Mint Burstcoins environmental friendly with using your free disk space.

Burstcoin mining – How to mint your own digital money!

The BURST mining system is unlike any other coin in existence. It is based on using your existing free space on your hard drive, to mine coins. Because of this, it is naturally more decentralized, and very low on power usage. The difference between mining and simply running your computer not mining is so negligible, you will not notice a difference on your power bill. Due to the nature of the mining, and the fact that it is mineable most efficiently and cost effectively mined on consumer grade storage hardware, the coin lends itself to being MUCH more decentralized by nature. Everyone has free hard drive space, and purchase of another drive specific for BURST mining, is a very small cost. Since the mining process itself doesn’t take much power (as hard disks are only average 5w power, just like a cell phone) it makes sense to mine just because you can. This opens the door to the general public in a way that had never been possible before with other more ‘traditional’ style mined cryptocurrencies. The mining process is very easy on hardware, and to date not a single piece of hardware has been reported to have issues due to the BURST mining process running on it. This means that you won’t have to worry about burning up your CPU or GPU like you would if you were mining the other types of algorithms.

Burst is for everyone
ASICS can never be more efficient than a home user whose spare HDD space is mining in the background when his computer is turned on.

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Plotters

GPU plotter - BurstForum - Github (Windows)

WPlotGenerator - Github - BitcoinTalk (Windows)

DCCT plotter - BitcoinTalk (Linux)

DCCT tools gui by Kartojal - Github (Linux)

MirKic7 CPU plotter - Github - (Linux)

 

Miners

Burst mining system - Github - BitcoinTalk (all OS)

Blago miner - Github - BitcoinTalk (Windows)

GPU assisted miner - Github - BitcoinTalk (all OS)

DCCT miner - Bitcointalk (Linux)

DCCT tools gui by Kartojal - Github (Linux)

Original PoC miner Mega (all OS)

Uray miner - Github (all OS)

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The critical difference between Proof of Work and Proof of Capacity is that instead of needing ever more expensive, power hungry processors, it uses inexpensive, low-power hard drives.  And the biggest difference between Proof of Stake and Proof of Capacity is that Proof of Capacity is inherently more secure and trimmed versions of the blockchain are easier and more secure as well.
The one other thing and biggest advantage that Proof of Capacity has going for it that Proof of Work and Proof of Stake are missing and that could very likely be the tipping point to help it’s viral spread is that it has a built in coin faucet in the form of hard drives that allow anyone to earn free coins in exchange for providing extra security for the network.

The problem with Bitcoin is that not everyone can own specialized hardware (ASIC). The most efficient ones are private, or so expensive, that they are not an option for the casual user. This favors large mining operations controlling large farms of ASICs, which is less decentralized. However, hard drives are affordable and available to all. In fact, the majority of people already own all the equipment necessary to mine a Proof of Capacity cryptocurrency.  Because the coin is ASIC-proof, the profit per-dollar of mining equipment should be approximately the same for either large data centers or smaller casual users. Large data centers also suffer from larger overheads, like staff, building costs, etc. which tips the profit balance more in the favour of the smaller miner. Individuals can mine using their existing computer with no extra outlay which encourages more smaller users to contribute to the network, hence improved decentralization.

Along these same lines, people tend to prefer coins that are more evenly distributed and being more decentralized means that they are more evenly distributed.