Building on Bitcoin


Bitcoin’s ability to store data on the blockchain enables any and all types of applications to be built on top of it. With a defined, locked down protocol and immutable transactions Bitcoin enables robust applications that can inter-operate with each other paving the way for limitless use-cases. Additionally, the flexible UTXO model of storing transactions paves the way for massive scale-ability, instilling confidence that the Bitcoin SV network can handle the transaction volume that robust applications require.

Popular tools

  • Neon Planaria – Javascript framework that generates a state machine and database as well as an API to interface other applications with.
  • Bitbus – Creates a filtered subledger of Bitcoin transactions in your file system, eliminating the need for application developers to run a node.
  • Datapay – Simple JS library that enables broadcasting of Bitcoin transactions with as little as 4 lines of code.
  • Moneybutton – Robust payment API where users swipe a button to generate a Bitcoin transaction for payment and/or write data to the blockchain.
  • Cashport – API framework that enables developers to easily manage and implement micro-payments for services in your application.
  • Paymail – Protocol that defines how to send bitcoin to a human readable, email like namespace instead of a Bitcoin address.
  • Contact the Bitcoin Association to have your stable tool added.

Further information about how to practically build on top of Bitcoin can be found here:

  1. Bitcoin Test Blockchains
  2. Bitcoin wallet libraries
  3. The Metanet
  4. BSVAlias
  5. Application layer protocol
  6. Advanced Bitcoin Scripting
  7. Payment Channels

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Written by Ramon Quesada

Passionate about Blockchain & Bitcoin technology since 2013, Co- Founder of, Team Manager in the CoinTelegraph Spain franchise (2016-2017 years) Co. Organizer of the Blockchain Boot camp Valencia 2018, Co. Organizer of the mini Hackathon BitcoinSV Barcelona, in August 2019, current coordinator of the BSV Valencia Meetup.