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PopularCoin Version 2.0


Established 2014 as POPCOIN™ Core and POPULARCOIN™ Client Visit for establishment information

Copyright © 2009 Bitcoin Developers | Copyright © 2012 PeerCoin Developers | Copyright © 2011 Litecoin Developers | Copyright © 2013 NovaCoin Developers | Copyright © 2014 PopularCoin Developers

What is PopularCoin?

PopularCoin™ core POPCOIN™ trading ticker POP is an open source currency for people to mine and trade with a team of developers that is dedicated in ethically working to raise the value for every wallet owner. What makes POPCoin™ Socially Inspirational is how it plays on very specific words that are imprinted into culture, POP and Popular. Keeping this in mind, POP development has been and will continue to be based on a play to those words.

For an immediately useable, binary version of the PopularCoin™ client software, see

For Popular Coin's SOCIAL Media That Pays POP Website Visit

Pure Proof of Stake at Block 256000

Average Block Spacing: 180 Seconds

2 Block Transaction Confirmations | Difficulty Retarget Every Block | 50 Confirmations for Minting

Proof of Stake

Block Spacing: 20 Per Day

5% Annual Stake Minting Rewards

Staking begins Within 2hrs With Wallet left Open | Stake Weight Chance of Success Maximized at 30 days

Proof of Work Ended at Block 256000

Base Reward:

Block 1000 - 87600 = 99 Coins per block (6 months)

Block 87600 - 175200 = 49 Coins per block (6 months)

Block 175200 - 256000 = 99 Coins per block

POP Blocks X Rewards:

1000x every 10k blocks

7 Per Hour 2x | 2 Per Hour 5x | 1 Per Hour 10x | 12 Per Day 25x | 1 Per Day 100x | 1 Per Week 500x | 1 Per Month 2500x | 6 Per Year 5000x

PopularCoin integration/staging tree

RPC Server Daemon: ./popcoind

Core Directories:

Windows < Vista: C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\PopCoinCore

Windows >= Vista: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\PopCoinCore

Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/PopCoinCore

Unix: ~/.popcoincore

Sample popcoin.conf server=1 rpcuser=user rpcpassword=password rpcallowip= rpcport=27171 port=18181 addnode= addnode=

Development process

Developers work in their own trees, then submit pull requests when they think their feature or bug fix is ready.

If it is a simple/trivial/non-controversial change, then one of the PopularCoin™ development team members simply pulls it.

If it is a more complicated or potentially controversial change, then the patch submitter will be asked to start a discussion (if they haven't already) on the mailing list.

The patch will be accepted if there is broad consensus that it is a good thing. Developers should expect to rework and resubmit patches if the code doesn't match the project's coding conventions (see doc/coding.txt) or are controversial.

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 PopularCoin.


Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull requests than we can review and test. Please be patient and help out, and remember this is a security-critical project where any mistake might cost people lots of money.

###Automated Testing

Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to submit new unit tests for old code.

Unit tests for the core code are in src/test/. To compile and run them:

cd src; make -f makefile.unix test

cd src; make -f makefile.unix test

Unit tests for the GUI code are in src/qt/test/. To compile and run them:

qmake POPCOIN_QT_TEST=1 -o Makefile.test
make -f Makefile.test


PopularCoin™ (POP) is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see

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