Hatch is an open source peer-to-peer cryptocurrency with a strong focus on the payments industry. Hatch offers a form of money that is anonymous, portable, inexpensive and fast. It can be spent securely both online and in person with only minimal transaction fees. Based on the Bitcoin project, Hatch aims to be the most user-friendly and scalable payments system in the world. In addition to Bitcoin's feature set, Hatch currently also includes a second-layer network of masternodes to facilitate instant transactions (InstantSend), private transactions (PrivateSend) and governance functions to create a self-governing and self-funding network capable of paying individuals and businesses for work that adds value to Hatch. This decentralized governance and budgeting system makes it one of the first ever successful decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO).