The Datacoin project started in 2013. Data is stored in the blockchain forever and can be retrieved using a transaction hash as an identifier. Datacoin is a platform that can be used by applications such as torrent trackers, encrypted messaging services, and can be used to store other kinds of small data – all censorship-free.
Developers can store torrent files, certificates, HTML pages and other kinds of meta-information in the Datacoin blockchain. We are aware that the blockchain is the world’s first stateless legal authority and we are very excited to see where Datacoin can go.
Windows users can use a GUI wallet and Linux users can compile datacoin or Datacoin-QT from source (see instructions). Mac users can download Datacoin.dmg. An online wallet is also available. More wallets are in development, and more features are being added, but the wallet’s current functionality is similar to other coins.