Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the best place to research the different cryptocurrencies?
Which cryptocurrencies have the best features and technology?
Why do people invest in cryptocurrency when no one invests in regular currency?
Why do I have to buy bitcoin first in order to buy DNotes?
What is the difference between cryptcurrency and digital currency?
How is bitcoin different than a credit card?
What is the point of buying bitcoin?
Why bother learning about cryptocurrency when all I'm ever going to use is a credit card?
Why can't I buy bitcoin or the other cryptocurrencies at a bank?
Why is the price of bitcoin so volatile?
Why are people from countries with hyperinflation (Venezuela for example) using bitcoin?
Why do people think bitcoin is a ponzi scheme?
What is a web wallet and are they safe?
NewsDigital Currency, Fintech, and Blockchain News From The Industry's Leading Sources
The ‘Pot of Gold’ in the Canadian FBC Bitcoin Trust
by Cindy Williamson on September 25, 2017 at 3:05 am
Approved by the B.C. Securities Commission, as well as registered in the province of Ontario, the Canadian FBC Bitcoin Trust is the first registered cryptocurrency investment fund in the country. Created by the co-founders of First Block Capital , the trust will allow for the ease of access to bitcoin investing that is badly needed within an industry that has seen many potential investors forced to sit on the sidelines. The open-end investment fund will track the market price of bitcoin, and be offered to accredited investors in a private placement offering through GMP Securities L.P. at the end of September. Read Mor […]
Origin Energy to Test Blockchain for Energy Trading
by Ken Chase on September 24, 2017 at 7:48 pm
Beginning in October, Australian utility firm Origin Energy will test a blockchain-based peer-to-peer energy-trading platform for its customers. Origin has partnered with Perth blockchain startup Power Ledger for the trial, to determine whether the technology can be effectively used to facilitate trading for customers who want to purchase or sell excess energy. Read Mor […]
Market Abuse Complaint Reportedly Filed Against JPMorgan Chase, CEO Dimon
by Ken Chase on September 23, 2017 at 7:30 am
According to media reports, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has been accused of violating the European Union’s Market Abuse Regulation (MAR). London-based Blockswater managing partner Florian Schweitzer reportedly filed a formal complaint with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, alleging that Dimon’s recent remarks about Bitcoin were false and misleading, and in violation of Article 12 of the MAR. Read Mor […]
Former US Regulator: Crypto Industry Should Take Lead on Regulation
by Ken Chase on September 22, 2017 at 8:22 am
In an opinion piece published by CNBC today, former CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton suggests that digital currency enthusiasts need to be more active in seeking regulation for their industry if they want Bitcoin to have the “bright” future that many of them envision. In the op-ed, Chilton says that there are two main reasons for the currency’s recurring problems in recent years. Read Mor […]
Op-Ed: What Does China’s Crypto-Future Look Like Post-ICO Ban?
by Timothy Goggin on September 21, 2017 at 10:38 pm
The price of Bitcoin has been regaining its footing after China’s clampdown on ICOs and exchanges. This is not the first time China has tried to stifle cryptocurrencies for fear that they can be effective means for citizens to keep their capital safe in unfavorable economic conditions, out of reach of authorities. China may attempt to nationalize the local crypto industry, and could issue digital Chinese Yuan tokens to act as the new reserve currency on newer, more-highly regulated exchanges—platforms where tokens created via state-sanctioned platforms using the new denomination could be traded. The regulations could drive innovation for Chinese fiat gateways running through decentralized exchanges, which may become the only means for investors to swap their tokens. The ruling may also push users into more anonymous cryptocurrencies that do not leave a digital footprint. Read Mor […]
Cryptocurrency Investment Savings Plan (CRISP)
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Peer to Peer (P2P)
Desktop Wallet: To store digital currency in a desktop wallet, you’ll need to download software to your computer. Before using a desktop wallet you should make sure your computer is secure.
Hardware wallet: a device that stores a part of a user’s wallet securely in mostly offline hardware. Hardware wallets are immune from computer malware which steals from software wallets. Hardware wallets are only connected to the Internet when making transactions.
Mobile wallet: A wallet which runs as an app on a smartphone. The wallet can store the private keys for your cryptocurrency addresses and enable you to pay for things using your phone. Mobile wallets are generally not full Bitcoin clients. They download a very small portion of the blockchain and rely on other trusted nodes in the Bitcoin network to ensure they have the correct information. This is good for convenience, but increases risk. Only use mobile wallets from a trusted provider.
Paper wallet: A cryptocurrency wallet that is never connected to the Internet. It consists of an address and two QR codes. The first QR code is a public address you can use to receive cryptocoins. The second QR code is the private key which you can use to spend cryptocoins stored at that address. A paper wallet is the most popular and cheapest option for securing cryptocoins. The benefit of a correctly made paper wallet is that the private key is not stored digitally anywhere, so is not vulnerable to cyber-attacks or hardware failures.
Satellite Wallet: The first deployments of this technology will still utilize the internet to access private keys. Upon full deployment, users will be able to use dedicated devices that interact directly with the satellite node in outer space. There are a number of advantages that space has which the earth does not, such as lower cost of producting energy, zero gravity, and cooling superiority.
Vault Wallet: Features all the convenience of a web wallet with several additional security features, and is among the safest places to store your Digital Currency. All transactions are signed using an offline process, ensuring the funds are safe and secure. Deposited funds are guaranteed with DNotesVault.
Web Wallet: Stores your digital currency online, on a computer controlled by someone else and connected to the Internet. One advantage of web-based wallets is that you can access them from anywhere, regardless of which device you are using.
2 Factor Authentication (2FA)
51 Percent Attack
Proof Of Stake
Proof Of Work
How To Use DNotes Vault
Step 2. Check your email for the verification message. Ensure it is not in your junk folder.
Step 3. Once logged in, go to dashboard and click Create Address to create your first DNotes address. You can create as many as you want.
Sending DNotes with DNotesVault
Step 1. Click “Withdrawal” on the address you wish to withdraw from.
Step 2. Choose “Regular” for a regular withdrawal, or “Timed Send” to create a smart contract
Step 3. Enter the DNotes address of the recipient. If they have a DNotesVault account, you can send it to the email address associated with their account.
Step 4. Enter the withdrawal amount. If creating a Timed Send contract, fill in payout frequency and payment amount.
Step 5. Click “Submit Request”, and check your email to confirm withdrawal.
Receiving DNotes with DNotesVault
Step 1. Click deposit on the DNotes address to which you wish to receive payment.
Step 2. Copy your deposit address and send the DNotes there, or give it to the person sending you the DNotes. If they have a DNotesVault account, you can have them send it to the email address associated with your account.
Retirement Account Setup
Step 1. From your DNotesVault Dashboard click on the “Retirement” tab.
Step 2. Click create address.
Step 3. Select the length of your retirement plan, add the name of your account where it says, “Label for this address”, agree to the terms and click Create.
Step 4. To fund your account, click Deposit. Send DNotes to this address.
How To Set Up A DNotes Wallet On Windows
Step 2. Use WinZip or WinRAR to extract dnotes-1.2.zip
Step 3. Open dnotes-qt.exe from the folder you extracted it to, and wait for it to synchronize. This process can take nearly 15 minutes to begin, and hours to complete.
Step 4. Once the wallet is synchronized, you may start sending and receiving DNotes, or set your wallet up as a server for solo mining.
How To Mine DNotes
Step 2. Decide whether you will be solo mining or wish to mine with a pool. We recommend new users, or those with low hashing power, join a pool.
Step 3. Choose a Pool
Step 4. Download a miner
Step 5. Open the location of your miner.
Step 6. Right click on any open space in your miner folder. Hover over New, and select Text Document.
Step 7. Open the document you just created, and type in the following information:
cgminer –scrypt -o stratum+tcp://dnotespool.com:8333 -u username.worker -p workerpassword
Step 8. Click File, then Save As. Change the File Name to DNotes.bat and change “Save as type” to all files. Click save.
Step 9. Open DNotes.bat, press G to alter GPU settings
Step 3. Ensure your DNotes wallet is completely synchronized before proceeding.
Step 4. Close your DNotes wallet and open the location of dnotes-qt.exe
Step 5. Open your Start Menu, and search: %appdata%
Step 6. Click on Roaming, and locate the DNotes folder.
Step 7. Move dnotes-qt.exe and all of it’s .dll files to the DNotes folder in Roaming.
Step 8. In your DNotes folder, right click on any open space. Hover over New, and click Text Document.
Step 9. Open the new document.
Step 10. Enter the following information in your document:
Step 11. Click File then Save As. Make your File name dnotes.conf and change File type to All Files.
Step 12. Click Save.
Step 13. Open the location of your miner.
Step 14. Right click on any open space in your miner folder. Hover over New, and select Text Document.
Step 15. Open the document you just created, and type in the following information: cgminer.exe –scrypt -o 127.0.0.1:8999 -u username -p password
Step 16.Click File, then Save As. Change the File Name to DNotes.bat and change “Save as type” to all files. Click save.
Step 17. Open your Start Menu, and search CMD. Open CMD (command prompt)
Step 18. Type cd (include one space after cd). Then drag your whole DNotes roaming folder into the command prompt screen. Press enter.
Step 19. In command prompt, type: dnotes-qt -server
Step 20. Hit enter, and the DNotes wallet should open as your server.
Step 21. Open dnotes.bat located in your mining folder. When your miner opens, you can adjust GPU settings by pressing G.
How To Run A Full Node
You should only run a node if:
-You have unlimited, high speed internet
-Your computer has sufficient storage space
-Your computer has at least 2GB RAM
-Active Antivirus Software is installed on your computer
Step 2. Open your DNotes wallet. If you haven’t downloaded a wallet, please refer to our how to guide or visit dnotescoin.com
Step 3. Leave your wallet open.
Running a full node helps strengthen the network by relaying new transactions from users to miners, and transmitting new blocks from miners to other nodes. Full nodes are also responsible for sending the blockchains transaction history to new users, and to wallets have been offline for a while.