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Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Bitcoin Developers

Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Litecoin Developers

Copyright (c) 2014 Genesiscoin Developers

What is Genesiscoin?

Genesiscoin is a lite version of Bitcoin using scrypt-progressive-N as a proof-of-work algorithm.

Algorithm: Scrypt-Progressive-N with optimized schedule, start time is 00:00:00 MAR. 16,2014 GMT and N adapter increases each 365 days, start at N = 2048 and end at N = 1899504000 Symbol: GNS Max Coins: 30 billion Block time: 60 seconds Block Rewards: 20000 coins per block Decrease: 5% every 86,400 blocks (~60 days) Difficulty Re-Target Time: start with 0.000244. From block 1 to 1439: retarget each 40 blocks, From 1440: every block using Kimoto Gravity Well algorithm Coin maturity: 120 blocks RPCport: 44669 P2Pport: 44668 Each block you have 0.138% to get gold block (x10), 0.27% to get sliver block (x6) and 0.55% to get bronze block (x3). That means we have 2 gold blocks, 4 sliver blocks and 8 bronze blocks per day Premine: 1% for bounty and for the future work

For more information, as well as an immediately useable, binary version of the Genesiscoin client sofware, see


Genesiscoin is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see

Development process

Developers work in their own trees, then submit pull requests when they think their feature or bug fix is ready.

If it is a simple/trivial/non-controversial change, then one of the Genesiscoin development team members simply pulls it.

If it is a more complicated or potentially controversial change, then the patch submitter will be asked to start a discussion (if they haven't already) on the mailing list.

The patch will be accepted if there is broad consensus that it is a good thing. Developers should expect to rework and resubmit patches if the code doesn't match the project's coding conventions (see doc/coding.txt) or are controversial.

The master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be completely stable. Tags are created regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of Genesiscoin.


Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull requests than we can review and test. Please be patient and help out, and remember this is a security-critical project where any mistake might cost people lots of money.

Automated Testing

Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to submit new unit tests for old code.

Unit tests for the core code are in src/test/. To compile and run them:

cd src; make -f makefile.unix test

Unit tests for the GUI code are in src/qt/test/. To compile and run them:

qmake BITCOIN_QT_TEST=1 -o Makefile.test
make -f Makefile.test