Her majesty – Cryptocurrency

When the bitcoin appeared for the first time in 2009, not too many people could guess that the cryptocurrency market will explode through the next few years, and that for more than 8 years it will cost over 20000 dollars. Beside the bitcoin, today there are so many others cryptocurrencies, which are also called alternative and are used for various purposes and which values vary all the time based on their offer and demand on the global crypto stock market.

However, it seems that the so-called “insidious” presence of the payment systems in all states is not the only revolutionary thing that is happening to us. Not even the payment method that drives crazy all the banks across the world are as revolutionary as they seem, but it is about the cryptocurrency technology, which has changed the global economy and something even more important is the “threat” to modify the modern communications and financial flows.

During all these years many experts in the field of advanced information technologies tried to explain how the cryptocurrency worked, but with no big success. People are generally close-minded when it comes to the use of the cryptocurrency. They are basically attached to the traditional ways of financial transactions, such as paying in cash or with a credit card.

It looks like people, even the financial institutions, have not recovered yet from the “shock” they had from the use of the internet technology in the banking and generally throughout the whole financial sphere. Nowadays, modern trade is far more complex than it used to be before the appearance of the internet. Practically, anyone can trade with anyone, anywhere and anytime. In order to approve the transactions more easily we rely on governments and banks or the so-called third parties and authorities. All information for the transactions is held in super protected servers, which are updated with the newest software and mainly are unavailable to the general public.

In one of these seemingly “relaxed situation” we have a guest – Her Majesty – cryptocurrency or for better understanding the bitcoin (although we should not equalize these two terms). In this case, banks are all the million computers across the world, which are connected through the internet. These computers are called nodes. Not even that these computers mark all transactions between all participants which are involved in the trade, but what more important is that these transactions are public and can be checked whenever. Of course, there are no names, addresses, phone numbers etc., but each participant is identified by the unique wallet number. This means that all data is recorded in a perfect way, but at the same time all our personal data is protected. In fact, the address is a combination of small and capital letters and numbers, which do not associate anyway to the identity of the participant. Once given address of the wallet is unique all over the world (and beyond) and cannot be assigned to anyone else – ever.

The question pops up: What will happen if a computer stops working? The answer is simple – nothing. All information for the transaction is kept in a distributed network (ledger), which is provided with help of distributed chain, called blockchain. The method of adding the transactions in this chain is performed by certain algorithms (for example, the bitcoin is SHA256 algorithm), as well based on certain functions, which are also called hash functions (but this is more of a professional aspect that we will not elaborate here). With help of these algorithms and functions, the transactions are enrolled (added) in the chain in blocks, in a way that is impossible to prepare a reversible function. This means that if we know the output quantity, based on it, there is no way to find out the input information, which in fact is the main goal and characteristic of the cryptography, from where the name of these currencies derives.

All transactions (blocks) are not downloading from a web server as it is done with regular use of internet on a daily basis, where the data are downloaded from one central server, but the downloading is at the same time with the other participants in the network across the world (something like peer to peer communication). This way each transaction or block is synchronized at every participant-node. For example, if we have 100 million participants in the network (miners, web developers, wallets, markets etc.) all of them own a complete copy of the chain and synchronize after the principle of the peer to peer communication.


This is how a network is formed, which is distributed to all participants within the network and when it is about the bitcoin. As we already said, the blockchain contains blocks, which beside the information for the transactions also contain much other information for the previous transactions, as well as referent connection with the previous bock(s), this way making a chain – from where the name itself derives. All nodes, participants in the network, own a complete copy of this chain. In order to verify a transaction, highly sophisticated mathematical principles are used, as well as algorithms and operations that are performed by certain participants in the network, called Miners.

Verifying the transactions and the blocks, in fact, means that the nodes match automatically with the current blockchain by the principle of consensus. If anyone tries to enter an invalid transaction or to change any transaction, the nodes will not come to a consensus and those transactions will not be added to the chain. Every block contains data for the previous blocks and transactions, so it is impossible (or completely unprofitable) to make modification to some of the previous blocks or transactions. This means that for a change of a previous block, all following blocks in the chain should be also changed, and at the same time the whole computer power is bigger than that one of the other participants in the network. This possibility is smaller than the one that in the next 2 seconds the Earth will be destroyed by a meteor. Bearing in mind that generating each block means a huge amount of energy consumed in the mining, even the attempt to corrupt a transaction is unthinkable.

This way all participants – nodes give a certain stamp, confirming that all transactions and blocks, which are added to the chain, are valid and correct. What is even more important in the whole story is that all of this is decentralized and that even the author himself has no control and cannot change it. Thus, it is certain that all participants have access to a unique and reliable source of information. Also, for keeping the network in condition, there is an award for all participants, which is given for each generated block (currently it is 12.5 bitcoins for one block). The award is distributed to all participants (miners), depending on the share they had at the time the block was generated (found). This way, every moment a certain number of bitcoins is circulating in the network, which prevents internal inflation.

From all of the above-said it appears that for blockchain technology, the bitcoin is less important, meaning it is just one kind of blockchain technology application, which is much wider than the financial one. The software is not interested on how much dollars or euros are one bitcoin worth. Each bitcoin is containing 100 million units, called Satoshi after the name of the founder. Each part of these 100 million units can be programed and identified. This means that every participant can program each of these units to represent cent, dollar, kilowatt hour of electric energy, address, phone number, digital certificate and much more. This way the bitcoin can indicate many other kinds of properties.

At the end we can conclude that the use of this technology can be found in different spheres outside the cryptocurrency. For example, companies can program the budget for various needs, as employee salaries, material cost, sales etc. The work in many state institutions, such as cadasters, statistics, elections etc. can be improved, so the corruption of the state apparatus would be significantly reduced. Having in mind the three major advantages in terms of ordinary database, and they are: it is completely decentralized – it is not controlled by third parties (states, goverments); security is at the highest level and almost impossible to corrupt (in fact, from the first appearance on the market there is not one of hacking); and the transactions are taking place almost in real-time, blockchain technology is considered to be introduced by some of the largest banks in the world. Isn’t it hypocritical?

Bearing in mind that nowadays many people have very powerful devices in their pockets, using the Blockchain technology they could contribute a lot and form a completely new decentralized internet.

Although all of these ideas and resumes are still impossible to be implemented due to the insufficient development and interest in the blockchain technology (which is perfectly fine for some people), it is certain that in future, many of the devices that we use will work on software based on the Blockchain technology and of course it will find much bigger application that is well deserved anyway.

What is Balkancoin?

Every successful project begins with a great idea, a small amount of money and hundreds of sleepless nights. That is exactly what happened with our project – Balkan coin. We are a group of developers ( data center Beyond.pl), marketing workers and web developers (Cybersport.io) from the Balkans, which were dedicated to this idea several years ago, but the final realization came at the end of 2017, which on the other hand proved to be a boom year for all other crypto currencies, especially for the Bitcoin, ethereum monero etc.

Balkancoin is an open decentralized cryptocurrency. Anyone interested can join Balkancoin network and take part in currency development. As well as the Internet, Balkancoin is international by its nature.

Balkancoin allows safe and secure transactions around the globe and offers the convenience of instant fee-free money transactions.In order to distinguish Balkancoin network from Balkancoin currency, the latter is referred to as BKC. For instance, current Balkancoin emission rate is approx. 82 BKC each 30 seconds.

Why Balkancoin?

The long-standing experience of the developer’s team (certainly incorporating all the achievements in the cryptocurrency field of which even the greatest experts came to), may not be a guarantee for the development of this cryptocurrency, but it certainly provides a solid base for its rise and finding a well-deserved place in the cryptocurrency world.

In the next stages of the currency implementation, we will provide one more important feature, which in fact is the humanitarian character of the coin. We predict, of course based on given criteria, that part of the funds that would be collected in form of fee of the transactions, in the future will be donated to socially vulnerable groups (which by the way are many in the Balkans and beyond), as well for one-time payment in certain natural disasters and catastrophes.

Uniqueness of Balkancoin

But who told that Balkancoin is a unique currency in its nature, or Balkancoin project must somehow be special?

“It is neither the best currency in the world, nor do we want to compete with all the other more than a thousand currencies that currently exist and perhaps will be many more in the future.
In its purpose, creation and use of the Balkancoin doesn’t differ from any other currency. And why would it differ? When an idea (blockchain technology and Bitcoin as its first and most popular child) which basically is genius, is realized almost perfectly, a real demagogy would be to claim that our currency is unique or our project is special in this manner. And you’ll agree this statement is not missing in almost any other cryptocurrencies.”

But are they special? How are they special?

Everyone wants to hear that a project is unique and reliable, and especially if it is stated by “experts” or developers. These statements are most often used as an alibi for wrongly invested money. You will not get alibi here.
If you are looking for something else – there are thousands of other projects. Finally the choice is always yours.


We know that mining is one (if not the most important) link in the process of functioning of each crypto-currency. As bigger the number of miners gets, as more the reliability increases and the confidence and the consistence of the coin itself as well as the entire network. The transactions are taking place easier, the transactions are more reliable, and the overall synchronization between the wallets. That is exactly why our motto is “miners never enough”. Therefore, we are ready to meet all those who want to participate in our project through mining, all that with one goal – to eliminate all dilemmas and suspicions about whether to mine this coin or not.

Happy Mining!

Official pools(all fee goes for maintenance and developing):

  • pool.balkancoin.org – located in EU
  • pool2.balkancoin.org – located in USA

Pools that donate for developing:

  • bkc.go-mine.it

Other pools:

  • npool.pw

All given examples are for mining on the pool bkc.mininggood.com on port 5585. If you wish to mine on other pool you have to replace us2.mininggood.com with your favorite pool stratum address and port.

AMD Mining

If you mine with AMD Graphic cards we recommend AMDXMR Miner.

Your start bat file should look like this:
AMDXMRMiner -p miner.balkancoin.org:5585 -w bkc1mLi1K7g1qwjMQXchUZNmnVHZKeFskCFPBEMafDibZ1bUSRYtfnjG5fQYmSyQdbE1RhSquvo2X3CYenvdzhQh98wW7vfYw1 -psw x

Do not forget to edit bat file and replace given example address with your wallet address.

Nvidia Mining

If you mine with NVIDIA Graphic cards you can use CCMINER.

Your start bat file should look like this:
ccminer-x64 -a cryptonight -o stratum+tcp://miner.balkancoin.org:5585 -u bkc1mLi1K7g1qwjMQXchUZNmnVHZKeFskCFPBEMafDibZ1bUSRYtfnjG5fQYmSyQdbE1RhSquvo2X3CYenvdzhQh98wW7vfYw1 -p x

Do not forget to edit bat file and replace given example address with your wallet address.

You can use also XMRIG-NVIDIA. If this a case you should edit config file with any text editor and replace given example wallet address with your wallet address.

Our Technical Specifications


Transactions in Balkancoin are untraceable and unlinkable. Balkancoin provides complete anonymity and privacy using cryptographic technology ring signatures.


Unique one-time addresses and ring signatures of transactions are providing resistance to blockchain analysis.

Safety and reliability

The reliability of Balkancoin is defined by total computational power of all the computers that take part in transactions processing. The greater the processing power, the more reliable the network.


Balkancoins are gradually getting more expensive over time, since the emission is limited to ~690 million BKC. The number of Balkancoin emitted each 30 seconds is slightly decreasing. As a result BKC gains value and exchange rate increase.


Initial release

First official version of Balkancoin was released and first block was mined. After checking that everything is working fine the official website, pools and explorers…

New difficulty algorithm

A new difficulty algorithm was introduced in order for the Balkancoin network to be more resistant to attackers with huge hash rate that would go…

Balkancoin placed on the first exchange

Balkancoin was placed on the first exchange Crypto Hub. Although a little bit early according to our way of thinking the community rushed us to…

New LWMA difficulty algorithm

Another hard fork that implemented LWMA or Linearly Weighted Moving Average difficulty algorithm for further improvements of difficulty adjustment according to miners hashing power. It…

Balkancoin placed on the second exchange

Balkancoin was placed for trading on the second exchange TradeOgre. Again thru implications, help and reactions from some of the members BKC was added for…

Balkancoin placed on the third exchange

Balkancoin was placed for trading on the third exchange Altex. This is a relatively new exchange with big potential. Placement on this exchange was done…

BKC Signal Service

This is one of the projects for real use of Balkancoin digital asset as a payment for a unique web service. BKC Signal will be…

Balkancoin mobile wallet

A full mobile wallet will be released that will enable users to send and receive transactions from their mobile devices. This will not be an…

BKC Exchange open source project

Although we are against using crypto assets for the only purpose to make a profit in fiat currency we encourage exchanging crypto assets between each…

BKC Social Service

Online service for social leverage that will use BKC as a payment option. There are already services of this kind but you can only exchange…

BKC Smart service and devices

This will be the hardest project to realize because a hardware monitoring devices will need to be produced. Those will be mini computers, something like…


29 August 2018
  • CLI version 1.5.3 released.
  • GUI version 1.2.8 released.
  • Balkancoin [BKC] network updated to the latest version 1.5.3.
  • This is a mandatory update for the upcoming hard fork on block 720000 that implements new difficulty algo LWMA-2 and adaptive fees.
24 June 2018
  • Balkancoin GUI version 1.2.7 released.
15 June 2018
  • Balkancoin CLI version 1.5.2 released.
22 May 2018
  • Balkancoin roadmap released: https://www.balkancoin.org/roadmap
5 May 2018
  • Balkancoin is placed for trading on https://altex.exchange/markets&pair=BTC_BKC
4 May 2018
  • Balkancoin is placed for trading on https://tradeogre.com/exchange/BTC-BKC
8 April 2018
  • CLI version 1.5.1 released.
  • GUI version 1.2.6 released.
  • Balkancoin [BKC] network updated to the latest version 1.5.1.
  • This is a mandatory update for the upcoming hard fork on block 350000 that implements new difficulty algo LWMA.
4 March 2018
  • Balkancoin is placed for trading on https://cryptohub.online/market/BKC
25 February 2018
  • Balkancoin GUI Wallet version 1.2.5 is released.
24 January 2018
  • Starting from 6 PM UTC time there will be short interruptions of network services(nodes, explorers and pools) because of upgrading to the latest version of Balkancoin.
21 January 2018
  • At about 7 AM UTC time a hard fork will be automatically done at block height 60k. Cryptonote blockchain version will be changed in order for the network to better adapt difficulty when miners with high hash rate start mining.
15 January 2018
  • Release version 1.2.3.
  • If you get SSL error please redownload the latest binaries.
7 January 2018
  • Release version 1.2.2 made.
3 January 2018
  • Additional changes made.
  • Still testing version.
12 December 2017
  • Forked Karbowanec repository.
31 December 2017
  • First test version compiled.