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...
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 […]
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 […]
Bitcoin Blockchain MySQL Database Inserter Configuration
Toolbox tries to read configuration from $HOME/.cyptobi/cryptobi.conf If a config file is unavailable, then defaults will be applied. The order of precendence from highest to lowest is: Command line options override all others. Config file options override defaults. Program defaults. Environment Set CRYPTOBI_HOME environment variable to the directory where you cloned the Crypto.BI Toolbox from […]
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 […]
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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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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.
Bitcoin is the world's first viable decentralized cryptocurrency. It was released on January 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Go Programming Language
The Go Programming Language, or Golang, was developed at Google and first released to the public in 2007. Many respected names were behind the language, such as Ken Thompson and Rob Pike, both of whom were involved in the early development of C and UNIX at Bell Labs.
Haskell is a purely functional programming language which generates very secure and elegant programs. Haskell is used in the implementation of the Cardano ADA cryptocurrency.
Java is an object-oriented programming language introduced in the mid 1990's. Borrowing its syntax from C and C++, its main objective was to simplify memory management and make C++ programming faster, more fun and secure. Today it's one of the most widely adopted programming languages.
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