Terms of service
Last modified: March 29, 2021
- Duino-Coins ("DUCOs") are earned by miners with a process called mining.
- Mining is described as using DUCO-S1 algorithm (as explained in the Duino-Coin Whitepaper), in which finding a correct result to a mathematical problem gives the miner a reward.
- Mining can be officially done using CPUs, AVR boards (e.g. Arduino boards), Single-board computers (e.g. Raspberry Pi boards), ESP32/8266 boards with the usage of official miners (other officially allowed miners are described in the upper part of README).
Mining on GPUs, FPGAs and other high-efficiency hardware is allowed, but using only the correct mining difficulty tiers (e.g.
- Any users using miners on difficulty not suited for their hardware (see the difficulty list) will be automatically throttled by being moved to correct difficulty tier.
- Any user that keeps trying to use lower difficulty than it's suited for may get temporarily blocked.
- Banning involves blocking the user from accessing his coins along with the removal of an account.
- Only coins earned legally are eligible for the exchange.
- Accounts may be suspended temporarily to investigate ("investigations") ToS violations ("violation" or "abuse").
- An exchange request made to the offical DUCO Exchange ("the offical exchange") may be delayed and/or declined during investigations.
- Exchange requests made to the offical exchange may be declined due to ToS violations and/or low funding.
- Mining with free cloud hosting services (or free VPS services - e.g. Repl.it, GitHub Actions, etc.) is not allowed as it's unfair for others.
- A user's DUCOs may be burnt if a violation can be proven.
- These terms of service can change at any time without prior notice.
- Having alt accounts without a rational reason (e.g. for multi-mining) are not allowed.
- Every user using Duino-Coin agrees to comply with the above rules.
Last modified: March 21, 2021
- On the master server we only store usernames, hashed passwords (with the help of bcrypt), account creation dates and e-mails of users as their data.
- E-mails are not publicly available and are only used for contacting user when needed, confirming exchanges on the DUCO Exchange and receiving an occasional newsletter (planned for the future).
- Balances, transactions and mining-related data is publicly available in the public JSON APIs.