Counterparty extends Bitcoin
in new and powerful ways.

  • The Protocol

    The Protocol

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

  • Assets


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

  • XCP


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

Counterparty Features

  • Counterparty Wallets

    Counterparty Wallets

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

  • Bitcoin-Aware


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

  • Lightning Network

    Lightning Network

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

  • Asset Creation

    Asset Creation

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

  • Decentralized Exchange

    Decentralized Exchange

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

  • Secure & Open Source

    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.

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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.