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Although our emphasis is on cryptography, cryptocurrencies and information security, you’ll also find general software development topics in this section.
Bitcoin Blockchain SQL Schema for MySQL
This SQL schema was created for Crypto.BI Toolbox.
The same, or similar, SQL schema can be used by anyone exploring Bitcoin with the help of a MySQL RDBMS. Although we didn't ...
Bitcoin Blockchain to MySQL Insertion Tool
Crypto.BI Toolbox comes with a raw .dat block file to MySQL insertion tool called blocks_inserter.
To use it, first you'll need to generate the MySQL schema on your local serve...
Scrape AVAX network peers using avax-python
P2P networking is the single most important technical functionality in all cryptocurrency implementations. The decentralized nature of Bitcoin, AVAX, Ethereum and others requires ...
avax-python Implementation Notes
Here you'll find a few implementation notes about avax-python. This is mainly targeted at developers who wish to work on the Python source code.
Python <- Go
avax-python Network Message Pipeline
Here's a short overview of the avax-python Avalanche message pipeline.
We've followed the reference Go implementation as closely as possible, but the Python code is still in ve...
Bitcoin Blockchain to MySQL ETL Tool
Crypto.BI Toolbox comes with an ETL tool that allows you to extract data from the block DAT files and import the blockchain into MySQL.
If you got the blocks directory configur...
AVAX Staking tutorial – How to begin staking Avalanche [Early AVAX staking, in 2020]
Note: This is an article from Avalanche’s early days, back in 2020, before the mainnet went live! Back then there were no staking instructions available. In fact, we published this tutorial based on our own testnet experience, before it was even possible to move coins on the mainnet!!! We’ve kept this article in its original […]
Generate AVAX addresses and keys from a mnemonic phrase in Python
avax-python – Python utils for AVAX cryptocurrency and Avalanche network exploration
avax-python is a Python library and set of utils for the exploration of the Avalanche AVAX cryptocurrency and its network. The crypto.bi avax-python project began as a thin wrapper around AvalancheGo node API, but it now supports several other functionalities such as wallet address and secret phrase generation, network traffic capture, customizable protocol handlers and a lot […]
Getting started with AVAX Toolbox
tl;dr; Clone both avalancheJ and avax-toolbox into the same parent directory. cd to the avax-toolbox dir and run gradle build You can find a list of AVAX Toolbox programs and their gradle tasks below. AVAX Toolbox AVAX Toolbox is a set of programs I initially wrote to test features from the avalancheJ library. I’ve been […]
Concepts In This Page
The fundamental data structure which powers distributed ledger technology (DLT). Bitcoin implemented the first successful cryptocurrency using a blockchain for its ledger storage system.
Crypto.bi Toolbox is a set of tools we use to read the Bitcoin blockchain to extract useful data from it.
ETL is an acronym for Extract Transform Load, a data loading procedure where information from one source is processed to be loaded on a new database.
MySQL is one of the most popular open source relational database management systems available.
Explore software programming topics. Cryptocurrencies, programming languages, tutorials and software development in general.
SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It's popularly used for database queries on the most popular RDBMS. Some variations of SQL, such as eSQL are used in more complex applications.
Articles related to Bitcoin programming, payment systems, APIs and related topics.
C++ programming language - used to implement Bitcoin Core, as well as most first generation cryptocurrencies, high performance Bitcoin miners and other critical software.
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.
A set of technologies developed by Ava Labs, which forms the basis for the AVAX Avalanche ecosystem.