Monthly archives: January, 2014

Bitcoin Scrypt Version 1.2.0 Released

Thanks to some fantastic coding from Novebitme / Smokeasy the following changes have been implemented:

1) Fixed the issue with the initial blockchain download allowing for complete download of the blockchain from scratch.

2) Added CaptChadd’s node ( to the source as a seed node allowing for much better connects without editing the conf file or using -addnode.

3) Added checkpoints at the 0, 11111, 33333, 55555 and 60000 block heights to create static checkpoints and better secure the blockchain.

4) Enabled the QR generator so now the client can generate QR codes.

5) Enabled the Windows Installer and the daemon.

6) Fixed the yml files in ../contrib/gitian-descriptors so the gitian builds work like a charm

7) Created step-by-step directions on creating a gitian build for windows so that anyone can compile the windows client from the source-code and compare their files’ checksum hashes with other user’s.

8) Changed the logo to reflect Bitcoin sCrypt instead of Bitcoin 2.

New Client Update and Name Change Inbound

We know it has been a while since any progress has been made on the development front with this coin but over the next few days a new client update will be released.

This will change the appdata directory name from Bitcoin to Bitcoin_Scrypt which is going to fix the one major flaw that this Crypto had, meaning that it will be viable to be added to the many exchanges.

There are even more updates and changes, the logo is now Bitcoin Scrypt and no longer Bitcoin 2, as we do not intend for this to replace Bitcoin but to be an alternative to it.

Think of Bitcoin SHA-256 as Pepsi and Bitcoin Scrypt as Coke, its going to be that kind of relationship.

More news to follow over the next few days along with links to the new Windows client and the source code.

Bitcoin Scrypt - Bringing Bitcoin back into the hands of the community.