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What is Aspire?

Aspire is revolutionary new platform designed to allow users to easily create their own digital assets under a faster and more secure environment. Aspire is unlike Counterparty (XCP), a well known asset platform that is built on top of Bitcoin. Counterparty requires users to have some Bitcoin to send digital assets. While Counterparty does allow users to create their own assets, these assets rely on the speed of Bitcoin to process payments and confirmations. By using Bitcoin as the core gas coin to power Counterparty, the fees associated to each transaction has become far too expensive to utilize Counterparty assets.

Introducing "Asp"

Aspire's platform, was built on it's own core gas coin called "Asp". By allowing Aspire to run on Asp, the platform has improved the three major components, speed, security, and cost efficiency of sending digital assets.

Build Better Assets

Create assets that are faster than any platform based on Bitcoin. Pay lower fees than CounterParty or Ethereum.

Combined Code Bases

Aspire was created from Bitcoin, CounterParty, Litecoin, Ethereum, and Peercoin. No Bitcoin is needed to send assets.

ACP Security

Advanced Checkpoints and dedicated mining secures the Aspire network and maintains a level of consistency for all assets.

Meet the team

Michael Terpin

Founder & CEO bCommerce Labs

Michael Terpin has been found at every convention for Bitcoin since 2013. He is a member of the Satoshi Roundtable and was the cofounder of BitAngels. Michael is CEO, Transform Group, chairman BitAngels, bCommerce Labs, CommPro; founder, Marketwired

Jim Blasko

bCommerce Labs Chief Cryptographer

Jim Blasko is a blockchain developer who has been working directly with Michael Terpin since 2013. He has created several well known cryptos and platforms in the Bitcoin space and is actively found at Bitcoin conventions as a speaker.

Ahmed Bodi

Aspire Team Developer

Ahmed has worked on crypto technologies and was introduced to Jim Blasko and Michael Terpin in 2013. Since that meeting Ahmed's contributions to blockchain's technology have been invaluable

Matt Smith

Aspire Team Developer

Matt Smith has worked in developing platforms for crypto since 2013. He was the first new member of the team to join Michael Terpin and Jim Blasko in 2016.

David Suzuki

Community Manager

David came on board in 2017 to help manage the community of Aspire. He manages the facebook, twitter, slack, and social sites.

Damir Besic


Damir has been providing services around blockchain, and contributing as a crypto advisor since 2013. He started working with Jim on Unbreakablecoin, which blossomed into a log lasting friendship and partnership.

Our Approach

Aspire was created under the vision of Michael Terpin and Jim Blasko. After years of working together in the Bitcoin and blockchain space, they realized a better asset solution platform was needed. Aspire was built to replace the existing platforms and their associated problems.

Our Story

Michael Terpin and Jim Blasko formed bCommerce labs in 2015 to facilitate the creation of their ideas, into working projects and platforms.



By implementing advanced checkpoints into Asp's core. Aspire Assets will be free of double spending, 51% attacks, and hostile take overs of the blockchain.


The Asp core increased the speed of transactions and confirmations and is 3x faster than Counterparty or Bitcoin. Asp's core is built on PoW Scrypt and is designed to only process transactions onto the blockchain. When combined with internal dedicated mining, Asp and Aspire's platform has zero need for PoS or mining from any outside parties. Aspire runs entirely on it's own processing the transactions for all digital assets at a rate that will always be 3x faster than Bitcoin's 10 minute block time.

Cost Effective Asset Transactions

Aspire uses very small fractions of Asp for all transactions of digital assets sent on the Aspire network. Replacing Bitcoin with Asp allows sending an Aspire asset to someone for less than pennies creating a cost effective way for sending higher or lower amounts of any Aspire digital asset. This is far more affordable than that of Counterparty, Maidsafe, Omni, Ethereum or any other digital asset platform.

Feature Packed

Improving Aspire to be the number one digital asset creation platform meant we couldn't lose any features. Aspire utilizes all the well known features of CounterParty, including smart contract technologies from Ethereum.

frequently asked questions

How does Aspire work?

Aspire is a software platform that allows users to create their own digital assets. When a peer wants to send some of their digital asset to another peer, a small amount of Asp is required to facilitate the sending of that asset. Aspire embeds data into transactions on the Asp blockchain. To a regular Asp client, these transactions look like normal transactions, with one peer sending another peer a very small amount of Asp. An Aspire node (which runs the Asp client along with the Aspire software) will recognize and interpret the data in these Asp transactions based on specific rules. This allows construct of its own ledger of Aspire transactions that it has seen on the Asp network. Essentially, the user that sent the transaction is paying the Asp network to record and secure this embedded Aspire data.

How Many Asp are there?

10 million Asp have been created. A 60% percentage will be offered for sale in the crowdsale and 40% will go to the Aspire Foundation.

How do the Asp clients/nodes stay connected?

Each Asp client/nodes run the same base code, and receives the same transaction data, the ledgers across each node match exactly. Asp nodes are similar to Bitcoin nodes as they communicate with each other. Just like Bitcoin, the Asp clients and nodes create a peer-to-peer network.

What about Sidechains?

Aspire is optimal for any type of transactions and greatly benefits from the security of the main chain. However, if sidechains are ever released, there is no reason that they couldn’t be made to work with Aspire. By it's base design, it can work with just about any blockchain out there, including sidechains.

What is "Asp"?

"Asp" is the native token of Aspire and the gas coin for all other Aspire created assets. Any asset created on Aspire needs little Asp to send that asset. Asp is a technical necessity for adding advanced features to Aspire.

So does Aspire have its own Blockchain?

Yes. The gas of Aspire is known as Asp, and it's the core blockchain that Aspire uses to record all transactions. This embedding method is technically known as embedded consensus.

When compared to other blockchains, how secure is Asp and Aspire?

Security was extremely important when designing an asset creation platform. Asp has implemented ACP (Advance Checkpoints) to prevent 51% attacks, double spending and hostile takeovers of the blockchain. Bitcoin XT has shown that one person can potentially takeover the blockchain and potentially change the parameters. Asp is actually more secure then Bitcoin. Aspire is the only platform to offer this level of core protection.

Can I secure my Asp and assets in cold storage?

Absolutely. You can make a regular Asp paper wallet and store them there. Later, you can sweep the funds into a new Asp wallet.

What kind of addresses does Aspire use?

Aspires gas coin aka Asp and any asset created on Aspire will use an address that starts with the letter G. One address can be used for all assets on Aspire.

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