Bismuth - No ICO, No Premine and First Python Coin!

in bitcoin •  2 years ago  (edited)

Lately we have loads of ICOs, many good and many crappy ones. Theres literally 100s of them and when i find something worth im trying to post about it.

But now this is another case. Bismuth is a fully new chain, build on Python, the coin had fair launch where people could mine it (and its still mineable), had no premine and just rocks as a concept.

What is Bismuth ?

So the dev (who is in crypto since long time) looked at all coins, took what was best in them and recoded everything from the ground with his base idea.

Bismuth is a decentralized transaction platform focused on modularity and open source approach. It comes with default decentralized applications and tools out of the box, not only to be used by everyone, but also to be hosted by anyone. These applications are supplied as interpretation engines, which prevents blockchain bloat. Inspired by Satoshi’s whitepaper, Bismuth also offers optional hyperblocks as a pruning mechanism, a system which greatly reduces disk space usage and increases execution speed.

On-chain messaging and data storage is available in both public and encrypted forms. Together with Tor support and transaction mixing decentralized application, Bismuth offers top-of-the-line privacy features.


So to note TOR is already implemented by proxy, it has Decentralized Applications creation option, right away there is free dAPPS to use: casino, pool, transaction mixer (for anonymity).


I was looking at this coin since some time but until trading began we couldnt know how its gonna be, especially that codebase is new. Cryptopia for now is the only exchange capable of adding it and seems floor is at 20 000 satoshi right now - which looks cheap for fully new code-wise coin and concept.
Chart also looks not bad.

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More info is on their website -
There is Windows and Linux wallets + online wallet.
If you want to test the network with a transaction you can try on my addy - 05a7c02546d24056d409c6d8c985190698014d98973337740869f5c9
and yes this is how addresses look like on this chain. I really like the project and i hope we will see less ICOs and more fair launches in future of crypto!

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A lot of people might not realize the significance of a coin implemented in python. It's one of the first languages that programmers learn on, and for good reason: it's extremely accessible and easy to use. People don't write bots here on steem linked directly into the codebase.. what do they use? Python. Cheetah? Written in python.

I can definitely see good things in the future for python blockchains due to how accessible they will be to users, contract writers, and programmers. A lot of devs just copy paste the codebase of other coins and aren't familiar with the inner workings, but a full python implementation is extremely interesting.

Scripts and contracts right into the code. That plus no ICO? Definitely worth a look...

I made nice profit mining Bismuth!

Is it possible to mine it using my Macbook Pro?

yeah with whatever PC you want

Can you post an article regarding mining Bismuth?

First time heard of bismuth ,I should check them out 🙂

Agreed -- I've just discovered Bismuth, and the fact that it's written in Python is very attractive.

Except the issues of thorny scalability and speed... Not to bomb, just wondering how they solved that.

Most blockchains are not designed for speed, they are designed to be robust. You think 10 minute block times on bitcoin is fast?
Actually, even better; do you think 3 second block times on steem are fast?

Depends on your perspective. To us humans, 3 seconds is quite speedy. To a computer, regardless of programming language, 3 seconds is eternity. Python could handle 3 second blocks fine, assuming the programmer doesn't insert a time.sleep(3) in there somewhere. It might take a naive python implementation 200ms to process a block, where a C implementation can do it in 10ms. In the grand scheme of blocks, not a big issue.

We're limited by the speed of light distributing a block far sooner than we are at processing blocks on a machine. So in my mind it's a non-issue for blockchain style consensus model. Unless something is really wrong.

True, but what about witnesses?
For a record to be posted on the blockchain, witnesses have to come to consensus, no?
And for that the for loop needs to be inherently fast not to jam the transaction flow. Of course you can mitigate it by running delegated PoW/PoS, hence my question.

Like I said -- we're limited by the speed of light in distributing blocks far more than we are in machine processing time of blocks. Block processing is in the order high micro- to millisecond, where block propagation around the world is high milli- to full second. There's plenty of time to forgive processing language inefficiency. I say this with confidence as a) a computer engineer, and b) a witness here on steem. Latency is the biggest issue for consensus!

If you want to reeaaaally did deep in to what takes longer on python compared to C, you'll find a second non-issue. The stuff that takes the longest amount of time in block processing is transaction verification, which is cryptography. Guess what? Python can call functions in libraries that are actually implemented in C. So, for the biggest bottleneck, you'll get the almost the exact same performance.

At the End of this year in concurrency, one of the biggest and first ever coin called Bitcoin will go up to near $26000 because it is quite predicted and chances are going in favour of this prediction because this is 2nd 4 years count according to the creation of bitcoin.

Python is a great programming language! I'm glad that it became more often used in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrency.

btw, just curious, anyone knows what the the most commonly used language among all the coins currently out there? C ?

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Check out the Bismuth documentation at

thank you for the documentation

wow, this one looks really nice. good to see a python blockchain

That’s interesting

I will research this more. thnx for the heads up

good idea. Need more detail info.

Many thanks for this article, I'm really glad people like the concept

There is one thing I'd also like to mention especially here on Steemit.
Recently there has been quite a lot of discussion about Smart Media Tokens

We're planning to implement similar feature into Bismuth:

The initial 2017 roadmap has been almost completely finished and updated in September — Bismuth will have it’s own on-chain language, which will enable generation and transfer of secondary tokens for everyone, and eventually execution of smart contracts as we know them.

Here is an interview with lead dev .


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be cautious in investing

you dont have to invest, you can ie mine it, its CPU based

Will it also need extra mining hardware like bitcoin needs. Is it possible to mine with pc?

No extra hardware, it is ASIC resistant.
You can mine in any PC using CPU, so far.
GPU mining will be implemented in future.
Which will render CPU mining almost pointless, so mine while it is still profitable.

Profitability calculator will also be available soon.

so how do i mine this please?

Always love your posts @kingscrown and the 20,000 satoshi is quite cheap especially when you can get it for free using faucets. Not harm in trying and no loss especially when using the information you gave and how to get free satoshis. I will give it a try and that will be my first trading experience.

This looks promising from a dev point of view.
The rest is up to the market adoption now. I'm all for free and fair token distribution.
This looks hot. Let's steem and resteem it. ;)
(I'm new here do people say that?)

Decentralized currency is definitely a boost to the economy and for self earning. What concerns me is the governments. As they are used to centralized systems. Do the government have the power to ban such currencies completely? Requirement of mining hardware requires initial good investment though

They do not have the man-power to stop cryptos and Decentralized apps. They would have to raid EACH node (Miner) on the network, SIMULTANEOUSLY.
For this they will need a person at everyone's house, at a specific day/time. Which is impossible. Yes there will surely be some conflicts when the Governments try to come up with new ways to make money.

But at the end of the day, its up to the people, whether of not they want to use cryptos/dapps/DAOs.

Goverments (i'm primarily speaking from EU point of view) are actively working on ICO - BC regulations. The lack of correct financial instrument or financial definition is letting ICO's blossom in status quo atm, but this will change in couple of months.

You mean the same government(s) that can't even stop drug trafficking, money laundering, prostitution, etc.?

Haha people say many thing :) Thanks for resteem!

You're welcome

Interesting, thanks!

Why is this tagged "Bitcoin" when it is nothing about Bitcoin?

It's tagged Bitcoin so that you could find it easily.
And you're here now. And now you know about Bismuth. You should be thankful I guess.

also it trades vs BTC mostly :)

how would i resteem this post please.. am kinda just getting in here, would not use the word "new" hehehe

Interesting, thanks :)

I don't like all the broken links on the site. Not a good sign.

taking a look at that right now ! : good work KC bizmuth is one of my favourite minerals for it's whacky hyperspace looks. I was disappointed to find out that most specimens (crystals) are industrially produced

Yeah looks amazing, you can make one at home ;)

There's a reason for the EVM and other crypto-specific environments/opcodes. Python is not resource optimized in any way. I can't imagine that Bismuth will be able to handle scalability while maintaining blockchain security if Python is the native language.

Currently, ICO's were flooding and sprouting everywhere like mushrooms and im confuse which is which to invest. So i decided to just concentrate steeming since this one is already tested and having a strong foundation. And whether we like it or not it is growing everyday.

Anyway, thanks @kingscrown for such informative article about ICO's and im following your next article since i learn so much from you buddy.

Good thank you very much

Good information

Thanks for the information. I learned a lot!

Looks cool anyone here going to mine it?

I checked about this coin and it looks realy interessting. Today it has a price around 0.84$ and is on rank 299 in the coinmarketcap. Maybe in future we will see more coins which are build on Python. What do you think?

Why is this tagged "Bitcoin" when it is nothing about Bitcoin?

Thanks for an amazing article. When Bismuth was in the testing phase, there were barely any responses to articles :D

Thanks @kingscrown for posting about this -- great info! I'm now following you, upvoted, and actually spent a little coin promoting it for you. Hope you will follow me @thoughtchain for original content and news about Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and ICOs. Cheers!

The chart is not to bad I am just wondering where the moon is on that chart. I can never see it.

thank for your great information and post.

Very informative post. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Awesome post and great advice! Thanks a lot

be cautious in investing

Thanks for the information. I learned a lot!

Yes, that's good news, i hope that will make with ruby too.

May God Bless you and good luck on your future endeavors..
Would follow, upvote and resteem your post.. thank you

Excellent write up! Thanks so much for giving Steemit a fair shake on such a popular website like Wired. We definitely need more publicity like this.

data storage ? mmm interesting

very nice...

just ah perfect click!!

very usefull information i would like to get more information on this

It's one different coin from other icos coming out everyday. I think ill invest into it in the near future

that was a exclenant post...thanks for information...,

Nice post

would this be possible to do with an apple computer?

apple is linux and can run python easily so im sure its possible but im not skilled enough to help :)

thank you for your response, I will look more into it. thanks for your post!

Good info! I upvoted and resteemed, pls

Great, but only available on Windows.

  ·  2 years ago (edited)

No, it works under all systems.
It is very linux friendly and there are lot of good guides.

Here is comprehensive resource list.

OK, I just looked at the main site and did not find any package for Ubuntu Linux. I did not searched for guides.

Bismuth does not support Windows 7 but Windows 10, Linux and Mac.

Thanks for this @kingscrown. I am new to crypto and still in heavy reconnaissance mode. Getting information like this is very valuable. Great info. Thanks

Wow! seriously your post are really greatful post.

I was just checking this one out yesterday, seems amazing!

Thanks for the info. Now following.

very useful, I do not know about decentralization and volatility, so interesting you describe so that I understand now, thank [email protected]

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I think I should mine it while the difficulty is low.

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This coin sounds awesome.

wow, python really rocks

Sounds interesting I'm going to look into it further

Great coin, at least from this article i get this idea. I know python language, and looks like very cool and inovation in crypto currency area. Thank you for the post.

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It looks like it's a good project, but why their official website not secured?

yeah good question , I want to know too

That is indeed a very interesting post. Thank you @darius1993

Looks like a nice coin. Might buy some of it! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  ·  2 years ago (edited)

i think there are over 1100 coins out right now

Great info

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Nice writeup, but will the mining requires ASICs or can regular desktop CPUs perform? Does it require mining be done on the TOR browser? It seems like lots of other coins have what's mentioned here (PIVX for instance), so is the ONLY special thing the Python angle?

Will check it at cryptophia

people are making coins using python while i am just:

print ("Hello World")

Promising coin indeed! I now using my 2 VPS servers (which also act as nodes for HEAT) to mine, so without any further investments I do get some BIS already.

For the ones not yet aware: One of the community members in HEAT, has created a gateway on the heatwallet as well in order to facilitate trading in BTC/BIS and HEAT/BIS. This can be seen on coinmarketcap as well, with about 5-10% of all BIS volume on the Heat exchange now.

Relevant links to start trading BIS at HEAT AE: > Heat AE site
Heatnodes > Community member (GH2) site
BIS trading at HEAT AE guide

Try it out!

Great coin!! Love python

great post , keep the good work bro

Very interesting. It's very hard to keep up with all of the ICO's, and I've only invested in three cryptocurrencies at this point, but I am looking for others. Thanks for your post.

This having no premine is especially interesting, it speaks well to the intention of the developer(s) behind it.

As with any coin and the chain behind it, a certain amount of caution must be exercised. But from the looks of I wouldn't mind expanding my portfolio to include a bit of it.

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