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Quite simply, what are GavCoins and what is their significance?

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GavCoin is a sample smart contract implementation of a token in the very early days of the Ethereum blockchain. It's significance is that token is implemented in LLL developed about 2 years ago.

(In my opinion, LLL was too hard to work with. Just use the new Solidity programming language - you can find examples at Where can I find some Solidity / Smart Contract source code examples?).

From Ether Fund - Currency GavCoin, GavCoin is a:

Simple currency contract in LLL, aka GavCoin, by Gavin Wood.

And LLL is:

LLL

Lisp Like Language (LLL) is a low level language similar to Assembly. It is meant to be very simple and minimalistic; essentially just a tiny wrapper over coding in EVM directly.

More information on LLL can be found at LLL PoC 6.

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GavCoin was an example coin contract created by Gavin Wood. It serves as a:

  • Demonstration of how to create an independent token using Ethereum
  • Joke
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Here is pretty good example of GavCoin with source attached and internal state full analysis

https://live.ether.camp/account/b4abc1bfc403a7b82c777420c81269858a4b8aa4

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