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An open-source Bitcoin solution written in Go language (golang).

Can be built for every platform that has a working Go compiler.

Gocoin is licensed under GPL version 3.



  • All the unspent outputs are kept in memory, so switching between different wallets is very fast.
  • Allows a user to limit the upload and download network bandwidth used by the client.


  • For security reasons, it is supposed to be used with an offline (never connected to a network) PC.
  • The wallet is deterministic and a seed password based, so as long as you remember the seed password, you do not need to backup it, ever.
  • Additionally you can import private keys for your existing bitcoin wallet.
  • Has very low hardware requirements, so you can use it with i.e. Raspberry Pi


The client node requires 64-bit platform and at least 4GB of system memory.


  • No GUI
  • Works only with entire (mined) blocks - does not rely transactions, except from sending own transactions to the network
  • Requires a file system that supports large files (bigger than 4GB)


Gocoin was written by a single person for a private purposes. The software's first public release was announced in May 2013 on Bitcointalk forum.

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