Inspiration

I wanted to experiment with lightweight nodes that could contribute to a blockchain. I decided on making the project for iOS because I have not heard of such a project before.

What it does

Allows users to initialize a new blockchain, join an existing blockchain, mine new coins, and view their wallet.

How I built it

I built it using swift and testing the network via my phone and virtual iphones which can be run through xcode.

Challenges I ran into

It was difficult to make sure the blockchain was always synced between devices. I also had a really tough time trying to learn how to make the UI , so I eventually decided to focus on backend functionality instead.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I was going to initially create this project in a more traditional way, using python and raspberry pi's. I'm proud that I was able to get this prototype up and running for mobile, and able to overcome some roadblocks along the way.

What I learned

I learned how to program in swift, and learned a lot more about what goes into a peer to peer network.

What's next for PeerCoin

I would really like to make the UI better, since it is very rudimentary. I would also like to implement more rigorous cryptography, include more metadata, and implement transactions.

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