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IXCoin often shortened to IXC is a fork of the bitcoin code and a crypto currency in its own right. IXCoin was created by Thomas and Fred Twingham (user Nasakioto on bitcointalk.org). The aim of IXCoin was to show what would happen if the 21 million coins were generated at twice the rate (or double the inflation rate). To achieve this they modified a few aspects of the bitcoin protocol these being:

Shorter maturity period

There are currently ~11M (as of March 2013) bitcoin in existence and it is expected that all 21 million Bitcoins will have been generated by 2033. Whereas there are currently ~12M Ixcoins (as of March 2013) in existence and it is expected that all 21 million Ixcoins will have been generated by 2015. Ixcoin maturity will be reached ~18 years before Bitcoin's.

This is because a 16*6=96 IXC reward is created per new block instead of 50 BTC in Bitcoin.

New blockchain

Although Bitcoin's blockchain is in the same format as Ixcoin's, they use different genesis blocks and have a different reward scheme. So Bitcoins will not be valid in the Ixcoin blockchain and vice-versa.

Different default ports

Bitcoin's operating port 8332 is now 8337 with Ixcoin. Bitcoin's RPC server port 8333 is now 8338 with Ixcoin.

New key format

Wallet public keys now start with the letter x instead of the number 1 for Bitcoins.

Bitcoin wallet key: 175tWpb8K1S7NmH4Zx6rewF9WQrcZv245W Ixcoin wallet key : x75tWpb8K1S7NmH4Zx6rewF9WQrcZv245W

Other than that IXCoin is the same as Bitcoin.


Using the same hashing algorithm as bitcoin the SHA256, Ixcoin has applied the merge mining patch to its source code and is merge mined on some pools like http://mmpool.bitparking.com


IXCoin can be traded on http://www.vircurex.com and www.cryptsy.com for bitcoin

Source Code and Compiled Downloads

iXcoin 0.8.6 This implementation is still undergoing testing. Please use with extreme caution.

Sources: https://github.com/FrictionlessCoin/iXcoin

Binaries: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ixcoin-ng/files/iXcoin/ixcoin-0.8.6/beta/

Here are additional nodes to bootstrap the client:

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