Counterparty is a platform for free and open financial tools on the Bitcoin network.

  • The Protocol

    The Protocol

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

  • XCP

    XCP

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

  • Counterwallet

    Counterwallet

    A secure, fast, and user-friendly web wallet that puts all the power of Counterparty right into your web browser.

Why Use Counterparty?

  • Individuals

    Individuals

    Issue your own currency backed by the power of the blockchain, and trade them on the world’s first decentralized exchange.

  • Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs

    Crowdfund your projects, distribute equity, and share profits globally with supporters using Bitcoin 2.0 technology.

  • Finance

    Finance

    Participate in a truly open, global, and transparent digital financial market for smart contracts and trading without counterparty risk.

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Developing on Counterparty

Developing on Counterparty is easy: the entire codebase is open-source, freely licensed, and painstakingly documented. counterpartyd, the reference implementation of the Counterparty protocol, provides a JSON-RPC API modeled closely after that of Bitcoin Core itself.

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