A distributed financial computing platform, secured by proof of work. It is a cryptocurrency, with smart contracts, capable of rapid change in protocol. Changes can be to keep up with technology,or make changes to the consensus rules to add features. Without a pre-mine, pre-sale, ICO, or dev funds, Aquachain was created as a more experimental, slower, fair launch alternative to other smart contract platforms. Aquachain has 4 mining pools and uses the Argon2id algorithm.