Ingenious in design and unbeatable in security, it made companies try to create software that would execute on top of its blockchain to bring decentralization to their own projects. But writing on top of Bitcoin’s blockchain turned out to be a drag: Imagine writing an entire book using only 1’s and 0’s. Just like such binary code, Bitcoin is good at what it does — but adding extra features is just not something it was designed for. Now meet Emercoin. Based on Bitcoin’s original code, it inherits the same security and reliability, but adds flexibility through a number of innovative additions.