Since Bitcoin network and Bitcoin currency are not so reliable and can't be controlled. Also, they are open source. How difficult it is to use the current client and protocol to create a new, independent currency controlled by me?

I will use such currency as a medium for money transfer. Much like a website money or credit. If I used the current Bitcoin as it is, I would be responsible for all Bitcoins in the world. I want to be responsible for the Bitcoins created by me only. So even if the project will end or the value of Bitcoins goes down, I can then compensate my clients for their loss.

What experience and knowledge needed to accomplish this?(Hardware and Software).

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    It won't really work well for this purpose ... there are simpler methods for achieving this (read about Open Transactions). Also, I believe this question is a duplicate, there was at least one very similar question some months ago.
    – ripper234
    Mar 8, 2012 at 9:52
  • I think it's called Solidcoin ;-)
    – Thilo
    Mar 9, 2012 at 1:24
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    @ripper234 I believe the question you are referring to is this: bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/1409/…
    – ThePiachu
    Mar 10, 2012 at 8:57

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Bitcoin is a decentralised cryptocurrency, meaning there is no central authority to control it. What you need to look into are centralized currencies. If you want to go for the easiest route, all you need is knowledge of programming websites and databases and you can easily make some database storing arbitrary numbers representing an amount of your currency belonging to someone. This, however, would be like Facebook credits, Microsoft Points or the like, not really a cryptocurrency. You could look into centralised cryptocurrencies, like loom.cc . Also worth noting are Open Transactions.

One could, however, create an alternative decentralised cryptocurrency, like SolidCoin, LiteCoin and dozen of others, but that doesn't create as much solutions as it causes problems. If you'd modify the source code you could make it so that only one address is allowed to create coins, but the whole system would be vulnerable to numerous attacks as your computing power might not be enough to secure the system.

All in all, it is not hard to create a centralised currency, but Bitcoin model might not be the best to use for this problem.


There is nothing stopping you from compensating your clients for a loss in Bitcoin with Fiat money.

Do you want to create your own centralized currency? Why? What happen if you die? What stops you from printing endless amounts of it? Why would someone use it and trust it?

If I give you 200.000 of my own private currency to compensate you for a loss in Bitcoin, its only valuable for you if you can get things or services for them.

The Bitcoin network has more mining power than a couple of supercomputers combined which makes it very expensive to bring it down. You would need to invest millions of dollars and many weeks to get that kind of computing power.

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