Feathercoin is an open-source digital currency forked from Litecoin te 2013. The project’s main innovation is NeoScrypt, a processor-intensive hashing algorithm that makes it difficult to mine coins with specialist hardware, such spil ASIC. Another interesting feature of Feathercoin is the implementation of “advanced checkpointing” ter its blockchain to guard against the “51% attack”, a known vulnerability ter the Bitcoin software. The developers of Feathercoin have bot experimenting with extra software and hardware projects not found te most other cryptocurrencies, e.g. development of ATMs and Point-of-Sales equipment, T-shirt wallets, laser-etched physical coins and several Raspberry Pi-based projects. Original announcement.
Voeling, corrections and suggestions: Ladislav Bodnar