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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...
Python Bitcoin blockchain analysis tools
Under the python/ subdirectory at the root of the Toolbox distribution you'll find the ... you guessed it ... Python implementation of blockchain tools.
So, how do you know whi...
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...
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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 server by importing scripts/sql/mysql/cryptobitoolbox_bitcoin.sql into your MySQL server. Then you will need to configure Toolbox with the appropriate username, password, host and database so that Toolbox […]
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 maximum valid amount range check. base58.cpp – The encoding function used for Bitcoin addresses. Base58 removes some potentially ambiguous characters from Base64 so Bitcoin addresses can be written down […]
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 test this SQL with other RDBMS’, it should be fully compatible with MariaDB and any other MySQL-derived system. How the data is inserted/retrieved to/from […]
Cryptocurrency programming languages you should learn
Many different computer programming languages are employed in cryptocurrency programming. In this article, we take a look at cryptocurrency projects and the languages they employ. We briefly discuss each language while highlighting their main characteristics, learning difficulty and how they are deployed in different crypto software projects. Haskell Haskell is the world’s only widely adopted […]
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Articles related to Bitcoin programming, payment systems, APIs and related topics.
Articles related to the analysis of blockchain records. Transactions, blocks, addresses among other data objects are of interest in this type of analysis.
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.
MySQL is one of the most popular open source relational database management systems available.
Python is a popular scripting language that we use for several blockchain analysis tasks, especially in our Bitcoin Toolbox