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...
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...
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...
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...
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: First the typedef int64_t CAmount typedef is defined. To explain this typedef, perhaps we should discuss how a Bitcoin is stored in order to understand why a 64 bit integer is enough […]
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. For instance, tests are a great source of tiny example programs. Then there’s the ubiquitous Bitcoin-Qt client and, of course, bitcoind. All are good options […]
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 BitcoinCore class which handles 3 signals and provides 2 slots. (If you’re not familiar with Qt, please go here for an intro to slots and signals or here for an explanation about […]
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 of the most critical components in all of Bitcoin Core, its concept and implementation are very simple and straightforward. The consensus/merkle.h header consists solely of 3 […]
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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.
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In computer programming, a Uint256 is a 256 bit unsigned integer type. Since most mainstream computers can hold at most 64 to 128 bit numbers natively, 256 bit integers such as those used in Bitcoin must be especially crafted. Uint256 is the integer type used for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies' private and public keys.
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.
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.
Articles related to the analysis of blockchain records. Transactions, blocks, addresses among other data objects are of interest in this type of analysis.
Python is a popular scripting language that we use for several blockchain analysis tasks, especially in our Bitcoin Toolbox