FRED The ALTCoin for Alternative Energy
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FRED The ALTCoin for Alternative Energy.

Over the next few decades the worlds energy demands are expected to grow by 30%, this will have a huge impact on the environment and consumer affordability as demand grows.

To minimise the impact on both environment and consumer, we believe that the future is the consumer generating their own electricity.

Our aims are;

  • To collaborate with engineers, scientists and hobbyist inventors to bring possible energy saving devices to the public.

  • To raise awareness to the benefits of alternative energy generation at consumer level and explore the possibilities of free energy.

  • We want to be the place to go for consumer alternative energy suppliers, distributers and installers through the development of a global directory.

Massive thanks to the TurtleCoin developers and their great community.

How To Compile

On Linux or Mac on a non standard architecture, and can't get GNU Readline installed?

Disable it with cmake .. -DFORCE_READLINE=FALSE

[new!] Raspberry Pi 3 B+

The following images are known to work.

OS Distribution
  • git clone -b master --single-branch
  • cd FRED
  • mkdir build && cd $_
  • cmake ..
  • make


  • You will need the following packages: boost (1.55 or higher), rocksdb, cmake, git, gcc (4.9 or higher), g++ (4.9 or higher), make, and python. Most of these should already be installed on your system.
  • For example on Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install -y build-essential python-dev gcc g++ git cmake libboost-all-dev
  • git clone -b master --single-branch
  • cd FRED
  • mkdir build && cd $_
  • cmake ..
  • make


  • Install cmake. See here if you are unable call cmake from the terminal after installing.
  • Install the boost libraries. Either compile boost manually or run brew install boost.
  • Install XCode and Developer Tools.
  • git clone -b master
  • cd FRED
  • mkdir build && cd $_
  • cmake .. or cmake -DBOOST_ROOT=<path_to_boost_install> .. when building from a specific boost install. If you used brew to install boost, your path is most likely /usr/local/include/boost.
  • make

The binaries will be in ./src after compilation is complete.

Run ./src/FREDdaemon to connect to the network and let it sync (it may take a while).

Windows 10

  • Install Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition
  • When installing Visual Studio, it is required that you install Desktop development with C++ and the VC++ v140 toolchain when selecting features. The option to install the v140 toolchain can be found by expanding the "Desktop development with C++" node on the right. You will need this for the project to build correctly. This item will be called something like VC++ 2015.3 v14.00 (v140) toolset for desktop
  • Install Boost 1.59.0, ensuring you download the installer for MSVC 14.
  • From the start menu, open 'x64 Native Tools Command Prompt for vs2017'.
  • cd <your_FRED_directory>
  • mkdir build
  • cd build
  • Set the PATH variable for cmake: ie. set PATH="C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\CommonExtensions\Microsoft\CMake\CMake\bin";%PATH%
  • cmake -G "Visual Studio 14 Win64" .. -DBOOST_ROOT=C:/local/boost_1_59_0 (Or your boost installed dir.)
  • MSBuild FRED.sln /p:Configuration=Release /m
  • If all went well, it will complete successfully, and you will find all your binaries in the '..\build\src\Release' directory.
  • Additionally, a .sln file will have been created in the build directory. If you wish to open the project in Visual Studio with this, you can.


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Hi contributor, thanks for forking and sending back Pull Requests. Extensive docs about contributing are in the works or elsewhere. For now this is the bit we need to get into all the files we touch. Please add it to the top of the files, see [src/CryptoNoteConfig.h] for an example.

// Copyright (c) 2012-2017, The CryptoNote developers, The Bytecoin developers
// Copyright (c) 2014-2018, The Monero Project
// Copyright (c) 2018, The TurtleCoin Developers
// Copyright (c) 2018, The FRED Project
// Please see the included LICENSE file for more information.