Questions on: altcoin-development

If you mean downloading The Bitcoin blockchain, as shared by all Bitcoin users: then yes, that's what Bitcoin Core does automatically when you start it: download all the necessary data and reconstruct the blockchain. If you mean create an altcoin, th
Write your code in the clearest possible way, set specific measurable performance goals, measure the performance of your software, profile it to find the bottlenecks, and then if necessary optimise knowing whether processor or memory is your problem.
Mining is not essential for coin creation. New coin introduction can be tied to new block creation, or be time based. Even if you don't use proof of work, you will still have blocks (even if you don't call them that way anymore; they may be called "d
X11 is a widely used hashing algorithm created by Dash core developer Evan Duffield. X11’s chained hashing algorithm approach utilizes a sequence of eleven scientific hashing algorithms for the proof-of-work. This is so that the processing distributi