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Counterparty extends Bitcoin
in new and powerful ways.

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The Protocol

The technology that allows Counterparty nodes to communicate with each other via the Bitcoin blockchain.

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Assets

Create your own digital tokens in a matter of seconds, which can represent anything and are easily exchanged peer-to-peer.

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XCP

The native currency of Counterparty, used for advanced features and representing stake in the protocol.

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The Protocol

The technology that allows Counterparty nodes to communicate with each other via the Bitcoin blockchain.

Counterparty Features

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Counterparty Wallets

Secure, fast, and user-friendly web, browser and mobile wallets that provide all the power of Counterparty.

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Asset Creation

Custom named assets can be created for a small anti-spam fee and numerical assets are free to create.

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Bitcoin-Aware

Counterparty smart contracts are Bitcoin aware and can also interact directly with Counterparty tokens.

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Decentralized Exchange

Exchange assets trustlessly using the Counterparty’s DEx (Decentralized Exchange).

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Lightning Network

Currently under development, payment channels support will allow rapid exchange of assets and are compatible with the Lightning Network.

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Secure & Open Source

All Counterparty software is open source and has been formally reviewed by several well-known Bitcoin security experts since it’s release in January 2014.

Counterparty Features

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Counterparty Wallets

Secure, fast, and user-friendly web, browser and mobile wallets that provide all the power of Counterparty.

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Asset Creation

Custom named assets can be created for a small anti-spam fee and numerical assets are free to create.

Get Started Now

Create a wallet, get the Bitcoin and XCP you need to to fuel your projects, and issue your own custom tokens. Check out our FAQs and extensive documentation for power users and developers, including a guide on working with smart contracts.

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Getting Started page >

Developing on Counterparty

Like Bitcoin, Counterparty is open source, with no profit model. Our extensive documentation shows you how to write smart contracts and build services on Counterparty’s APIs.

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