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  1. JBuck85

    JBuck85 New Member

    Jan 22, 2016
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    Hi all,

    So... I dabbled in bitcoin for a few days a year ago and that's the extent of my experience. I want to get into something like this but need to know some things. What will the wallet be for decred, how do you mine? I know most people use PC's etc but is this like bitcoin, can I build a small raspberry pi linux based miner.

    Basically I just want to know what I need to do as a beginner to get into this with minimal expense as it's just a side hobby to try for fun.
     
  2. Freemind

    Freemind Member
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    Hello and welcomeJBuck85,

    try to read all the information in the forum and ask the questions that you have, all we will help.

    Greetings.
     
  3. sambiohazard

    sambiohazard Sr. Member

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    I hope you have already registered for airdrop. Those will be some free coins that you can use for experiencing how decred works. Right now there is no wallet or mining software but we will soon be launching testnet i.e. public n/w to test things before actual network is launched. I would suggest you to go here to get more info.
     
  4. JBuck85

    JBuck85 New Member

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    Hi Sam, unfortunately I found out about Decred last night, after the airdrop reg closed.
     
  5. sambiohazard

    sambiohazard Sr. Member

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    Well, anyways if you can mine then you can get some coins later or just get an address when wallets are out & participate here on forum, people can donate/tip you for that or if you have any skill that could be useful to the project just offer them & get your reward from community. Also some people might dump there airdrop when decred gets on an exchange, just set some low buy orders.
     
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  6. JBuck85

    JBuck85 New Member

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    Sounds fun. I just went through the process of making an address etc so that's a start.
     
  7. sambiohazard

    sambiohazard Sr. Member

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    wow that was quick, congrats! now that you have an address just need to wait for mainnet launch :)
     
  8. mreichardt

    mreichardt New Member

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    Welcome to Decred brand new :). Hope we all enjoy our time here.
     
  9. JBuck85

    JBuck85 New Member

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    Is there a thread on the mainnet launch, when it is etc.

    Also, does anyone know if we can built raspberry pi based minders for decred or is it all GPU based and need a pc build?
     
  10. sambiohazard

    sambiohazard Sr. Member

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    Only date i know of is 25th Jan 2016 for testnet launch, there would be a week of testnet period so tentative mainnet launch should be on 1st Feb 2016 but that is my estimation and not official date.

    Also please check out this topic for RPi fullnodes discussion.

    https://forum.decred.org/threads/full-node.21/
     
  11. welcome to the decred dude
     

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