I joined in because I saw a moral position I valued at ethereum.org. My initial post was poorly expressed - my apologies for that. I have tried for 2 months to set up for mining and continually get responses from geth stating there are various problems preventing me from synching. I updated to geth 1.8.1 and after 48 hours get the same reports. My PC (AMD A12-9800 RADEON R7 4 CPU cores, 8 GPU cores, 8Gb RAM) has been online all of this time, and been processing. I would like to create my own crypto-currency without regard to its value in the real world, but I need to know the platform for doing so is both credible and works. The command I entered (after stopping a run using geth 1.7 and installing 1.8.1) is
geth --cache=6144 --syncmode "fast" --datadir
"D:\Users\Mike\AppData\Roaming\Ethereum" --etherbase "0xc..."
and the most recent output is:
INFO [02-25|10:01:50] Imported new state entries count=384 elapsed=0s processed=22196723 pending=19162 retry=0 duplicate=8656 unexpected=47101
INFO [02-25|10:02:02] Imported new block headers count=2 elapsed=16.067ms number=5153154 hash=ef8ede…972dc1 ignored=0
INFO [02-25|10:02:09] Imported new state entries count=1152 elapsed=12.019ms processed=22197875 pending=18982 retry=0 duplicate=8656 unexpected=47101
INFO [02-25|10:02:15] Imported new block headers count=1 elapsed=5.008ms number=5153155 hash=d043a1…a93f3a ignored=0
INFO [02-25|10:02:29] Imported new state entries count=1152 elapsed=11.017ms processed=22199027 pending=18883 retry=0 duplicate=8656 unexpected=47101
WARN [02-25|10:02:42] Rolled back headers count=321 header=5153155->5152834 fast=5153083->5152834 block=0->0
WARN [02-25|10:02:42] Synchronisation failed, dropping peer peer=a979fb575495b8d6 err="retrieved hash chain is invalid"
INFO [02-25|10:11:27] Regenerated local transaction journal transactions=0 accounts=0
INFO [02-25|11:11:27] Regenerated local transaction journal transactions=0 accounts=0