bitcore BTX – FAQ

Bitcore claiming from snapshot 3 questions
  • What is the difference between claiming and airdrops?

    Airdrops were available for everyone that had at least 1.0 BTX in a registered Bitcore address. The airdrops happened every Monday until April 30th, which was the last one. The snapshot was taken between 0:00 am and 24:00 Berlin time. You had to be sure that your funds were in your registered address during that time frame.
    An announcement was made in the bitcointalk forum as well as on Twitter each Monday when the airdrops had been sent out.

    Claiming refers to our hybrid fork, that allows everyone that held at least 0.01 Bitcoin at the time of the snapshot (BTC block #492820) to claim his BTX. This is still open for anyone.

  • 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 that 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 in the same address on the Bitcore blockchain.
    For more information please read this article, explaining how to safely access your Bitcore funds. Bitcore claiming for Bitcoin holders

  • 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!

    During the Airdrop phase, if you already bought or claimed your Bitcore and you owned a minimum of 1 BTX, you could register for the Airdrop to get FREE Bitcore.

    There are also some faucets out there but they are not run by the Bitcore team.

General 9 questions
Miscellaneous 1 question
Public Key Change 2 questions
  • What do I have to do?

    Please backup your wallet.dat file and update to the latest Bitcore-core version: https://github.com/LIMXTEC/BitCore/releases and install.

    Now copy your wallet.dat to your new Bitcore folder. The software automatically updates all your addresses to new public keys starting with “2” instead of a “1”.

    You can now interact with all new addresses, however not with the old format. To do so, you need the old version of Bitcore Core (0.15.0.3 or lower).
    This is only relevant within the 3 months transition phase. After that period all services and users should be using the new software versions.

  • What does the public key change mean?

    Due to potential roadblocks with many hardware and service providers, we have come to the conclusion that it is necessary for us to change the public key prefix. Since we use the same prefix as bitcoin (“1”, “3” and “bc1”), we decided that Bitcore BTX should use the following new prefixes:

    Wallets 1xxx -> 2xxx
    Wallets 3xxx -> sxxx
    Wallets bc1 -> btx

    We would like to ask all Bitcore users to slowly but surely upgrade to the new system.
    To do so, please follow these steps:
    1. Open your Bitcore core / Bitcore-QT wallet.
    2. Create a backup of your wallet.dat and store it in a safe place. For example a USB-Stick that you later put in a safe-deposit box.
    3. Download the latest wallet and replace the wallet.dat that will be created on startup with your old wallet.dat
    4. Bitcore-QT will automatically create new public keys for your private keys, starting with 2xxx instead of 1xxx.
    5. It is important to note, that you can only use your old public keys to send to other old addresses and vis versa – you can send only to the new format from the new format. The address formats are not interchangeable.
    Please note that the private keys are in no way affected by this change. Any private key is fully compatible with both the old formatting as well as the new one.

    The new wallet, supporting the new format only, is still in beta mode but can be download and tested via the official github: https://github.com/LIMXTEC/BitCore/releases
    Note: There will be an official release soon. Meanwhile here is a basic tool, to convert old addresses to the new 2xxx format: https://limxtec.github.io/btx-convert/

    We also want to inform you that there’s no rush to update, we set a timeframe of 3 months in which we want to complete the transition. After this period bitcore core 0.16 will be released which will only use the new public keys.
    If you have any questions feel free to ask here in the forum or on our numerous social media and telegram channels. See https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1883902.msg40724430#msg40724430 for a full link list.

Technical 4 questions
  • 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 a node 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 0.15.0.3

    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:
    C O M P A R I S O N   C H A R T

  • I want to mine BTX – How?

    What is Bitcore (BTX)?

    Bitcore (BTX) is a 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:

    https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=826901.0 or ask the admins in our official mining telegram group: https://t.me/bitcorepool

     

    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?

    See https://whattomine.com/coins/202-btx-timetravel10

    Or: https://www.crypto-coinz.net/coin-info/?41-Bitcore-BTX-Timetravel10-calculator

     

    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.

    For detailed info please check out pdf guide or watch the German coin control video on our official youtube channel.

    There is also a German coin control pdf-guide.

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