What is MaxCoin?
Maxcoin is an alternative cryptocurrency introduced in 2014.
- ~100,000,000 coins
- 8 coins rewarded per block, halving every 4 years - last halving 16 July 2017
- 60 second block times
- difficulty retargeting using a time-warp resistant implementation of KGW
Notable differences from Bitcoin
- sha3 Keccak encryption instead of sha256
- replacement of ECDSA with Schnorr signing (Schnorr Signatures)
- use of secp256r1 curve over secp256k1
- requirement for public key when verifying transactions
- capable of hosting smart contracts
- no premine
Modifications to the RPC API
- makekeypair [hex-encoded prefix]
Additional technical details can be found on Everipedia (https://everipedia.org/wiki/maxcoin-cryptocurrency/) or in the Wiki.
Forked from Bitcoin reference wallet 0.8.5 and Blakecoin
MaxCoin is released under the terms of the MIT license. See
COPYING for more
information or see http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.