Update #14: The Peercoin Team Partners with StakeBox (A Pi Supply Brand) to Deliver a Secure StakeBox for Minting Peercoins. Pre-Order Today!


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Peercoin Partners with StakeBox (Pi Supply Brand)

The Peercoin Team is proud to announce our partnership with StakeBox. StakeBox is a brand by Pi Supply, which is a world leading distributor of Raspberry Pi mini computers. For the past 3 months, we have been working together to develop a secure Staking Box for minting your peercoins.

Peercoin payments are accepted. The Peercoin StakeBox is available for pre-order at the link below…

Pre-Order Today!

Partnership Benefits

Our partnership will come with a number of benefits.

  • Dedicated Marketing
    The Peercoin StakeBox will receive dedicated advertising and marketing from Pi Supply.

  • Profit Sharing
    Pi Supply will pass a fraction of the profits for every device sold to the Peercoin Foundation, which will help fund further development of the Peercoin ecosystem.

  • Automatic Updates
    The Peercoin Team will be able to pass updates to Pi Supply’s repository, allowing for automated updates of all StakeBox devices. No more complicated manual updating to worry about.

  • More Nodes
    Most of all, this partnership will help to create more Peercoin nodes around the world, helping to further decentralize the network and increase security.

About StakeBox

  • Earn Peercoins
    The Peercoin network is secured through an efficient validation process called proof of stake minting. Minters hold peercoins in their wallets and over time they produce new blocks for the network, which earns them new peercoins.

  • Efficient Minting
    The Peercoin StakeBox runs on a Raspberry Pi 3, allowing you to participate in the minting process 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at minimal energy cost. Just load it with peercoins and let it sit and mint for you in the background.

  • Portable & Secure
    The Peercoin StakeBox is small and compact, making it easy to move. Minting on a dedicated StakeBox rather than your everyday computer also means you are less exposed to viruses and hackers, increasing the security of your peercoins.

About Peercoin

  • What is Peercoin?
    Peercoin is the world’s first efficient and sustainable blockchain technology. The core function of Peercoin is providing a decentralized and censorship resistant public blockchain for the world to use. Peercoin acts as a secure base layer for the future blockchain connected world.

  • Pioneer of Proof of Stake
    Released in 2012, Peercoin was the first cryptocurrency to invent and introduce proof of stake consensus to the world.

  • Distributed Store of Value
    The Peercoin blockchain is designed for storing your wealth in decentralized form where it’s secure from external threats.

  • Direct User Governance
    Coin holders have the power to directly influence the network and its rules through PoS minting, ensuring decentralization.

  • Cost Efficient Security
    Peercoin provides an energy efficient network that is secured at low cost, ensuring long-term security & sustainability.

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User manual using Peercoin wallet on a Raspberry Pi
It is suggested to modify the mechanism of POS mining
Update #15: The Peercoin Foundation is Now Open for Business!
Update #18: The Peercoin Team Joins the Blockfolio Signal Beta
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How to: Peerbox Support Thread (Updated to v0.6.1)
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I can confirm that the payment method via PPC works.
Just completed an order and got confirmation of payment completion via email.


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Nice :thumbsup:


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Is this anticipated big annoucement ?
At any rate great!


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Sweet!


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I wanted to point this post out from Peerchemist in the Peerbox thread…


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Here is your chance to win a free Peercoin StakeBox…


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seems that stakebox has started shipping these!


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I was looking to set up a node on a Raspberry - both to help the network and just something to tinker with and learn more. Well worth $50. I planned to follow the PeerBox tutorial.

How’s this Stakebox differ? And how do Automatic Updates work? As a non-techie, is Stakebox more of a set it and forget it?

Thanks, J


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Stakebox is a plug and play Pi with the wallet preinstalled.
What is need is a keyboard and monitor to plug in to and you are ready to go.

I assume the wallet works just like other software with a repository so you will get updates just like you would update other software on your pi.

Possibly there is also a peercoind version installed if you wish to work headless. But that is the advanced path for the techies among us.

Peerbox is not maintained anymore so use at your own risk


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I bought the stakebox.

As far as I know, I have the wallet file from windows PC, how do I get THAT file to run on the peerbox?

The easy way out would be to transfer funds from my pc to the new stakebox wallet file BUT I need to prove a concept of a backup wallet working.

I have NEVER successfully copied a wallet file and have it run on another device, the software seems bloody complicated.

Any help thanks.,


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Okay I figured it out.

In the File/Folder Browser on the stakebox(raspberry pi/Linux).

You Navigate to the “home” folder

Then double click on “Pi”

Then press ctrl + h (control button plus h button).

This will then display the peercoin directory, inside is the wallet.dat file, got that sorted out.

As for staking, I’ve just encrypted the wallet file.

What does the lock/unlock button do?

Whether its locked or not I have to enter the passcode to send coins, im okay with that, so it has to be unlocked for minting?

And how about the stakebox? I’ve got it connected to a TV, IF I have the peercoin client open and unlocked, If I remove my usb receiver for my keyboard and mouse, will the box stay open for minting? Is it a problem if the system goes into a standby mode?


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Nice work setting up a stake box! :tada:

Yeah, once you’ve encrypted the wallet you can use “Settings > Decrypt Wallet for Minting Only” to start minting.

It won’t be minting while the system is sleeping but it should find new connections and resume minting when the system wakes up :slight_smile:


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