Template talk:Cryptocurrencies

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Collapsing template[edit]

How to collapsing this template, I've tried {{Cryptocurrencies |state=collapsed}} no luck so far. Jonpatterns (talk) 11:52, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Update, works on the Cryptocurrency article - maybe it depends where the navbox is deployed

First three section are all cryptocurrencies, add section for companies?[edit]

The first three sections are cryptocurrencies divided by encryption type. Also would it be good to add a section for organizations involved such as Bitcoin Foundation and LocalBitcoins. Proposal below. Jonpatterns (talk) 15:34, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Cryptocurrencies
By encryption Hash coin coin coin coin coin
N coin coin coin coin
other coin coin coin
Organizations organization organization organization
Related topic topic topic
I don't think encryption makes all that much sense. It's outdated. A more logical one would be to sort by "Proof-of-X". Namely Proof of work and Proof of stake. Though there will be some outsiders or combinations. Would also think that a list of organzations would be rather huge-Thomas (talk) 04:08, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Selective removals[edit]

An editor has been selectively removing entries from the template. This kind of template is essentially a navigation template, so all cryptocurrencies that have articles should be listed. If a currency is removed due to not being notable, it can be removed from the template. Greenman (talk) 12:32, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

@Greenman: It wasn't me - but I'm close to do it too. I mean Titcoin? Really? You cant be serious. Are you planning to list all 600 coins that ever existed? Coins like Auroracoin have totally fallen out of use, and shown to be scams (same as MazaCoin for all I know). I think a top 10 should do, and scams should not get any exposure. -Thomas (talk) 14:57, 8 January 2015 (UTC)Selective removals
(PS.: Coinye - disfunct since a full year!)
@Thomas Veil:Titcoin and Coinye already have articles, so they should be on the navigation template. Wikipedia navigation templates are used to navigate, and therefore list all the related articles in that topic. I have not added any cryptocurrency coin articles, and don't plan to, but you need to be able to find those that exist :) A navigation template is not the place to be selective - the article itself is, so if any of the coins are not notable, that can be discussed on the article page and the article deleted if needs be. I'm aware that some of the coins are in disuse and are/were scams, but that does not make them not notable in itself. Many topics get articles because of their notoriety. Greenman (talk) 11:36, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
@Greenman:I see - makes sense. So it's more an issue with which pages exist. (Though Coinye is more notable because it bothered Kayne West, rather than that it was a currency).-Thomas (talk) 04:01, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Right. If you think any of of the articles do not meet Wikipedia's notability requirements, you can start an AfD. Regarding Titcoin in particular I think it barely passes WP:N (maybe not -- a lot of it a trivial mentions). There's basically zero people who still cares however (see [1], market cap of $9000 and 24hr volume of 1 BTC), but as per WP:NTEMP an AfD will probably fail. ☃ Unicodesnowman (talk) 12:34, 17 January 2015 (UTC)

KodakCoin as an ICO, not an Ethash coin[edit]

For the record, if we listed every cryptocurrency in this template we would've filled Wikimedia's servers full.

KodakCoin is an Initial Coin Offering, and should not be listed here. There are already tons of ICOs, listing this one in particular does not make sense.

My arguments:

  • Ether is a fundamentally important currency for the operation of other currencies (such as ERC-20 tokens and other tokens). It is used in Ethereum, therefore is listed as an Ethash PoW secured currency.
  • KodakCoin is an ICO, which currently does not even exist (at least to the public). It should not be listed as a currency until more details are released. It also seems to be regulated by U.S. laws, and it follows a KYC scheme, according to their website.
  • There is no source pointing towards KodakCoin being secured by Ethash. It seems to only be an ICO, there is no future mining or staking. This may change in the future.

Potential counterarguments:

  • KodakCoin exists on its own blockchain. It already has an ICO. Therefore KodakCoin should be listed as a currency. Refute – KodakCoin can be called a currency, but is not Ethash secured. If necessary, it should be listed in a new article for ICOs to reduce bloat in this template.
  • KodakCoin will be on a separate blockchain. This means it need a Proof of Work algorithm to secure it, and it is its own fundamental currency. Refute – We do not know any details about a separate blockchain. Blockchains DO NOT require PoW to secure itself. They can use other schemes, including (but not limited to) Proof of Stake and Proof of Authority. Most ICOs also only offer the tokens on an existing blockchain, and stake is transferred to a separate blockchain while the devs get to keep the funds (should the fundraiser be successful). — Preceding unsigned comment added by TheExceptionCloaker (talkcontribs) 01:01, 4 February 2018 (UTC)
KodakCoin is a cryptocurrency. That's the criteria for being listed in this nav box. The purpose of the nav box is simply navigation. KodakCoin is Ethereum based, which means it fits into the Ethash category, right? I don't understand the relevance of the ICO to this matter. - MrX 🖋 23:28, 25 February 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 May 2018[edit]

There is an additional consensus mechanism that should be added under the 'consensus mechanisms' category. This additional mechanism is: Proof of Stake 3.0. Also, BitBay, BlackCoin, and Colossus need to be added under this new category of Proof of Stake 3.0. [1] [2] [3] Tradersnow (talk) 19:53, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 20:09, 11 May 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 20 May 2018[edit]

I would like to add PIVX to a Proof of Stake list Onezetty (talk) 06:16, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

 Not done: PIVX does not appear to have a wikipedia article at present. Template:Cryptocurrencies is a navigational template; the point of the template is to aid navigation between related wikipedia articles. If an entity does not have an article, it will not be included in this template. Thanks, NiciVampireHeart 15:54, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
  1. ^ https://forum.bitbay.market/uploads/default/original/1X/a82b35edf21dee2cded2624d82fad28e6c1f4682.pdf
  2. ^ https://bravenewcoin.com/assets/Whitepapers/Blackcoin-POS-3.pdf
  3. ^ http://colossusxt.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Whitepaper_ColossuxXT_20180325.pdf