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Copyright © 2011-2017 Peercoin Developers

Copyright © 2009-2012 Bitcoin Developers

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Installation Instructions

Windows

  • Install ppcoin-0.3.0-win32-setup.exe (guide)
  • Default installation directory is C:\Program Files\PPCoin
  • Run ppcoin-qt from the Start menu or the installation directory

Daemon

  • Create ppcoin.conf in %APPDATA%\PPCoin
  • Run daemon\ppcoind

Your wallet is located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData (hidden folder). Open the folder with Start menu -> Run... (or press Winkey-R), type %APPDATA%\PPCoin into the field, and press Enter.

OS X

  • Mount PPCoin-Qt.dmg by opening it
  • Drag PPCoin-Qt.app to Applications
  • Go to Applications and open PPCoin-Qt.app

Daemon

  • Unzip ppcoind.zip
  • Create ppcoin.conf in ~/Library/Application Support/PPCoin
  • Run ppcoind

Your wallet is located in ~/Library/Application Support/PPCoin. To open the folder, press Command-Shift-G in Finder, insert the path, and press Enter.

Linux

  • Unpack ppcoin-0.3.0-linux.tar.gz
  • Run bin/32/ppcoin-qt (requires libqt4-gui)

Daemon

Your wallet is located in ~/.ppcoin.

Note: 64 bit binaries available in bin/64/{ppcoin-qt,ppcoind}.

Configuration

Note: Optional if you only use PPCoin-Qt.

Create ppcoin.conf in the wallet directory.

Enable RPC query capabilities with PPCoin-Qt

Change or add server=1 to ppcoin.conf.

Sample PPCoin configuration

You have to set rpcpassword to something secure. If you run ppcoind without setting it you will get a computer generated password.

# ppcoin.conf configuration file. Lines beginning with # are comments.

### Network-related settings

# Run on the test network instead of the production PPCoin network
#testnet=0

# Connect via a SOCKS4 proxy (default: none)
#proxy=127.0.0.1:9050

# Accept incoming connections
#listen=1

# Enable UPnP negotiation with router/firewall to accept incoming connections
#upnp=1

#################################################################
##           Quick Primer on 'addnode' vs 'connect'            ##
##                                                             ##
##  Let's say for instance you use 'addnode=4.2.2.4'.          ##
##                                                             ##
##  'addnode' will connect you to and tell you about the       ##
##    nodes connected to 4.2.2.4.  In addition it will tell    ##
##    the other nodes connected to it that you exist so        ##
##    they can connect to you.                                 ##
##  'connect' will not do the above when you 'connect' to it.  ##
##    It will *only* connect you to 4.2.2.4 and no one else.   ##
##                                                             ##
##  So if you're behind a firewall, or have other problems     ##
##  finding nodes, add some using 'addnode'.                   ##
##                                                             ##
##  If you want to stay private, use 'connect' to only         ##
##  connect to "trusted" nodes.                                ##
##                                                             ##
##  If you run multiple nodes on a LAN, there's no need for    ##
##  all of them to open lots of connections.  Instead          ##
##  'connect' them all to one node that is port forwarded      ##
##  and has lots of connections.                               ##
##                                                             ##
##            Thanks goes to [Noodle] on Freenode.             ##
#################################################################

# Use as many addnode= settings as you like to connect to specific peers
#addnode=69.164.218.197
#addnode=10.0.0.2:8333

# ... or use as many connect= settings as you like to ONLY connect
# to specific peers:
#connect=69.164.218.197
#connect=10.0.0.1:8333

# Maximum number of inbound+outbound connections
#maxconnections=


### JSON-RPC options (for controlling a running PPCoin-Qt/ppcoind process)

# Enable JSON-RPC commands with PPCoin-Qt
#server=0

# You must set rpcuser and rpcpassword to secure the JSON-RPC API
#rpcuser=Ulysseys
#rpcpassword=YourSuperGreatPasswordNumber_DO_NOT_USE_THIS_OR_YOU_WILL_GET_ROBBED_385593

# How many seconds PPCoin will wait for a complete RPC HTTP request
# after the HTTP connection is established.
#rpctimeout=30

# By default, only RPC connections from localhost are allowed.  Specify
# as many rpcallowip= settings as you like to allow connections from
# other hosts (and you may use * as a wildcard character):
#rpcallowip=10.1.1.34
#rpcallowip=192.168.1.*

# Listen for RPC connections on this TCP port:
#rpcport=9902

# You can use ppcoind to send commands to ppcoind
# running on another host using this option:
#rpcconnect=127.0.0.1

# Use Secure Sockets Layer (also known as TLS or HTTPS) to communicate
# with ppcoind
#rpcssl=1

# OpenSSL settings used when rpcssl=1
#rpcsslciphers=TLSv1+HIGH:!SSLv2:!aNULL:!eNULL:!AH:!3DES:@STRENGTH
#rpcsslcertificatechainfile=server.cert
#rpcsslprivatekeyfile=server.pem


### Miscellaneous options

# Set gen=1 to attempt to generate PPCoins using built-in CPU mining
#gen=0

# Use SSE instructions to try speeding up PPCoin generation
# with built-in CPU mining.
#4way=1

# Pre-generate this many public/private key pairs, so wallet backups will be
# valid for both prior transactions and several dozen future transactions.
#keypool=100

# Pay transaction fee amount per kilobyte. Default 0.01 (1 cent)
# Minimum required 0.01 (1 cent)
#paytxfee=0.01

# Reserve amount of PPCoins to not use in proof-of-stake
# (stake is withheld from spending for 520 blocks)
#reservebalance=0

Mining

You should be able to use most Bitcoin miners. Default RPC port is 9902 for ppcoind.

Note: Peercoin does not support merged mining with Bitcoin.