Category: How-to

Dear fellow Reddheads:

A crucial piece of Social X is a decentralised system that allows storage and verification of public proofs of a person’s social network identities. For example, to send Reddcoin to a person on Youtube, we need to first verify that the Youtube user (represented by a username) is the actual owner of a private key that corresponds to a public key which is the receiving Reddcoin wallet address (e.g. address of her tip jar in the browser wallet).

It’s a very exciting technical project that I’m working on. And before it’s ready, I think it’s important that members of the community are at least familiar with the related concepts. is the state-of-the-art at the moment and it’s in closed alpha. I have 5 invitations that I’d like to send to active community members. Once they set up their accounts properly, each of them should have 10 new invitations to send to others. It can then snowball from there.

You can find my Keybase profile here. For those of you who are interested in the invitation, please post your emails below.

EDIT: Keybase works on all platforms but it’s highly technical at the moment. So at this stage it makes more sense for you try it out if you are tech-savvy.


Dear fellow Reddheads:

Hidden in wallet is a feature called bootstrap. It allows a new Reddcoin client (not synced) to rapidly import the blockchain from a local file instead of slowly downloading it from peers on Internet.

On my laptop it reduces the import time from 4.5 hours to 1.5 hours. You just need to follow the steps below:

  1. Download bootstrap.dat.xz from an official source. It’s ~240M in size compared to ~560M of the blockchain.
  2. Extract it:
  3. Copy bootstrap.dat to Reddcoin home directory:
    • Linux: ~/.reddcoin
    • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Reddcoin
    • Windows: %APPDATA%/Roaming/Reddcoin OR %APPDATA%/Local/Reddcoin OR %APPDATA%/Reddcoin
  4. Start wallet which will automatically import blockchain from bootstrap.dat
  5. After import is finished, bootstrap.dat will be renamed to bootstrap.dat.old which can be deleted to save disk space.



Dear fellow Reddheads:

Some of you have asked about whether it’s possible to tip someone on Reddit through private messages. Yes you can. The method so far is not documented and will be added to Wiki shortly.

The command is: +/u/reddtipbot @laudney 100 RDD

You should put the entire command above in the body of a PM to /u/reddtipbot and don’t forget the @ in front of the username without the /u/ bit. You can put anything in the title of the PM.