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


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

  • Counterparty Wallets

    Counterparty Wallets

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

Why Use Counterparty?

  • Individuals


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

  • Entrepreneurs


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

  • 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.