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Warning! This is the main development branch.

Do not use this branch for production environments. This branch (master) is for development purposes. Users looking for the current release branch, checkout stable.

AuroraCoin AUR

Follow @OfficialAUR

Copyright (c) 2014-2018 Auroracoin Developers

What is AuroraCoin?

Auroracoin is a cryptocurrency for Iceland. It was initially based on Litecoin and 50% premined, later it incorporated the multi-algorithm PoW approach of DigiByte. The premined coins were distributed to the entire population of Iceland, commencing on midnight 25th of March 2014.



Irc: #aur on freenode


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

Development Process

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 Auroracoin.

The contribution workflow is described in and useful hints for developers can be found in doc/


Automated Testing

Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to submit new unit tests for old code. Unit tests can be compiled and run (assuming they weren't disabled in configure) with: make check. Further details on running and extending unit tests can be found in /src/test/

There are also regression and integration tests, written in Python, that are run automatically on the build server. These tests can be run (if the test dependencies are installed) with: test/functional/

The Travis CI system makes sure that every pull request is built for Windows, Linux, and macOS, and that unit/sanity tests are run automatically.

Manual Quality Assurance (QA) Testing

Changes should be tested by somebody other than the developer who wrote the code. This is especially important for large or high-risk changes. It is useful to add a test plan to the pull request description if testing the changes is not straightforward.


Developers are encouraged to create tools for Auroracoin to support the adoption of Auroracoin. Such software, e.g. for payments, will help Icelanders start using the currency in their daily lives.

Interested in helping out? Please email, and let us know how you can help.