Counterparty Community Update, November 10th

November 10, 2014

Another exciting week has passed at Counterparty filled with community collaboration, development efforts and creative ideas.

Once again, we’re bringing you the most important news and updates from this past week.

From the team

We have updated our job listing with a new position – Generalist Software Developer. This position will work with our existing team of two full‐time developers, Adam Krellenstein and Ouziel Slama on evolving the Counterparty protocol, developing counterpartyd, Counterwallet and new software, conducting software testing, writing documentation, and more. If you’re interested in joining our team and think you have the skills and the passion for this position, be sure to contact Adam at

Secondly, we have put out a 125 XCP bounty for the Counterwallet Russian translation. 100 XCP will be awarded for the translation of the wallet while 25 XCP will be awarded for the full review of the translation. Note that these two tasks must be done by separate individuals. For more information on this bounty visit our forum thread.

Another important update is the integration of Bountysource with our GitHub repositories. All GitHub issues are now automatically updated with a link to the bounty. This enables anyone to create a bounty on a bug or a feature they want to see resolved or help with development and claim the bounty.

From the web

In case you missed Counterparty news from various news outlets, here’s a list of the most recent articles published across the web:

Venture Beat – The 2 biggest emerging opportunities in cryptocurrency

CoinTelegraph – Lamenting on Missed opportunities in Innovative Tech, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne: ‘That’s Not Going to Happen with Bitcoin’

Bitcoin Magazine – Tatiana Talks Bitcoin 2.0 with Adam Krellenstein of Counterparty

From the Community

As always, our forums have been stacked with interesting discussions. Our picks for this week are:

XCP Price Speculation – Discussion about XCP price speculation
Private keys import and export – Explanation of using private key import/export functions in Counterwallet
Idea: Centralized Market on top of DEx – Discussion about creating a centralized marketplace for Counterparty
Idea: Issuance Fee by Length of Name – Discussion on Counterparty issuance fee

Development Updates

As explained in the Development Updates post last week, we have disabled BTC trading in Counterwallet to improve user experience and focus our efforts on developing a better and more reliable trading system. If you want to buy XCP, the easiest way is to use one of the centralized exchanges listed here.

Furthermore, as requested by Vennd, we have disabled the Buy XBTC option in Counterwallet. For news about this update follow our forum thread Quick Buy Update from

Support Updates

Our support team has been busy writing new knowledge base articles and providing support with the recent changes in Counterwallet and counterpartyd.

Here’s a list of last week’s support articles published on our support channel

Why can I no longer trade to and from BTC in Counterwallet?.

Counterpartyd doesn’t work on testnet with my Federated Node setup – why?

Counterparty and Bitcoin-Qt on Mainnet and Testnet

Manual BTC Sell-ing on the Counterparty Distributed Exchange (DEx) using counterpartyd

Can I use pybtc tool with counterpartyd to sign a transaction?

How many BTC were burned, how many XCP created and how many are there now?

That concludes our community update for this week. We have some exciting announcements coming up, so be sure to subscribe to our mailing list at the bottom of this page and follow us on social media.