Spreading Peercoin on Pi
Here's how to get the 20 PPC reward:
1. Follow this guide on how to set up Peerbox on your Raspberry Pi. Please note that a full node is required to receive the reward, so you may also need to enable port forwarding on your router (port 9901) in order to get 9 or more connections.
2. Post in this thread with a photo of your Pi, and also a photo of your Pi screen.
The following should be visible in the photo of your Pi's screen:
A: A window showing your Raspberry Pi serial number.
B: The Peercoin-Qt wallet with the green checkmark in the lower right hand corner indicating that the RPi is now a currently synced Peercoin node or the "getblockcount" command in the debug window.
C: The Peercoin-Qt debug window open showing the command "getconnectioncount" having been typed in at the bottom and the window showing 9 or more connections.
Note: The peerbox -public command can also be used to show this information.
3. Create a Peer4commit account, add your PPC address, and then post your identifier here so you can receive your reward (you can find your identifier on your user page while signed in).
What is a Raspberry Pi?
A Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that can be plugged into a monitor/tv, and a standard keyboard and mouse (https://www.raspberrypi.org/help/what-is-a-raspberry-pi/). It is used in programming education and also has a wide variety of other uses. Its low energy consumption makes it perfect for running a Peercoin node.
What is the purpose of this project?
The purpose of this project is to encourage the use of Peercoin on Raspberry Pi, while also increasing the number of full nodes on the network. A connection count of more than 8 indicates that port forwarding is enabled and that you are running a full node (this benefits the network by distributing the Peercoin blockchain to others). Minting is beyond the scope of this project.
Can I mint or mine on my Raspberry Pi too?
Yes, you can mint. However, the goal of this project is only to set up full nodes. You may wish to take extra security precautions if you also want to use your node for minting. Regarding mining, it is not feasible to mine Peercoin or Bitcoin using only a Raspberry Pi as much more powerful hardware is required.
What is Peer4commit?
Peer4commit is a fundraising platform that provides a transparent method of distributing rewards. You can see the current available funds, as well as all past donations and tips on the project page. If you are interested in contributing and earning some more peercoins, take a look at the other projects on Peer4commit here.
Are full nodes on devices other than the Raspberry Pi accepted?
No, at the moment we are only giving tips for Raspberry Pi nodes.
List of Rewards
- pillow (donated tip back to project)
- learnmore (donated tip to peerchemist)
Rewards are still available. Only one reward per person.
Many thanks to NewMoneyEra and the other donors on Peer4commit for donating the PPC.