Peercoin History Book 2012-2019


#23

PeercoinBookSAMPLE03.pdf (2.4 MB)

Hello :smiley:

I have been working on chapter 6 “Peerunity Wallet Client Released” today. Chapters 1-6 cover Peercoin history from 10th August 2012 to 21st July 2014. Most pages are still in draft format until as much history as possible had been accounted for.

If you like the progress I have made so far, please help by donating to the PPC multi-sig wallet address:

pTifZS4ufNzGo5g4AMVMVtyzVhpSwtSQjT

Thank you


#24

I am see some bugs, I think. For example, the page numbers start with 32. On page 9 of the pdf (labeled page 49) there is text off to the right where it can’t be read. Most pages from then on have text off in the margins somewhere that can’t be read. Is this an issue with my pdf reader, or an issue with the pdf?


#25

The broken text is url links added to the sides of the MS publisher pages. Nothing to worry about.

The history chapters start at page 32. There will be introductory pages from 1-32.

;D


#26

Some other interesting topics might be:

  1. Peercoin has uncapped inflation while most other coins are based on fixed supply. Still, our rate of inflation tends to be better than coins like Bitcoin at the present, and we believe inflation to be useful economically long-term (https://www.peercoinexplorer.net/inflation/ and https://twitter.com/peercoininflbot?lang=en).

  2. Peercoin’s economic model in general is a very interesting point. I realize this is a history book, but this model is historically unprecidented in the cryptospace, and is one of the things that makes peercoin stand out. For example, burning our fees rather than recycling them back to the miners, such that we are the first chain to require a minimum fee per unit data added to the chain. Under a similar heading, Peercoin was the first to implement a minimum dust size for outputs, a feature that was later adopted by Bitcoin in 0.8.2 (https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/doc/release-notes/release-notes-0.8.2.md).

  3. I am looking for more on Peercoin as the first chain that was actually verified by decentralized PoS, and all the forks (both literal and intellectual) that came off of it. It is the number one biggest thing that makes Peercoin stand apart, and we believe its implementation to be the most straightforward, given its compatibility with Bitcoin protocol.

I guess in general I am hoping for more of what makes Peercoin historically relevant, rather than simply a timeline. I realize this can be difficult, especially without being a part of the environment at the time, but I’m sure everyone here will be happy to provide you with more background if you ask.

I don’t think anyone has linked it yet, but here is the version of history that I wrote about a year ago:
https://medium.com/peercoin/building-spires-in-sunny-kingdoms-d126e214dd66
It is a significantly different take, and is mostly about trying to build layers on top of the core network, but some of it may be relevant for your later chapters.


#27

PeercoinBookSAMPLE04.pdf (2.9 MB)

I have made more progress on the book (see attachment above).

I will take on board what Otzi and Nagalim said. There will be 30 pages before the history chapters (1-17) for detailed material.

Please continue to support the work I am doing. I appreciate all donations so far. PPC wallet address is:

pTifZS4ufNzGo5g4AMVMVtyzVhpSwtSQjT


#28

PeercoinBookSAMPLE05.pdf (2.9 MB)

An updated PDF of the book has been uploaded :slight_smile:


#29

@Tyke wants to withdraw 50% of what has been donated so far. If nobody has objections I’ll sign the transaction to transfer 1500 Peercoin to his address today.


#30

txid: 6dd3d815547cc11d07c99f082c2b0a53be69c641342aab54dcb2b12e5a8db903


#31

Has proven to be active and I have seen updates to the drafts


#32

This week I will be writing chapter 10 that covers the rebrand, 4th Anniversary, peercoin.chat, how the new team came together, the acquisition of peercoin.org by superppc etc. It will take me a few days to write a draft of this chapter.

Thank you for all the support so far :slight_smile:


#34

Was this the only audio of the PPC 4th anniversary created?


#35

PeercoinBookSAMPLE06.pdf (3.1 MB)

Please check the above document for mistakes/missing material etc. I hope the community like the progress I have made :slight_smile:

Please donate PPC to support the book. It is a time consuming task that requires diligence and meticulous attention to detail.

PPC wallet address: pTifZS4ufNzGo5g4AMVMVtyzVhpSwtSQjT

Thank you for the support so far.


#36

PeercoinBookSAMPLE07.pdf (3.1 MB)

More progress has been made on chapters 9 and 10. Chapter 11 will begin by covering historical events from the beginning of 2017.

If you like the work I have done so far, please donate PPC to pTifZS4ufNzGo5g4AMVMVtyzVhpSwtSQjT. I rely heavily on donations to help support my research, writing and content creation.

Once again, please say if anything is missing. I know that chapter 8 is currently blank. It will cover a relatively uneventful period of time for most of 2015.


#37

Right before this audio was the main show. Hrobeers came on at the beginning. You can find it here…


#38

PeercoinBookSAMPLE08.pdf (3.1 MB)

I have corrected chapters 1-7, 9 and the first five pages of chapter 10. I hope you all like it :smiley:


#39

^^the first sample front cover design. Please say what you think? :smiley:


#40

The logo you’re using is outdated. The bottom right corner no longer juts out like that. You can download the updated package here or only select the file you need through the website.


#41

^^amended front cover design. Thank you Sentinelrv for noticing the logo :wink:


#42

Would the final version be higher-res? It’s a little low-res right now, especially around the title text.


#43

Yes, it will be higher resolution.