rpc/server.cpp – Commented Bitcoin Source Code
We now dive into one of the most exciting components of the Bitcoin Core source code. The RPC subsystem interconnects the connection manager, wallets, the storage subsystem and, most importantly, the front-end with which users interact. It’s basically the Bitcoin command interpreter embedded in the system and, from a developer’s perspective, the application programming interface. […]
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 […]
Will Bitcoin lose its #1 market cap crown?
Ethereum has just overtaken Bitcoin! But, wait! We’re not talking about market cap… As you’ve probably seen reported elsewhere, ETH now (Jun/2018) has more unique active addresses than Bitcoin. Is this a sign of something different looming in the horizon? Will Bitcoin end its 9 year reign as king of cryptocurrencies? Are there other cryptocurrencies […]
Opinion: Decentralized blockchains can only survive having a valuable token, like Bitcoin, attached to them [Feb 2018]
We’ve heard this time and again, especially from folks in the financial sector: “blockchain is here to stay, Bitcoin not so much”. Is this really so? We disagree, and in this article we discuss the origins of Bitcoin and how the problem it solved only makes sense when there’s a reward for participants to join […]
Concepts In This Page
Bitcoin SV stands for Bitcoin Satoshi Vision, a Bitcoin fork led by Calvyn Ayre and Craig Wright. SV offers unlimited block size.
Craig Wright is a controversial cryptocurrency personality which claims to be Satoshi Nakamoto. He's the lead figure behind Bitcoin SV.
Bitcoin is the world's first viable decentralized cryptocurrency. It was released on January 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
Elon Musk is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded innovative companies such as Paypal, Tesla and SpaceX. His ambitious projects and impressive technical feats have catapulted him to the helm of business innovators.
Hal Finney was a cryptographer who pioneered the development of Bitcoin. Finney received the first ever Bitcoin transfer.