Follow the instructions below, and experience the thrill of being an early adopter without any of the guilt of doing something that you deeply don’t believe in.
The quickstart assumes (for now) that you have Python up and running. The instructions below are written with Linux/POSIX in mind.
- If you’re a MacOS user, it is presumed that you have
python3installed (either by e.g. using
pyenv, or using a recent version of macOS).
- If you’re a Windows user, remember to use
# Installing: $ python3 -m venv . $ . bin/activate $ pip install --upgrade skepticoin [..] Successfully installed skepticoin-0.1.2 ecdsa-0.16.1 immutables-0.15 skepticoin scrypt-0.8.18 six-1.15.0 # Receving coin (copy/paste the cryptic string to someone who can send you money): $ skepticoin-receive "I want my coin" Created new wallet w/ 10.000 keys SKE815dea23355609057721c08fe754efa855b50606949edb3dc300870b2c3f280115d29ea00ce76b202f7bd5fe38c917370cc8a4629a8bc10bf3e344d50d850b02PTI # Sending coin: $ skepticoin-send 1 skepticoin SKE815dea23355609057721c08fe754efa855b50606949edb3dc300870b2c3f280115d29ea00ce76b202f7bd5fe38c917370cc8a4629a8bc10bf3e344d50d850b02PTI Created new directory for chain Reading chain from disk [..] 00019000-0130dc3498df05743b3b9a94a8543a5bb06167d7351b827312508b34bb351014 [..] Creating new peers.json Starting networking peer in background NETWORK Nr. of connected peers: 3 <= watch this to make sure your're connected to the network xx.xxx.xx.xxx:2412 - OUTGOING [..] CHAIN Height ... Date/time 2021-03-22T13:36:16 <= watch this bit to get a sense of how the blockchain download is coming along [.. the above repeats for a while ..] Chain up to date Broadcasting transaction on the network Transaction #........... Monitoring... Transaction confirmed at .... with 0 confirmation blocks # Mining $ skepticoin-mine [.. similar to the above ..] Waiting for fresh chain Starting mining FOUND 000xxxxx-000xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <= this displays the height and hash of what you just found Your wallet now contains 2730 skepticoin <= this is where you start dreaming of a lambo
Note that skepticoin’s scripts will create whatever files they need to operate right in the directory where they’re being called. This includes your wallet.