Bitcoins: Cryptocurrency for Humans
Bitcoins is an MIT licensed cryptocurrency library, written in Python, for human beings.
Nothing is complicated when it's in Python. Not even cryptocurrencies.
>>> bitcoins.get_difficulty() 2694047.952955 >>> bitcoins.get_block_count() 198975 >>> bitcoins.get_latest_hash() '00000000000000B8FCF51939B5FFDC13686D560061E46935A5671501938008F1' >>> bitcoins.get_block_hash(1337) '000000008BF44A528A09D203203A6A97C165CF53A92ECC27AED0B49B86A19564'
Bitcoins is in early alpha. Use with caution.
Bitcoins can currently retrieve the following stats through the BlockExplorer API:
- Current difficulty as a multiple of the minimum difficulty (highest target)
- Number of blocks in the longest block chain (not including the genesis block)
- Latest block hash
- Block hash at a given height
To install bitcoins, simply:
$ pip install bitcoins
Or, if you have to:
$ easy_install bitcoins
But, you probably shouldn't do that.