22 May, 2018

Argentum Coin

Argentum integration/staging tree

Build Status

http://www.argentum.io

What is Argentum?

Argentum is an experimental digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Argentum uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Argentum is the name of open source software which enables the use of this currency.

License

Argentum is a fork of Bitcoin Core and inherits the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.

Development Process

The master branch is occasionally built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be completely stable. Tags are created regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of Argentum.

The contribution workflow is described in CONTRIBUTING.md.

Building

See files in the doc directory for generic build instructions for Windows, OSX and Unix.

Argentum Version 4.14.4.1

  • LOW_S and NULLFAIL are now mandatory

Argentum Version 4.14.4

  • Speed up Initial Blockchain Download

Argentum Version 4.14.3

  • Adds 4 new mining algorithms (Activates at block 2,977,000) -Lyra2re2 (GPU)
    -Myr-Groestl (GPU/ASIC)
    -Argon2d (CPU)
    -Yescrypt (CPU/GPU)

Argentum Version 4.14.2

  • These are just a few of the hundreds of enhancements with this new release

  • BIP112 (CheckSequenceVerify) soft fork

  • BIP146 Argentum will hard fork at block 2,977,000 (around March 13th 2018) to implement BIP146
  • Signature validation using libsecp256k1
  • Direct headers announcement (BIP 130)
  • Automatically use Tor hidden services
  • Notifications through ZMQ
  • BIP9 softfork deployment
  • Linux ARM builds
  • Compact Block support (BIP 152)
  • Hierarchical Deterministic Key Generation (HD wallets)
  • Substantial improvments to the client load time.

General

Six different mining algorithms

  • Scrypt AUXPoW (Merged Mining)
  • SHA256D AUXPoW (Merged Mining)
  • Lyra2re2 (GPU)
  • Myr-Groestl (GPU)
  • Argon2d (CPU)
  • Yescrypt (CPU)

Blocks

  • Max Block size 10mb
  • 45 Second block time
  • 3 Argentums per block

Currency Creation

  • 64 million Argentums will be created

Security

  • 6 independent mining algorithms

Mining Settings

Use this to set the algorithm to SHA256D for mining (add to argentum.conf or use -algo=)

  • algo=sha256d
  • algo=lyra2re2 or lyra2
  • algo=groestl
  • algo=argon2d or argon
  • algo=yescrypt

Mining

Lyra2re2 / Myriad-Groestl (GPU)

  • AMD: - https://github.com/nicehash/sgminer/releases or https://github.com/tpruvot/sgminer/releases
  • NVIDIA: - https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases or Cryptodredge https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4129696
  • You might be able to get a hashrate increase using this Myriad-Groestl kernel with SGMINER https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1211739.0

Argon2d (CPU)

  • https://github.com/unitusdev/unitus-cpuminer

Yescrypt

  • https://github.com/unitusdev/unitus-cpuminer
  • https://github.com/nicehash/sgminer/releases
  • https://github.com/koto-dev/cpuminer-yescrypt/releases

P2Pool (All Algorithms)

  • https://github.com/argentumproject/p2pool-argentum/

  • Point your miner to:

  • Argon2d 144.202.80.45:9552
  • Myr-groestl 45.77.210.177:9553
  • Yescrypt 45.76.112.155:9554
  • Lyra 45.76.240.8:9557

Known pools (with Argentum Payout)

  • https://prohashing.com (Scrypt)
  • http://blockmunch.club/ (SHA256)
  • http://www.zpool.ca/ (all but Argon2d)
  • https://www.joinmycrypto.tk (Yescrypt)
  • http://poolovich.pro/ (Myriad-Groestl)
  • http://zergpool.com/ (Scrypt, Lyra2rev2)
  • https://argentum.easymine.online (Argon2d)
  • http://pool.hashrefinery.com/ (Scrypt, Yescrypt, Lyra2rev2, Myr-Groestl)
  • http://tiny-pool.com (Myr-Groestl)
  • http://crypto.n-engine.com (SHA256)
  • http://blazepool.com (Myriad-Groestl, Yescrypt, Scrypt, Lyra2rev2)
  • https://hashing.space/argentum (Argon2d)
  • https://argentum.easymine.online/start (Argon2d, merge mining with UIS-Unitus)

Pools without Argentum payout

  • https://litecoinpool.org

Trading

  • https://LocalBitcoinCash.org
  • http://bitsquare.io
  • https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=ARG_BTC
  • https://www.coinexchange.io/market/ARG/BTC
  • https://novaexchange.com/market/BTC_ARG/
  • https://www.simpleswap.io/

Bootstrap

  • https://electrum-arg.org/bootstrap.dat
  • sha256 checksum 37020ed0abe02d7bf97a9dde7de0419d278f88866ff9d67419492d2be0dd32db

  • https://electrum-arg.org/bootstrap.zip

November 1, 2017 Block 2,723,638

Argentum
http://www.argentum.io
Features: Argentum uses six cryptographic algorithms;
Scrypt with AUXPOW support (Merged Mining)
SHA256D with AUXPOW support (Merged Mining)
Lyra2REv2 (GPU)
Myriad-Groestl (GPU/ASIC)
Argon2d (CPU)
Yescrypt (CPU/GPU)
Max block size 10mb
3 ARG per block
Production: Blocks are discovered every 45 seconds and transactions are fully confirmed every 4.5 minutes. 64 Million total Argentums will be mined. Once this limit is reached, it is increased by 1.1% annually, the rate of human population growth.
Security: Mined blocks mature after 100 confirmations

Argentum Version 4.14.4 Minor tweaks to increase the speed of initial blockchain download
Argentum Version 4.14.3
Adds 4 new mining algorithms (Activates at block 2,977,000)
Lyra2re2 (GPU)
Myr-Groestl (GPU/ASIC)
Argon2d (CPU)
Yescrypt (CPU/GPU)
Argentum Version 4.14.2
These are just a few of the hundreds of enhancements with this new release
BIP112 (CheckSequenceVerify) soft fork
BIP146 Argentum will hard fork at block 2,977,000 (around March 13th 2018) to implement BIP146
Signature validation using libsecp256k1
Direct headers announcement (BIP 130)
Automatically use Tor hidden services
Notifications through ZMQ
BIP9 softfork deployment
Linux ARM builds
Compact Block support (BIP 152)
Hierarchical Deterministic Key Generation (HD wallets)
Substantial improvments to the client load time.
Argentum was created mid 2013 with the following criteria:

Quote
Argentum is fast, unique, and secure. We have learned from many of the past crypto-currencies and created one that can rival any. Argentum brings innovation and experimentation by combining interesting aspects of other crypto-currencies and adding unique features.
Argentum is designed to gain value over time and to be a rare commodity that is easily and quickly transferable. The innovation doesn’t end there, Argentum is the first crypto-currency to increase transaction processing capabilities over those of bitcoin. With the Bank of Argentum, the ARG/DGC exchange, and other commodity related services on the way, there is a bright future for this coin.
Argentum is secure, rare, and unique. The combination of all its characteristics provide a:
Longterm stable investment
Growth potential based on services
Diversification into less risky crypto-currency
Secure quasi-instantaneous transaction processing
Taken from the most active ARG BitcoinTalk threads here: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=259436.msg2767706#msg2767706 & https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=231524.0.

The original info is mostly defunct on those threads, hence this new ANN Also in the very earliest original launch thread from the original developer AlphaC, there would seem to have been some kind of pre-mine which was used to pay for services rendered to Baritus. So for clarity I will state that there was a historical pre-mine at the beginning of what seems to have been around 200,000 ARG.
This pre-mine now will no longer matter as there would seem to be in the regions of over 3.5 million ARG locked in accounts that may be lost to the original holders.
We will move on from the past in a New Beginning for Argentum, eventually cutting ties with the original incarnation.
Current short-term goals: -Mining diversification – adding Lyra2REv2, Myr-Groestl, Argon2d, and Yescrypt
-Coinomi Mobile wallet (awaiting merge at Coinomi’s repo) They will be more likely to add if you ask them to add it
-Merchant integration
-Poloniex
-Bittrex
-Shapeshift.io
Current release (v4.14.3): Wallet Source: https://github.com/argentumproject/argentum Wallet: https://github.com/argentumproject/argentum/releases Coinvault.io: https://www.coinvault.io/
Pools: Litecoinpool.org: They merge mine, but only pay out in LTC. Mergemining.com: https://mergemining.com/ (Status unknown) Prohashing: http://www.prohashing.com/ (Scrypt) ZPOOL: http://www.zpool.ca/ (SHA256) Blockmunch: http://blockmunch.club/ (SHA256) P2Pool (All Algorithms)
https://github.com/argentumproject/p2pool-argentum/
BlockExplorer: CryptoID: https://chainz.cryptoid.info/arg/
Market Info: CoinMarketCap: http://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/argentum/#charts CoinGecko: https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/argentum CoinHills: https://www.coinhills.com/market/arg/
Exchanges: Bitsquare: http://bitsquare.io CoinExchange: https://www.coinexchange.io/market/ARG/BTC Cryptopia: https://www.cryptopia.co.nz/Exchange/?market=ARG_BTC Novaexchange: https://novaexchange.com/market/BTC_ARG/
Mining: https://www.whattomine.com/coins/158-arg-scrypt

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