The blockchain will be restarted on June 20, 3:00 PM UTCspare.farm website
After the failed launch two days ago and lots of technical issues, sparecoin aims for a new try. With just the notice of a few hours they announced that they will restart the network and award all current earnings to their farms.
I will not go over their reasons for relaunching, if you are interested I linked their original announcement. But long story short: They did almost the same mistakes as ChaiGreen did and messed with the difficulty which broke the network beyond repair.
That being out, i think it is time for my personal round up about spare coin. I tried it when it came out and did not manage to run it successfully. But i did not stop there, after a good round of sleep I had another look at their state and they actually released a somewhat working software.
The installation was as easy as chia and the sync seems to be working fine in the beginning. But that’s where i already experienced some new, weird issues. During sync, you can see the “current” blocks timestamp. And the oldest timestamp i was able to catch was dated around June 16th. A solid two days prior launch. Not paying to much attention to it i kept syncing until the actual date of launch. And guess what? Up until then, there have been almost 20k blocks being mined by 20 different puzzle hashes.
Thinking that this looks quiet fishy, i had a deeper look at their github repository and found their “hidden” 5 million pre-farm (The link might be gone when you read this). Also i stumbled upon another fishy anomaly. Their changes do not show up as a commit. They either removed the original repository and replaced it with a new one or force pushed over the initial commit. Both making it impossible for me to check what they actually changed (I unfortunately had already removed the original commit from my disk).