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hcd

ISC License

What is HyperCash(HC)?

hcd is a Hc full node implementation written in Go (golang).

This acts as a chain daemon for the Hc cryptocurrency. hcd maintains the entire past transactional ledger of Hc and allows relaying of quantum resistant transactions to other Hc nodes across the world.

Note: To send or receive funds and join Proof-of-Stake mining, you will also need hcwallet.

HC is forked from Decred and btcd which are full node implementations written in Go. Both projects are ongoing and under active development. Since hcd is synced and will merge with upstream commits from hcd and btcd, it will get the benefit of both hcd and btcd's ongoing upgrades to staking, voting, peer and connection handling, database optimization and other blockchain related technology improvements. Advances made by hcd can also be pulled back upstream to hcd and btcd including quantum resistant signature schemes and more.

Development Process

The master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be completely stable. Tags are created regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of hcd.

Requirements

Go 1.13 or newer.

Getting Started

  • hcd (and utilities) will now be installed in either $GOROOT/bin or $GOPATH/bin depending on your configuration. If you did not already add the bin directory to your system path during Go installation, we recommend you do so now.

Installing

Build from Source

Getting the source:

For a first time installation, the project and dependency sources can be obtained manually with git

git clone https://github.com/HcashOrg/hcd $GOPATH/src/github.com/HcashOrg/hcd
cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/HcashOrg/hcd
go install . ./cmd/...

To update an existing source tree, pull the latest changes and install the matching dependencies:

cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/HcashOrg/hcd
git pull
go install . ./cmd/...

Running

Make sure you are working the correct GOPATH and run the following in your terminal:

hcd -u YOURUNIQUERPCUSERNAME -P YOURUNIQUERPCPASSWORD --testnet

To use your node for mining add the miningaddr flag when running hcd:

hcd -u YOURUNIQUERPCUSERNAME -P YOURUNIQUERPCPASSWORD --testnet --miningaddr=YOURTESTNETADDRESS

To generate a testnet mining address you must install hcwallet

To begin CPU mining after hcd is already running you can run the following in your terminal:

hcctl -u YOURUNIQUEUSERNAME -P YOURUNIQUEPASSWORD --testnet setgenerate true

REINSTALL

Linux

$ rm -rf $HOME/.hcd
$ rm -rf $HOME/.hcwallet
$ cd $HOME/go/src/github.com/HcashOrg/hcd
$ git pull
$ go install $(glide nv)

Mac/OSX

$ rm -rf $HOME/Library/Application\ Support/Hcwallet
$ rm -rf $HOME/Library/Application\ Support/Hcd
$ cd $HOME/go/src/github.com/HcashOrg/hcd
$ git pull
$ go install $(glide nv)

Issue Tracker

The integrated github issue tracker is used for this project.

Documentation

The documentation is a work-in-progress. It is located in the docs folder.

License

hcd is licensed under the copyfree ISC License.