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Bcoin is an alternative implementation of the bitcoin protocol, written in node.js.

Although still in an alpha/beta state, bcoin is well tested and aware of all known consensus rules. It is currently used in production as the consensus backend and wallet system for purse.io.

Uses

  • Full Node
  • SPV Node
  • Wallet Backend (bip44 derivation)
  • Mining Backend (getblocktemplate support)
  • Layer 2 Backend (lightning)
  • General Purpose Bitcoin Library

Try it in the browser: http://bcoin.io/browser.html

Install

$ git clone git://github.com/bcoin-org/bcoin.git
$ cd bcoin
$ npm install
$ bcoin

See the Beginner's Guide for more in-depth installation instructions.

Documentation

  • API Docs: http://bcoin.io/docs/
  • REST Docs: https://github.com/bcoin-org/bcoin/wiki/REST-&-RPC-API
  • Wiki: https://github.com/bcoin-org/bcoin/wiki

Support

Join us on freenode in the #bcoin channel, or on the bitcoin core slack.

Disclaimer

Bcoin does not guarantee you against theft or lost funds due to bugs, mishaps, or your own incompetence. You and you alone are responsible for securing your money.

Contribution and License Agreement

If you contribute code to this project, you are implicitly allowing your code to be distributed under the MIT license. You are also implicitly verifying that all code is your original work. </legalese>

License

  • Copyright (c) 2014-2015, Fedor Indutny (MIT License).
  • Copyright (c) 2014-2017, Christopher Jeffrey (MIT License).

See LICENSE for more info.