Counterparty extends Bitcoin
in new and powerful ways.

  • Smart Contracts

    Smart Contracts

    Construct Turing-complete, self executing applications backed by the security of the Bitcoin blockchain.

  • Assets

    Assets

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

  • XCP

    XCP

    XCP is Counterparty’s currency, and powers smart contract execution and token issuance.

Counterparty Features

  • Smart Contracts

    Smart Contracts

    Create smart contracts on Bitcoin using the Solidity language.

  • Bitcoin-Aware

    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.

Get Started Now

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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.