This article serves as a rectification for another article I had posted late yesterday evening, which has since then been removed. SuperCoin was accused of having hidden coins in the source code, but after further investigation, these claims are completely false.
While browsing both BitcoinTalk and Twitter late last night, I had noticed there was some commotion going on about SuperCoin, and the fact that an exchange had apparently found discrepancies in the coin’s source code.
After a few minutes of reading and browsing I came across a post stating : “ The exchange has found that, while there should only be 50 million coins in total, the source code indicates there will be 150 million blocks. There is no hidden pre-mine, but these blocks could be mined at any time.”
So, as a good journalist I checked the source, which did seem to originate from said exchange, and wrote an article about these accusations. My intention was to warn people , and well, who doesn’t trust the word from an exchange when they review the source code, right?
A few minutes later, this same exchange claimed that we were all misinformed and they had never said such a thing. The original post on which I had based my SuperCoin article, had also been conveniently deleted on BitcoinTalk. Suspicious?
There is a chance that, when people started quoting the original post, some details were altered. I can’t verify who made the mistake,or where it was made.
As far as I could trace it back, which was the original post, it clearly said there WAS something wrong with SuperCoin. It is possible I have made a mistake too, as I am after all human. Regardless of who was at fault, I would like to apologise to the entire SuperCoin community.
The bottom line is this : there is nothing wrong with SuperCoin. The source code has been vetted by two independent experts, Crypto Cobain and Bryce Weiner. They couldn’t find anything wrong with the code.
Once again, my most humble apologies to the entire SuperCoin community, as well as all our readers here at CryptoArticles. Taking someone’s word for something, regardless of their status, does not equal they are right every time.
I hope you guys can all forgive me, and it’s ok if you hold a grudge for a while.