Bitcoin Miner for Idle Servers

Discussion in 'Archived: Plugin Requests' started by LuckyMonkey, Jun 7, 2011.

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    LuckyMonkey

    Name says it all, If you don't know what bitcoins are..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um63OQz3bjo

    So when no players are on the server, it starts mining. When someone joins it stops.

    Help starter servers (thus the emptyness) get some money.
     
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    Nazerb

    SAY NO to bitcoins
     
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    dak393

    interesting idea but bitcoin mining has mainly switched to gpu mining and so if his were to be made as a cpu miner the profits would be minuscule
     
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    AgentME

    Just run the bitcoin miner at the lowest cpu priority you can set. On Linux, starting bitcoin as "nice -n 19 bitcoind -gen" will do the trick.
     
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    Tesseracto

    This would be awzum.
     
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    LuckyMonkey

    I'm requesting it one way or another.

    I have yet to find a way to do it through batch files while java is running and I know nothing of bukkit API and very little java.

    Keep this bumped Ill post a bounty if needed.
     
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    WinSock

    this should be easy, just check when online players are less than a certain value and run the bit coin miner.
    Code:
    if(Bukkit.getServer().getOnlinePlayers().size() < 2) {
        // Run bitcoin miner
    }
    
     
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    LuckyMonkey

    so do I just put that code in a .class file, put that in a .jar, put that in plugins and have the miner somewhere else?
    Id assume there is more to it. Mind helping?


    Sorry I know batch and python, but thats the end of my programming ablities that could help here.

    normally i'm just a web developer :/


    Also

    Care to explain why?

    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
     
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    Nazerb

    Its not a secure currency. Its just some random guy making a currency to make some money. Ill pay you in NazCoin if you want? Will that be ok?
     
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    LuckyMonkey

    notice that they are now selling for ~$30 when 2 weeks ago they were ~$6?

    it seems like a fad, I still think it is, but might as well be safe than sorry. there is no losing here.
     
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    Paah

    How is the currency not secure? It's mirrored everywhere with p2p. Also there is no unlimited amount of bitcoins. It will get harder and harder to "mine" them, and eventually the cap will be hit and no more coins can be mined. That will also prevent inflation.

    Of course their current value will drop to something reasonable after the boom goes over. It's just like tulip bulbs some centuries ago in holland. You could get a house with 3 bulbs. Now they cost 0,3€ each.
     

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