Frequently Asked Questions

What is DARK ?

DARK is a cryptocurrency project born in 2018, which aims to provide a secure and anonymous payment system and marketplace app, so you can buy, sell and exchange stuff privately.

You can have more explanations in our website's about page and in-depth details in our lightpaper.

Who work on this project ?

We are entirely community driven and funded. Most are community volunteers or some other projects members.

Metrics and directions are voted by coin holders. See DARK as a DAO.

What issue can it solve ?

DARK wants to bring easy, fast and decentralized e-commerce solutions with cryptocurrencies.

As users first there are other awesome projects we experienced, but they are often slow and not user friendly.

Is DARK moving to Polkadot ?

Polkadot clearly appears as the future of blockchain and offers the speed, security and all the tools our project needs.

Though development started with old but efficient ShadowCoin/Particl protocol, we are now porting all project logic and features to Polkadot, and we'll apply to join DOT ecosystem as a parachain and service provider.

Where can I buy or sell DARK ?

Legacy coin D4RK is listed in STEX and BisQ.

ERC20 mirrored token DARK is listed in Uniswap with ETH & USDC pairs, also in Mooniswap.

We plan to list in more decentralized exchanges. Stay also tuned about our Polkadot implementation.

Uniswap pairs are opened but no liquidity yet ?

Liquidity will come with ERC20 swap widget. This feature will be available after testnet launch.

Mirrored ERC20 <-> D4RK swap system is in development.

How can I swap my legacy D4RK / ERC20 DARK ?

This feature will be available after testnet launch.

Mirrored ERC20 <-> D4RK swap system is in development.

Can I follow in CoinmarketCap, Coingecko, ..?

Yes.

In CoinmarketCap, Coingecko, and several other usefull sites and tools like Blockfolio (being updated) and Delta..

How is the staking curve defined ?

As community voted it in 2019, here is the decreasing yearly reward scheme :

 june 2020june 2021june 2022june 2023june 2024june 2025june 2027june 2028
average yearly %18.00%15.00%13.00%5.00%5.00%2.50%2.50%2.00%

Is there a staking calculator ?

Yes :

 

Total amount staking

1000▼100 000▼

 

DARK price

0$5$

 

You can earn* 

 

* based on june 2021 15% average yearly ROI and depends on price variations.

How to simply stake my coins (hot stake) ?

First, be sure to download wallet version for your OS then install it and let it sync with blockchain.
N.B : be sure your firewall / security apps do not block wallet network access

Then move your coins in your newly created wallet, let it opened. Depending on your coin weight and the usual luck factor in PoS chains, rewards may come just after first 225 blocks maturation cycle.

This method is called "hot" staking as you have to let your wallet opened and connected to network 24/7 for optimal results. Did you have a look at "cold" staking ?

What is the difference between hot and cold staking?

Hot staking means keeping your local wallet open at all times in order to receive rewards.

With cold staking (once setup correctly) you can close your local wallet and you still receive reward.
Think of it the same as how MN's (Masternodes) work. Cold staking is more secure as you do not need to leave your local wallet open on your machine in case anyone gains access to it.

Can i stake with my mobile ?



With an Android phone yes, we have a pre-release apk ready and used by pat of community. You can find a video here.

We already have a pre-release for iOS, but you can not use it if it's not listed and approved in Apple AppStore.

 

I have been staking (hot or cold) for hours and haven't gotten any rewards yet, why?

Staking frequency is affected by a number of factors.
 
The amount of coins you are staking, the amount of coins you have that are available to stake at this moment, the total number of D4RK that are being staked by everyone at this time and of course a little bit of random luck thrown in just for good measure.

You can get an estimate of how long until your next reward by looking at the Staking Stats (found on the right side of the overview page). It will give you an estimated time until next stake.
 

Is there a difference in rewards if I hot stake vs cold stake?

No, you will receive the same amount of rewards per stake.

However depending on how reliable your internet is it is possible that running a cold stake node on a dedicated VPS would provide better uptime and might earn rewards that you would miss if your hot wallet internet connection was down.

I need a VPS, can i use your discount coupon or referral ?

Yes.

Please use our Digital Ocean referral (you get 10$ usage free) : https://m.do.co/c/0c84f6ed909a

After reinstalling the wallet, I have 0 balance. How can I fix this?

Did you copy/paste your seed words?

You might have accidentally copied a space. Follow these instructions:


1) Close the client
2) Rename your wallet.dat to wallet.dat.old
3) Open the client again
4) Type in the correct 24 word recovery phrase with optional password.

Use the same password as before. so TYPE the words, don't copy/paste them...

Whatever i do i can't seem to sync / my blockcount is not the same as explorer ?

Safest thing is to do a full resync; here is how, depending on the OS you use :

WINDOWS

Shut down wallet then in windows explorer go to C:/Users/*your_user_name*/Appdata/Roaming
1/ in the "DarkPay" folder, delete everything EXCEPT wallet.dat / wallet
2/ in the "DarkPay Desktop" folder, delete the darkpayd folder
3/ launch Desktop app wallet
It will donwload new daemon and make a full clean sync

MAC OS

Shut down wallet then in Finder go to ~/Library/Application Support/
1/ in the "DarkPay" folder, delete everything EXCEPT wallet.dat / wallet
2/ in the "DarkPay Desktop" folder, delete the darkpayd folder
3/ launch Desktop app wallet
It will donwload new daemon and make a full clean sync

LINUX

Shut down wallet then in shell or explorer :
1/ in the "/home/*your_username*/darkpay" folder, delete everything EXCEPT wallet.dat / wallet
2/ in the "/home/*your_username*/.config/DarkPay Desktop" folder, delete the darkpayd folder
3/ launch Desktop app wallet
It will donwload new daemon and make a full clean sync