Bitcoin me: How to make your own digital currency

herncoin

It turns out, though, that cloning bitcoin is actually harder than it looks. Although the code behind the currency is open source, it’s not like the designers have just left a nice file where you can change a few lines of code to end up with a whole new currency.

It actually takes some serious programming ability to get started: Dogecoin’s technical co-founder, a software engineer from Portland, had to put in a couple of days of solid work to get the currency off the ground. Without a solid backing in C programming in the C language, I had no hope of creating Herncoin myself.

Thankfully, Matt Corallo, a veteran bitcoin developer, came to the rescue. On Friday, he opened the doors to Coingen.io, offering to create a forked version of Bitcoin for anyone with 0.01 BTC (around $10) to spare.

Read the full article on the San Jose Mercury News here.

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