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*[[DigiByte_vs_Bitcoin|DigiByte vs Bitcoin]] (Why you would choose DigiByte over Bitcoin)  
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Revision as of 08:27, 18 November 2019

DigiByte Introduction

DigiByte (DGB) is a decentralized global UTXO PoW based blockchain (just like Bitcoin) with a focus on Cyber Security, DigiAssets, Payments & Secure Communications Technologies.

The DigiByte blockchain was developed in 2013 and released in January 2014 by Jared Tate (Creator & Founder of DigiByte) with an open-source protocol.

Although based on Bitcoin, adjustments in the code allow for improved functionality, including 15-second block time, real-time difficulty adjustment and improved security.

Because of these adjustments in the code, DigiByte is very suitable for facilitating fast and secure transactions.

DigiByte is also the first major Altcoin to successfully activate SegWit (April 2017), MultiAlgo mining (September 2014), DigiShield (February 2014) and Odocrypt (July 2019).

Since 2014, many other blockchains like Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Zcash & Dogecoin have adopted DigiByte technology such as DigiShield.

DigiByte has never been funded through an ICO, presale or token sale, nor is there a private company controlling the DigiByte Blockchain in line with our vision for a decentralized digital future.

DGB is the Digital Asset/ Cryptocurrency with a 1000:1 ratio to BTC that is being mined over 21 years (2014-2035) with a max supply of 21Billion in the year 2035. When mass adoption arrives, average people can still afford to buy an entire DigiByte.

With DigiAssets you can build on top of DigiByte, because it is a secure, scalable secondary layer on top of the global DigiByte blockchain that allows for the decentralized issuance of assets, tokens, smart contracts, digital identity and much more.

DigiByte have had 285,000 + full node downloads since 2017.

As of today (9 October 2019) 12,000 nodes are active world-wide & the network is distributed by 5 parallel cryptographic hashing algorithms (PoW) which secure the network and make it truly un-hackable.

DigiByte transactions are nearly instantaneous and it takes 15 seconds for a first confirmation, this makes DigiByte 40x faster than Bitcoin.

Thanks to DigiSpeedDigiByte can scale On-Chain with 1066 TPS SegWit weighted, with fees being as low as 0,01 ct USD.

The security of the network, it's incredible speed (40 x faster than Bitcoin) & low fees makes DigiByte very suitable for performing fast and safe transactions.

As of October 9th 2019 DigiByte has a total market cap of over US $104 million, but has reached a peak of $1.3B in the past. It is the world's longest, fastest and most secure UTXO(Unspent transaction output) PoW (Proof of Work) based blockchain in existence.

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DigiByte Technical Specifications


Plural DigiBytes
Ticker symbol DGB
Currency symbol Ɗ (Unicode: U+018A)
Precision 10−8


mDGB (miliDigiByte) 1/1000
µDGB (microDigiByte) 1/1000000
ɗSats (digiSatoshi, Digis) 1/100000000


Original author(s) Jared Tate
White Paper "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System"
Implementation(s) DigiByte Protocol (DigiByte Blockchain code only)
DigiByte Core (DigiByte Core projects & repositories)
Initial release 1.0 / 10 January 2014 (5 years ago)
Latest release 7.17.2 / 3 May 2019 (6 months ago)
Development status Active
Website DigiByte.io


Ledger start 10 January 2014 (5 years ago)
Genesis block hash "USA Today: 10/Jan/2014, Target: Data stolen from​ up to 110M customers"
Ledger type Public, Decentralized, UTXO based, Multi-Algorithm.
Timestamping scheme Proof-of-work (Partial hash inversion)
Hash function Five individual SHA256ScryptOdocryptSkein & Qubit
Issuance schedule Decentralized (block reward) Initially Ɗ72,000 per block, 1% reduced every month.
Block reward 643.60 DGB (October 2019)
Block time 15 seconds, (75 seconds per Algo)
Algorithm block share 20% Block Share per Algorithm (5)
Difficulty retarget Every 1 Block, 5 Separate Difficulties, 1 For each Mining Algo.
Block size and capacity Max block size 1MB. 1066 TPS with SegWit weighted.
Block explorer digiexplorer.info
Circulating supply 12,356,210.050 (October 2019)
Supply limit Ɗ21,000,000,000 (Supply limit reached in 2035)
Address formats "D" prefix Legacy, "S" prefix p2sh MultiSig/SegWit, "dgb1" prefix bech32 native SegWit
SegWit support Yes. First major Altcoin to successfully activate SegWit. (April 2017)
5x Hard forks DigiShieldMultiAlgoMultiShieldDigiSpeed & Odocrypt
4x Soft forks DigiSync, CSV, NVersionBitsDandelion++

Contribute Today

Start contributing to DigiByte core development today or begin building your own application on top of the DigiByte blockchain. 

Everyone that is working on DigiByte is an unpaid volunteer who devoted their time and skills to a project they believe in.

DigiByte Official Developers Telegram 🛠 (Communicate with other DigiByte developers)

Current version: v7.17.2 (Current version of the DigiByte Blockchain)

DigiByte Protocol GitHub (DigiByte Blockchain code only)

DigiByte Core GitHub (DigiByte Core projects & repositories)

DigiAssets Protocol GitHub (Secure, scalable secondary layer on top of the global DigiByte blockchain that allows for the decentralized issuance of assets, tokens, smart contracts, digital identity and much more)

DigiByte Media Kit GitHub (Logos, Icons & More)

DigiByte Integration Guide v1.4 (Integrate DigiByte, DGB in your platform)

This wiki is run by the DigiByte community and is open to be added to (After email verification), so in the spirit of decentralization, contributions are also available by anyone. Please avoid shameless self-promotion and referral links.

DigiByte Support

DigiByte Framework 

DigiByte Accomplishments 

  • Roadmap and Milestones (Future progress, events & developments that are completed) 
  • CyberSecurity Solutions (Cybersecurity cryptographic protocols built on top of the DigiByte Blockchain)
  • Decentralisation (Key attributes that have made DigiByte Decentralized)
  • Fast transaction times (Key attributes that created Fast Transaction Times for DigiByte)
  • Low Fees (Key attributes that created Low Fees for DigiByte)
  • On Chain Scalability (Why DigiByte scales On-chain vs Off-chain)
  • Robust security + The Immutable Ledger (Key attributes that have made Robust Security + Immutable Ledger for DigiByte)
  • DigiShield (DigiByte First Hard fork)
  • MultiAlgo (DigiByte Second Hard fork)
  • MultiShield (DigiByte Third Hard fork)
  • DigiSpeed (DigiByte Fourth Hard fork)
  • Odocrypt (DigiByte Fifth Hard fork)
  • DigiAssets (Secure, scalable secondary layer on top of the global DigiByte blockchain that allows for the decentralized issuance of assets, tokens, smart contracts, digital identity and much more)
  • Digi-ID (The blockchain-based cryptographic solution to handling user authentication. Powered by the DigiByte blockchain.)
  • DigiSync (DigiByte First Soft fork)
  • CSV (DigiByte Second Soft fork)
  • NVersionBits (DigiByte Third Soft fork)
  • Dandelion++ (DigiByte Fourth Soft fork)

DigiByte Guides

DigiByte Ecosystem

DigiByte Mining

DigiByte Community

  • Social Media (Primary social media platforms to keep up with the latest news)
  • Telegram Groups (Most popular way to engage with the DigiByte Global Community)
  • Regional Websites (DigiByte Community in different countries or regions)

DigiByte Marketing

DigiByte Related Websites

DigiByte Articles

DigiByte FAQs

  • FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)