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2014 May

Meet the New Piggycoin

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BEFORE YOU READ THIS PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PIGGYBANK TO VERSION 1.4

You can now download the new Piggybank.

In short: Piggycoin is going PoS with multipool at launch, cutting the supply by 1/4 and adding x11 to the rest of the PoW. You will need to exchange your old coins.

 

Hey piggycoin community! First of all I wanna thank you all for staying on our side for this 3 months, it’s been a crazy ride!
Big changes are coming our way and the dev team wants everybody on the same boat so we will explain what’s gonna happen, why it’s happen and when it’s gonna happen!

The first big change is PoS, for those not familiar with it, proof of stake is another way of security our piggy network, this means “mining” as we know it won’t exist anymore and guess what? With PoS you will be able to win piggycoins just by leaving your Piggybank open! We won’t enter in many details on how this works because we don’t wanna occupy the whole page but if you want details of how much you’re gonna win we can give you the number: 15% of what you have for each year you leave it in your Piggybank!
And what if I want to keep using my computer to mine Piggycoins? This is not a problem, you will be able to do so with a slightly different method, as announced before Piggycoin will have a multipool, this is a place where you mine other coins and they are automatically sold for piggycoin.

Important: to become PoS in a secure way the piggycoin team decided to change blockchain. This means you will need to change your old piggycoins for the new ones, but don’t worry we are working to make this a really simple process.

The second big change coming is a reduction to the number of maximum coins piggy will have, in the beginning we aimed to have 2.1 billion coins and with this update only 500 millions coins will ever exist. This means the coins you have are 4 times rarer! Isn’t that great?

 

For better understanding of this messy plan we built a timeline (click to enlarge):

Piggycoin entering in schools – Official Announcement

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So, this week has been pretty big for us here at Piggycoin – we’ve released a web wallet and an android wallet, we’ve partnered with the guys over at 88Bikes Charity to help raise money to buy bicycles for the underprivileged in third-world areas – and we’ve almost completed our goal within two days of the Piggycoin Foundation being announce! – and we’ve also released an updated version of the Hot Piggy game, opened a store for all of you to spend your piggies in, and even set up a direct USD to PIG facility.

Here at Piggycoin, we don’t like to leave anybody out, which is why we also announced our partnership with CoinKing to create a multipool for the Piggy mining community. (*spoiler alert* this isn’t the only technical advancement coming for Piggycoin!)

However, we know you’ve all been waiting for today’s announcement. We realise that even with the mass of announcements we’ve already revealed, these things have become regularities in cryptocurrency – many coins have android wallets, and multipools have almost become a necessity for the newer coins to get attention. But what really matters to us, and hopefully to all of you cryptolovers too, is the adoption of our cryptocurrencies in the real world…

And so, we are extremely proud to announce that Piggycoin will be going that extra mile for cryptocurrency around the world. As a coin, our aim has always been to educate people, mainly children, in the world of crypto, as we believe that if we cannot get kids interested in our developing world, then crypto will ultimately fail in the real world.

For this reason, we are excited and honoured to reveal that Piggycoin has established links with various schools and teachers to work on, and ultimately adopt, our project. Piggycoin will be alive and kicking in the classrooms of kids of all ages, and the little pigs of Piggyville will be there to teach and guide children not only in cryptocurrency, but also economics, maths and communication skills. ‘How will this be achieved?’ I hear you ask. Well, firstly a beta interactive game is in the works to be included in lessons within the schools, to help structure the teachers’ lesson plans. We have an active team working on this project. We are also looking to then build a series of these interactive games, possibly using the beta class to help develop the Piggy Episodes for the younger children. Our aim is to then have this series of educational games implemented in schools for all ages of students, and eventually extending to schools globally! How does this relate to the coin? I’m glad you asked, the teachers will use these Piggy-related lesson plans to teach their students, rewarding them with Piggycoins as the interactive storylines progress. Students will be taught the fundamentals of cryptocurrency in these games, whilst also learning the fundamentals of regular school subjects.

There is a lot more to come from us, you can count on that – and hey, we invite you extend your hand in this project and help us to help the world take an active interest in cryptocurrency. Thank you to all who have believe in us, and a special thank you to the teachers who have reached out to us with open arms with regards to our Piggy project!

Further details will be revealed soon!

HotPiggy 2.0, PiggyShop & VoucherShop Official Announcement

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The PiggyCoin Dev team would love to introduce to all you little piglets not one…. not two…. but THREE Brand new PiggyCoin Announcements – PiggCoin Vouchers, PiggyCoin Online Store and The massively addictive game HotPiggy by PiggyCoin.

The PiggyCoin Development team have been working tirelessly to allow parents and kids alike to procure their PIG digital currency for use on their Digital ePiggybanks [Android and Web]. Exchanges come with high risk and we want to protect our little Piglets and their parents from this risk. With the introduction of a Voucher system, parents can now buy PIG using traditional purchasing methods like Paypal. The PiggyCoin team won’t wait for markets to react to the PIG target price of 1 PIG = 1cent [0.0002272 BTC as of May 8th], and will continue to strive to achieve this through its voucher system. So get your vouchers today at https://www.piggy-coin.com/vouchershop/ and bring your friends and family into the Digital Cryptocurrency era safely and secure using PiggyCoin.

Want some PiggyCoin Swag? Checkout our online PiggyCoin StoreT-Shirts, Mugs…. WOW – PiggyCoin Monopoly?! 

Lastly for today, we have our very addictive game 2.0 – HotPiggy
Android version also available here

Piggy went for a jog and he needs your help, run as far as you can and catch commits to upgrade your Piggy:
-Buy Piggy-clones to keep Piggy running when you die.
-Buy extra jumps to jump one more time if you fall!
-Earn even more commits by upgrading your magnet.
Try to beat the daily score or even the all time score! If you get really good you can win PiggyCoins playing the web version here: https://www.piggy-coin.com/games/

Don’t forget we’ll be doing this all again tomorrow at the same time for another PiggyWeek Announcement – What will it be? Oink OINK OINK!!

PiggyCoin Dev Team

Interview with piggydev for cryptocoinsnews.com

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Who are you? I‘m a young Portuguese student with a very big interest in cryptocurrencies.

What is your history with Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies? I started in Bitcoin two and a half years ago, I was really curious and started looking into it more deeply. Two years go by and, at this point, I was a big crypto fan. I discovered Dogecoin and I fell in love, I was between the first 100 subscribers and I even remember I talked to the moolah guys when they posted in there. The community was insanely friendly and I was really happy. But we still had this education problem.. and PiggyCoin was born.

What do you personally feel is the most impressive thing about the blockchain architecture? I love how Satoshi solved the double-spending problem and the consequences that it will bring. Think about it, if the blockchain had been invented 500 years ago we could know how much money Philip II spent on building the Invincle Fleet or even how Stalin did his finances, that’s amazing!

Why PiggyCoin? Ohh, this one’s easy! Remember when you were a kid and you had a little piggybank where you would put your money, this piggybank probably taught you a lot about how money works (how you can save it, spend it, earn it, etc), we want to be the piggybank of the crypto world, kids will learn about this “new type of money” with PiggyCoin and will eventually leave the kiddy world of piggy and move to Bitcoin.

How did the project start? I’ve been into crypto for 2 and a half years right now and there was something that was really bothering me. We have this amazing technology but we can’t seem to be able to explain it to your average joe, then I had this idea. Why don’t we explain it to the kids? They are our future, and if crypto wants to move on to the future it needs to target the ones that will be using it. We also think that will even help the current generation get into crypto, parents are always interested in what their kids are doing and we hope they will be interested in piggy too.

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Android Piggybank & Multipool Official Announcement

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The PiggyCoin Dev team would love to introduce to all you little piglets, our Brand Android Piggybank! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.piggycoin.piggybank

During PiggyWeek we announced on Monday May 5th our online e-PiggyBank – but we’re not stopping there, we’re making sure that you can access your PIG anywhere and everywhere, so we’ve built an e-PiggyBank for your smartphone.

So get to it, launch your mobile PiggyBank today!

But wait! We’re not stopping there. In todays PiggyWeek Announcement, we’re going to let all our Piglets know that The PiggyCoin Development team has joined up with CoinKing.io to act as PiggyCoin’s very first MULTIPOOL

That’s right – you can mine coins at CoinKing.io and convert back into PIG. With their proprietary advanced algorithm for profitability rotation system in place, you can use your mining rigs to best accumulate PIG.

PiggyCoin Foundation Official Announcement

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The PiggyCoin Dev team would love to introduce to all you little piglets, our Brand Piggy New – PiggyCoin Foundation.

What is the PiggyCoin Foundation I hear you say?
Well PiggyCoin was born out of the ideology of teaching the next generation how to manage financials and to introduce them to CrytoCurrencies as a whole – This also gave us the opportunity to teach the practice of giving and caring – To donate to Charity is a part of life we all take part in. Our little Piggies should learn this too.

The PiggyCoin Foundation starts to bridge the gap between the Digital World and the Real World. It’s time we integrated our Cryptocurrency movement more deeply into the public domain, what better way to do this than to help charities bettering the world we live in. Join us little Piglets!

PiggyCoin has teamed up with 88 Bikes, to try and give something back to those in need.

88Bikes provides bikes to the more unfortunate in Southeast Asia and other third world areas to help them travel. These youngesters have suffered from all kind of things we do not experience, like painful trips just to get to contaminated water.
As this is the first Donation the PiggyCoin Foundation site is running, the Development team has decided to donate half of the coins (1M)! Thats right. PiggyCoin will donate half of the coins we need to reach our goal of helping 88Bikes – So donate today – your help is well received.

As with all Foundations, PiggyCoin Foundation has been built to be compliant and transparent. We will make clear on all of our documentation and pages the progress of your PiggyCoin donations as they make their way to the target charity or cause.

The PiggyCoin Dev Team

e-Piggybank Official Announcement

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e-Piggybank

The PiggyCoin Dev team would love to introduce to all you little piglets, our Brand Piggy New – e-PiggyBank – to store and keep safe of all your PIGs.
That’s right, for the first time in history, the PiggyCoin team have reinvented the traditional Piggy Bank – we didn’t just make it digital [Thanks BTC-QT] – We made it ONLINE! OINK!

With your new e-PiggyBank, you can collect PIG from all of our PiggyCoin initiatives, store them for safe keeping until you need to make that first PIG purchase [OINK!] and Send Receive PIG from your friends and Family [Maybe you’ve done a good chore? “10PIG please mum!”] Ideal for those kids that can’t run their own QT PiggyBanks [cos dad won’t let me install it on his computer, where he always clears out the web History! go figure?] now you can have your own e-PiggyBank, and never have to worry about installing a single thing – Just don’t forget your password! Oink!
So make sure you go ahead and create your online e-PiggyBank account now! Theres no waiting as these PIG’s will FLY! OINK OINK!

Don’t forget we’ll be doing this all again tomorrow at the same time for another PiggyWeek Announcement – What will it be? Oink OINK OINK!!
Check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, IRC and BitcoinTalk.

Disclaimer – we’re still on v1.0 – We’ll be fixing and updating nonstop – if you find a bug or issue, let us know and we’ll add it to our Bug Tracker – Also note, we’re expecting lots of little Piggies rush to sign up – so if it’s slow, please be patient.

PiggyCoin Dev Team