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Copyright (c) 2009-2014 Bitcoin Developers

Copyright (c) 2011-2014 Litecoin Developers

Copyright (c) 2022 RK coin Developers

What is Rkcoin?

Rkcoin is a lite version of Bitcoin using scrypt as a proof-of-work algorithm.

  • 2 minute block targets
  • subsidy halves in 420k blocks (~4 years)
  • ~42 million total coins
  • 25 coins per block

Development process

Developers work in their own trees, then submit pull requests when they think
their feature or bug fix is ready.

If it is a simple/trivial/non-controversial change, then one of the Rkcoin
development team members simply pulls it.

If it is a more complicated or potentially controversial change, then the patch
submitter will be asked to start a discussion with the devs and community.

The patch will be accepted if there is broad consensus that it is a good thing.
Developers should expect to rework and resubmit patches if the code doesn’t
match the project’s coding conventions (see doc/coding.txt) or are

The master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be
completely stable. Tags are created
regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of Rkcoin.


Testing and code review is the bottleneck for development; we get more pull
requests than we can review and test. Please be patient and help out, and
remember this is a security-critical project where any mistake might cost people
lots of money.

Automated Testing

Developers are strongly encouraged to write unit tests for new code, and to
submit new unit tests for old code.

Unit tests for the core code are in src/test/. To compile and run them:

cd src; make -f makefile.unix test

Unit tests for the GUI code are in src/qt/test/. To compile and run them:

qmake BITCOIN_QT_TEST=1 -o Makefile.test bitcoin-qt.pro
make -f Makefile.test

Additionally, commands to operate and use the network consist of

cd desktop/rkcoin 
./rkcoin-qt -testnet


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