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JF

Software developer and technical writer. In charge of fixing the coffee machine at Crypto.BI JF has published a total of 19 Posts

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Building the Haskell cardano-node on Linux
tl;dr; Jump straight to the build instructions The Details Looking forward to the Haskell mainnet, the next step in the Cardano project, I've begun exploring the cardano-...
256 Bit Integer commented uint256.cpp from Bitcoin Core source code
If you've developed systems in C or C++ before then you're probably familiar with the stdint.h (cstdint for C++) typedefs. Since there'a lot of variation between platforms, stdint...
optional.h a pre-C++17 optional type in the Bitcoin source code
optional.h is a stub that'll likely get removed from Bitcoin Core at a future date when C++ 17 gets formally adopted for the entire project. By reading the Bitcoin Core sources...
Commented noui.cpp source code – Terminal interface to Bitcoin Core
We began our exploration of the Bitcoin Core source code from the Qt graphical user interface on down. We saw how the Qt signals and slots mechanism was used to handle signals ...
Commented consensus/merkle.cpp Merkle root on Bitcoin Core Source Code
In this article we take a look at one of the most important components of block validation and overall blockchain integrity: the Merkle Root derivation process. While it's one ...
Commented amount.h on Bitcoin Core Source Code
amount.h is one of simplest source files in Bitcoin Core. In fact we can paste it in it entirety and discuss it afterwards: /** Amount in satoshis (Can be negative) */ typed...
qt/bitcoin.h in Qt Bitcoin Core source code
qt/bitcoin.h pulls the config/bitcoin-config.h definitions that were generated by the configure script during the build process. This header also contains the Qt Q_OBJECT Bitco...
init.cpp Bitcoin Core startup source code
This is our first exploration of Bitcoin-specific code in this series of articles. Until now we've looked at how the Qt system was set up to run the GUI and Bitcoin services in...
Introduction to our commented Bitcoin source code section
Below you'll find the main commented Bitcoin source code sections (sorted by section name and filename). Core amount.h - Defines the CAmount typedef, implements minimum and ...
bitcoind.cpp – Commented Bitcoin source code
As mentioned in the Bitcoin-Qt commented source code post, there are several approaches one can take to step into the Bitcoin source in approximately the same order as it runs. Fo...

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