Building on Bitcoin

Introduction

Bitcoin's ability to store data on the blockchain enables 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 blockchain
  • Handcash Connect - SDK that simplifies Bitcoin SV development. Supports payments, encryption, payments over time, authorization, 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