The sidecar to Bitcoin's motorcycle.

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Bitcoin sidecar

The sidecar to Bitcoin's motorcycle.

Sidecoin is a fork of Bitcoin v. 0.9.1 that allows you to take a snapshot of Bitcoin's current distribution and load it into a new blockchain. Want to know more? Check out our whitepaper!

Our Bitcoin snapshot.


- P2P port: 6543 (16543 for testnet)
- RPC port: 6544 (16544 for testnet)


If you're on a somewhat recent version of Ubuntu, you can install using:

$ ./

OS X Build Instructions

Use brew to get boost.

Install using:

sudo ./configure --with-boost=/usr/local/Cellar/boost/1.55.0_2/ --with-incompatible-bdb --with-qt

Make the sidecoin directory in /Users/username/Library/Application\ Support/Sidecoin

Copy the sidecoin.conf file to that directory. Then create a directory in that directory called balances and place the balances.txt file inside.

Questions? Email Joey ( or Jack (