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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.