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README.md

What is Galleon?

An alternative cryptocurrency disrupting the already rather disrupting crypto market.

Technical Information

  • 20,000,000,000 coins
  • 96 coins rewarded per block, halving every ~48 months
  • minimum reward of 1000 coin per block
  • 120 second block times
  • difficulty retargeting using Kimoto Gravity Well

Notable differences from Bitcoin

  • replacement of ECDSA with Schnorr signing
  • use of secp256r1 curve over secp256k1
  • requirement for public key when verifying transactions
  • modification to RPC interface s.t. public keys are Base64 encoded

Modifications to the RPC API

  • verifymessage
  • makekeypair [prefix]

Additional technical details can be found in the Wiki.

Forked from Bitcoin reference wallet 0.8.5 and Blakecoin

License

Galleon is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.