Building Bitcoin Toolbox MySQL Blockchain Inserter from source
Here you’ll find instructions on how to build Bitcoin Toolbox from source code. Build Requirements Bitcoin Core >= 0.18.99 Boost Libraries >= 1.71.0 CMake >= 3.5 g++ >= 9.2 Boost Libraries Build or download a binary distribution of Boost Libraries. Take note of the root Boost directory (where boost/ is found). We’ll call this directory […]
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 […]
256 Bit Integer commented uint256.cpp from Bitcoin Core source code
If you’ve developed systems in C or C++ before then you’re probably familiar with the stdint.h (cstdint for C++) typedefs. Since there’a lot of variation between platforms, stdint.h standardizes integer type names in an intuitive way. A uint8_t is an 8-bit unsigned integer and a uint64_t is a 64 bit unsigned integer. What you won’t […]
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 […]
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Cardano is a 3rd generation cryptocurrency which is developed based on scientific methods, peer review and aims for formal verification and on-chain governance and compliance.
cardano-node is a full node implementation of the Cardano ADA Ouroboros protocol. It is written in the Haskell programming language and aims to obtain formal verification of correctness in the future.
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.
Linux is the world's most popular *NIX-like open source operating system. Most cryptocurrency full nodes run on Linux servers.
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Git is a popular control version system which helps teams manage changes to source code. Git is used for the collective development of most cryptocurrencies.
GNU is a project created by open source pioneer Richard Stallman. GNU's mission is to create a 100% open source operating system. The acronym is self-referencing and stands for GNU's Not Unix
Open Source refers to the nature of software projects where their logic can be openly shared, modified and studied by anyone.
Open Source Software
Software which can be freely studied, shared and modified by everyone. Open Source Software (OSS) is a movement pioneered by Richard Stallman et al
UNIX is an operating system brand and family. UNIX was invented at Bell Labs and meant to be a simpler version of MULTICS. Since UNIX is a registered trademark, Linux and *BSD systems cannot claim to be UNIX, though they are open source implementations of the underlying UNIX standard called POSIX.