FAQ

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Basics

  • ==== Total supply ====
    • The supply starts at 50 per block, halving every 4 years.
    • Giving us about 21 Million total capacity.
  • ==== Proof of Work ====

    We use a custom POW based on IO. See Technical-Design

  • ==== "Illegal Reflective" or "Protobuf Unsafe" errors ====

    Ignore for now. - https://github.com/snowblossomcoin/snowblossom/issues/37

  • ==== Address Format ====

    snow:address and address are both valid formats.

Node

  • ==== Do I have to run a node? ====

    It's highly suggested and relatively easy. Everything relies on them, although the clients and miners are light and can connect to any node.

  • ==== RocksDB Error ====

    https://github.com/snowblossomcoin/snowblossom/issues/32 - Upgrade to a recent release.

  • ==== Block too far into the Future ====

    Make sure your clock is correct.

Client

  • ==== IO Exception ==== Make sure the node is running.

Miner

  • ==== Snowfield? ====
    • Miners are required to have the latest or greater snowfield.
    • Determine the current activated_field
    • It is suggested you download/torrent the current field
    • You may slowly generate it by setting autosnow=true in your miner.conf
    • the path looks like snowblossom_home/snow/snowblossom.#/*
  • ==== Can I mine in RAM? ====
    • You must have enough ram for the current field + overhead.
    • Windows likely requires memfield=True
    • Linux kernel typically automatically loads files into ram
  • ==== Directory Not Present ====

    Make sure the you have the snowfield in place.

  • ==== GPU mining possible? ====

    Our POW is intended to make this infeasible.

  • ==== When will the mining field change? ====

Network Diagram

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