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Alias is a Secure Proof-of-Stake (PoSv3) Network with Anonymous Transaction Capability.

Alias utilizes a range of proven cryptographic techniques to achieve un-linkable, un-traceable and anonymous transactions on its underlaying blockchain and also protects the users identity by running all the network nodes as Tor hidden services.


  • SPDX-FileCopyrightText: © 2020 Alias Developers
  • SPDX-FileCopyrightText: © 2016 SpectreCoin Developers
  • SPDX-FileCopyrightText: © 2014 ShadowCoin Developers
  • SPDX-FileCopyrightText: © 2014 BlackCoin Developers
  • SPDX-FileCopyrightText: © 2013 NovaCoin Developers
  • SPDX-FileCopyrightText: © 2011 PPCoin Developers
  • SPDX-FileCopyrightText: © 2009 Bitcoin Developers

SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT


Key Privacy Technology

Anonymous token creation: Through the use of dual key stealth technology, Alias provides the ability to generate ‘private coins’ by consuming 'public coins'. Private coins can then be sent through an implementation of ring signatures based on the Cryptonote protocol to eliminate any transaction history. The wallet offers the opportunity to transfer your balance between public coins and private coins. We are currently working on improving this technology for better functionality and privacy.

Built in Tor: The Alias software offers a full integration of Tor so that the Alias client runs exclusively as a Tor hidden service using a .onion address to connect to other clients in the network. Your real IP address is therefore protected at all times.

Basic Coin Specs V3/V4

Algo PoSv3/PoAS
Block Time 96 Seconds
Difficulty Retargeting Every Block (Moving average of last 24 hours)
Initial Coin Supply 20,000,000 ALIAS
Funding Coin Supply 3,000,000 ALIAS
Max Coin Supply (PoS Phase) 3 private or 2 public coins reward per block, depending on what you're staking
Min Stake Maturity 450 blocks (~12 hours)
Min SPECTRE Confirmations 10 blocks
Base Fee 0.0001 ALIAS
Max Anon Output 1000
Ring Size fix 10

Further documentation

For detailed description and further documentation have a look at our Wiki.

Like to build from source? Go straight to these pages there:

  • Build on and for Windows
  • Build on and for Mac
  • Separate pages for different flavours of Linux are also available there

UI development

The following files where maintained on the separate Git repository alias-wallet-ui:

  • src/qt/res/assets/*
  • src/qt/res/index.html
  • spectre.qrc

Do not modify them here!

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