BitPay Launches Bitcore: An Open-Source Library For Interacting With the Bitcoin Protocol

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By Super User Feb 14, 2014 4:34PM BST

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BitPay Launches Bitcore: An Open-Source Library For Interacting With the Bitcoin Protocol

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Atlanta-based BitPay today announced the launch of Bitcore, an open-source JavaScript library that allows developers to interact with the bitcoin protocol in any form they see fit.

“At BitPay, we believe that developers contemplating new Bitcoin projects should not have to resort to using proprietary APIs hosted on services running closed software,” the company wrote on their blog. “To encourage more developers to build software that interfaces directly with the real bitcoin network, we are launching Bitcore.”

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Like several other companies and projects, BitPay created an internal fork of Stefan Thomas’ bitcoinjs project. We’ve decided to open source that fork and put some effort into ensuring that it had sufficient capability out of the box to attract developers to start using it. We felt we needed an initial project that uses the bitcore stack to ensure it was indeed useful for real projects from day 1. That project is called Insight and is a simple block chain explorer.

Alongside Insight, BitPay says they have a number of other Bitcore projects in development, which include “tools that help you manage key storage, multi-signature workflows, a JavaScript roller for browsers”.

You can check out Bitcore at bitcore.io.

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Nuno Menezes is a Bitcoin Entrepreneur and a crypto currency’s enthusiast strongly supporting the Bitcoin Portuguese Community. He is an Anthropologist and a Writer and his current field of work is virtual currencies.Complementing his Social Sciences Master degree with a Professional background in telecommunications along some experience in Computer Science, he intends to bring knowledge and understanding about the impact of crypto currencies in society.

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