The Birth of Walruscoin

The Walrus Association of America is proud to announce the creation and birth of our very own cryptocurrency, Walruscoin! After much time spent attempting to produce a valid MerkleRoot hash, the genesis block was mined at precisely 1400237336 (that’s Friday, 16 May 2014 10:48:56 GMT for those of you who can’t read Epoch time). While the *nix daemons were built quickly and easily, it was another 3 days before a usable OSX Qt client was built and 7 days before Walruscoin-qt for Windoze was “finalized”.1

walruscoin splash

The wallet art was done by our very own answers and prominently features the profile of a glorious walrus. While the source code and client are not being released to the public at this time, you may contact us for a copy if you are interested.

  • Genesis block nTime: 1400237336
  • Genesis block MerkleRoot: 0x5ab5c473bfb59e2e8e1f071e248a0627be70a8a6bfa78f71494055d038908c98
  • Retarget Timespan: 1 Hour
  • Block Time Target: 5.75 Minutes

1 I say “finalized” because it’s hugely unstable and crashes if you so much as think something it doesn’t like.

2 thoughts on “The Birth of Walruscoin

  1. This is exciting news indeed! Now hurry up and hop on board, everyone! Walruscoin is tantamount to digital PLATINUM! You won’t want to miss out!

    You can also use “real” money and donate to our causes.

    1. Precisely! It’s going to be so awesome, but because we love all of our followers, we will be making a limited number of Walruscoins available in our very own shop! Get yours today using your stupid, regular cash and credit cards!

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