Getting Started

Technology

UFO is a form of digital currency using the blockchain technology to safely store and transfer value worldwide, free of central authority or banking institutions. To get an overview of how it works, click here.

How to get?

You can get UFO coins by mining them or buying them on an exchange platfom

Mining

UFO is powered by the Neoscrypt algorithm which is current GPU friendly and ASIC unfriendly, this means that anyone with a desktop computer can mine UFO coins and support the network. You can find all resources on how to start earning UFO coins below, including a video tutorial, currently in German.

How to mine UFO Coins (Deutsch)

Mining Pools

UFO can be mined either solo or by joining a pool. When solo mining all mined blocks are generated to the miner’s credit. Pool mining rewards miners based on their hashing contribution to the network and usually collects a fee.

More info on solo vs pooled minining can be found here.

Mining-dutch.nl

iSpace.co.uk

Altminer.net

Lyncheebit.com

Mining-France.fr  (French)

Miner software

Mining UFO coins is done by a miner software which utilizes the computer’s graphics processor.Please note that UFO Core 0.10 requires NSG Miner v0.9.3 for solo mining to work. Make sure you run the latest versions.

Neoscrypt CUDA GPU Miner (NVIDIA)

CCminer (ccminer-1.6.3-git-tpruvo) – Solo mining does not work for the time being. Please do pooled mining instead.

Neoscrypt OpenCL GPU Miner v0.9.3 (AMD)

GPU Miner NSGMiner 32-bit.exe 

GPU Miner NSGMiner 64-bit.exe 

NSG Miner Source Code (zip)

NSG Miner Source Code (tar.gz)

Example config file for R9 280X:

nsgminer –neoscrypt -w 128 -I 13 -o http://127.0.0.1:9888 -u username -p P4V5fgq3 –no-getwork –no-stratum –verbose –text-only –coinbase-addr BuWudvgPv9ni5iZR1yqSkqiPuvtESoLzqd

Example config for an NVIDIA card: 

ccminer.exe -a neoscrypt -o stratum+tcp://www.mining-france.fr:2222 -u Weblogin.WorkerName -p WorkerPassword

Solo mining since Core 0.10 works differently from previous versions. You are now required to use a UFO address to solo mine coins to. Please use your own address and credentials.

Blockchain

You can significantly reduce syncing times by downloading a more recent copy of the blockchain. Unpack it in your C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Roaming\UFO\block folder

Blockchain as of 29.11.2017

Explorers

Blockchain explorers provide useful information on block numbers, transactions, balances, etc.

chainz.cryptoid.info

Exchange

UFO can be traded for bitcoin on the following exchange platform.

coinexchange.io