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What is Bitoreum?

Bitoreum is a decentralized financial technology accessible to everyone that is fast, reliable and secure with negligible transaction costs. Bitoreum has its own blockchain, which is a fork of Raptoreum codebase with ASIC resistant POW algorithm and consensus ensuring Smartnodes which make the network immune to 51% attacks. Bitoreum coins can be mined on both CPU and GPU. Bitoreum cares about privacy and has an integrated CoinJoin mechanism that allows to hide the balance directly in the wallet.

Problems Bitoreum attempts to solve

Bitoreum is a transparent and scalable financial system that aims to make cryptocurrencies accessible to everyone. There are four main directions in which we want to contribute.

Make managing BTRM easy for everyone by deploying mobile wallets for the major mobile OS, such as Android and IOS.

Promote the adoption of cryptocurrencies by offering a payment gateway service. The service will provide a free plugin for small businesses to facilitate online transactions in cryptocurrency. Customers will be able to pay for goods and services in BTRM, while an entrepreneur will receive fiat money to his/her credit card.

We think that all cryptocurrencies deserve to have access to the investors and to be tradable at an exchange. To achieve this goal we want to remove entry barriers in the form of high exchange listing fees and to offer everyone Bitroeum Exchange with its own blockchain, where all coins interested in listing can be traded against Bitroeum.

We believe that everyone should be able to get a part of the financial pie with high returns that is usually accessible only to rich investors. That is why everyone can earn coins with modest initial investment by deploying Smartnodes and contributing to the blockchain stability and security.

The roadmap to our goals can be found at our official webpage https://bitoreum.org/

License Bitoreum Core is released under the terms of the MIT license. See COPYING for more information or see https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT.

Development Process The master branch is meant to be stable. Development is done in separate branches. Tags are created to indicate new official, stable release versions of Bitoreum Core.

The contribution workflow is described in CONTRIBUTING.md.

Testing Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull requests than we can review and test on short notice. Please be patient and help out by testing other people's pull requests, 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 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/README.md.

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/test_runner.py

The Travis CI system makes sure that every pull request is built for Windows, Linux, and OS X, 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.