bitcore 4.1.0

A platform to build bitcoin and blockchain-based applications.


Platform: npm

Language: Shell

License: MIT

Keywords: bitcoin, transaction, address, p2p, ecies, cryptocurrency, blockchain, payment, bip21, bip32, bip37, bip69, bip70, multisig

Repository: git+

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Install: npm install [email protected]


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Infrastructure to build Bitcoin and blockchain-based applications for the next generation of financial technology.

Note: If you're looking for the Bitcore Library please see:

Getting Started

Before you begin you'll need to have Node.js v4 or v0.12 installed. There are several options for installation. One method is to use nvm to easily switch between different versions, or download directly from Node.js.

npm install -g bitcore

Spin up a full node and join the network:

npm install -g bitcore

You can then view the Insight block explorer at the default location: http://localhost:3001/insight, and your configuration file will be found in your home directory at ~/.bitcore.

Create a transaction:

var bitcore = require('bitcore');
var transaction = new bitcore.Transaction();
var transaction.from(unspent).to(address, amount);


  • Node - A full node with extended capabilities using Bitcoin Core
  • Insight API - A blockchain explorer HTTP API
  • Insight UI - A blockchain explorer web user interface
  • Wallet Service - A multisig HD service for wallets
  • Wallet Client - A client for the wallet service
  • CLI Wallet - A command-line based wallet client
  • Angular Wallet Client - An Angular based wallet client
  • Copay - An easy-to-use, multiplatform, multisignature, secure bitcoin wallet


  • Lib - All of the core Bitcoin primatives including transactions, private key management and others
  • Payment Protocol - A protocol for communication between a merchant and customer
  • P2P - The peer-to-peer networking protocol
  • Mnemonic - Implements mnemonic code for generating deterministic keys
  • Channel - Micropayment channels for rapidly adjusting bitcoin transactions
  • Message - Bitcoin message verification and signing
  • ECIES - Uses ECIES symmetric key negotiation from public keys to encrypt arbitrarily long data streams.


The complete docs are hosted here: bitcore documentation. There's also a bitcore API reference available generated from the JSDocs of the project, where you'll find low-level details on each bitcore utility.

To get community assistance and ask for help with implementation questions, please use our community forums.


We're using Bitcore in production, as are many others, but please use common sense when doing anything related to finances! We take no responsibility for your implementation decisions.

If you find a security issue, please email [email protected].


Please send pull requests for bug fixes, code optimization, and ideas for improvement. For more information on how to contribute, please refer to our CONTRIBUTING file.

This will generate files named bitcore.js and bitcore.min.js.

You can also use our pre-generated files, provided for each release along with a PGP signature by one of the project's maintainers. To get them, checkout a release commit (for example, for v0.12.6).

To verify signatures, use the following PGP keys:


Code released under the MIT license.

Copyright 2013-2015 BitPay, Inc. Bitcore is a trademark maintained by BitPay, Inc.


4.1.0 June 27, 2016
4.0.0 May 27, 2016
3.0.0 January 28, 2016
2.0.0 November 04, 2015
1.0.0 October 21, 2015
0.13.5 October 14, 2015
0.13.4 October 07, 2015
0.13.3 September 09, 2015
0.13.2 September 02, 2015
0.13.1 August 26, 2015
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Dependent projects 73
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Total releases 90
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