bitcash: Bitcoin Cash for Python¶
BitCash is Python’s fastest Bitcoin Cash library and was designed from the beginning to feel intuitive, be effortless to use, and have readable source code. It is heavily inspired by Requests and Keras.
bitcash is so easy to use, in fact, you can do this:
>>> from bitcash import Key >>> >>> k = Key() >>> k.address 'bitcoincash:qp0hamw9rpyllkmvd8047w9em3yt9fytsunyhutucx' >>> >>> k.get_balance('usd') '2' >>> >>> # Let's donate a dollar to CoinSpice.io >>> outputs = [ >>> ('bitcoincash:qz69e5y8yrtujhsyht7q9xq5zhu4mrklmv0ap7tq5f', 1, 'usd'), >>> # you can add more recipients here >>> ] >>> >>> k.send(outputs) '6aea7b1c687d976644a430a87e34c93a8a7fd52d77c30e9cc247fc8228b749ff'
Here is the transaction https://explorer.bitcoin.com/bch/tx/6aea7b1c687d976644a430a87e34c93a8a7fd52d77c30e9cc247fc8228b749ff.
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 through multiple APIs for redundancy
Exchange rate API, with optional caching
Compressed public keys by default
Multiple representations of private keys; WIF, PEM, DER, etc.
Standard P2PKH transactions
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 bitcash with many examples and explanations of best practices.
- Customize your node API endpoints
- Exchange Rates
Here you will find everything you need to know about the development of bitcash and the community surrounding it.
Up ahead is bitcash’s API and a few notes about design decisions. Beware the pedantry, or lack thereof.
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