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Ixcoin is a fork of Bitcoin with twice the inflation rate of 96 Ixcoins per block and the same 21 million total limit.
Ixcoin is intended to closely mirror code updates to Bitcoin to allow for easy interoperability with Bitcoin-related third party services and APIs.
More details at http://www.IxCoin.org
and in the FAQHow does Ixcoin differ from Bitcoin?
Where can I get the source?
- Shorter maturity period
There are currently ~7M (as of August 2011) in existence and it is expected that all 21 million Bitcoins will have been generated by 2033. Whereas there are currently ~580K Ixcoins (as of 10th August 2011) in existence and it is expected that all 21 million Ixcoins will have been generated by 2015. Ixcoin maturity will be reached ~18 years before Bitcoin's.
This is because a 16*6=96 IXC reward is created per new block instead of 50 BTC in Bitcoin.
- New blockchain
Although Bitcoin's blockchain is in the same format as Ixcoin's, they use different genesis blocks and have a different reward scheme. So Bitcoins will not be valid in the Ixcoin blockchain and vice-versa.
- Different default ports
Bitcoin's operating port 8332 is now 8337 with Ixcoin.
Bitcoin's RPC server port 8333 is now 8338 with Ixcoin.
- New key format
Wallet public keys now start with the letter x instead of the number 1 for Bitcoins.
Bitcoin wallet key: 175tWpb8K1S7NmH4Zx6rewF9WQrcZv245W
Ixcoin wallet key : x75tWpb8K1S7NmH4Zx6rewF9WQrcZv245W
The source is under the same MIT License
and is available https://github.com/ixcoin/ixcoin/tree/Branch_v0.3.24Where can I get the executables?
SHA1: 573a36bde8ab8e29874cc8327f3262775ffcc63aThere are over 230,000+ IXC bounties up for grabs.
The mining difficult is silly small - for a few hours at least... So start mining asap!
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