Building on Bitcoin

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Bitcoin transactions enable the storage of any type of data on a public ledger providing the foundation layer for any, and all types of applications to be built on top of it. With a defined locked down protocol and immutable transactions, Bitcoin enables robust applications that can inter-operate with each other paving the way for limitless use-cases.

Additionally, the flexible UTXO model of storing transactions paves the way for massive scale-ability, instilling confidence that the Bitcoin SV network can handle the transaction volume that robust applications require.

Popular tools

  • Bitsocket - web socket endpoint that allows applications to listen to the Bitcoin ledger for any type of transaction, usable from any programming language
  • Bitbus - Creates a filtered subledger of Bitcoin transactions in your file system, eliminating the need for application developers to run a node
  • Datapay - Simple JS library that enables broadcasting of Bitcoin transactions with as little as 4 lines of code
  • Moneybutton - Robust payment API where users swipe a button to generate a Bitcoin transaction for payment and/or write data to the ledger
  • Handcash connect - SDK that simplifies Bitcoin SV development. Supports payments, encryption, payments over time, authorisation, data ownership and more
  • Paymail - Protocol that defines how to send bitcoin to a human readable email like namespace instead of a Bitcoin address.
  • Contact the Bitcoin Association to have your stable tool added.

Further information about how to practically build on top of Bitcoin can be found here:

  1. Bitcoin test blockchains
  2. Bitcoin wallet libraries
  3. The Metanet
  4. BSVAlias
  5. Application layer protocol
  6. Advanced Bitcoin scripting
  7. Payment channels