Bit: Bitcoin made easy.¶
Bit is so easy to use, in fact, you can do this:
>>> from bit import Key >>> >>> my_key = Key(...) >>> my_key.get_balance('usd') '12.51' >>> >>> # Let's donate! >>> outputs = [ >>> # Wikileaks >>> ('1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v', 0.0035, 'btc'), >>> # Internet Archive >>> ('1Archive1n2C579dMsAu3iC6tWzuQJz8dN', 190, 'jpy'), >>> # The Pirate Bay >>> ('129TQVAroeehD9fZpzK51NdZGQT4TqifbG', 3, 'eur'), >>> # xkcd >>> ('14Tr4HaKkKuC1Lmpr2YMAuYVZRWqAdRTcr', 2.5, 'cad') >>> ] >>> >>> my_key.send(outputs) '9f59f5c6757ec46fdc7440acbeb3920e614c8d1d247ac174eb6781b832710c1c'
Here is the transaction https://blockchain.info/tx/9f59f5c6757ec46fdc7440acbeb3920e614c8d1d247ac174eb6781b832710c1c.
Python’s fastest available implementation (100x faster than closest library)
Seamless integration with existing server setups
Supports keys in cold storage
Fully supports 25 different currencies
First class support for storing data in the blockchain
Deterministic signatures via RFC 6979
Access to the blockchain (and testnet chain) through multiple APIs for redundancy or a remote Bitcoin node
Exchange rate API, with optional caching
Optimal transaction fee API, with optional caching
Compressed public keys by default
Multiple representations of private keys; WIF, PEM, DER, etc.
Legacy P2PKH and Segwit nested-P2WPKH transactions
Legacy P2SH and Segwit nested-P2WSH transactions for multisignature
If you are intrigued, continue reading. If not, continue all the same!
This section will tell you a little about the project, show how to install it, and will then walk you through how to use Bit with many examples and explanations of best practices.
- Using a Remote Bitcoin Core Node
- Exchange Rates
Here you will find everything you need to know about the development of Bit and the community surrounding it.
Up ahead is Bit’s API and a few notes about design decisions. Beware the pedantry, or lack thereof.
Well done! There will be more soon, but right now you have nothing left to see. Remember, a watched pot never boils.
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