About Feathercoin


Feathercoin was conceived as a coin that is lighter than light, hence the featherlight name. The coin takes its lightness and suitability for featherlight payments from its faster block processing (one block every minute) and the supply of 336 million coins (of which about 278m are currently in circulation).


The initial blog post from Peter Bushnell about the release of Feathercoin on bitcointalk dates back to April 16th, 2013. Feathercoin, as one of the oldest Altcoins, has proven the test of time. It is also still being actively developed by its founder and a small but strong open-source community contributing to the project.


Feathercoin is an upgraded and customized version of Bitcoin. Users have very easy access to two wallets (FeathercoinCore and Electrum) that work exactly like Bitcoin, but with faster block processing. In addition to these desktop wallets, Feathercoin is supported by various mobile wallets and block explorers.


User Friendly & Secure

Feathercoin wallets are simple and secure as they are always up to date with Bitcoin Core releases. The mobile wallets allow users to spend and receive FTC on the go and if something still isn’t clear, there is a helpful community.

Low Payment Fees

Payments are fast and global with near zero payment fees, so merchants do not have to pass network costs on to their customers. This leaves more money for customers to spend on the things they love.

Fast Settlement

Transactions with Feathercoin are instant, and thanks to Feathercoin’s one minute block times, the settlement of transactions is also just one minute.

OmniLayer for Feathercoin

Asset layer that runs on top of the Feathercoin blockchain allowing user tokens to be created, sent and received. This is the same technology that launched Tether and MaidSafe on Bitcoin.

Automatic Checkpointing

Automatic Checkpointing (ACP) is used to prevent 51% attacks. ACP creates a new checkpoint 5 blocks deep from chain tip, protecting the history of the Feathercoin blockchain.

Hobbyminer friendly

NeoScrypt, the proof of work mining algorithm of Feathercoin, can only be mined with graphics cards. This makes Feathercoin mining possible for enthusiasts all over the world, enabling Feathercoin to be more decentralized.



The following people are independent contributors to Feathercoin:

Peter Bushnell

Peter Bushnell

Founder & Lead Developer

Wolfgang Bremer

Wolfgang Bremer

Research & Development

Oliver Ziegler

Oliver Ziegler

Development & Infrastructure

Ludovic Duvetter

Ludovic Duvetter

Community & Marketing

David Walton

David Walton

Development & Infrastructure


We’re actively developing the Feathercoin applications and surrounding open source projects. You can see the latest activity in the GitHub organisations:

Feathercoin Protocol Features





Feathercoin Applications

The Feathercoin ecosystem consists of various applications ranging from infrastructure software (Feathercoin Core node,  Libbitcoin Server,  fx,  ElectrumX Server,  feathercore),  to desktop wallets (Electrum), mobile wallets Edge and merchant software to accept Feathercoin as a payment (BTCPay). Thanks to the many Feathercoin developers, the number and quality of our applications is always growing.

Feathercoin Core Node

Feathercoin Core is the most used full node software. As a full node, it validates and stores the full blockchain, providing the highest possible security and privacy. It’s intended for power users with technical knowledge.

Linux 32 / 64 / packages

OmniLayer for Feathercoin


OmniFeather is an asset Layer that allows the creation of fixed or managed tokens on top of the Feathercoin blockchain. Included is a decentralised exchange that allows trading of tokens for Feathercoins. Create a token that can either be indivisible or divisible up to eight decimal places. Define a the total number of tokens, token name, category, subcategory, URL and some additional text based data that can be used for things like Proof-of-Existence data.

For more information visit the OmniFeather website.

Libbitcoin Server


Libbitcoin Server is a full Feathercoin, Bitcoin & Litecoin, peer-to-peer node including a high performance blockchain query server. It’s built using the libbitcoin toolkit, a set of cross platform C++ libraries for building Feathercoin, Bitcoin & Litecoin applications. It features no graphical user interface and is intended as a backend service for application developers.

Contributed by the Feathercoin Development Foundation.

Electrum-FTC Wallet


Electrum-FTC is a lightweight Feathercoin wallet for desktop computers. Unlike a full node it doesn’t store the full blockchain but instead stores only the transactions that are relevant for the wallet users, using a technic called SPV. With built-in support for hardware wallets Electrum-FTC is the go-to wallet for securely storing bigger amounts of Feathercoin.

Electrum-FTC is a fork of the Bitcoin Electrum wallet adapted to work with Feathercoin. All improvements which are not related to Feathercoin itself will be made directly in the upstream Electrum repository.

Developed by the Feathercoin Development Foundation.

Edge Mobile Wallet


Edge is the leading multi-currency mobile wallet. It’s simplicity, the automated encrypted backups and the built-in exchange feature, all make it the perfect wallet to get started with Feathercoin.

Gemmer Mobile Wallet


Gemmer is a  multi-currency mobile wallet, that uses the ElectrumX server infrastructure. It’s simplicityand a good  wallet to get started with Feathercoin.

Buy & Trade

Once you’ve got yourself a wallet for storing Feathercoin, you can register at an exchange and start filling up your wallet with Feathercoins of your own. You can buy & trade Feathercoin through the following websites, among others: