Posts by diffblock

    TheDrewNet
    Hello & welcome,
    Masternode is the key component of PoS (Proof of Stake) system where dedicated wallet servers called "Masternodes" handle payment transactions and update blockchain.
    Think of them as dedicated servers to handle payment transactions.
    Some of its functions are:

    • Process payments and update blockchain
    • Process "dark send" or PrivateSend payment where you can send a payment anynomously


    The way it works is that your setup a masternode and lock up a certain number of coins (Bitrad = 2500) and let it run 24/7. By setting up the masternode and running it, you get rewarded with coins.

    Hello & welcome,
    Darksend is a feature to send coin anonymously, it's also called PrivateSend.
    When the main Bitrad page said, you get 0.5 BRO per block, it really means "You as in all Bitrad users who are staking", and PoS works in a way that your winning odd will be proportional to the # of coins you stake, more the better chance.
    5 main ways to earn coins:

    • Listen to radio
    • Stake coins
    • Operate or buy a share to masternode
    • Do referral
    • Do betting at Bitrad Dice


    Enjoy your fav. radio~

    After you set up your BRO wallet on your linux and you notice that blocks are not syncing, please follow this guide.
    Preparation:


    1) From Putty, login & stop the BRO wallet
    Bitradiod stop
    2) Download the blk0001.dat, mncache.dat, peers.dat files by using wget command
    You need to replace with your own dropbox URLs.
    cd
    wget -O ~/blk0001.dat "https://www.dropbox.com/s/67xxxxxxxxxxxxx/blk0001.dat?dl=0"
    wget -O ~/mncache.dat "https://www.dropbox.com/s/6oxxxxxxxxxxxxx/mncache.dat?dl=0"
    wget -O ~/peers.dat "https://www.dropbox.com/s/wixxxxxxxxxxxxx/peers.dat?dl=0"
    3) Now you need to replace the 3 dat files with the ones in .Bitradio directory
    My .Bitradio directory is at ~/.Bitradio
    cd
    mv blk0001.dat .Bitradio/
    mv mncache.dat .Bitradio/
    mv peers.dat .Bitradio/
    Bitradiod &
    Bitradiod getinfo
    That's it. Your block # should be going up.
    Enjoy~

    Hello and welcome,
    See below link that shows how to get started. But here are the answers to your questions.


    • Yes, listen to music and get free coins.


    • Yes, you can. However, the rule is that you can have up to 4 accounts on 1 IP address. If you go over, you will be banned.


    Another thing is that to deter abuse, there's Google capture that shows up every few hours. As long as you are willing to do this, sure, set up 4 accounts and earn coins.
    Right now, there's a BRO Santa in town, and you get much more rewards for short period! Take advantage of it!
    Here is a guide on how to get started: http://forum.bitrad.io/topic/9…rt-with-bitrad-new-user-s
    Check out the BRO Santa rewards!!
    http://forum.bitrad.io/topic/1…ays-event-for-loyal-bro-s
    http://forum.bitrad.io/topic/1…trad-io-christmas-special

    jrich06nj1
    Hello & welcome,
    Unfortunately, not many people utilize their pricecy MacBook as masternode.
    Bitrad is modifed fork of Dash, and Dash forum is very strong with masternode support.
    You may find the infor. there.
    If you set it up, please share here.
    However, I would recommend that you use a linux VPS for masternode.
    A VPS server can be as low as $3 per month, $36 per year.
    Here is why:

    • You need a dedicated public IP address
    • You want masternode to run 24/7
    • You probably want to seperate 'masternode controller wallet
      from the one inside the masternode.
      So that even if your masternode PC or server gets hacked,
      they can not take any coin or mess with wallet database.
    • You could spend more time trying to get it to work on Mac vs linux.
      Think about it. It's only $36 per year to get it to work on linux VPS,
      and there are tons of guides available.
      But if you take this route of Mac setup, you could possibly end up spending a few days.


    Good luck!

    Ractaros96
    Totally agree. I know how frustrating it can be when something critical is broken and don't get addressed. In my opinion, Uwe made more progress as part-timer, and unless he's got a 9 - 5, which I doubt, this is a considerable progress. Hopely, he can fix, upgrader faster once he becomes a full timer.

    Hecadoth Yes, this would be a good feature. Along with song info display.
    Here is a workaround if you are using Win 10.

    • Right click onto the speaker symbol on Taskbar and select "Volume Mixer"
    • Look for Chrome or Internet Explorer broswer and adjust volume without the affecting the overall system volume.


    Enjoy~~

    RM6Y Hello & welcome.
    Bitrad is PoS + Masternode. (Not PoW)
    BRO rewards are distributed as following:
    80% to radio listeners
    10% coin holders (PoS)
    10% masternodes
    To run a masternode, you need 2500 BRO,
    and once you have set it up right & synched up to date.
    It will be getting BRO rewards split among all masternodes.
    To answer your question, No, you will NOT get more if you use faster server.
    However, I do recommed you use seperate server from your home PC
    since your IP address becomes public, and you want to seperate your controller wallet
    from your masternode wallet. (in case your server gets compromised)
    There are VPS providers with monthly plans. ($5 per month)
    Enjoy radio & earn rewards!

    The following is a guide on how to setup multiple masternodes on multiple Linux VPSs
    Preparation for your home PC:

    • Bitrad wallet is installed & synched up to the latest block.
    • You have enough BRO balance. (2500 BRO per masternode + transaction fee)
    • Coin Control Feature is turned on.
      (Settings > Options > Display > "Display coin control features")


    Preparation for your VPSs:

    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 4.4.0-93-generic x86_64)
    • Server Spec: 1 CPU, 1GB RAM, 10GB SSD, 1000GB Bandwidth
      (Note: you can try with 512MB RAM server, however, you may run into memory issue during compilation.)
    • Linux OS is up & running. Firewall is enabled.
    • SSH server is setup on Linux, and you can SSH into it using Putty or similar.


    Overview of the setup:

    • From home PC wallet, reserve BRO for all the masternodes.
    • On each VPS, setup wallet, synch & do masternode configuration.
    • From home PC wallet, do masternode configuration & start masternodes.


    In this guide, you will setup 2 masternodes (MN1, MN2).
    The italic characters below are the Linux commands, you can copy & paste.
    1. From home PC wallet, reserve BRO for all the masternodes.
    1. 1 Reserve 2500 BRO per masternode
    Generate public address for each masternode by going to Receive > New Address.
    Label as MN1, MN2.
    Send 2500 (It must be exactly 2500!) to MN1 & write down the Transaction ID.
    (Go to Transactions & click on the transaction to see ID. )
    Wait for it to be confirmed.
    Now before you send another 2500 to 2nd masternode, you need to ensure that
    it does not take BRO out of credit reserved for MN1 by using coin control feature.
    Go to Send and click on the Inputs under coin control feature.
    Browse and find 2500.00 for MN1 and unclick.
    (Click all the rest except the 2500 for MN1.)
    Send 2500 (It must be exactly 2500!) to MN2 & write down the Transaction ID.
    (Go to Transactions & click on the transaction to see ID. )
    Wait for it to be confirmed.
    Write down the masternode transaction index number for masternode:
    To do this, open the console ( Help > Debug Window > Console) and enter the command:
    masternode outputs
    You should see two transactions for MN1, MN2 matched by the Transaction IDs written above.
    Write down the transaction index number ("1" or "0") for MN1 and MN2.
    1.2 Generate masternode private keys
    Next, you will generate masternode private keys for MN1, MN2.
    Open the console, console ( Help > Debug Window > Console) and enter the command:
    masternode genkey
    Repeat for MN2.
    Write down the masternode private keys for MN1, MN2.
    (Note: This randomly generates private master key. This key is used to identify the masternode. You can generate multiple masternode private keys and use any one of them. You need to ensure that the same key is both set at the home PC and remote VPS.)
    In summary, you now have reserved credit for MN1 & MN2 and have following information:
    MN1: masternode transaction ID, transaction index, masternode private key
    MN2: masternode transaction ID, transaction index, masternode private key
    Go to the next step.
    2. On each VPS, setup wallet, synch & do masternode configuration.
    2.1. From Putty, login as user with Sudo right & download necessary library files
    sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool automake autotools-dev autoconf pkg-config libssl-dev libgmp3-dev libevent-dev bsdmainutils
    sudo apt-get install libboost-system-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-chrono-dev libboost-program-options-dev libboost-test-dev libboost-thread-dev
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin
    (If add-apt-repository does not work, do sudo apt-get install software-properties-common)
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev
    sudo apt-get install libminiupnpc-dev
    2.2 Compile Bitradod wallet
    git clone https://github.com/theBitradio/Bitradio
    (If git does not work, apt-get install git )
    cd Bitradio/src
    make -f makefile.unix # Headless
    (If it fails, check your VPS spec. It is recommended to have 1GB RAM.
    I have failed at this step at some VPS provider using 512MB RAM
    while I had success at other VSP provider using 512MB RAM
    after increasing the virtual memory size. Wait till compilation finishes.
    If you want to increase virtual memory, try following:
    free
    sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.img bs=1024k count=1000
    sudo mkswap /var/swap.img
    sudo swapon /var/swap.img
    free

    )
    strip Bitradiod
    sudo cp Bitradiod /usr/local/bin
    2.3. Run Bitradiod
    cd ~/Bitradio/src
    Bitradiod &
    It will give an error when you run it for the first time.
    You need to configure rpcuser info on Bitradio.conf file under ~/.Bitradio/Bitradio.conf
    cd ~/.Bitradio
    nano Bitradio.conf
    and add following lines where you need to put random long password:
    rpcuser=Bitradiorpc
    rpcpassword=RANDOM LONG PASSWORD
    rpcallowip=127.0.0.1
    daemon=1
    server=1
    listen=1
    Launch Bitradio wallet again,
    Bitradiod &
    To check if it is running,
    ps aux | grep Bitrad
    Wait for block to synch.
    Check the block #s info time to time and make sure it goes up.
    Get blocks info by,
    Bitradiod getinfo
    Let it sync completely. (It may take an hour)
    2.4. Perform masternode configuration
    Stop the masternode by
    Bitradiod stop
    Find Bitradio.conf file (~/.Bitradio/Bitradio.conf) and add following lines:
    nano ~/.Bitradio/Bitradio.conf
    masternode=1
    masternodeprivkey=5xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    externalip=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
    where masternodeprivkey is the masternode private key written down previously &
    externalip is the public IP address for masternode VPS
    Restart the masternode by
    Bitradiod &
    In summary, you should now have masternode 1 (MN1) & 2 (MN2) fully synched
    and configured as masternodes.
    Go to next step.
    3. From home PC wallet, do masternode configuration & start masternodes.
    Open the Bitradio wallet and go to Masternodes menu.
    Click Create under My Master Nodes.
    Fill in where
    Alias: MN1
    Address: External IP address and port of the MN1
    (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:32454)
    PrivKey: masternode private key written down previously
    (5xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
    TxHash: The transaction number
    (dxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
    Output Index: The transaction index number written down previously
    (1 or 0)
    Alias: MN2
    Address: External IP address and port of the MN2
    (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:32454)
    PrivKey: masternode private key written down previously
    (5xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
    TxHash: The transaction number
    (dxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
    Output Index: The transaction index number written down previously
    (1 or 0)
    Now you are ready to start masternodes.
    Unlock wallet from Settings > Unlock Wallet
    Go to Masternodes > click Start All to start the masternodes.
    You should see message saying that it has started successfully.
    (Note: If you don't unlock wallet, you get an error.)
    After few minutes, go to My Master Nodes tab and you should see MN1 & MN2.
    Wait for a while and confirm that you get rewards.
    That's it.
    Enjoy the golden eggs!

    You need to unlock your wallet and let it stake.
    Then based on amount of coins you have
    (the more coins you have, shorter time to earn rewards),
    you will get your coin.
    Hover over to the "Lightning" Icon on the bottom right corner of the wallet,
    and it will provide with an estimated time to earn rewards.