Basics

The kitchen sink

Mission

We are using Pigeoncoin, a mineable cryptocurrency, to build a social network which will never have to collect user data to pay the bills.

Name

Pigeons have been used throughout history to send messages. We’re applying the pigeon’s legacy to modern communications.

Get involved

We hang out on Discord, make announcements on Twitter, and can occasionally be found on Telegram. All official social media accounts can be found in our footer.

Wallet

We release wallets for macOS, Windows, and Linux. These can be found on our front page.

Mining

Our community has created GPU mining software for Nvidia and AMD GPUs, with software available for Linux and Windows. See our front page for links.

Exchanges

Our official exchanges are CryptoBridge and QBTC. You can trade Pigeoncoin (PGN) against Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ravencoin, and CNYT.

Technology

The nitty gritty

Consensus

We use the proof-of-work Satoshi blockchain because, quite frankly, it is proven to work. With nine years of battle hardened security, we can rely on it as a source of truth.

Algorithm

We debuted X16S (shuffle) as an improved version of X16R (random). We improved hashrate and power consistency with no drawbacks. We are proud to have our algorithm listed under the MIT license. We believe that any coin forking away from specific hardware will benefit from using X16S as a wrapper for their existing algorithm. If you are a coin founder with questions about this, please reach out via Discord.

Difficulty

We debuted the LWMA (linear-weighted moving-average) difficulty algorithm at block 111,222. This algorithm uses the last 45 blocks to calculate the new target, setting a new difficulty each block. This has provided difficulty stability that is simply unmatched by any other method. We recommend the LWMA algorithm to coins of any size.

Supply

We issue 5000 PGN per block, with a blocktime of one minute, and a halving interval of approximately 4 years. Maximum supply is approximately 21B, of which only 2% has been issued so far.