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I did not receive my airdrop on my registered address – What’s going on?
If you did not receive the full amount you expected for the airdrop it usually means some of your coins in your wallet are stored on an unregistered address. This can happen when you create a transaction: The wallet software automatically creates a new change address which is not fully visible when using normal settings.
Please read our Advanced Coin Control Guide to prevent this issue in the future (for Bitcore Core / Bitcore-QT wallet).
When using Coinomi wallet please make sure to disable automatic address generation in the settings.
What is the difference between claiming and airdrops?
Airdrops are available for everyone that has at least 1.0 BTX in a registered Bitcore address. The airdrops happens every Monday, the snapshot is taken between 0:00 am and 24:00 Berlin time. Make sure to have your funds in your wallet during that time frame.
To be sure you will receive the airdrop don’t move your coins until after you’ve received your airdrop. An announcement will be made in the bitcointalk forum, if the snapshot for the current airdrop is done.
Claiming refers to our hybrid fork, that allows everyone that held Bitcoin at the time of the snapshot (BTC block #492820) to claim his BTX.
What does claiming mean?
In order to allow a widespread adoption of Bitcore, we opted for the hybrid-fork model, allowing all BTC holders at the time of the snapshot at the 2nd of November 2017 to receive BTX proportional to their BTC holdings at the time.
If you held BTC at block #492820 of the Bitcoin blockchain and can access your private keys, you automatically received 0.5 BTX per 1.0 BTC at the same address.
For more information please read this article, explaining how to safely access your Bitcore funds. Bitcore claiming for Bitcoin holders
How does your airdrop model work?
Everyone holding at least 1.0 BTX in a registered address is qualified for the weekly airdrop.
Our current airdrop model is scheduled as follows. Please note the team reserves the right to change if need be:
+5% every Monday in January
+6% every Monday in February
+7% every Monday in March
and so on until all funds from the airdrop address are spent.
When will the airdrop finish?
The airdrop will finish, when the No.1 wallet is empty: 13hwgY4YUvrgnhjLP5ugFafL1cmbRRtr5e
See our open blockchain explorer for more info: Bitcore Block Explorer: http://insight.bitcore.cc/
Can I get FREE Bitcore?
Chances are that you already own Bitcore without even knowing it.
If you had Bitcoin on the 2nd of November 2017 AND owned the private keys, you already have FREE Bitcore. You can just claim them. There is no time limit on the claiming period; This lasts forever!
If you already bought or claimed your Bitcore and you own a minimum of 1 BTX, you can register for the Airdrop to get FREE Bitcore.
There are also some faucets out there but they are not run by the Bitcore team
- How do I safely backup my wallet and my private keys?
Was there a first claiming phase before 2nd of November 2017?
Yes, Bitcore startet in April 2017 with an empty chain and a snapshot of the Bitcoin blockchain @ block 463619. Claiming your BTX 1: 1 BTC was possible via a signed message service on the website bitcore.cc until 1st of November 2017. After that, the remaining unclaimed balances were redistributed: 50% are available via the new snapshot from 2nd of November 2017 thanks to our hybrid fork. BTC holders that had at least 0.01 BTC at the moment of the snapshot (Bitcoin block 492820) can claim 0.5 BTX : 1.0 BTC via a privatekey sweep in the Bitcore core (bitcore-qt) wallet.
The remaining 50% are currently used for the Monday airdrops.
What is Bitcore?
Bitcore (BTX) is a cryptocurrency that is geared towards a payment system. It solves a lot of the issues that other coins like for example Bitcoin have. Most importantly Bitcore is miles ahead in regards of scaling.
Bitcore was created in April 2017 by the talented developers of BitSend (BSD).
With Bitcore we created a new blockchain, this means that our blockchain is super-tiny with currently less than 400 MB in size unlike the blockchains of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Diamond and Super Bitcoin which all are 135 GB+ at the moment.
We created a snapshot of the Bitcoin blockchain and copied over 5 million balances from the Bitcoin chain to the Bitcore chain, giving each user that had 0.01 BTC on the snapshot date (2nd of November 2017) FREE Bitcore in the ratio of 1 BTC to 0.5 BTX.
It combines the latest Bitcoin crypto technology, including SegWit, Core 0.15 and Bloom, together with a 10 MB block size, fast 2.5 minutes block times, a new low sized blockchain (~400 MB) and completely new tech like the smooth Diff64_15 difficulty algorithm and the GPU-mining algorithm Timetravel10. Total coin supply, the halving schedule and the actual block reward are similar to Bitcoin.
The low blockchain size is a result of Bitcore NOT being a fork of Bitcoin like Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold or Bitcoin Diamond. Instead it uses a new blockchain which makes use of the genuine hybrid fork method.
How is your involvement with B3 coin, Bitsend and Bitcloud?
Some of the basic source code for B3 was written by our developer Christian. However this was a side-job as an external programmer, there has never been an affiliation by the Bitcore team or by Chris with B3. Everything regarding B3 is now the full responsibility of the B3 team.
Bitcloud is a masternode coin, which is continuing to receive constant updates from Christian. However most members of Bitcore are not involved in BTDX.
BitSend is a cryptocurrency with a network being sustained by both miners and masternodes. To allow reaching their full potential in the future, BitSend BSD, together with Bitcore BTX are receiving the main attention from developers and the support team.
This is a direct result of the positive responses both projects continue to receive from the community.
Where can I learn more about Bitcore?
Please take a look at our link list:
API and developement
● Bitcore coin adapter
What is a hybrid fork?
Bitcore is one of the first known cryptocurrencies to use the hybrid fork method to distribute BTX to Bitcoin holders.
Instead of forking Bitcoin at a specific block and copying the blockchain, Bitcore created a new coin with an empty blockchain. On the 2nd of November 2017 a snapshot of the Bitcoin blockchain was created and in the following days approx. 5 000 000 transactions were created to fill all addresses (public keys) on the Bitcore blockchain, that had funds of 0.01 BTC or above on the Bitcoin chain. The funding ratio is 0.5 BTX : 1.0 BTC.
You can read more about this world record in transactions here: Making Blockchain History
Is there a lite wallet so I don’t have to download 135 GB+?
There is no need for a lite wallet at the moment.
You don’t have to download 135 GB+ because the entire blockchain is around 400 MB at the moment so syncing a full wallet is real quick. This is one of the benefits of not being a conventional Bitcoin fork. See hybrid fork for more information.
Is Bitcore a Bitcoin fork?
No! Bitcore is not a fork in the conventional way like Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold or Bitcoin Diamond. Bitcore is a hybrid fork with a NEW blockchain.
- What wallet options are there?
- Where can I buy Bitcore BTX?
There is a Telegram bot – How do I use it?
Yes, we do have telegram tipping bot. It is active on most of our telegram channals:
Telegram (Turkish) https://t.me/joinchat/FtdVegoRDXHhZoEor6afFg Telegram German https://t.me/Bitcore_BTX_German Telegram Italia https://t.me/joinchat/B-3sTw9IXWvKx1R1-IbKyw Telegram Philipines https://t.me/joinchat/Cqe_mhDNQwZWxOb4luxW3g Telegram Russia https://t.me/btxrussian Telegram Japan https://t.me/bitcore_btx_japan Telegram Ukraine https://t.me/bitcoreukraine Telegram Bahasa https://t.me/BITCORE_BTX_BAHASA Telegram Romania: https://t.me/joinchat/EWnofBKiW7b5G3gftSQ4Cg
These are the commands you can use to tip other people in the chat or deposit, withdraw and view your own balance:
<user> = target user to tip
<amount> = amount of Bitcore BTX to utilise
<address> = BitCore BTX address to withdraw to
/tip <user> <amount>
/withdraw <address> <amount>
To get your Deposit Wallet:
Check your Balance with:
My wallet doesn’t sync, what can I do?
Be patient. If you have a connection to the network, sometimes syncing can take a while, especially if it is your first time running Bitcore Core (Bitcore-QT).
If you are unable to connect to any node, copy the list into your bitcore.conf file, located in %appdata%. You can find the full node list here: Bitcore Node List If this doesn’t work, you can try adding them manually via the console. Use addnode x.y.z add
Alternatively you can download our full installer, including our blockchain and a full node list here: Windows Bitcore Installer Core 0.14
Also, make sure to check the LIMXTEC Github and try the latest version installer for Bitcore.
What is special about Bitcore compared to all the Bitcoin forks?
Please take a closer look at our comparison chart, you will see Bitcore is ahead in almost all relevant aspects:
I want to mine BTX – How?
What is Bitcore (BTX)?
Bitcore (BTX) is GPU mineable POW coin. It uses custom hash algorithm called “TimeTravel10”.
Block reward is 3.125 BTX + transaction fees.
Mining rewards follows the same halving pattern as BTC.
How to mine Bitcore (BTX)?
You will need to know if you have AMD or Nvidia graphic cards.
For Nvidia cards you can use CCMINER or SPMOD.
SPMOD is a special modded version of CCMINER optimised for mining Bitcore (BTX). It’s not available for free. You can find more information about SPMOD here:
CCMINER download links: https://github.com/tpruvot/ccminer/releases
For AMD cards you will need SGMINER with a specific version which has “TimeTravel10” algorithm included.
SGMINER is available for free, download it here: https://github.com/LIMXTEC/BitCore/releases/download/0.14.1.6/6.Windows_Miner_05-2017.zip
Where to mine Bitcore (BTX)?
Please visit our Official mining pool at https://www.bitcorepool.cc/
How to setup my rig for mining?
You will need to create a custom .bat file which you will need to place inside the directory where sgminer.exe or ccminer.exe is located.
This .bat file is your entry file to start mining as it will set your wallet address where you going to receive future payouts.
You can also specify worker name, optional password, mining intensity, specify number of devices to use for mining etc.
Example command if you mine with Nvidia cards (for CCMINER):
Example command if you mine with Nvidia cards (for SPMOD):
Example command if you mine with AMD cards (for SGMINER)
How to check profitability for mining?
What is the hashrate of my graphic card?
Some example graphic cards and their reported hashrate:
Nvidia GTX 1060 (3 Gb): 12 Mh/s
Nvidia GTX 1060 (6 Gb): 14.5-15.3 Mh/s
Nvidia GTX 950M (OC): 4-5 Mh/s
Nvidia GTX 1070: 20 Mh/s
Nvidia GTX 1080ti: 32 Mh/s
AMD Radeon RX 480: 10-12 Mh/s
AMD Radeon RX 580: 10-12 Mh/s
* OC – overclocked
What is coin control?
Coin control gives you the option to control from which address your coins are sent from and which change address the remainder of the coins are sent to. By enabling this feature you can make sure that your coins remain or end up in your registered airdrop address.
There is also a German coin control pdf-guide.