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Coinspermia.

Copyright (c) 2017 Tom Portegys (tom.portegys@ey.com). All rights reserved.
 
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DESCRIPTION

Coinspermia is a cryptocurrency distributed in a network of peer nodes
that support secure and reliable transactions. Transactions are replicated
throughout the network for later query and update. A client can be assured
of the completion of an transaction when a quorum of the nodes validate it.

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OPERATION

Use the run scripts to start nodes and clients.
Build script runs the Maven mvn command (maven.apache.org).

Node options:
        [-port <port> (defaults to 8944)]
        [-bootstrapPeer <address of peer to connect to> (repeatable)]
        [-bootstrapPeerFile <file containing peer addresses> (defaults to peers.txt)]
        [-maxPeerConnections <maximum number of peer connections> (defaults to 100)]
        [-password <password> (use password authorization mode; password alternatively read from password.txt)]
        [-randomSeed <random number seed> (defaults to 4517)]
        [-logfile <log file name> (defaults to coinspermia.log) | "none"]
        
The -password option allows a password authorized network to be created. This prevents operation spoofing 
and unauthorized currency minting. See client Readme tab for further instructions.
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DEVELOPMENT

Coinspermia is an Eclipse Java project (eclipse.org)

Source repository: bitbucket.org/portnoid/coinspermia
(git clone https://portnoid@bitbucket.org/portnoid/coinspermia.git)

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REFERENCE

Thomas E. Portegys, "Coinspermia: a cryptocurrency unchained", the Future Technologies Conference (FTC) 2017, 29-30 November 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
tom.portegys.com/research.html#coinspermia

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RELEASE INFORMATION

v1.0