About Feathercoin


Feathercoin was perceived as a coin that was 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 generous supply of 336 million coins (of which about 210m are currently in circulation).


With the genesis block and the initial blog post from Peter Bushnell about the release of Feathercoin on bitcointalk dating back to April 16th, 2013 Feathercoin is not only one of the oldest Altcoins but and proved itself by still being actively developed by its founder and a small but strong open-source community contributing to the project.


Feathercoin is an upgraded and customised version of Bitcoin, initially being forked from the Litecoin source code. Thus users have very easy access to two wallets (FeathercoinCore and Electrum) that work exactly like their Bitcoin original with the main difference being Feathercoins fast block processing. In addition to the desktop wallets Feathercoin is supported by various mobile wallets and blockexplorers.


User Friendly & Secure

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

Low Payment Fees

Payments are fast and global with near zero payment fees. Therefore merchants do not have to pass on the cost of business to the customer, meaning they are able to enjoy spending less on the things they love.

Fast Settlement

Transactions with Feathercoin are instant, but additionally, thanks to the fact that the Feathercoin miner create a block every minute, the settlement of transactions is also just one minute. In combination with Automated Checkpointing the maximum security is already reached after just 5 minutes (5 blocks).

In-Store Payments

With it’s low fees and fast settlement Feathercoin is perfect for in-store payments.

Automatic Checkpointing

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

Hobbyminer friendly

NeoScrypt, the proof of work mining algorithm of Feathercoin, can only be mined with graphic cards. This makes it possible to mine Feathercoin for enthusiasts all over to world, making Feathercoin more decentralized and censorship resistant.



The following people are independent contributors to Feathercoin:

Peter Bushnell

Peter Bushnell

Founder & Lead Developer

Tony Doyle

Tony Doyle

Technical Documentation

Wolfgang Bremer

Wolfgang Bremer

Research & Development

Christian Mašek

Christian Mašek


Oliver Ziegler

Oliver Ziegler

Development & Infrastructure

Alexander Brozek

Alexander Brozek


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

  • NeoScrypt Mining Algorithm
  • eHRC (enhanced Hash Rate Compensation)
  • ACP (Advanced Checkpointing)
  • SegWit (Segregated Witness) *
  • CLTV (CheckLockTimeVerify) *
  • CSV (Check Sequence Verify) *



If you would like to integrate Feathercoin, please get in touch with us.

Feathercoin Applications

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

Following a non-complete list of the most important Feathercoin applications:

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

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 backend service for application developers.

Contributed by the Feathercoin Development Foundation.

Coming Soon.

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.

Swan Wallet

Developed by the Feathercoin Development Foundation.

Coming Soon.

Edge Mobile Wallet

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

Buy & Trade

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



Coming soon..


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