugal/
🇨🇦 Canada
🇳🇴 🇸🇪 🇩🇰 Norway/Sweden/Denmark
🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 🇱🇮 Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Liechtenstein
🇵🇹 Portugal
🇪🇸 Spain
🇱🇺 Netherlands
🇹🇷 Turkey
🇫🇷 France
Balkan
🇵🇾 Croatia
🇦🇱 🇽🇰 Albania/Kosovo
🇷🇴 Romania
🇭🇺 Hungary
🇷🇺 Russia
🇮🇳 India
🇲🇾 Malaysia
🇯🇵 Japan
🇰🇷 Korea
🇨🇳 China
🇿🇦 South Africa
🔌Wallet Support
🖥️ Mining support
Mass Adoption
Low fees, quick transactions, high volume in circulation, multiplatform support, Wraith protocol are the ingredients that make Verge perfectly positioned for mass adoption. Transact on the public ledger for everyday purchases or stay private if you wish so.
Getting Started
You can find the matching instructions as below:
See the following useful links:

Official Links
Vergecurrency.com
Verge Team
Roadmap
FAQ
Github
Block Explorer 1
Block Explorer 2
Network Status
Telegram
Twitter
Facebook
Discord
Youtube
Medium
Investfeed
Verge Zendesk
VergeFora
Last Edit: Latest development update links are added to the Tech section.
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Wafflepool and Multipool together control over 50% of the global hashrate. Shibes, this is a serious problem.

tl;dr: MFW I see a threat to Dogecoin: http://i.imgur.com/vtF2yU6.gif
As of this writing, Wafflepool (with 37.66% of the network hashrate) and Multipool (with 18.74% of the network hashrate), control 56.34% of the network hash rate.
Source: https://pools.rapidhash.net/
This is a problem
Are these pools likely to collude to 51% our beloved coin? Not likely at all.
Does every human person with access to two computers on the Internet practice perfect security when it comes to authentication and server hardening? Not likely at all.
The 51% attack is now quite possible if someone compromises just two computers: the controllers at the top of these two pool hierarchies.
+GoodShibe talked about decentralizing hashrate last week in Of Wolves and Weasels. In response, I put up a quick and admittedly quite imperfect project to help explain and combat centralization by promoting ubiquitous CPU mining on existing, unused hardware.
Dogecoin needs to be peer-to-peer, for real, to survive
The 51% Attack is not theoretical -- read up on the attack last June against Feathercoin. They were unprepared for this and I believe as a result of this event, Feathercoin is now all but dead. Today, the attacker(s) is/are still unknown and presumably at large.
I don't know how to solve this. I know there are many, many smart cryptocoin experts on this subreddit. Cheer me up so I can go back to goofing off with this play-pretend-but-really-real-mostly cryptocurrency project.
Thanks!
edit: first 26 minutes of this post, 3 uprockets, 3 downdigs. funky i guess i have to gun for the controversial tab instead of the hot tab.
edit1: first 21 hours of this post, tons of uprockets and tips. Thanks everyone! I learned a lot about hashrate and malicious intent, and I hope others did, too! And here I thought the 0 score was going to doom this post. For more like this, visit /panicdoge!
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Why the price of DOGE is falling and will continue to. SUCH MAFFS. SO LOGIC. WOW.

TLDR; Dogecoin is one of the most profitable coins to mine, so people are mining and dumping for profit. Will probably still drop by ~10-25%. Woof. http://i.imgur.com/NRVOtRI.jpg
A lot of people are posting about the price of Dogecoin and are concerned with its price. There is speculation that is misleading and not backed up by much theory. It’s not just as simple as supply and demand, panic selling or the line of best fit on a graph. Let’s look at the maths and see why the coin is dropping so rapidly and why now.
MAFFS
The difficulty of mining a block of DOGE currently ranged from 300-400 [1], the higher this goes the less coin you will mine. To make things simple let’s run an example: Assume you have 1000kHash of digging power; with that you could mine at the current difficulty level approx. 30,000 DOGE a day [2]! The value of Dogecoin is tightly tied to Bitcoin, we first convert it to BTC and sell that. The price for a single DOGE is roughly 0.00000040 BTC [3] and a BTC is worth around $850 [4]. In our 24 hours of work we earn $10.20 (0.00000040 * 30000 * 850). Wow. Such pawfit.
Now compare this to the ‘standard’ of scrypt mining, Litecoin. For the same time and strength of your digging you would yield around $8.50. If you were only interested in profit you would mine DOGE and sell it because it made you the most profit for your hashrate. A lot of people are doing this, including multicoin pools, they mine the most profitable coin and convert it to BTC. It’s simply efficient. This means that there is a huge dump of coin on the market and the price will fall.
SPECULATION
When will the coin stop dropping in price? When it is no longer the most profitable coin, so probably around 0.00000030 to 0.00000035 BTC. At this price the profitability is too low to reward these types of miners. Alternatively, if the difficulty was to increase then the amount of coins earned (EDIT: coins per person, overall supply per time is constant! More miners = lower split per miner) would be reduced and the profit margins would also decrease, I’d estimate the difficulty would need to be around 450 to 500 to balance out. The difficulty increases if more people mine the coin, and at this point that will be depending on popularity.
Sure a few people are panic selling but comparatively this is a drop in the ocean and even so it will just help the coin reach its stable price a little faster. Anybody who wants to see the coin succeed is already doing what they need to, they are not concerned with the price, remember to have fun!
Another point to note is that over the last few days the price of BTC has risen, and so even if the price of DOGE was stable the exchange ratio for DOGE->BTC would still show a fall – this is slightly misleading and the fall in price is not as hard as it seems!
So what can you do? Wait. The price will level out and over time the difficulty should increase with popularity and in around 1-2 months the reward will halve, I'd expect a big peak in price around that time. The coin is young and popular; it needs to learn the Earth before it can go to the Moon.
Sources: [1]http://www.cryptocoincharts.info/v2/coins/show/doge [2] http://www.coinwarz.com/calculators/dogecoin-mining-calculator [3]https://www.cryptsy.com/markets/view/132 [4]http://bitcoinity.org/markets/mtgox/USD 
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Of Wolves and Weasels - Day 189 - The State of Dogecoin

Hey all! GoodShibe... on Vacation!
Please enjoy this post by Guest Writer thistime1 and tip them well ;D)
Note: To tip them directly: +dogetipbot @thistime1 xxx doge verify
I have collected as much data as I could possibly find and contacted as many major players in the Dogecoin community as I could. I hope you all find this synthesis of information informative and worthy of discussion.
Anything that was announced in the few days before this was posted may not be included here, due to me working on this for the last 2 weeks! Sorry if I missed you.
I hope to do this again, maybe even as a quarterly report.
Please take all the information presented to you here and make your own conclusions about how important each piece of data is to YOUR view of Dogecoin.
Price
1 Doge = $0.00029 USD
Price would have to increase ~750% to be back at peak value ($0.0022/dogecoin).
COMPARED TO LITECOIN
1 LTC = $7.60 USD
Price would have to increase ~650% to be back at peak value ($48/litecoin).
Market Capitalization
7th of all digital currencies, ~$23 Million USD
Our market cap has been declining the last few months, most coin’s have. I am excited to know what our year-to-year price change will be as that is a better measure of change than the last 30 days.
For the past few days I have been trying to find a graph of the TOTAL market cap of all coins together over time.
I have a theory that not a lot of money is being put into cryptocurrencies at the moment, and the coins that go up in value are taking away value from others. What do you think?
I want to know if this is true, or if I am crazy. If that is somewhat true, there is a limit to how many coins will make it big.
I'd love to just see the total ALTCOIN market cap over time as well.
Hashrate/Halving
Hashrate = ~50GH/s
Oddly, this is about the same hashrate we had after the last halving! ASICs inbound…
I could not find what proportion of the SCRYPT hashrate we have over time, as that is the best measure of hashrate in relation to other coins.
I do have this though.
Litecoin’s hashrate is about 10 times larger than ours now.
The current block reward (recent halving) will create 90 Million Dogecoins/day or 38.7BTC at current prices.
This means that if ALL mined Dogecoins are sold every day they would only make up 3.8-7.5% off all transaction volume per day, which is around 500-1000BTC/day.
When the price stays the same, we can assume 250-500BTC of Dogecoins are bought or sold in that day. Therefore miners do not make up a large portion of the selling anymore, and they haven't for a while.
Another BIG assumption you have to make is that 38.7BTC cannot move markets. From my personally observations, the Cryptsy DOGE/BTC market controls the price of Dogecoin. I have watched the Chinese markets (BTC100, BTC38, BTER) respond to changes in price after they happen on Cryptsy. ~38BTC can have a HUGE impact on price if buy/sell walls are not there to support it.
We need more demand, but it is nice to have less pressure from miners anyways.
Liquidity is still much much higher with Litecoin though!
Transactions per Day
Dogecoin has more transactions per day Litecoin, and all other altcoins.
Sent from addresses
Dogecoin has more unique addresses sending coins per day than Litecoin, and all other altcoins.
Average Transaction Value
Average Litecoin transaction value for today was $9,380 USD.
Average Dogecoin transaction value for today was $122 USD.
Average Bitcoin transaction value for today was $3,250 USD.
http://bitinfocharts.com/comparison/transactionvalue-btc-ltc-doge.html Dogecoin is potentially being used exactly as intended. Lots of people sending small amounts of money to each other or things.
I am stunned that the AVERAGE person sending Litecoins that day, sent almost $10K.
That is 3x higher than Bitcoin. In fact, oddly, Litecoin always has a higher average transaction value than Bitcoin since the Bitcoin bubble in late 2013. Anybody know why?
We usually DO NOT have higher transaction volumes than Litecoin, but we do consistently have ~500-1000BTC/day that is transacted, putting Dogecoin in the top 5 most traded coins.
Dogecoin Address Growth
Dogecoin has also GAINED 14,653 positive addresses in the month of June, where Litecoin has LOST 33,875. (info from bitinfocharts and currency4world)
Wikipedia Statistics (http://stats.grok.se/)
Bitcoin traffic – Average ~9000 views in the last 90 days (highest 18614 views/day) – total views/90 days 819,193
Litecoin traffic – Average ~380 views in the last 90 days (highest 998 views/day) – total views/90 days 40,036
Dogecoin traffic – Average ~1200 views in the last 90 days (highest 8629 views/day) – total views/90 days 154,415
Circlejerking Statistics
Bitcoin recently surpassed 1 Yottahash, I believe we are up to almost 1 Yottajerk of circlejerking power. I am excited for a few years from now, when the QuantumJerk ASICs are released.
Every time I read someone calling /dogecoin a circlejerk I laugh, not because they are wrong, but because they are just stating the obvious.
Do you think there is someone in the corner of the room at NASA who just comments about how all they talk about is rockets and space?
If dreaming big and congratulating ourselves on our achievements is a circlejerk, then I guess it’s human to circlejerk. Every subreddit is a circlejerk, the only difference in /dogecoin is that you can get tips from circlejerking. (Is that prostitution?)
The main point of this section was to see how many times I could type circlejerk.
Foundation
The new Dogecoin Foundation is now a legal enitiy and will have a road map of working projects
Personally I would love to see someone from the Chinese Dogecoin community represented on the Foundation. They buy and sell a lot of Dogecoins Maybe just a liason position or something.
At the very least, during fundraisers, the Chinese community should be contacted to see if they want to help out!
Development
Dogecoin is the ONLY altcoin with the Core/Wallet/qt based off of Bitcoin 0.9. Dogecoin Core will be kept up to date and features from the Bitcoin Core will be adopted quickly. The devs are doing great so far, especially against coins with full-time PAID developers!
CrytoSaga
Unprecedented cryptocurrency modeling software will be written to test possible outcomes to changes in Dogecoin’s algorithm. Main candidates are PoS 2.0, Tendermint, and SIMD. To my knowledge, this has never been created before in all of cryptocurrency, and will definitely further highlight the abilities of Dogecoin’s development team.
A payment protocol is also being worked on.
Cryptiv
Dogetipbot
Twitch tipping with dogetipbot will go live soon! You can sign up to be invited to the beta, here.
After Twitch tipping goes live, there will be a huge announcement
I have followed what mohland and dvorwak have said about it, here.
Coingecko
Price might not be so encouraging at the moment, but stay faithful. Keep up the good work. Encourage more people to join. The community is something special. I have strong faith that it will be heading to the moon!
Coinplay.io
http://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/news/kansas-city-startup-incubator-partners-dogecoin-based-coinplay-io/2014/07/09
Suchlist
SnapCard
Buy ANYTHING in Dogecoins that is for sale online. Available in over 50 countries. Only BTC, LTC, DOGE, and XRP are supported.
WeSellDoges
Onarbor
The biggest new Onarbor feature announcement is ability to back and re-back works and reviews. This was the top request so we're glad to finally implement it. Coming soon will be more tailored feeds where we will allow people to follow creators that interest them (will allow TwitteFB/linkedin auth to find friends/colleagues).
What can Dogecoin do better?
Marketing
For a coin that has done some of the best marketing out there, we suck at getting major announcements across on multiple platforms.
I am hoping /dogecoin_pr will bring this up to par.
EXAMPLE:
51.54% of Dogecoin users are on Dogecoin Core 1.6.( http://bitinfocharts.com/dogecoin/)
Maybe merchants and such are not to keen on updating if it is not required, but maybe they just do not know about 1.7.
When 1.8 comes out, I would love to see a sticky thread on the subreddit, an announcement on the official Dogecoin Twitter and Facebook pages, an announcement on the front of the BitcoinTalk forum, as well as contacting cryptonews websites.
Dogecoin has a large social media presence and should be taking advantage of THAT!
Tipping
I am concerned that there are not that many external deposits made to everyone’s dogetipbot accounts. Until there are more tipping users, I fear that we may be only be tipping coins that were tipped to us in the first place. That is not the best way to build demand. I am hoping mohland has some data on this.
I strongly believe in the tipping economy and culture of Dogecoin, and personally, that is how I think we can best build demand. Until we have more tipping users, it is up to us to build that demand, and the work could pay off.
Dogecoin.com
I know you powerlemons is working on updating this, but the website is COMPLETELY MISSING a section on how to accept Dogecoin. This should be just as big as the other coloured sections!
ALSO
This should be added to the “Get Dogecoin” section at the bottom of the page.
I have tried to keep it updated as much as possible, but would love the community to notify me of any changes
COMMENTS
Josh Wise
“I have said this to a few people in the community but my two cents on this is to keep it fun, charitable, and stick to the fundamentals that made the community grow so much initially. My personal opinion (and I really have no clue what I am talking about) is that this community grew so fast because it was so much fun, anything seemed possible, everything seemed worth trying and there were not many negative undertones with anything. It seems like people are really getting wrapped up in a lot of negatives right now and that is never productive. The law of attraction will rule in the end and as long as people are positive- no matter the circumstance- the circumstance will become positive. I love this place and wish only the best for dogecoin and the community, and like I said, I have no clue as to all of the intricacies and the many moving parts past and present. Only my two cents on what I see (:
As far as upcoming projects- I am still working on some new shirts by popular demand. I would really love to either race the Dogecoin car in a few Superspeedway races next year, or try to raise money so that we can run the rear bumper all season. I am super thankful for all that has come of this and want to continue to help build the brand and awareness in any ways possible. A lot of that is really up to the community though and not me.”
Co-founder (BillyM2K aka Shibetoshi Nakamoto)
“A community that is having fun, building cool things, and coming together for great causes and fun causes alike is exceptionally more valuable than one that is trying desperately to create value by finger pointing, complaining, witch hunting, attempting to market useless features, and ultimately eating itself.”
thistime1 - High Anxiety Shibe
I hope you all learned something today. I tried really hard to make sure that was the case.
Who do I love?
It's 7:41AM EST and we've found 87.49% of our initial 100 Billion DOGEs -- only 12.51% remains until our period of Hyper-inflation ends! Our Global Hashrate is up from ~44 to ~47 Gigahashes per second and our Difficulty is up from ~708 to ~724.
I Hope you enjoyed today's Guest Post by thistime1!
Note: To tip them directly:
+dogetipbot @thistime1 xxx doge verify
GoodShibe
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Multipools dumping Doge

Multipool- A pool of miners that automatically mine the least difficult, most valued and easily tradable cyptocurrency, at that time. These pools automatically! switch between coins as they become more valuable to mine. One of their favorites just happens to be Doge, alongside aurora and litecoin. They do this to maximize their daily mining profits. These coins are then automatically! sold for bitcoin on an exchange; dumping said coins for whatever they can get at the time! <-- For those that don't know :)
If a coin becomes the target of this, its value can be pushed down significantly! At the same time said coins difficulty increases because of the huge surge in hashing power by these multipools. Making it more difficult for dedicated miners. In fact, this has completely destroyed smaller coins before.
http://www.coinwarz.com/cryptocurrency/coins/dogecoin <-- If you look at the difficulty chart here, you will notice that it looks like a saw. This is because we are being targeted repeatably by multipools.
These pools are causing our mining difficulty to jump from 900 to 1200 repeatedly (70gh to 100gh, global hashrate) This is a 25-30% increase over the entire global hashrate of all of the doge being mined everwhere!!
i.e. lets say we mine 360 mil Doge a day(what I saw quoted awhile ago) and 25% of that is being sold as soon as its mined. That would roughly be 90,000,000 coins being sold and dumped immediately!
So vast amounts of doge are being traded automatically for bitcoin and driving down our value. If you put a massive supply of anything to sell on a market, the supply outweighs demand and the price falls Thankfully, another halvening is just over a month away. This will make sure that we aren't one of the most valuable coins to mine and as such wont be targeted by multipools! Well, at least not until our value goes way up! If you can, buy doge now!, You will never see it this cheap again after the next halvening in april.
tl;dr Stoopid multipools! I shake my fist at thee!
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Wafflepool & 51% attack - Don't panic. Here's what to do.

Hello, fellow shibes. Today, it seems we have another pool nearing the 51% hashrate threshold, as Dogehouse did in the past. We've had a lot of newcomers since, so I'll try to explain again what is the issue here, if it poses a real threat to the Dogecoin network, and what can be done.
What is Wafflepool ?
Wafflepool is, as its name suggests, a cryptocurrency mining pool (where several miners collaborate to ensure constant coin payouts). More precisely, it's called a "multipool", which means it alternates between several coins (like Dogecoin or Litecoin), to mine the most profitable one.
As I write this, Dogecoin is the #6 most profitable coin to mine (according to this website) and thus is the current target of Wafflepool.
They currently have a hashrate of about 33 GH/s, while the total hashrate of the Dogecoin network is about 80 GH/s. This means Wafflepool holds 41% of the hashpower of Dogecoin, and is nearing the minimal threshold for what is called a "51% attack".
What is a "51% attack" ?
The "51% attack" is a potential vulnerability in most cryptocurrencies. In this scenario, an attacker (in our case, a pool finely coordinating its workers) which holds at least 51% of the total hashrate of a cryptocurrency can create several anomalies in the coin's functioning. They could, for instance, reverse some transactions or disrupt other miners - which means they could destabilize the coin's overall network, and make its value plummet.
Is this a real issue ?
Yes and no. If a "51% attack" is successfully done, it may or may not be the end of Dogecoin - price falling through the floor, trust in the coin gone by the window, and investors fleeing like hell. This happened to other cryptocurrencies in the past.
But most probably, this won't happen : firstly because Wafflepool has few reasons to initiate a 51% attack (yes, some Bitcoin users hate us, but they're probably a minority ; yes, they would probably make a quick cashgrab, but they'd probably be better mining Doge in the long run). Secondly, because Dogecoin won't suddenly explode when Wafflepool goes over 51% ; they have to be actively coordinating such an attack. Finally, even if that's what they want, we can (and will !) stop them.
What can we do ?
  1. If you have a potent computer, hit the mines ! Check this out, choose a pool, and start mining. You will earn dogecoins and help protect the network by increasing the overall hashpower.
  2. Don't panic ! Don't go screaming around that the end of Dogecoin is near ; you'll only make the investors and miners run, which in turn will weaken the coin.
  3. Do not spread FUD. This is a relatively new technology for most people, so newcomers are easily scared ; and since we need more blood for the Shibe god fresh recruits to keep the mining pools running, this will have a bad effect on the network.
  4. If you spent money into Doge, if you believe in the future of the coin, and if you didn't invest more than you can afford to lose, don't panic sell. The people which became rich with Bitcoin were sitting on their coins, no matter what was happening. Don't have blind faith, but also don't get manipulated into selling your coins. Remember : if you're selling cheap, someone's also buying cheap.
That's all for now. If you have any questions, suggestions, criticism, or just anything to say, don't hesitate to tell me ; I (or another friendly shibe, we are all a great family !) will do my best to answer you.
Further reading : 1 2 3
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All You Need to Know About Verge / Beginner's Guide

All You Need to Know About Verge / Beginner's Guide
A short Background
2008 was the worst financial crisis the world had experience since the great depression. The efforts of banks worldwide were not enough to prevent its occurrence. Shortly after, someone by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto offered an alternative solution. A digital currency that removes the need for a central bank. His proposal written in the Bitcoin white paper, is summarized below:
  • A secure, decentralized network.
  • A system with economic properties.
  • No need for banks or rule makers.
  • Instant transactions without a need of a third party or government approval.
  • Bringing financial services to the unbanked 2.5 billion people.
  • Total financial freedom. No one can freeze your accounts.
  • Low transaction costs. No ridiculously high transaction fees.
  • A currency with finite amount where no one can print money whenever they want.
Bitcoin
In 2009, when Satoshi Nakamoto launched Bitcoin, the network consisted of computers (in crypto terms, these are called Nodes) to approve transactions, movements of data along the chain. This allows for everyone willing to become a participant, creating a decentralized global network. Allowing for a decentralized currency, free of the control of politicians, or institutions.
The rules can only be changed if 51% of the network agrees on it. This way the network is completely democratized and resistant to hacking attacks.
Unlike today’s financial institutions, no one can freeze your account or prevent you sending money. You are the only person who truly holds your wealth.
It is an open source project. Anyone can see the code and offer or discuss changes with the community. On the other hand, anyone participating to the network with computational power gets incentives or pay, with a fractional amount of BTC.
Blockchain
The core of a secure decentralized network like Bitcoin, lies the Blockchain technology. To put it simply, the blockchain is like a series of Lego, connected to each other by linking information, called transactions. These transactions contain the following data sender, receiver and the unique signature of the sender.
The data will be converted into “hash” before being saved into a block. The bitcoin hash is generated using a set of cryptographic functions called sha256. This way the information is encrypted, is compressed and saved in the block.
Additionally, each block in the chain, contains the information from the block before it. This ensures that if someone tries to maliciously modify information in a block, all the block following this attempt will be changed, making it easier to spot.
Each block includes the information from the previous block. If someone wants to maliciously change the information in one block that change the complete result of all following blocks.
In this type of network there is only one blockchain, and all the information is kept in a public ledger which is shared amongst all the participating networks. For the blockchain to be valid, more than 50% of the participants (nodes and their computational power) must agree with it.
Bitcoin Today (2018)
Until today many, many, events have happened. The network has grown massively. The underlying code is improved in many ways. There are more and more developers and investors that have entered the cryptocurrency space.
Currently there are proposed changes being developed to the Bitcoin network that will make bitcoin rival the centralized networks of today (Visa, Mastercard), while significantly lowering the cost of these transaction.
Many alternative cryptocurrencies have been created along the way, improving some of the aspects of the bitcoin and focusing on curtain applications, in the crypto-space, we call them altcoins.
WHY VERGE
The way that Bitcoin function, has severe flaws with regards to privacy:
  • Public Ledger: The transaction information is public, meaning, that transactions can be linked to a person.
  • IP Leakage: A persistent and motivated attacker will be able to associate your IP address with your bitcoin transaction.
Due to the above reasons, it was clear that there would be a need for a privacy coin. Different coins were then created that had this problem in mind. They were ‘too private’ in the sense that they completely by-passed the public ledger. The public ledger allows merchant to provide proof of transactions, which is important for bookkeeping.
Enter Verge Currency, formerly Dogecoindark; which offers transaction on the ledger, both public and private. Allowing the user to choose if the transactions are public or private.
VERGE CURRENCY
2014 saw the birth of Dogecoin Dark; in 2016, it was rebranded to Verge Currency.
Verge improves upon the original Bitcoin blockchain and aims to fulfill its initial purpose of providing individuals and businesses with a fast, efficient and decentralized way of making direct transactions while maintaining your privacy.
What is the Verge Currency Mission?
Verge Currency aims to empower people around the globe using blockchain in everyday life and makes it possible for people to engage in transactions quickly, efficiently and privately. With Verge, business and individuals now have flexible options for sending and receiving payments.
Verge Currency also offer helpful integrations and tools that enable them to handle large scale transactions between merchants and small-scale private payments.
Is Verge Currency a private company and how is it funded?
Following in the spirit of Bitcoin, Verge is an open-source software, and a community. It is not a company, never had an ICO. The development is entirely funded by the community and the developers. Currently Verge is looking into setting up an official Verge merchandise store, and an Official Verge mining pool, for multiple algorithms.
Tech
General technical capabilities of XVG blockchain:
Protocol PoW (Proof of Work)
Algorithms Scrypt, X17, Lyra2rev2, myr-groestl and blake2s
Max Coin Supply 16.5 billion XVG
Circulation Supply 15.2 billion XVG
Minable yes
Atomic Swaps Enabled
Tx Speed 5-10 Seconds
Tx Capacity 100. (Will be ~2000 with RSK)
Tx Fee 0.1 XVG
Privacy Options:
Tor + I2P Networks fully obfuscated IP address / User's Location is hidden
Wraith Protocol Private and Public transactions in one blockchain according to user's choice. Hides the sender and the receiver information.
RING CT Under Development
See our blackpaper for detailed information.
Wallets
Mining
Community
Verge is a community-driven project. The community is the pillar of Verge, from the past to the future, the community built Verge. The community or Vergefam connects everyone from around the world, regardless of cultural background. The common vision is to provide everyone access to financial freedom, and the choice of privacy while transacting.
Below you can find the Verge Telegram communities from around the world;
Official Telegram
🇧🇷 🇵🇹 Brasil/Portugal/
🇳🇴 🇸🇪 🇩🇰 Norway/Sweden/Denmark
🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 🇱🇮 Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Liechtenstein
🇵🇹 Portugal
🇪🇸 Spain
🇱🇺 Netherlands
🇹🇷 Turkey
🇫🇷 France
Balkan
🇵🇾 Croatia
🇦🇱 🇽🇰 Albania/Kosovo
🇷🇴 Romania
🇭🇺 Hungary
🇷🇺 Russia
🇮🇳 India
🇲🇾 Malaysia
🇯🇵 Japan
🇰🇷 Korea
🇨🇳 China
🇿🇦 South Africa
🔌Wallet Support
🖥️ Mining support
Mass Adoption
Low fees, quick transactions, high volume in circulation, multiplatform support, Wraith protocol are the ingredients that make Verge perfectly positioned for mass adoption. Transact on the public ledger for everyday purchases or stay private if you wish so.
Getting Started
You can find the matching instructions as below:
See the following useful links:
Official Links
Vergecurrency.com
Verge Team
Roadmap
FAQ
Github
Block Explorer 1
Block Explorer 2
Network Status
Telegram
Twitter
Facebook
Discord
Youtube
Medium
Investfeed
Verge Zendesk
VergeFora
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A long term outlook at the Dogecoin economy and currency (intro & pt 1 - mining power and a 51% attack) [meta]

Dogecoin is awesome. Dogecoin is too the moon!
But like any moon mission, it's worth asking the question what can go wrong on the way there. What stakeholders exist in the Dogecoin economy, what outcomes are possible in Dogecoin's journey, and how those outcomes could affect the behavior of the stakeholders.
This post is designed to encourage you to ask questions about every aspect of how Dogecoin functions. I do not intend this as investment advice in any sense of the word and have worked hard to avoid any discussion about what will happen to the price of dogecoin in the future.
In this post I will outline the stakeholders, outline the factors that affect the currency, and address the question of how Hashrate is related to miners decisions, and how it protects Dogecoin from a 51% attack
A few of the key facts I'll discuss:
Disclosure: I own a small amount of Dogecoin and Bitcoin (less than $100 in total at current market value) It's purely for entertainment and research purposes.
At the moment, I see the following people in the Dogecoin community:
  1. Long term investors (individuals holding Dogecoin either as a store of value or an investment opportunity)
  2. Short term investors (individuals holding Dogecoin as an investment opportunity)
  3. Professional Dogecoin miners (individuals choosing to mine Dogecoin rather than other Scrypt based coins, motivated by income)
  4. Community Dogecoin miners (individuals choosing to mine Dogecoin because they like Dogecoin, not motivated by income)
  5. Dogecoin buyers and sellers (individuals using dogecoin as a short term medium of exchange)
  6. Dogecoin community members (individuals holding Dogecoin for fun and/or using it for non-monetary compensation {irrelevant of market value}
  7. Dogecoin developers (Individuals who will decide what changes are made to the Dogecoin protocol {some of which may affect market behavior})
It's important to note that individuals in the community can be in more than one category (someone who holds dogecoin for short term investment can also buy and sell dogecoin on the market)
Variables which can affect the above stakeholders:
A. The average (and future) mining reward from a block of Dogecoin per kilohash hour. (How much can I make mining Dogecoin, what will Dogecoin inflation look like)
B. The total mining power (in GH) focused on Dogecoin vs other Scrypt coins (the more distributed miners, the safer the blockchain)
C. The price of Dogecoin/Market Cap (to determine if Dogecoin is worth mining)
D. The market perception about the future price of Dogecoin (to determine if Dogecoin is worth holding/spending and worth mining) {this is harder to quantify}
E. The Transaction volume of Dogecoin (to determine the community interest in the currency)
F. The reliability of Fiat to Dogecoin exchanges and Crypto to Dogecoin Exchanges (to facilitate an efficient/accurate market price for Dogecoin)
G. The speed of Dogecoin conversion into fiat (for instant transactions by merchants)
H. The development pipeline for new Dogecoin compatible mining hardware (how far off are ASICs for Scrypt)
As I see it, there's one major outcome that affects the entire community equally.
A 51% attack on Dogecoin would be of massive adverse value to everyone (except the individuals perpetrating the attack). If Dogecoin's blockchain was corrupted, It would cease to function as a useful medium of exchange and as a store of value. Miners would leave because the value would plummet from it not being trusted. Short term investors would dump their holdings as they started to lose value. Long term investors would do the same.
The currency would die.
How does one prevent a 51% attack? Have a large total mining hashrate in the hands of a diverse number of miners. If the cost of running a 51% attack is so high it's not worth the money, it won't happen.
This leads to a fundamental question: what keeps people mining Dogecoin?
Dogecoin miners are separated into two groups (as mentioned above), Professional miners who will go where they can make the most money, and amateur miners who will mine Dogecoin because they like the currency.
From a community health perspective, the professional miners are the main concern (with a few caveats). If professional miners leave, that affects trust in Dogecoin.
So what keeps them mining for us? There are two major Scrypt based cryptos out right now, Litecoin and Dogecoin, and the community, as of this writing, is essentially split 50/50 is split 55/45 in favor of Dogecoin.
What this reflects is that miners expect to make more money mining Dogecoin than litecoin. Since an efficient market exists for trading Litecoin into Bitcoin and Dogecoin into Bitcoin, it seems to this author that value should be assessed in terms of current actual value (that miners choose what coin to mine based on how much they can sell it for today)
Since two large scale profitable currencies exist (LTE and DOGE) miners are going to choose the more profitable up until the point where the two converge. This depends on three variables:
Difficulty, total hash rate, and average reward.
As of Jan 23, DOGE is a little over twice as profitable as LTC.
This is what has prompted the major switch of the past few days.
I need help modeling is how much total value comes from LTC and how much from DOGE (essentially, if I owned the entire mining pool and split my work equally, how much could I make from each currency?)
At some point, enough miners will leave LTC that it's difficulty will drop. Assuming LTC retains its value (in fiat), falling difficulty will make it more profitable. Eventually, its profitability will once again match that of Dogecoin, and miners will stop leaving LTC for DOGE.
The problem is that as miners leave, it is possible that the currency value will drop as well.
On Jan 20, LTC had a 115GH rate, Doge had 57GH. Doge was trading at .00003 LTC. On Jan 23, Doge had 95, LTC had 75, and Doge more than doubled in price to .0000675. (Litecoin has also dropped about $1 (~5%) in value in USD over the same period.)
This is likely why even though Dogecoin has more miners than LTC, Litecoin is still less profitable for Miners (at this precise moment). Dogecoin has increased in currency value more than it has decreased in mining value.
Thus, the fundamental question is what kind of change is required in the price of DOGE/LTC and what hashing ratio will LTC and DOGE settle on based on their current price. It's important to remember that LTC has not dropped in value significantly, Doge has simply rose dramatically.
Fundamentally, as long as LTC has some value, it will have some percentage of Scrypt hashing power devoted to it. The same is true for Doge. So as long as people still want both currencies to some degree, mining power will be split. *Depending on that split, Dogecoin will be safe if it has enough mining power to prevent a malicious third party, and if that mining power remains in the hands of a diverse group of DOGE mining pools. *
My next post will address the different needs of the Long term investor, the short term investor, and the casual owner. (Some want a long term stable currency, some want a dramatic increase in price (even if it hurts the currency long term)
Please feel free to leave comments about anything you disagree with, any changes I should make, any thoughts about other factors that could affect the health of the currency, any other subjects you'd like to see explored. Thanks!
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[META] I am still wondering why the prices are so high.

ALTHOUGH THIS HAS AN "ANGRY" TONE, I'D LIKE MY MIND TO BE CHANGED ON THIS, POSSIBLY WITH THE SAME "CYNICAL/SARCASTIC" TONE, not with a shitload of downvotes and with rich people yelling at me. I truly love the fact that we have exchanges built on trust, person to person. Dogemarket has been my only way of buying dogecoins and I'm starting trading just now. So:
Looking at the number of dislikes and likes in the comments of the [META] post explaining the prices, there is a clear tendecy of conserving the right to set whatever price big sellers want. You don't agree? Have a downvote, a "ignorant" label and kick out of the market. Llet me sell my shit at my own price. This is lobby behaving. In the risks list, include how much you made from selling dogecoin at at least 30% the market price. Let's say you actually get that bitcoin: 1 BTC today from justcoin is about 500€; yesterday almost the same (+10-) Go to cryptsy (I'd go to vircurex, but let's stick to your case) and trade it for: 366,789 doge (right now). How much are 360,000 doge? Right now 445€, make it 440 to make it round. So 60€ to go even: about 15% (1.41€) more of the price on the lot will break even. From there up it's all in your pocket. How much is 30% of the price more? It's 70€ on 1 BTC you bought. So let's see what's on the market... 500k at 2.5$/k, which is 50%, 50% more than the price 5hrs ago (when it was posted). Well we know our numbers. How much is in the pocket of the seller? We're in luck! 5 hrs ago the price was still about (20€ more 4 hours behind those 5 I considered and vox allows 2,3h BTC transactions) 500€/BTC and dogecoin was again at 270 satoshi. We'll keep numbers high, although it is probable OP bought at less than 240 satoshi. It brings us again at about 1.41€ to break even: 705€ for 502,000Ð or 1.356 BTC at 520€/BTC, 260satoshi/DOGE. Woop woop we have at least 900€ cashed in with that 35% more!. Meh, 200€ every 2 or 3 days (assuming this isn't daily) and you complain about losing say 500€ every month? Fuck me that's still 1900€ per month at the rhythm I supposed. I understand the risk of BTC is rising fast seen the shit is happening. But hey, there's still Litecoin and a lot of other ways to buy dogecoin. I could even buy from you at 30% and then then sell immediatly after at 50%. I have not taken in account the dogecoin price oscillation! If anybody bought dogecoins when they were under 200 satoshi and selling them now at 30% more the ACTUAL price... shit... What am I studying for?
One final thought. Not everybody loses stuff. There are merchants that have bad luck like you, but for the rest there is no excuse. Being this a free market, you can sell whatever you want at the price you want and if there is someone buying, you'll keep selling. I don't think sellers that keep selling are in red. Honestly, If I had enough money, I'd mine my dogecoins and sell them at 110% the current price. I hope I will find a solution to this. P.S. How can you guys think PayPal and Amazon don't notice all that money entering?!? P.P.S Why don't you cut your transactions in little pieces, say 10,000 doges at a time? P.P.P.S. I really hope you understand I am a simple shibe. So if I made terrible mistakes in my reasoning, point them out; I'll bow my head and keep my journey.
TL;DR the prices in here are high enough to get most of the times about 15% back of the initial investment, if not more. Being for a lot of people entering dogecoin culture the first place to look at, /dogemarket should point more at spreading doge than squeezing out money at 30/40/50% of the actual price.
Sources: https://www.cryptsy.com http://coinmill.com/EUR_XDG.html http://doge.yottabyte.nu/ https://www.bitcoin.de/en
EDIT: TL;DR, format Edit2: how can you downvote? I see no blue arrow... - RES, okay Edit3: please see smuttr answer and mine below his/hers for the proof of my TL;DR Edit4: I get it: free market. People pay what they pay. So wake up, paying people. Meh... I haven't written all this to complain. Who should I complain with anyway? And you people talk, with 74 upvotes on a post about someone who chose the wrong website to buy bitcoin. What's that called again? Actually this post was just an answer to this one: http://www.reddit.com/dogemarket/comments/1xlzd0/meta_if_youre_wondering_why_the_prices_here_are/ Because I felt it was a little unfair how the voting system was hiding people trying to dissent with OP. I also wanted to make a couple of calculations to understand where actually the money goes in a 150% actual price transaction.
Edit5, final edit: The conclusion to this is that whoever thinks the prices are too damn high and tries to QUESTION, not complain, question why is that so, can go buy somewhere else. I'm happy you folks helped me with this. At least buyers will now know who they are dealing with. I profoundly thank smuttr for changing my mind on what the base price to calculate one's profit margin should be. Although I don't consider the incapacity of finding better instruments of exchange an excuse to charge more. As far as I see now: -Miners ride the wave of prices. Can't really say much... coinwarz.com calculate the break even on the actual price of altcoins, so for miners selling here, it will arrive 30% faster. -Traders are bound to this formula (that doesn't consider about oscillations, problems, risk...) : Investment / {'['(' {[(Investment - Wire)/BTCcost]exchange fee} /DOGEcost ')exchange fee'] -1'} /1000 Which with, for example Anxpro (it's the only one I know about right now), quickly collapse to I / {[(I-W)/BTCc] /DOGEc} / 1000. As you see the only variables in this one are I and W and, numbers in hand, the % of W in respect to I is what weights on the initial premium. So: [(I-W)/I - 1] is a constant factor to be considered in every price, until there will be no cost in bank transfer. In my example below is 2% and I honestly think it doesn't go above 5-7%. This means I>=200$ and W=15$. For fun, The exchange fees are to be accounted as they are. So now we have the IW + exBTC + exDOGE. I refuse to take in account the movement fees because they are plain stupid.
REAL TL;DR from the prices you see, you should account that about 3% is a real cost.
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The State of Dogecoin

STATE OF DOGECOIN
Preface:
I have collected as much data as I could possibly find and contacted as many major players in the Dogecoin community as I could. I hope you all find this synthesis of information informative and worthy of discussion.
Anything that was announced in the few days before this was posted may not be included here, due to me working on this for the last 2 weeks!
I wish I could have included EVERYTHING, but there is just too much to add that fits in one reddit post.
I hope to do this again, maybe even as a quarterly report.
Please take all the information presented to you here and make your own conclusions about how important each piece of data is to YOUR view of Dogecoin.
Price
1 Doge = 0.00029 USD
Price would have to increase ~750% to be back at peak value.
COMPARED TO LITECOIN
1 LTC = 7.60 USD
Price would have to increase ~650% to be back at peak value.
Market Capitalization
7th of all digital currencies, ~$23 Million USD
Our market cap has been declining the last few months, most coin’s have. I am excited to know what our year-to-year price change will be as that is a better measure of change than the last 30 days.
For the past few days I have been trying to find a graph of the TOTAL market cap of all coins together over time.
I have a theory that not a lot of money is being put into cryptocurrencies at the moment, and the coins that go up in value are taking away value from others. What do you think?
I want to know if this is true, or if I am crazy. If that is somewhat true, there is a limit to how many coins will make it big.
I'd love to just see the total ALTCOIN market cap over time as well.
Hashrate/Halving
Hashrate = ~50GH/s
Oddly, this is about the same hashrate we had after the last halving! ASICs inbound…
I could not find what proportion of the SCRYPT hashrate we have over time, as that is the best measure of hashrate in relation to other coins.
I do have this though.
Litecoin’s hashrate is about 10 times larger than ours now.
The current block reward (recent halving) will create 90 Million Dogecoins/day or 38.7BTC at current prices.
This means that if ALL mined Dogecoins are sold every day they would only make up 3.8-7.5% off all transaction volume per day, which is around 500-1000BTC/day.
When the price stays the same, we can assume 250-500BTC of Dogecoins are bought or sold in that day. Therefore miners do not make up a large portion of the selling anymore, and they haven't for a while.
Another BIG assumption you have to make is that 38.7BTC cannot move markets. From my personally observations, the Cryptsy DOGE/BTC market controls the price of Dogecoin. I have watched the Chinese markets (BTC100, BTC38, BTER) respond to changes in price after they happen on Cryptsy. ~38BTC can have a HUGE impact on price if buy/sell walls are not there to support it.
We need more demand, but it is nice to have less pressure from miners anyways.
Liquidity is still much much higher with Litecoin though!
Transactions per Day
Dogecoin has more transactions per day Litecoin, and all other altcoins.
Sent from addresses
Dogecoin has more unique addresses sending coins per day than Litecoin, and all other altcoins.
Average Transaction Value
Average Litecoin transaction value for today was $9,380 USD.
Average Dogecoin transaction value for today was $122 USD.
Average Bitcoin transaction value for today was $3,250 USD.
http://bitinfocharts.com/comparison/transactionvalue-btc-ltc-doge.html Dogecoin is potentially being used exactly as intended. Lots of people sending small amounts of money to each other or things.
I am stunned that the AVERAGE person sending Litecoins that day, sent almost $10K.
That is 3x higher than Bitcoin. In fact, oddly, Litecoin always has a higher average transaction value than Bitcoin since the Bitcoin bubble in late 2013. Anybody know why?
We usually DO NOT have higher transaction volumes than Litecoin, but we do consistently have ~500-1000BTC/day that is transacted, putting Dogecoin in the top 5 most traded coins.
Dogecoin Address Growth
Dogecoin has also GAINED 14,653 positive addresses in the month of June, where Litecoin has LOST 33,875. (info from bitinfocharts and currency4world)
Wikipedia Statistics (http://stats.grok.se/)
Bitcoin traffic – Average ~9000 views in the last 90 days (highest 18614 views/day) – total views/90 days 819,193
Litecoin traffic – Average ~380 views in the last 90 days (highest 998 views/day) – total views/90 days 40,036
Dogecoin traffic – Average ~1200 views in the last 90 days (highest 8629 views/day) – total views/90 days 154,415
Circlejerking Statistics
Bitcoin recently surpassed 1 Yottahash, I believe we are up to almost 1 Yottajerk of circlejerking power. I am excited for a few years from now, when the QuantumJerk ASICs are released.
Every time I read someone calling /dogecoin a circlejerk I laugh, not because they are wrong, but because they are just stating the obvious.
Do you think there is someone in the corner of the room at NASA who just comments about how all they talk about is rockets and space?
If dreaming big and congratulating ourselves on our achievements is a circlejerk, then I guess it’s human to circlejerk. Every subreddit is a circlejerk, the only difference in /dogecoin is that you can get tips from circlejerking. (Is that prostitution?)
The main point of this section was to see how many times I could type circlejerk.
Foundation
The new Dogecoin Foundation is now a legal enitiy and will have a road map of working projects
Personally I would love to see someone from the Chinese Dogecoin community represented on the Foundation. They buy and sell a lot of Dogecoins Maybe just a liason position or something.
At the very least, during fundraisers, the Chinese community should be contacted to see if they want to help out!
Development
Dogecoin is the ONLY altcoin with over a $1 Million USD market cap with the Core/Wallet/qt based off of Bitcoin 0.9. Dogecoin Core will be kept up to date and features from the Bitcoin Core will be adopted quickly. The devs are doing great so far, especially against coins with full-time PAID developers!
CrytoSaga
Unprecedented cryptocurrency modeling software will be written to test possible outcomes to changes in Dogecoin’s algorithm. Main candidates are PoS 2.0, Tendermint, and SIMD. To my knowledge, this has never been created before in all of cryptocurrency, and will definitely further highlight the abilities of Dogecoin’s development team.
A payment protocol is also being worked on.
Cryptiv
Dogetipbot
Twitch tipping with dogetipbot will go live soon! You can sign up to be invited to the beta, here.
After Twitch tipping goes live, there will be a huge announcement
I have followed what mohland and dvorwak have said about it, here.
Coingecko
Price might not be so encouraging at the moment, but stay faithful. Keep up the good work. Encourage more people to join. The community is something special. I have strong faith that it will be heading to the moon!
Coinplay.io
http://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/news/kansas-city-startup-incubator-partners-dogecoin-based-coinplay-io/2014/07/09
Suchlist
SnapCard
Buy ANYTHING in Dogecoins that is for sale online. Available in over 50 countries. Only BTC, LTC, DOGE, and XRP are supported.
WeSellDoges
Onarbor
The biggest new Onarbor feature announcement is ability to back and re-back works and reviews. This was the top request so we're glad to finally implement it. Coming soon will be more tailored feeds where we will allow people to follow creators that interest them (will allow TwitteFB/linkedin auth to find friends/colleagues).
What can Dogecoin do better?
Marketing
For a coin that has done some of the best marketing out there, we suck at getting major announcements across on multiple platforms.
I am hoping /dogecoin_pr will bring this up to par.
EXAMPLE:
51.54% of Dogecoin users are on Dogecoin Core 1.6.( http://bitinfocharts.com/dogecoin/)
Maybe merchants and such are not to keen on updating if it is not required, but maybe they just do not know about 1.7.
When 1.8 comes out, I would love to see a sticky thread on the subreddit, an announcement on the official Dogecoin Twitter and Facebook pages, an announcement on the front of the BitcoinTalk forum, as well as contacting cryptonews websites.
Dogecoin has a large social media presence and should be taking advantage of THAT!
Dogecoin.com
I know you powerlemons is working on updating this, but the website is COMPLETELY MISSING a section on how to accept Dogecoin. This should be just as big as the other coloured sections!
ALSO
This should be added to the “Get Dogecoin” section at the bottom of the page.
I have tried to keep it updated as much as possible, but would love the community to notify me of any changes
COMMENTS
Josh Wise
“I have said this to a few people in the community but my two cents on this is to keep it fun, charitable, and stick to the fundamentals that made the community grow so much initially. My personal opinion (and I really have no clue what I am talking about) is that this community grew so fast because it was so much fun, anything seemed possible, everything seemed worth trying and there were not many negative undertones with anything. It seems like people are really getting wrapped up in a lot of negatives right now and that is never productive. The law of attraction will rule in the end and as long as people are positive- no matter the circumstance- the circumstance will become positive. I love this place and wish only the best for dogecoin and the community, and like I said, I have no clue as to all of the intricacies and the many moving parts past and present. Only my two cents on what I see (:
As far as upcoming projects- I am still working on some new shirts by popular demand. I would really love to either race the Dogecoin car in a few Superspeedway races next year, or try to raise money so that we can run the rear bumper all season. I am super thankful for all that has come of this and want to continue to help build the brand and awareness in any ways possible. A lot of that is really up to the community though and not me.”
Co-founder (BillyM2K aka Shibetoshi Nakamoto)
“A community that is having fun, building cool things, and coming together for great causes and fun causes alike is exceptionally more valuable than one that is trying desperately to create value by finger pointing, complaining, witch hunting, attempting to market useless features, and ultimately eating itself.”
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Here's what happened the last time the block reward was cut in half

Shibes,
Check this chart and go to the three month view: http://www.coinwarz.com/exchange-charts/dogecoin-exchange-rate-chart
The last block halving was February 13, and the DOGE price on that date was 270 satoshi. The price was at 140 satoshi about 10 days before, and 162 satoshi about two weeks before.
Shibes, we are likely in for a nice price rise. The fall in value after the rise to 270 had a lot to do with Bitcoin. We could see some nice stability at wherever we land after the halving.
Shibes, buy some more DOGE while it's cheap.
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Doge the #1 scrypt coin mined on average for the last 30 days!

Yes it is true, if you have checked coinwarz over the past month like I have, you will see that it has spent the most amount of time in the top 1-5 spots more than any other coin for profitability. That is also why when I checked the hashrates on multipool, dogehouse, hashfaster, teamdoge, and many more, dogecoin had the highest hashrates than that of any coin! Are you worried about the fluctuation of dogecoin in the last few days? Don't be, have you seen the historical price fluctuation of bitcoin in the early days? Dogecoin is only a month and a half old, still a puppy ;) Use your coins for donations and buying goods. But hold on to your coins from the exchanges, don't sell your coin on the exchanges. It will create more buyers than sellers in the market and will help Dogecoin and create greater demand. This will give you more donation power! Keep on diggin!
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Question to you guys that rock the latest Antminers at 2K

So I'm really thinking about taking my mining seriously and investing in a Antminer S9 with the good PSU getting a 208V outlet installed and just letting it sit.
With the cost of all of that compared to mining calculators I should be mining 29K a year with the miner. That is a huge ROI Is it legit? I have been doing small mining for things like litecoins, Dogecoins and selling hashing power to nicehash for years but It just seems to good to be true. So to you guys with your high dollar investments is it worth it in the end?
Update: I was way off and had an extra 0 in my Calculations so if you want to know the return check this out here and dont forget once difficulty goes up your roi goes down. Thanks all.
http://www.coinwarz.com/calculators/bitcoin-mining-calculato?h=13500.00&p=1400.00&pc=0.10&pf=0.00&d=392963262344.37000000&r=12.50000000&er=961.00000000&hc=2000.00
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Is Dogecoin mining profitable? No.

I love Dogecoin, and I love the dogecoin community. So I thought I'd take a moment to look at whether it's worth buying mining hardware to get Dogecoin, or just buying Dogecoin itself.
I had another redditor give me some figures to go off of, so I ran the numbers on Coinwarz and this is what I got:
A 280x costs $440 right now on Amazon.
I'm going to assume for the purposes of this calculation that no other hardware would be required other than the card. If someone else can give me an estimate for the accessories, please do.
We're getting 700 KH/s with power consumption of 260W, and electricity prices of $0.10 per KW/hour (the US average right now).
I'm using the coinwarz calculator to determine revenue (I set the equipment cost to $0): http://www.coinwarz.com/calculators/dogecoin-mining-calculato
Where people get tripped up is that they don't account for the difficulty increase. So what I've done is look at the Dogecoin and Bitcoin difficulty increase over the past month, and done a week by week look at the returns, assuming the same weekly difficulty increase as each currency had.
Dogecoin's difficulty went from 472 to 1385. That's a 193% increase in a month. Bitcoin's difficulty went from 1180-2193, an 85% increase.
Assuming a 193% increase, the difficulty will rise to 4058 by the end of the month.
To calculate the difficulty for a week, we use the average difficulty between the beginning and end of the week. The difficulty goes up 664 a week, so we take half of that and that's where we start the first week: (since the week starts at 1385 and ends at 2049, we add a half week's increase to get the average of 1717.
Week one - 1717 Difficulty: $55 Week two - 2381 Difficulty: $39 Week three - 3045 Difficulty: $29
Now i'm being generous because the reward halves in 18 days, but i'm pretending it lasts 3 weeks.
Week four - 3709 Difficulty: $10
Added together, you make $133 your first month. At the end of month difficulty (4058) You'd make $8.27 per week, or 38 weeks (or 9.5 months) to break even. And that's assuming the difficulty stays the same after one month.
Now, running the numbers assuming the 85% increase that bitcoin experienced:
week 1 - 1532: $62.60 Week 2 - 1826: $51.82 Week 3 - 2120: $44.02 the mining reward drops by 50%: Week 4 - 2561: $16.88 = $175.32
Assuming the same difficulty as the end of week four (2562) in perpetuity, it would take you 17 Weeks (4.3 months) to make back your initial investment. And that's assuming the difficulty stays the same, which it won't.
And if you're going to assert that "well, that's based on the fact that the price will stay the same, but part of the reason you mine is cause the price might go up!"
Yes, the price might go up, but you'd make the same amount of money buying $450 Dogecoins. The question is not "are Dogecoins a good investment?" It's "is mining Dogecoins a better investment than just buying them?"
TLDR; buying new hardware to mine Dogecoins is a bad investment when you take into account the rise in Difficulty.
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MAD Doge - Market Analysis 1/9/2014 (Afternoon Edition) *Mine-mageddon*

This episode of MAD Doge is brought to you by the Shiba Inu, "If you wanted to have a Doge-worthy dog, you should have gotten a Shiba Inu"
This is not going to be a fun topic to cover, since it was bound to happen, and tons of money will be lost.
But enough of the sad talk, let's get to it!

MINE-MAGEDDON! (Such Explosions)

The Bad News

MARKET GENIUS TIME

What do I do?

Booyah!
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MAD Doge - Market Analysis 1/8/2014 (Evening Edition) TL/DR: STOP MINING!

I've got to be crazy you say? Mining DogeCoin is always Much Profit you say? (Such Bull. Much Graphic)
Well it's not and it wasn't going to be!

Here's Why:

What does this all mean?

Have we lost our faith in Doge?

It's not over:

So, do you want us to cover some new topics, since Doge is not going anywhere fast, we're really scraping for news. As far as previous stuff goes, here's what's happened:

BTW - We do this all for free, so if you like it, let us know. If you can't tip, please add us as your referrer on Cryptsy, it doesn't cost you anything and gives us a cent or two per month. Register Link and Trade Key: 1f6f87957b1800b9d00dbbb56622d24d00825d9d - Copy and paste on your Dashboard @ Cryptsy. Feel free to send us fun artwork too! Oh, and here's some epic artwork from an awesome Shibe - Doge Ram! - BlueBudgieOne MUCH Booyah!
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Guide For New Shibes

So it has become apparent to me from the constant questions on this subreddit that a lot of new miners/shibes need help, so I have decided to make a basic guide to most of the questions I see a lot here.
1) BTC - This means Bitcoin so If you see a miner that says BTC it does not work with dogecoin because dogecoin is Scrypt.
2) Scrypt - This is what dogecoin runs off of, or what your computeasic/gpu solves to support the network.
3) Asic - This stands for an application-specific integrated circuit, or in less confusing terms a miner dedicated completely to mining a particular type of coin such as dogecoin.
4) GPU Mining - Using a graphics card to mine crypto currencies.
5) CPU Mining - A slow and inefficient way of using your computers Central Processing Unit to mine crypto currencies.
6) Hash Rate - The rate at which you mine a crypto currency. The higher the better.
7) KH - This Means Kilo Hashes. 1KH = 1,000 Hashes a Second
8) MH - This Means Mega Hash - 1 MH = 1,000,000 hashes a second.
9) Should I buy an asic? - If you want to support the network yes. If you want to solely make money off of it No. Buy the coin if you want to make profit. This is my opinion, there is no one answer to this question.
10) Mining Pool - Pooled mining is a mining approach where multiple generating clients contribute to the generation of a block, and then split the block reward according the contributed processing power. Pooled mining effectively reduces the granularity of the block generation reward, spreading it out smoothly over time.
Tl/DR You Work with other miners to solve stuff faster making you money faster.
11) Mining Difficulty - How hard it is to solve the problems to generate dogecoin.
12) Do I need a fan? - Yes I cannot stress how important it is to properly cool your units. Make sure your units are always cool or else they might melt. Do not think you are safe just because you turn your ac up, but a fan.
13) What Mining Pool Should I Pick? - Here is a list of all of the pools Pick one that works for you.
14) What is a wallet? - This is where you store your dogecoin and where you can send and receive dogecoin.
15) What Wallet Should I get? - Online is convenient but not safe. Paper Is the Safest But Not convenient. Cold Storage is the mostly safe and somewhat convenient.
16) What is cold storage? - Basically putting your wallet on an offline device like a usb.
17) Can I mine on a mac? - Yes look here for more info.
18) Cloud Mining - A service you buy that mines for you. you pay for a certain amount of hashes, lets just say 10gh for an example, and the company/service mines you this amount for the time you bought. It is not profitable usually.
19) What Is a Raspberry Pi? - A small cheap computer that people use to run their miners on.
20) Watts - The measure of electricity.
21) Should I pre-order? No Never F%&$ing pre order, you will get scammed 99.9999% of the time.
22) Can I still mine? - Yes, you probably wont make money but you will support the doge community.
23) Linux - An operating system like windows that people use to run mining programs on.
24) If you Have an animal make sure to properly protect your mining rig from them. Wires from the machines make great chew toys.
25) How Do I calculate if im going to make money with my mining rig? - Use This mining Calculator This is also a very good calculator
26 What Mining Program Should I use? Windows: CG MINER Mac: Astroid Linux: CG Miner again
Goodluck mining I hope this helps. This Also Took A long time to make so support would be appreciated :)
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Can anybody enlighten me if I am getting the correct speed in the contract?

Hi good people! (newb here)..
Just wondering If anyone can help me and tell me if my analysis is correct or not. I have recently shifted from LTC to DOGE on my genesis mining. I have a contract for 0.4TH/S under bitcoin and one of the many options was DOGE. I have recently shifted all my mining power to it and I am getting about 77 dogecoin daily (for the past 3 days). Based on my calculations (coinwarz) I should be getting more than 77 with that amount of hash power. I have been with them for over a year and thankful for the other coins I have earned through their system. Can anybody please tell me if I should be getting more coins or its just the right amount. Thanks.
TL:DR; got 0.4TH/S power but only getting 77 dogecoin per day and feel like I should be getting more, need your advice before I contact support.
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proud to say that I just joined reddit just to be a part of the dogecoin movement- much hope... such WOW! mind blown.

I JUST learned what mining coins was this past weekend. I was so intrigued that I immediately started researching how I could be a part of it. When I say that I was intrigued, I literally mean that my mind was blown. I felt like I woke up in the video game shadowrun for SNES.
Through my research, I learned quickly that mining bitcoins with anything less than a supercomputer was just a waste of time. I also found the website CoinWarz and learned that DogeCoin was my best chance at making a profit. I had NO idea what DogeCoin was all about.
I started mining and I am making something like 400 coins a day. Nothing special. But something unexpected has happened...
Let me back up a second. I am a very cynical guy. A guy that has been burned by humanity just like many of you. A guy that has even uttered the words, "technology will destroy us."
The dogecoin community has made me think twice about all of that. The generosity, the lightheartedness, and the positivity you guys show has really given me a good feeling. So here I am sitting here at work, sneaking on to reddit to write about it.
Here is to hoping that technology can unify us. TO THE MOON!
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Shibe tank! Much worry! Oh no!~ Quelling the panic and fear of the pricedrop in dogecoin, your weekly guidance!

There are two main factors at play in the dogecoin market driving the price down:
1) Early adopters who are taking profit. 2) professional miners who are "selling up the food chain" to get to bitcoins.
A. Early in the game, 1 megadoge was common and very low in value. Now, 1 megadoge is a small fortune to some. To those with a large portfolio (10 - 100 mil plus) the recent rise in price is a windfall. They could be looking at >$50K USD portfolio values and it become tempting to sell out, especially during christmas time.
This drives the price down naturally. It also causes panic selling, while people who own a few think others with similar amounts are losing confidence (which is far from the case, especially if you look at the growth in the community).
B. Recently, dogecoin has become the most profitable to mine (coinwarz.com). This increased profitability has caused sites like multipool.us (a multi GH/s scrypt and multi GH/s sha256 pool) to adopt it as the currency of choice to mine and let people "cash in and trade up" to LTC or BTC.
This "career mining" is driving the price down by flooding the exchanges with doge so they can make a profit. To them, it is not a lack of confidence, it is just a commodity they can trade for their desired currency (which typically is USD so they can pay their electric bill and newegg credit card).
Neither of these are saying "NO CONFIDENCE IN DOGE! IT'S OVER! ABANDON SHIP!"
They're basically saying: "I want BTC, or USD. I think doge is cute but I have a business to run and your coin is currently at the top of coinwarz; nothing personal."
"Great, so miners are profiting off of our work! Doge has gone....to the dogs and houston we have a problem getting to the moon! What do we do!??"
Okay here is my guidance: 1. This too shall pass ~ As the frenzy to mine DOGE skyrockets and floods the exchanges, the difficulty skyrockets as well. difficulty WILL overtake price and it will not be the most profitable to mine, another coin will be. So the faster they mine, the faster they'll be finished mining and our pools remain.
  1. Lower price will invite REAL investors ~ Now that investors see how high it HAS gone, it becomes more appealing. We've set some support and resistance numbers and that is important; they're numbers the free market has agreed upon to set in stone. At HALF price it's a bargain for people to put USD, EUR, YEN, CNY etc. and BTC and LTC. Once they put that real money into it, price goes up, holdings for doge adopters goes up, they use their currency (now with more worth) to pay for projects, investments, artists, game designers, websites, etc. to spread awareness of Dogecoin and Shibe love!
So TL;DR:
Career miners are sucking price from the market slowly and steadily, but will move on as diff increases, nothing personal. Lower price invites real investors at the exchange, who will raise the price and drive more shibe innovation and investment, which raises awareness and causes more investment and liquidity, raising the price and confidence even more.
Wow! such economics! so truth much relaxed many anxiety lifted.
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What's a good site for ASICs and is it worth mining still?

I was looking at the Antminer S2 (1TH/s) and coinwarz was claiming that I'd be making 27 bucks in profit considering my power costs, etc. It's looking better than scrypt right now. I have been a scrypt miner, started with Dogecoin. I am also curious about bitcoin and whether it's worth blowing something on the order of $1500 USD on some good miner(s) or just throwing my money at Coinbase to get bitcoin right now.
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MAD Doge - Market Analysis 1/7/2014 - (We're BACK!)

Back up and running, (Such Engine start) alive and kicking (So Bulls. Much Graphics) with more graphics and sound effects than ever! (EXPLOSION) (BOXING BELL) (MACHINE GUN SOUND)
So let's get it started!

Bitcoin is back in the news, and receiving pro's and cons all over the place!

But what does this all mean?

What should you do right now?

TidBit

The Bottom Line

Suit up, cause it's going to be a bumpy ride! Much Booyah!

TLDR:

EDIT: Since our ISP is constantly down, we're unable to have consistent market data. We are currently focusing on long-term only since short term changes cannot be communicated. Apologies for the inconvenience.
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