The Official(est) Coinye Site

Officialy officialler than all the competition

Gayer, fishier, Coinyerer!

Technical Details

Algorithm: Scrypt
Block time: ± 90 Seconds
Max Coins: 133,333,333,333
Difficulty re-target Time: 12 hours (every 480 blocks)
Every 100k blocks, the payout halves
Talk to me like a pro
There's been a buzz lately of the development of a new Coinye wallet! Cool! But it is important to emphasize here that:
- Coinye is open source, anybody can look at the source code and make their own version with changes - this is good.
- Any changes could have side effects, intended or unintended. - this could be bad
- Anything that changes the consensus rules (eg, the block reward or the maturity, or anything else that is checked for by the old wallet), is likely to cause a hard fork, and whatever new chain it creates, is probably not "Coinye"

The keyword always being "decentralized". Never run software unless you absolutely trust it.

Join the IRC Channel right here:

If your browser doesn't support iframes, click here to go to the IRC


Although you should know better than to download dubious software from dubious sites, here are the download links to the wallets. This software is released under some vague go fuck yourself public license. Best of luck.

Windows Installer
The all-in-one installer, read more about it here
Windows (.zip)
The Old And Original One
Linux QT-Wallet
Compiled from source on Ubuntu 14 32bit. May not work on more recent versions of Linux.
Linux Daemon Only
Compiled from source on Ubuntu 14 32bit. May not work on more recent versions of Linux.
Other linux versions:
Support for more linux versions is being improved. There's builds, install notes, scripts, everything your nerdy little linux heart may desire for these Distro's:
Mac OS X
Hey, if you have a Mac... that's okay! Really!!
Download or view the source code on GitHub. (Note that this is actually still the same repo as back when it was announced!


Join us in the chat. Either use the link to a web IRC client, or if you have your own client, go to and /join #CoinyeCoin.
Coinye on BitCoinTalk
A very active place for people to discuss Coinye. Different bounties, developed support and other news is announced here!
The New Block Explorer
Where you can actually see the beating heart of Coinye: the Block Chain!!
Wikipedia: Coinye
That's right! It's on Wikipedia, so it must be true!!!
Coinye on
Home of the reddit Coinye tipperbot and as many gayfish as you can imagine!


Only one faucet still operational... The never-dying GayFishBot:

Tweet your receive address and @gayFishBot, and the GayFishBot will pick up your tweet and reward it with an amount of Coinye (somewhere between 10 and 140 Coinye) and usually an insult or two.


Sometimes when you're unhappy and lonely, and your wallet won't synchronize, know that you're not alone in BrokeBack Ocean. Add these nodes to your config file, to make your wallet connect to active nodes, and make it synchronize again.

The Coinye wallet is based on (an old version of) the LiteCoin wallet. Unfortunately you can't add nodes in the debug-window (yet), but you can add them to your coinyecoin.conf file. On restart the client will try and connect to all nodes specify and ask them for more nodes, so one working node should be enough to get you started. (See these instructions for more info.)


These nodes are updated every hour.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coinye?
Coinye is a cryptocurrency like BitCoin, or rather like LiteCoin. Basically: it's currency using the internet.
Is Kanye West involved?
No, the Coinye is running independendly. Kanye West has clearly inspired the original Coinye, but as he refused to take part in it's development there is no involvement whatsoever.
Where is the REAL official site?
As with all cryptocurrencies, Coinye is just a peer-to-peer network. It runs by itself (or rather it's ran by all its users collectively), so there is no authority to who has the real official site. Incidentally, the guys who started Coinye are still anonymous.
I heard about Coinye and that it died after Kanye sued it?
Lies! Fake news! First of all, Coinye is alive and never stopped. Secondly nobody actually got sued; some angry letters were sent by Kanyes lawyers. The Original Devs left after the first week, and still remain anonymous to this day. Some other people signed some agreement never to get involved in or talk about Coinye again in exchange to not get sued.
What's all this stuff with gay fish and fishsticks
Much of the joke originates from South Park Season 13 episode 5. It's a good place to start.
How do I contact you guys?
Which guys? ;-> See who's online in the Chat