|Titcoin Digital Currency|
Titcoin Brand Logo
|Date of introduction||June 21, 2014|
|Central bank||Decentralized Peer-to-Peer Netswork|
|Titcoin Coin Logo|
Titcoin (Ticker Symbol: TIT) is a type of digital currency called a cryptocurrency that uses pornography on a decentralized peer-to-peer network to manage the issuance of new currency units while simultaneously processing transactions. Titcoin is a derivative of the bitcoin source code with key modifications to the software which greatly improve transaction speeds and network difficulty readjustments. Titcoin is exclusively designed for and marketed towards the adult entertainment industry to allow owners of the currency to pay for adult products and services without the fear of incriminating payment histories appearing on their credit cards.
Titcoin is notable for being the first altcoin fully recognized as a legitimate form of currency by a major industry trade organization. In 2015, Titcoin received two nominations at the 2015 XBIZ Awards ceremony which honors companies that play an essential part in the growth and success of adult entertainment. In 2016, Titcoin was nominated for a second year in a row as Alternative Payment Services Company of the Year at the 2016 XBIZ Awards.
As of Mid-2017, it has a very low total market capitalization of about $100,000 USD. There is no notable trade volume registered.
History[edit | edit source]
Titcoin was founded by three cryptocurrency advocates from New York City: Edward Mansfield, Richard Allen and a third anonymous individual. The founders developed Titcoin for the adult entertainment industry as a cash alternative payment system for performing anonymous transactions. Titcoin allows consumers of adult entertainment to perform transactions without using any personally identifiable information. Titcoin also benefits adult businesses with zero chargebacks and freedom from dealing with traditional financial institutions.
On January 17, 2014, Titcoin was formally revealed to the cryptocurrency community with initial coin specifications and an official launch timeframe.
In September, 2014, former Wall Street stockbroker and Jordan Belfort protégé at Stratton Oakmont, Patrick McDonnell, joined the Titcoin development team as a business development advisor.
On May 29, 2017, Titcoin and its properties were acquired by the adult game development studio Joy-Toilet.
A new version is expected to hit the market in March 2018.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
Titcoin is a bitcoin clone that leverages the same SHA-256 set of cryptographic hash functions. The four key differences between Titcoin and bitcoin are the total number of coins to be issued, the total number of coins rewarded per block, the average block time, and the network difficulty retarget frequency.
|Block Reward||34.5 coins|
|Block Time||1 minute (60 seconds)|
|Total Coin Supply||69 million (69,000,000)|
|Retarget Frequency||Every block (via DigiShield)|
|Halving Interval||500,000 blocks|
|Primary Seed Node||seed.titcoins.info|
Awards and recognition[edit | edit source]
Titcoin has received several award nominations and ratings from notable organizations within the adult entertainment and cryptocurrency industries.
- Alternative Payment Services Company of the Year (Finalist) - 2016 XBIZ Awards
- Alternative Payment Services Company of the Year (Finalist) - 2015 XBIZ Awards
- Innovative Web Product of the Year (Finalist) - 2015 XBIZ Awards
- 5 Plus+ POD Rating - Proof of Developer
Adult cryptocurrencies[edit | edit source]
|Name||Symbol||Algorithm||Total Coins||Blocktime||Creation Date||Launch Date||Status|
|SexCoin||SXC||Scrypt||250 million||1 minute||May 28, 2013||May 28, 2013||Active|
|WankCoin||WKC||SHA-256d||21 million||10 minutes||Jan 10, 2014||May 26, 2014||Dead|
|TitCoin||TIT||SHA-256d||69 million||1 minute||Jan 20, 2014||Jun 21, 2014||Active|
|TittieCoin||TTC||Scrypt||5.6 billion||3 minutes||Jan 27, 2014||Jan 29, 2014||Active|
|GroinCoin||GXG||X11||512 million||2.5 minutes||May 28, 2014||May 28, 2014||Dead|
|XXXCoin||XXX||Scrypt PoW + PoS||50 million||30 seconds||Jun 26, 2014||Jul 27, 2014||Dead|
|AnalCoin||ANAL||SHA-256d||150 thousand POW / 125% POS||60 seconds||Mar 13, 2015||Mar 13, 2015||Inactive|
|DickCoin||SMD||Scrypt||69.7 million||10 seconds||n/a||Apr 26, 2014||Dead|
|FellatioCoin||BLO||Scrypt||210 million||10 minutes||n/a||Jan 15, 2014||Dead|
References[edit | edit source]
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- Titcoin Analysis Paper The Licentious Blockchains: Outlining an Altcoin Subgenre. Banking & Insurance eJournal. Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Date accessed 23 January 2018.
- Maguder, Natasha. "Explainer: How do cryptocurrencies work?". CNN. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- Moore, Lane. "Behind Titcoin, the New Anonymous Currency for Buying Porn". Cosmopolitan Magazine. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
- Lynch, Gerald."Titcoin is the Bitcoin for Porn". Gizmodo UK. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- Johnson, Bob. "'Titcoin' Aiming to Be Adult's Own Cryptocurrency". XBIZ. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Titcoin Receives Two Web & Tech XBIZ Nominations". Payout Magazine. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- Pedersen, Niels. "Titcoin and Coinsnap Nominated for Adult Entertainment Awards". CryptoCoinsNews. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- Mercier Voyer, Stephanie. "Titcoin Is a Brand New Cryptocurrency for Porn Purchases". Vice Magazine. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
- Spitznagel, Eric. "Who Actually Pays for Porn Anymore? An Investigation". Men's Health Magazine. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- Weisman, Carrie. "Porn Gets Its Own Currency". Design & Trend. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Crypto-Currency for the Adult Industry Titcoin Founders Interviewed". SoundCrave Magazine. Retrieved 28 August 2014.
- "Your complete A-Z guide to cryptocurrencies". The Kernel. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- Stryker, Kitty. "The adult industry's growing war over Titcoin". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- Beech, Richard. "Introducing Titcoin: The new currency only for adults". The Daily Mirror. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
- "Titcoin (TIT) - Pre-Launch Announcement". CryptoCoinTalk. Retrieved 17 January 2014.
- Chang, Lulu. ""Titcoin" Is A Bitcoin-Esque Currency For Porn, And Only Porn, And We Can't Even". Bustle Magazine. Retrieved 23 June 2014.
- "Titcoin TIT Information [New Wallet Available | Fork to Occur Tue Aug 26 at 1200GMT]". Crypto RSS. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
- Giles, Jeff. "Wolf of Wallstreet – Patrick McDonnell interview" Major Mindjob. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
- Blue, Violet. "Why Is Wall Street Taking ‘Titcoin’ Seriously?". Playboy Magazine. Retrieved 24 October 2014.
- "Patrick 'The Coyote of Wall Street' McDonnell Joins Titcoin". AVN. Retrieved 9 September 2014.
- XBIZ. "Joy-Toilet Acquires Titcoin". XBIZ. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
- "TIT – Titcoin". Altcoin.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
- "Meet porn's new cryptocurrency, Titcoin". Times Live. Retrieved 24 June 2014.
- Buntinx, JP. "TitCoin - A Legit Cryptocurrency Contender In The Adult Entertainment Space?". CryptoArticles. Retrieved 15 September 2014.
- "Titcoin TIT Information". CryptoCoinTalk. Retrieved 19 January 2014
- "(TIT) Titcoin Proof of Developer Rating".
- The Licentious Blockchains: Outlining an Altcoin Subgenre. Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Date accessed 23 January 2018.
- Soh, Stephanie. "Nine of the weirdest cryptocurrencies". GQ Magazine. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
- "SexCoin Block Explorer".
- "WankCoin Block Explorer".
- "Titcoin Block Explorer".
- "TittieCoin Block Explorer".
- "GroinCoin Block Explorer".
- "XXXCoin Block Explorer".
- "AnalCoin Block Explorer".
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