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Details

Package ID
primecoin
Version
0.1.2
Downloads
159
Website
http://primecoin.io/

Summary

Decentralized, peer-to-peer (P2P) transactional system which achieves consensus via distributed computing

Description

Primecoin is an innovative cryptocurrency, a form of digital currency secured by cryptography and issued through a decentralized mining market. Derived from Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin, Primecoin introduces an unique form of proof-of-work based on prime numbers, and is the first cryptocurrency in the world designed with scientific computing as its work.

The innovative prime proof-of-work in Primecoin not only provides security and minting to the network, but also generates a special form of prime number chains of interest to mathematical research. Thus Primecoin network is energy-multiuse, compared to bitcoin network. Primecoin is designed to sustain a prosperous mining market and high level of security, while maintaining good scarcity property like gold. Primecoin also processes payment transactions 10x faster than bitcoin network.

Disk Requirements - Primecoin blockchain (public transactional database) size

  • As of 29 March 2015, the total size of the XPM blockchain was 970.86 MB

Source code

  • http://sourceforge.net/projects/primecoin/

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