Want to take part in a nerdy community experiment? Start mining and staking SPARKPLUG COINS (PLGZ) right from your laptop, computer or virtual desktop. We are now offering (unsupported) SPARKPLUG CHAIN wallets that can access the sparks.network. For your taking part in securing and maintaining our PoW/PoS hybrid private blockchain from your desktop or laptop, (mining and staking with your wallet) you will receive the (PLGZ) Coin. This is NOT an ethereum token or stable coin. This is a true Crypto that is the reward for mining each block on the network.
Since this is a new blockchain, the difficulty is truly low. This blockchain starts with PoW (Proof of Work) mining function and will eventually move to an entirely PoS (Proof of Stake) directly, natively and almost automatically in your SPARKSCHAIN wallet.
Current functionality includes our Blockchain Nodes and the Crypto wallets. The PLGZ coins are ready for use as soon as they are confirmed on chain. 21-23 transactions after mining.
Rewards for mining are:
500 PLGZ BLOCK MINING REWARD
50 PLGZ STAKING REWARD
We want to build a blockchain that will do so much more than simply have a crypto currency like Bitcoin, Dogecoin or Litecoin. We want to build something that will be able to function with smart contracts, have Defi platforms and other apps functioning with it and on it. We also knew that over time, PoW has a bad reputation due to its effect on infrastructure and power consumption as well as the environment both direct and indirect. However, if we start with a model where everything runs on only one to two servers and everyone else who gets in must buy in and “stake,” that really centralizes things more and it makes it easy for the big guys to jump in and do well, but the little guy cannot afford to get in. As we have developed on many blockchains that are this model, we realized that it would be incredibly hard for newbies and normal joes to take part since the cost of a stake for some of the nodes on these kinds of blockchains cost thousands of dollars just to start and others, the hardware cost to build a miner is too high.
So, we have built a system that is starting on WINDOWS desktops and moving to MAC OS, LINUX OS, virtual desktops, Raspberry Pi and more. Not only that, buy starting this way with ASIC resistence, we are allowing the little guy in crypto to start with us and grow with us. And from the moment you have enough in your HODL, you will automatically become a “STAKER,” and receive rewards like the big guys.
In essence, we leave the dance with the ones we came with. Yep, the goal is to see you, the brand new crypto enthusiast get rewarded for helping us grow more and more decentralized and then from there, who knows… Maybe you will find yourself teaming up with us for more!
COMPLETED – BLOCKCHAIN NODES 1, 2, 3 & 4 launched with functional mining/staking.
COMPLETED – WINDOWS WALLET DEVELOPED
LINUX WALLET DEVELOPED
MAC OS WALLET DEVELOPED
WEBSITE DEVELOPED AND LIVE
DISCORD/REDDIT SUB/TWITTER/GITHUB REPOSITORY LIVE
BLOCK EXPLORER LAUNCHED
WEB WALLET SERVER LAUNCHED
COIN LISTINGS ON COIN GECKO & OTHERS
SMART CONTRACTS ENABLED
APPS DEVELOPED FOR DEFI, GAMING, SOCIAL, NFT’s & MORE
DEVELOPER ECO-SYSTEM & PACKAGES
TO THE MOOON!
WINDOWS WALLET DOWNLOAD, INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS & BEGIN MINING
STEP 1 | Download the WINDOWS auto installer by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/sparkschainWIN
STEP 2 | After you download, unzip the file and open the unzipped file.
STEP 3 | Go to the file named, install.bat, double click this to open the Powershell script that will download all settings, wallet and set your wallet up as well as begin to mine for you.
STEP 3a | You may receive an error stating that “MICROSOFT PROTECTED YOUR PC.” On that screen, click “More Info.”
STEP 3b | Then click, “RUN ANYWAY.”
STEP 4 | The Powershell install script with run and open a Powershell Terminal window. Wait for it to complete. Do not worry about anything inside of the terminal> Allow it to open your new wallet and run the new terminal window that will automatically start the “mine.bat” file. This starts the mining process.
(From this time forward, you can simply navigate to your wallet software which should reside on your desktop in a folder called “SPARKPLUGCOIN” and once the wallet opens, double click the “mine.bat” file to start mining.
To stop mining, first touch the terminal window and click, CTRL-C buttons. It will ask if you wish to stop, type, “Y” for yes and enter. It will close. Then click to close your wallet and wait to allow it to completely close.
CONGRATULATIONS, YOU DID IT!
Some best practices…
1- Backup your wallet with the backup function inside. Save the dat file to somewhere safe. Maybe a thumb drive.
2- encrypt and password protect your wallet.
Once you have enough coins (around 21000 PLGZ) saved and have had enough transactions to fully “release” them, your wallet if unlocked (be sure to setup encryption with a passphrase first) should automatically begin to stake your coins so that you can mine or stake alone or mine and stake at the same time. It’s up to you! We will add more detailed staking instructions here soon. (And don’t forget to create a backup file as well).
MAC OS WALLET DOWNLOAD & INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
(CLICK HERE FOR MAC INSTALL & SETUP INSTRUCTIONS)
LINUX OS WALLET DOWNLOAD & INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
(CLICK HERE FOR LINUX QUICK AUTOINSTALL & AUTOMINING INSTRUCTIONS) [THE EASIEST SETUP WE HAVE]
(AT THIS POINT, WE DO NOT FULLY SUPPORT OR WARRANTY THIS SOFTWARE. YOU MINE ON YOUR SYSTEM AT YOUR OWN RISK. PLEASE WATCH YOUR UTILITY AND POWER CONSUMPTION. MINING CAN BE HARD ON SYSTEMS AND USE GREAT AMOUNTS OF ENERGY. STAKING IS A MUCH LIGHTER LOAD. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US AND WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HELP).