What is Skycoin?

Skycoin is designed to implement Satoshi's original vision and fix the problems with Bitcoin.

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Revolutionary new consensus algorithms

Satoshi originally intended the control of the Bitcoin network to be decentralized over hundreds of thousands of computers. Today, the Bitcoin network is completely controlled by three mining pools. Bitcoin is no longer decentralized. Skycoin's consensus algorithm is designed to achieve true decentralization of blockchain consensus.

Coming soon

Skywire Miner: hardware for the new internet

Roadmap

Visit GitHub to follow or contribute to Skycoin’s continued development and deployment. We will be opening bounties for bug fixes, design and development in the coming months.

To keep up to date with Skycoin’s latest developments or to start contributing, join Skycoin on Telegram.

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Q32017

Launch of the first downloadable network node, users will be able to earn coins for powering the network.

Q32017

The launch of our first applications on the Skywire Network: a decentralised, Redditesque, social media platform and VPN service.

Speed

We built Skycoin to compete with credit cards and services like AliPay/Apple Pay. Transactions happen in seconds, not minutes.

Privacy

Skycoin makes it impossible to trace transactions by mixing transactions from multiple wallets to increase privacy using the CoinJoin protocol.

Security

Skycoin is more secure because it does not rely upon the good will of miners, it cannot be 51% attacked.

Ecosystem

We’re building a rich ecosystem of real world applications on top of Skycoin starting with messaging, social media, and VPN.

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