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FakeCoin : A totaly Real Crypto

Copyright (c) 2009-2013 Bitcoin Developers | Copyright (c) 2011-2013 Litecoin Developers | Copyright (c) 2017-2018 Diamond Group

FakeCoin is Secure, safe, and fast.

But most of all: FakeCoin is REAL.

What is FakeCoin?

FakeCoin, the brainchild of Scynetoshi Blackamoto, is a lite version of Bitcoin using scrypt as a proof-of-work algorithm.

  • 2.5 minute block targets
  • subsidy halves in 840k blocks (~4 years)
  • ~84 million total FAKs (Pronounced "fAuk")

The rest is the same as Bitcoin except better.

  • 50 FAKs per block
  • 2016 blocks to retarget difficulty

For more information, as well as an immediately useable, binary version of the FakeCoin client sofware, visit


Diamond Group beleaves that FakeCoin will benefit all of mankind and so it is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more

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 FakeCoin 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 Subreddit.

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 has been built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be completely stable.


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
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