Installation

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Builds

Release builds are built using the same tools as Bitcoin, gitian signatures are published in our gitian.sigs Github repository.

If you use Linux you can run this command to verify the hash of the executables:
openssl dgst -sha256 <executable_file_name>
Then compare to the hash value in the gitian.sigs assert file.

Downloads

You can download the latest version from Sourceforge.

Semi-direct links:

Windows

Windows v0.4.0 (9.1 MB) v0.4.0
SHA-256 27bf05e1e36e2a8c82901b89fdfc227291b1bdace89e42685bf0b3d0fee7c738

Linux

Linux v0.4.0 (12.1 MB) v0.4.0
SHA-256 561076e8d4e82085d577eb717b9f8b52571556fea2b8181fa8eb6039218d3f06

OS X

PPcoin-Qt.dmg (15.5 MB) v0.4.0
SHA-256 ca9d89439a915ff222d4792617aa34f6be5c62a2b36dfaf2a3298c5cf70cee2a

Installation instructions

Windows

  • Install ppcoin-0.4.0-win32-setup.exe (guide)
  • Default installation directory is C:\Program Files (x86)\PPCoin
  • Run ppcoin-qt from the Start menu or the installation directory

Daemon

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 -- Sample ppcoin.conf
  • 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-0.4.0-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 -- Sample ppcoin.conf

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: PPCoin does not support merged mining with Bitcoin.