base58.cpp – Commented Bitcoin Source Code
Base58 encoding is responsible for one of the most recognizable technical aspects of Bitcoin Core - the addresses!
This source file is responsible for a significant part of th...
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ELI5 PSBT – Partially Signed Bitcoin Transactions
Trustless operation is one of the key concepts behind cryptocurrencies. The idea is that you should not have to personally meet, or trust your peers, in order to perform successful transactions. Experienced crypto users may take this concept for granted, but come to think of it – every real world transaction before cryptocurrencies came about […]
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 you can see that lots of sections could use C++ 17 idioms. Let’s keep in mind though that Bitcoin Core is high security software […]
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-node Haskell implementation. I find that exploring source code is much easier if you actually watch the program run for a while. So, the first thing a developer has […]
Bitcoin Toolbox Home
Crypto.BI Toolbox is a set of tools for local blockchain exploration. It uses data from the raw Bitcoin block data files and does not require a network connection, API’s and other 3rd party data sources. It’s built of a combination of C++ libraries, Python integration and many other planned components that aim to make blockchain […]
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Bitcoin is the world's first viable decentralized cryptocurrency. It was released on January 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
The fundamental data structure which powers distributed ledger technology (DLT). Bitcoin implemented the first successful cryptocurrency using a blockchain for its ledger storage system.
C++ programming language - used to implement Bitcoin Core, as well as most first generation cryptocurrencies, high performance Bitcoin miners and other critical software.
Explore software programming topics. Cryptocurrencies, programming languages, tutorials and software development in general.
Source code is the machine logic implemented in a programming language. Fortunately, the most popular cryptocurrencies are open source, allowing us to study their source code.
RPC is an acronym for Remote Procedure Call, a software programming concept where programs call subroutines or services located in a remote location. In cryptocurrency context may also refer to RonPaulCoin (symbol RPC).
Base58 encoding is a user-friendly variation of the Base64 encoding, meant to avoid ambiguities between similar looking characters (e.g. 1 and l) and allow for ease of use. Base58 is the default encoding for Bitcoin addresses. Also used in several other cryptocurrencies.