What is GoByte?

GoByte aims to be the most user-friendly and scalable payments-focused cryptocurrency in the world. The GoByte network features instant transaction confirmation, double spend protection, optional privacy equal to that of physical cash, a self-governing, self-funding model driven by incentivized full nodes and a clear roadmap for on-chain scaling to up to 400MB blocks using custom-developed open source hardware. While GoByte is based on Bitcoin and compatible with many key components of the Bitcoin ecosystem, its two-tier network structure offers significant improvements in transaction speed, privacy and governance. This section of the documentation describes these and many more key features that set GoByte apart in the blockchain economy.

Check out the official GoByte website to learn how individuals and businesses can use GoByte. The videos, links and documentation collected here can help you get started, or use the table of contents on the left to find a specific topic of interest. New users may be interested in getting started with an appropriate wallet, learning about how to buy GoByte and where to spend GoByte, learning about safety or joining one of the many GoByte community sites.

GoByte Videos

What is GoByte?

GoByte Crypto YT has produced an in-depth video describing GoByte and its many distinguishing features.

GoByte Academy

GoByte Academy is a six-part video series produced by Antonio M. Moratti. It explains GoByte from a beginner’s level up to descriptions of the more advanced features.


The GoByte Whitepaper describes the original unique value proposition and key innovations in GoByte from an academic and theoretical perspective. It is a historical document available as a GitHub wiki, and no longer receives updates and as new features are implemented. Instead, these features are described in successive GoByte Improvement Proposals (DIPs), while larger architectural changes are described in separate whitepapers. Features backported from Bitcoin are described in Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIPs).


The GoByte Roadmap sets out delivery milestones for future releases of GoByte and includes specific technical details describing how the development team plans to realise each challenge.