DIMCoin is Dead
In November 2020 several users on the Telegram group note that the August announcement about the substitution of HYBSE for ZEROTRADE has not happened as planned. A...
ELI5 Provably Fair Games
What is a provably fair game?
The answer lies at the heart of a whole new industry which has been developed around the transparent, decentralized, nature of the blockchain.
ELI5 Who is Nick Szabo?
Nick Szabo is an American cryptography specialist, known for pioneering work in digital currencies.
Considered by many to be the father of smart contracts, a concept he develop...
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 ...
Why the “fast” Ethereum sync is so slow
Why is the geth sync so slow?
I keep hearing this question again and again from Ethereum node operators. Why is it still so difficult to fully sync an Ethereum full node?
ELI5 Bitcoin Puzzle Transactions
As the name implies, Bitcoin puzzle transactions are created as a challenge and not for the usual purpose of monetary transfer.
Puzzles can be published for several reasons, in...
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 configuration set up correctly, then you can run the ETL tool. Go to the Crypto.BI Toolbox installation directory and run: $ ./toolbox/db/blocks_to_sql > <output_file.sql> This […]
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 which tools are in the Python subdir and which ones are in the C++ tree? Rule of thumb is: if it must use Bitcoin Core, then […]
C++ Bitcoin Blockchain to MySQL Database Interface
Crypto.BI Toolbox abstracts database access through a thin database access layer. Every database operation required to run the system has been made into a separate function in db/dao/CBDAODriver.h This traditional approach, used in many system architectures, allows us to switch storage solutions by creating new subclasses of CBDAODriver. For instance, if a graph database was […]
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 […]
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