About StrongHands Project

SHND is based on Sprouts(SPRTS) which in turn is based on Peercoin(PPC).
Looking at the repositories of both currencies on GitHub you can see that the codes are almost the same.

SHMN is based on Dash, PIVx and ZeroCoin Protocols to provide the fast, secure, private transactions combined with passive income through masternodes. SHMN was created from a swap of 3.3 trillion SHND Coins.

SHND and SHMN are currencies which unites Proof-of-Stake (PoS) and Proof-of-Work (PoW) technologies, unlike Bitcoin (BTC), which is just PoW


Proof-of-stake (PoS) is a type of algorithm by which a cryptocurrency blockchain network aims to achieve distributed consensus. In PoS-based cryptocurrencies the creator of the next block is chosen via various combinations of random selection.

A proof-of-work (POW) system (or protocol, or function) is an economic measure to deter denial of service attacks and other service abuses such as spam on a network by requiring some work from the service requester, usually meaning processing time.


This video about PPC helps you understand in a didactic way the advantages of PoS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tra0vmparI

Since SHND is practically equal to PPC, reading the PPC white paper will certainly help you understand its technology. This is the link to the whitepaper: https://peercoin.net/assets/paper/peercoin-paper.pdf

The difference between PPC and SHND is that SHND offers 100% reward every 30 days of participation; PPC offers 1% annually. We believe that is the reason for the huge amount of SHND coins (according to the Cryptobe website, over 10.6 trillion), against the approximately 24.5 million PPC currently in circulation, according to the CoinMarketCap website.

Technical Issues

  1. Go to: C:\Users\YourUsername\AppData\Roaming\StrongHands or StrongHandsMasternode
  2. Paste the .conf file downloaded from http://www.coinexplorer.net
  3. Also you can get a latest version of our bootstrap if needed.


Here are the links:

SHND: https://www.coinexplorer.net/SHND

SHMN: https://www.coinexplorer.net/SHMN

You have to be sure you place the files in users\yournamehere\appdat\roaming\stronghands if you can’t find appdata map try searching in windows %appdata%

Did you set rpc passw in conf file? Read this  thread https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1195510.msg27326414#msg27326414

http://shnd.blog.jp/archives/6158579.html – Open in google chrome and translate for setup, only not confirmed working yet

You can deploy a masternode renting a VPS server, you will be required to hold 1,000 SHMN Coins.

Here we have a guide if you want to it yourself: https://github.com/nashsclay/StrongHands-Masternode

If you have difficulties can hire services such as GIN Coin, ZCore, SunnyNode, NodeHub.io and Gentarium.

Notice: Be careful with services who require sending coins for shared nodes, users have reported many services offering and shutting down after a while. Our Community is not responsible and have no obligation to solve such issues.