The SHCOIN blockchain is in many ways similar to the Bitcoin blockchain, although it does have some differences. The main difference between SHCOINand Bitcoin with regard to the blockchain architecture is that, unlike Bitcoin, SHCOIN blocks contain a copy of both the transaction list and the most recent state. Aside from that, two other values, the block number and the difficulty, are also stored in the block.
SHCOIN approaches this problem by offering an extensible solution, in which new transaction types are introduced through plug-ins that are not included in the core software module, but are instead installed as an extension on top of it. Clients that do not have the relevant plug-in installed can still relay these custom transactions. This approach allows third-party developers to introduce new transaction types, and creates an Appstore-like ecosystem.
Only the most basic transaction types are supported at the core level, including :
Custom token creation, deletion and transfer
Decentralized token exchange, realized as a distributed order-matching engine, where Bid and Ask network transactions are matched against each other
Anonymity features – anonymous order books are a must for an industry-grade trading platform