Counterparty extends Bitcoin
in powerful ways.

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Counterparty extends Bitcoin’s functionality by “writing in the margins” of regular Bitcoin transactions, opening the door for innovation and advanced features not possible with ordinary Bitcoin software.

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The Counterparty Platform

The Protocol

The technology that allows Counterparty nodes to communicate with each other via the Bitcoin blockchain.


Create your own digital tokens in a matter of seconds, which can represent anything and are easily exchanged peer-to-peer.


The native currency of Counterparty, used for advanced features and representing stake in the protocol.

The Counterparty Features

Counter Party Wallets

Secure, fast, and user-friendly web, browser and mobile wallets that provide all the power of Counterparty.

Bitcoin Aware

Counterparty smart contracts are Bitcoin aware and can also interact directly with Counterparty tokens.

Lightning Network

Payment channels support will allow rapid exchange of assets and are compatible with the Lightning Network. Coming soon!

Asset Creation

Custom named assets can be created for a small anti-spam fee and numerical assets are free to create.

Decentralized Exchange

Exchange assets trustlessly using the Counterparty’s DEx (Decentralized Exchange).

Secure and Open Source

All Counterparty software is open source and has been formally reviewed by several well-known Bitcoin security experts since it’s release in January 2014.

Counterparty-lib 9.60.1 released!

Today counterparty-lib releases version 9.60.1 which includes a number of bug fixes, updates, and new features including: Fixed full-parse / reparse issues - [more info] Bumped Bitcoin Core version to 24.0 - [more info] Added `validate` action to fednode to validate...

Counterparty Newsletter – December 2022

A little later than usual - here’s December’s Counterparty Newsletter. Check out some recent news below: Community Updates Bassmint News - Genesis Collection Drops!The Bassmint project has dropped their Genesis collection showcasing the earliest musicians supporting...

Counterparty Newsletter – November 2022

Check out some recent news below: Community Updates updatesThe list has recently been updated. Feel free to browse and visit projects using Counterparty. You may find something new that interests you! New additions this month...


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