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PKT Pal - Frequently Asked Questions
The Mini is a plug and play device that is designed for wifi sharing and PKT mining.
When the Mini is not wifi sharing, it generates income by PKT mining. PKT mining earns income every minute the device is connected to the internet and not wifi sharing. The Mini can offer wifi sharing up to a 1,000 sq. ft radius, depending on obstructions. To extend wifi sharing range, each Mini includes 1 free Edge Extender.
The Mini is a mini computer that generates ~175 ke/s in processing power. Depending on upload bandwidth and network difficulty this will generate ~15-30 PKT per day, paid every minute. Mining yields will vary based on mining competition. The more miners, the less rewards shared amongst all miners. Every 100 days there is also a decimation that occurs on the PKT blockchain, which reduces mining rewards by 10%. The best time to accumulate PKT is now.
The Cube is a plug and play edge device that allows individuals to earn money from their unused internet. The Cube is equipped with PKT mining and also does wifi sharing.
The Cube is equipped with a high-powered, 16 core AMD 5950x Ryzen 9 processor for maximum PKT mining income. Cubes sold after November 2022 also have wifi sharing capabilities built-in. Cubes sold prior to November 2022 need an Edge Extender for wifi sharing. To extend wifi sharing range, each Cube includes 1 free Edge Extender.
The Cube is a high yielding supercomputer that generates ~3,000 ke/s in processing power. Depending on upload bandwidth and network difficulty this will generate ~250-500 PKT per day, paid every minute. Mining yields will vary based on mining competition. The more miners, the less rewards shared amongst all miners. Every 100 days there is also a decimation that occurs on the PKT blockchain, which reduces mining rewards by 10%. The best time to accumulate PKT is now.
Wifi sharing allows for the safe and secure sharing of wifi with neighbors, business customers or tenants without the need for a password.
When a Cube or Mini is wifi sharing, users in range will see “PKT Free Internet” as a network choice. Once selected, this will open a captive portal, which is similar to getting online at a coffee shop or a hotel without a password. The user simply completes a captcha and gets online for free. Free internet is enough to read a website or check email. When a user wants streaming-fast internet, they can pay a small weekly fee using a credit card. When a user pays for the internet, the wifi sharing provider gets paid.
To get online when wifi sharing is in range, a user will select “PKT Free Internet” as a network choice. Once selected, this will open a captive portal, which is similar to getting online at a coffee shop or a hotel without requiring a password.
Your ability to earn income is based on that quality of your upload bandwidth. This is determined by your VLS (Verified Link Speed). VLS is a credit score for your internet connection. This score is determined by performing periodic speed tests. For every 20 MBPS of VLS, you will be able to offer 1 bandwidth lease. Each Mini can support 10 bandwidth leases. The more bandwidth leases you can offer, the more potential income you can earn. When someone pays for streaming fast internet using your connection, you earn 50% of the income, paid every hour. If 10 people pay $5 per week for streaming fast internet using your connection, then you will earn ~$100 per month. Fiber internet is recommended for the best bandwidth quality upload bandwidth for the lowest cost.
It is recommended that you have a high quality internet connection with strong upload bandwidth and no bandwidth cap, such as a fiber internet connection. Unfortunately, many customers are misled into believing they have a good internet connection because they have good download speeds, such as 1 gigabit (1,000 Mbps). However, most internet companies offer poor upload speeds of less than 10-35 Mbps. Even Starlink does not offer significant upload speeds and is beginning to impose bandwidth caps. There are many ways to maximize bandwidth quality. The best example of good internet connectivity is fiber to the home (FTTH), or fiber to the premises (FTTP). Be careful, because oftentimes internet companies will claim they offer fiber, but you must make sure it is FTTH or FTTP. Some companies falsely advertise “unlimited” plans that are not unlimited. Fiber internet is extremely fast and offers symmetrical upload and download speeds. If available, fiber is cheaper than cable internet and usually comes with unlimited data. If you are a residential user and fiber is not available in your area, ask the fiber provider if business fiber is available. Many fiber companies offer business fiber even when residential fiber is not available.
When someone is within range of PKT Free Internet they will see it as an open network connection. To maximize awareness, it is also encouraged to get the word out in your local area. Pass out flyers, hang door tags, and tell your neighbors. Even if your neighbors already have a subscription from their ISP they are likely interested in paying less from you, rather than paying a higher subscription cost from their ISP.
Since there is so much internet bandwidth available, most of it goes to waste each day. Basic usage, such as checking email, requires so little bandwidth that it should be a free public service. That’s why wifi sharing was developed. It provides basic internet access for free with the option to pay for fast speeds only when needed.
You will need to specifically review your internet’s terms of service. In some cases, you may need a business connection. However, the internet is shared everywhere around the world. We use the internet at businesses, hotels, airports and even at a friend’s house.
Safety, privacy and security are the top priority with wifi sharing. When someone connects through wifi sharing, all of their traffic is routed through a captive portal and a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs are encrypted data tunnels that go from the user to the internet to mitigate the wifi sharing person’s liability. This means that when someone gets online through PKT Free Internet, that usage is not associated with the wifi sharing provider’s IP address, removing legal or privacy risks. Using a VPN connection in this way makes your internet safer than not using one.
The Edge Extender is an antenna that pairs with PKT Pal’s Cube and Mini products to extend the range of wifi sharing. Each Edge Extender extends wifi sharing range by up to 1,000 ft, depending on obstructions.
An Edge Extender must be connected to either a Cube or a Mini via ethernet. Each Cube or Mini can support 5 Edge Extenders. Edge Extenders require a power over internet (POE) connection. When connecting multiple Edge Extenders, a POE switch will be required. Cable runs for each Edge Extender should not exceed 100m, unless using a fiber converter. With a fiber converter, the distance between Edge Extenders can be extended exponentially for maximum wifi sharing range.
When mining PKT no one is actually using your internet. You are just proving that you have an internet connection, which also encrypt the network. When wifi sharing, all data travels through a VPN so users are not connected to your IP address and all traffic is end-to-end encrypted for maximum data privacy and security.
The Cube uses ~180 watts/hour, which is the same amount as two light bulbs. This amounts to ~4.32 Kwh/day or ~130 Kwh/month. The Mini only uses ~15 watts/hour. This amounts to ~0.36 Kwh/day or 18.3 Kwh/month.
PkteerOS is a proprietary, user-friendly dashboard that comes pre-loaded on the Cube and Mini. The PkteerOS has no license fee and can be securely paired to a computer or mobile device.
PkteerOS offers a range of features from the dashboard including, tracking earning, network stats, bandwidth scheduling, wifi sharing, built-in VPN and a PKT wallet. Upcoming features such as supercharge mining, AnodeVPN client, and media hub are a few features on the PkteerOS roadmap.
You can view and customize your Cube and Mini bandwidth usage in the PkteerOS dashboard using bandwidth scheduling.
Rack mode is for customers who have more than one Cube or Mini. Rack mode makes it possible to accumulate earnings into one master wallet.
The Cube and Mini should be kept on a smooth, flat surface, where there is proper ventilation. When wifi sharing, you want your Mini or Cube to be close to a window to maximize range. Avoid placing your Cube or Mini on the floor where they will gather dust.
PKT is a blockchain for bandwidth. The software is free to use and enables anyone to earn money from their unused internet bandwidth. By connecting to PKT, this builds a faster, and more secure, decentralized network powered by the people. There are many businesses in the PKT ecosystem but no company, no foundation and no investors “behind PKT.”
PKT is a native mined coin that is issued by the PKT blockchain.
PKT Cash is mined using the novel PacketCrypt mining algorithm. This software requires a combination of upload bandwidth and CPU power to participate.
You can control how much bandwidth your Cube or Mini allocates toward PKT mining: Off, Low, Medium, or High. However, you cannot directly choose which PKT pools you want to mine into.
The Cube and Mini support the growth of the PKT project by building the PKT Network, powered by the people. Also, wifi sharing helps people in local communities get online. This supports the mission to help get the next 1 billion people online.

PKT is currently listed on Bitmart (US/Global). You can send your coins from your wallet to the exchange or buy PKT from the exchange and transfer it to your wallet on your Cube or Mini anytime.

Yes, you will find a wallet import feature in the dashboard that lets you merge as many PKT wallets as you like into your PKT wallet associated with your Cube or Mini. The PKT wallet on your Cube or Mini does not allow multiple addresses at this time.
It is very important that you backup your PKT wallet seed ASAP. Your seed is a secret code (15 words) linked to your wallet. This code will make it possible to recover your wallet if your Cube or Mini is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair. PKT Pal does not have access to your seed or your funds. You must save your seed in at least two places, where you will remember it is located, like a safe and a password software.
The PKT project is focused on building a network that is powered by the people. This effort decouples the business side (serving customers) and technical aspects (maintaining infrastructure) involved with internet service. By lowering the barrier of entry for internet service competition, ordinary internet users can become internet providers.
PKT was created by Caleb James DeLisle. Caleb is also the creator of cjdns. Cjdns is a decentralized mesh networking protocol that is designed to function even if some of the nodes in the network are adversarial. Since there was no pre-mine with PKT, Caleb had to mine PKT similarly to everybody else involved with the project. Caleb is currently the CTO of PKT Pal.
The difference between Bitcoin and PKT is its proof of work. PKT is a fork of the Bitcoin code base (btcd), but replaces Bitcoin’s SHA-256 with PacketCrypt, the world’s first and only bandwidth-based proof of work. Bitcoin has a 10 minute block time and PacketCrypt uses 1 minute blocktime. Bitcoin has a 21 million coin cap and PKT has 6 billion coin cap. Bitcoin mining rewards halve every 4 years. PKT has what is called a decimation every 100 days, during which mining yields decrease by 10%. With PKT, 20% of each mined block goes to the Network Steward wallet, which funds R&D of the PKT ecosystem.
The early miners and adopters of PKT will benefit greatly. PKT also benefits everybody because it will lead to a lower cost and highly competitive internet service ecosystem.

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