Hi everyone from Peercoin community,
I’m reaching out to seek for advices. I’m actually working on a new minting station, but I would need your help in the process. I started iterating some prototypes. I know Peerbox project already, that’s a good starting point … but come on! Not everyone is a developer/technical out there, it’s quite complicated to set it up and you don’t even know how it is working. Minting process is quite obscure and people doesn’t seems to realize potential over there.
It got me a lot of time figuring it out and I’m still learning everyday which is great but people need to understand it right away to use it, not only tech.
The idea would be to have a minting station that indicate minting process in a friendly way using lights and/or sound. Of course, it can serve other purposes like bringing awareness to cryptocurrency for people (Using a startup wizard for example). I heard people are working on new educational videos about Peercoin that can be included in the experience as well.
Incentive it quite obvious as a minting station will help you earn PPC but can be converted as US dollar or whatever fiat currency you’re using. Minting process should be the main feature of the device. Securing the network would come as a second argument.
Technically it is not complicated as it will take the same architecture as the Peerbox project. Using a Raspberry Pi Zero (low consumption usage) to host the Peercoin minting wallet. Cover box will be improved with leds and 3D printing parts to make it friendly. Minting station can be staked on the wall so you can see your minting status in real time.
I really believe in Peercoin project, it’s a wonderful project with great people around it. I also feel like Peercoin is worth working for and that everyone can be involved in the process that’s why I would need everyone feedback/opinions/comments about this.
Thanks a lot for reading,
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Hackaday.io page : https://hackaday.io/project/166784-peercoin-minting-station
Trello : (Preparing tasks to be done)
Design : (In progress)
Implementation : (In progress)
Minting Process Logic : (In progress)