As discussed in the chat, there seems to be a large interest in having merged mining with other sha256 coins.
This would raise peercoin’s hash rate possibly up to namecoin’s hash rate, effectively lowering peercoin’s inflation even further.
I decided to start implementing merged mining for peercoin after the next demo release of PeerKeeper.
I also started a peer4commit for this task: https://peer4commit.com/projects/181
Donating to this project will make our argument to merge this into the next peercoin release stronger.
So please support this, and hopefully it will make it into ppcoin v0.6
If little interest in merged mining is shown (verbally or little donations) funds will be used to fund PeerKeeper development. Edit: apparently this is not done, the practice is to keep the funds there until someone picks up the task.
Merged mining explained: http://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/273/how-does-merged-mining-work
[ul][li]Larger PoW blocks (merged coins header included: ~80bytes/coin)[/li]
[li]Leaves a lot of ppc in the hands of a select group, as is currently the case[/li]
[li]Mining ppc will become more centralized, less chance for small miners[/li][/ul]
[ul][li]How will the market react?[/li][/ul]