blockchain-reading-list - A reading list on blockchain and related technologies, targeted at technical people who want a deep understanding of those topics

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This is a list of readings (and watchings) on blockchain related topics. The word "blockchain" (or "block chain") started off as a more or less narrowly defined technical term.

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Hshare

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The UTXO-based blockchain system (e.g. Bitcoin) and account-based blockchain system (e.g. Ethereum ) opened the door of a brand-new world for us. Despite facing some drawbacks along the way, the impressive success of Bitcoin and Ethereum has certainly proven the value of the blockchain technology and its massive potential in the future. Since 2015, there has been quite a few highly-promising distributed ledger systems which are not block-based blockchain technology turned up, such as DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph). With no doubt, a decentralized digital world is dawning and Bitcoin or Ethereum has the potential to become the fundamental currency in block-based blockchain system. IOTA or Byteball, on the other hand may fulfil a similar role in a system based upon DAG. Although all blockchain issued tokens can be traded on some exchange platform, they can only circulate within their own blockchain systems. We want to create a new decentralized platform, which will be the connecting point of the major blockchain systems, regardless the block-based or blockless-based blockchain system, hence allowing value and information circulate smoothly within different blockchain system. We call it “HyperCash” or Hcash in short. The Hcash is being developed by cryptography labs in one of the China’s most prestigious university as well as other famous universities in Australia. We will periodically update you with the progress on this over time, and we expected the first hardfork upgrade will happen soon at early Sept 2017. Thanks for your attention and stay tuned for the further update from Hcash dev team.

Waves - Blockchain platform

  •    Scala

Waves is an open-source blockchain platform, that allows users to launch their own custom cryptocurrency tokens. Whilst popular cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum can be traded on external exchanges, and Ethereum allows users to create new tokens on the platform using a smart contract, Waves includes this functionality in its core software and wallet. Users can create, transfer and exchange blockchain tokens on a peer-to-peer basis, paying transaction fees in the native WAVES token.

swarm - swarm docs

  •    Makefile

Swarm is a distributed storage platform and content distribution service, a native base layer service of the ethereum web 3 stack. The primary objective of Swarm is to provide a sufficiently decentralized and redundant store of Ethereum's public record, in particular to store and distribute Đapp code and data as well as block chain data. From an economic point of view, it allows participants to efficiently pool their storage and bandwidth resources in order to provide the aforementioned services to all participants. From the end user's perspective, Swarm is not that different from WWW, except that uploads are not to a specific server. The objective is to peer-to-peer storage and serving solution that is DDOS-resistant, zero-downtime, fault-tolerant and censorship-resistant as well as self-sustaining due to a built-in incentive system which uses peer to peer accounting and allows trading resources for payment. Swarm is designed to deeply integrate with the devp2p multiprotocol network layer of Ethereum as well as with the Ethereum blockchain for domain name resolution, service payments and content availability insurance.

bitcore - A full stack for bitcoin and blockchain-based applications

  •    Shell

Bitcore is a infrastructure to build Bitcoin and blockchain-based applications for the next generation of financial technology. It is a full bitcoin node, your apps run directly on the peer-to-peer network. For wallet application development, additional indexes have been added into Bitcoin for querying address balances, transaction history, and unspent outputs.


lbry-sdk - The LBRY SDK for building decentralized, censorship resistant, monetized, digital content apps

  •    Python

LBRY is a decentralized peer-to-peer protocol for publishing and accessing digital content. It utilizes the LBRY blockchain as a global namespace and database of digital content. Blockchain entries contain searchable content metadata, identities, rights and access rules. LBRY also provides a data network that consists of peers (seeders) uploading and downloading data from other peers, possibly in exchange for payments, as well as a distributed hash table used by peers to discover other peers. Our releases page contains pre-built binaries of the latest release, pre-releases, and past releases for macOS, Debian-based Linux, and Windows. Automated travis builds are also available for testing.

hyperledger - Hyperledger Project is a new Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation

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Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manufacturing and Technology. The Linux Foundation hosts Hyperledger under the foundation. Not since the Web itself has a technology promised broader and more fundamental revolution than blockchain technology. A blockchain is a peer-to-peer distributed ledger forged by consensus, combined with a system for “smart contracts” and other assistive technologies. Together these can be used to build a new generation of transactional applications that establishes trust, accountability and transparency at their core, while streamlining business processes and legal constraints. Think of it as an operating system for marketplaces, data-sharing networks, micro-currencies, and decentralized digital communities. It has the potential to vastly reduce the cost and complexity of getting things done in the real world. Only an Open Source, collaborative software development approach can ensure the transparency, longevity, interoperability and support required to bring blockchain technologies forward to mainstream commercial adoption. That is what Hyperledger is about – communities of software developers building blockchain frameworks and platforms.

lnd - Lightning Network Daemon

  •    Go

The Lightning Network Daemon (lnd) - is a complete implementation of a Lightning Network node and currently deployed on testnet3 - the Bitcoin Test Network. lnd has several pluggable back-end chain services including btcd (a full-node) and neutrino (a new experimental light client). The project's codebase uses the btcsuite set of Bitcoin libraries, and also exports a large set of isolated re-usable Lightning Network related libraries within it.

naivechain - A blockchain implementation in 200 lines of code

  •    Javascript

All the current implementations of blockchains are tightly coupled with the larger context and problems they (e.g. Bitcoin or Ethereum) are trying to solve. This makes understanding blockchains a necessarily harder task, than it must be. Especially source-code-wisely. This project is an attempt to provide as concise and simple implementation of a blockchain as possible. From Wikipedia : Blockchain is a distributed database that maintains a continuously-growing list of records called blocks secured from tampering and revision.

Litecoin - Global Decentralized Currency

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Litecoin is an experimental digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Litecoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Litecoin Core is the name of open source software which enables the use of this currency.

DNA - Distributed Networks Architecture Blockchain

  •    Go

DNA is a decentralized distributed network protocol based on blockchain technology and is implemented in Golang. Through peer-to-peer network, DNA can be used to digitize assets and provide financial service, including asset registration, issuance, transfer, etc. Clone the DNA repository into the appropriate $GOPATH/src directory.

orbit-db - Peer-to-Peer Databases for the Decentralized Web

  •    Javascript

OrbitDB is a serverless, distributed, peer-to-peer database. OrbitDB uses IPFS as its data storage and IPFS Pubsub to automatically sync databases with peers. It's an eventually consistent database that uses CRDTs for conflict-free database merges making OrbitDB an excellent choice for decentralized apps (dApps), blockchain applications and offline-first web applications. All databases are implemented on top of ipfs-log, an immutable, operation-based conflict-free replicated data structure (CRDT) for distributed systems. If none of the OrbitDB database types match your needs and/or you need case-specific functionality, you can easily implement and use a custom database store of your own.

bitcore-lib - A pure and powerful JavaScript Bitcoin library

  •    Javascript

A pure and powerful JavaScript Bitcoin library.Bitcoin is a powerful new peer-to-peer platform for the next generation of financial technology. The decentralized nature of the Bitcoin network allows for highly resilient bitcoin infrastructure, and the developer community needs reliable, open-source tools to implement bitcoin apps and services.

elements - Open Source implementation of advanced blockchain features extending the Bitcoin protocol

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This is the integration and staging tree for the Elements blockchain platform, a collection of feature experiments and extensions to the Bitcoin protocol. This platform enables anyone to build their own businesses or networks involving sidechain pegged Bitcoin or arbitrary asset tokens.The latest feature in the Elements blockchain platform is Confidential Assets, the ability to issue multiple assets on a blockchain where asset identifiers and amounts are blinded yet auditable through the use of applied cryptography.

bitcoin-reading-list - a reading list for learning to program Bitcoin transactions

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a reading list for learning to program Bitcoin transactions

Ricochet - Anonymous peer-to-peer instant messaging

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Ricochet is an experimental kind of instant messaging that doesn't trust anyone with your identity, your contact list, or your communications. Ricochet is a peer-to-peer instant messaging system built on the Tor Network hidden services. Your login is your hidden service address, and contacts connect to you (not an intermediate server) through Tor. The rendezvous system makes it extremely hard for anyone to learn your identity from your address.

awesome-blockchain - Curated list of the bitcoin blockchain services

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Curated list of the bitcoin blockchain services

unchained - My personal study of blockchain related technology.

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The most recent talk is "Blockchain Jumpstart". It contains a lot of details on bitcoin, ethereum, etc. and I'll keep update it as I study more and more blockchain related technology. Please submit issue if you found anything is wrong or you have any comments upon my thoughts.

porosity - *UNMAINTAINED* Decompiler and Security Analysis tool for Blockchain-based Ethereum Smart-Contracts

  •    C++

Ethereum is gaining a significant popularity in the blockchain community, mainly due to fact that it is design in a way that enables developers to write decentralized applications (Dapps) and smart-contract using blockchain technology. Ethereum blockchain is a consensus-based globally executed virtual machine, also referred as Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) by implemented its own micro-kernel supporting a handful number of instructions, its own stack, memory and storage. This enables the radical new concept of distributed applications.