About Blakecoin


What is Blakecoin?

Blakecoin is a experimental cryptographic digital currency that enables payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Blakecoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing coins are carried out collectively by the network.

Blakecoin is a Open Source project and is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING file in the GitHub Source for more information or see http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.

 

Introduction to Blakecoin by Bzyzny

 

Blakecoin is now Merged Mined with Photon, BlakeBitcoin, Electron, Universal Molecule and Lithium *Other coins due to join the merge Soon

What is Merged Mining? Familiarize yourself now: Info Here

 

Main  Forum Threads:

Bitcointalk

Litecointalk

Cryptocointalk

 

Social

Blakecoin on Twitter

 

Forked from Bitcoin reference wallet 0.8.6

Blakecoin Wallet on Github

Wallet Source Files

 

Blake-256(optimized) is faster than Scrypt, SHA-256D, Keccak, Groestl

The algorithm was written as a candidate for SHA-3, Based on round one candidate code from the Sphlib 2.1 library and reduced the round function to 8 rounds.

8_64_blake_diagram_v2

From the Youtube Presentation for Blake Hash
by Jean-Philippe Aumasson
https://www.youtube.com/user/blakehash?feature=watch

Blake SHA-3 proposal Site

“Advantages
Design
• simplicity of the algorithm
• interface for hashing with a salt

Performance
• fast in both software and hardware
• parallelism and throughput/area trade-off for hardware implementation
• simple speed/confidence trade-off with the tunable number of rounds

Security
• based on an intensively analyzed component (ChaCha)
• resistant to generic second-preimage attacks
• resistant to side-channel attacks
• resistant to length-extension”

https://131002.net/blake/blake.pdf

 

Why Blakecoin beats other cryptographic currencies in the long run:

  • The Blake-256 algorithm hash rate is just under 3x faster on the GPU and just over 2x on the FPGA compared with Bitcoin
  • Blakecoin uses a custom asymmetrical difficulty re-target algorithm since it was released which has worked well
  • The reward for mining Blakecoin does Not decrease over time it only increases with block height and difficulty
  • No restriction on any platform as Blakecoin does not include artificial *Security* or *Resistance* that reduce mining hash rate and power efficiency
  • Already has planned use for Blakecoin as a currency storage between MMO systems with prototypes in development(see below for preview)
  • Designed to be Merge Mine Friendly  

 

  • Block reward is 25 coin + inflation (square root of (difficulty * block height))
  • No reduction of block reward
  • Cap in place to reduce the difficulty jumps upwards
  • Block target time is 3 minutes and retargets every 20 blocks
  • Total of 7 Billion coins
  • Block maturity 120 (+20 buffer 140 Total)

 

8 round Blake-256 is the fastest!

  • 6.4GH/s – 6.9GH/s on a AMD Radeon R9 295X2
  • 3.3GH/s – 3.5GH/s on a AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • 2.9GH/s – 3.1GH/s on a AMD Radeon R9 290
  • 2.6GH/s – 2.8GH/s on a AMD Radeon R9 280X
  • 2.2GH/s – 2.4GH/s on a AMD Radeon R9 280
  • 1.2GH/s – 1.5GH/s on a AMD Radeon R9 270
  • 4.8GH/s – 5.1GH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 7990
  • 2.2GH/s – 2.8GH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 7970
  • 2.1GH/s – 2.4GH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 7950
  • 2.6GH/s – 2.9GH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 6990
  • 1.4GH/s – 1.5GH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 6970
  • 1.4GH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 6950
  • 900MH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 6870
  • 800MH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 6850
  • 2.0GH/s – 2.3GH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 5970
  • 1.3GH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 5870
  • 1.1GH/s on a AMD ATI Radeon 5850
  • 1.6GH/s on a ZTEX USB-FPGA 1.15y Quad Spartan-6 LX150 Development Board
  • 1.5GH/s on a Enterpoint Cairnsmore 1 Quad Spartan-6 LX150 Development Board
  • 960MH/s on a Lancelot Dual Spartan-6 LX150 Development Board
  • 360MH/s on a ZTEX USB-FPGA 1.15x Spartan-6 LX150 Development Board

 

Tweaks:
Removed some of the double hashing from the wallet to improve performance made possible by the advantages of the Blake Algorithm.

 

Exchanges:

Cryptopia allows trading of Blakecoin

 

Merged Mine Pools *Currently BLC+PHO+Ƀ+ELT+UMO+LIT

Blakecoin EU3 Merged Pool  *Located in Frankfurt
Blakecoin NY2/AT1 Merged Pool  *Located in Atlanta
Blakecoin LA1 Merged Pool  *Located in Los Angeles

 

Other Mining Pools
zpool.ca  *Currently BLC > BTC Payouts

 

Market Tools

Blakecoin is listed on Crypto-Currency Market Capitalizations

CoinMarketCap

Blakecoin is listed on CoinGecko

CoinGecko

Blakecoin is listed on WorldCoinIndex

WorldCoinIndex

 

Block Explorer:

Full Block Explorer

Basic Block Explorer

 

Games

*currently stalled/delayed due to: People leaving project/Issues updating project in newer Unity3D Engine(lots of api changes)/Main dev doing more work due to increased costs(Brexit)

Splash and Menu video preview using Unity 5 from the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development

Zone 5 video preview of game play using Unity 5 from the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development

Zone 4 video preview of game play using Unity 5 from the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development

Zone 3 video preview of game play of the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development

Zone 2 video preview of game play of the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development

Zone 1 video preview of game play of the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development

Preview of zone 1 boss and mob from the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development, closed beta is due soon but no release date, open beta some time in 2015
zone 1 boss and mob of the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development

More preview images from the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development
More screenshot's from zone 1

More preview images from the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development
More screenshot's from zone 1

Female zombie preview image from zone 1 of the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development
Female Zombie from from zone 1

Female zombie preview image from zone 2 of the official post apocalyptic survival MMO FPS that is in development
Female Zombie from zone 2

 

Thanks to the efforts of Ignatius Blakecoin has a couple of Games to play while the work is done on the official MMO FPS and RPG  Cool

Blakecoin based Counter-Strike 1.6 server (“The traditional CS currency system has been replaced” with Blakecoin)
Main Thread Here:  Server: 207.210.117.83:27015

 

 

Thanks to the efforts of knorrly, Blakecoin has been successfully ported to Abe

Abe Source Code Blakecoin on Github