Bitcoin Explorer

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Bitcoin Explorer (bx) is an advanced command line application that is included as part of libbitcoin-explorer. Extensive documentation and signed binaries for Linux, OSX and Windows are available on GitHub.

Examples

Generating a new bitcoin address:

$ bx seed | bx ec-new | bx ec-to-public | bx ec-to-address
13ua8RRSxLpL5WL5cKUDepUCvJZgGWuKh7

Executing a blockchain query against Libbitcoin Server via ZeroMQ:

$ bx fetch-tx 4a5e1e4baab89f3a32518a88c31bc87f618f76673e2cc77ab2127b7afdeda33b
transaction
{
    hash 4a5e1e4baab89f3a32518a88c31bc87f618f76673e2cc77ab2127b7afdeda33b
    inputs
    {
        input
        {
            previous_output
            {
                hash 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                index 4294967295
            }
            script "[ 04ffff001d0104455468652054696d65732030332f4a616e2f32303039204368616e63656c6c6f72206f6e206272696e6b206f66207365636f6e64206261696c6f757420666f722062616e6b73 ]"
            sequence 4294967295
        }
    }
    lock_time 0
    outputs
    {
        output
        {
            address 1A1zP1eP5QGefi2DMPTfTL5SLmv7DivfNa
            script "[ 04678afdb0fe5548271967f1a67130b7105cd6a828e03909a67962e0ea1f61deb649f6bc3f4cef38c4f35504e51ec112de5c384df7ba0b8d578a4c702b6bf11d5f ] checksig"
            value 5000000000
        }
    }
    version 1
}

Decoding Satoshi's words:

$ bx base16-decode 04ffff001d0104455468652054696d65732030332f4a616e2f32303039204368616e63656c6c6f72206f6e206272696e6b206f66207365636f6e64206261696c6f757420666f722062616e6b73 
ÿÿEThe Times 03/Jan/2009 Chancellor on brink of second bailout for banks

Posting a transaction directly to 10 nodes on the Bitcoin P2P network:

$ bx send-tx-p2p --nodes 10 0100000001b3807042c92f449bbf79b33ca59d7dfec7f4cc71096704a9c526dddf496ee0970100000069463044022039a36013301597daef41fbe593a02cc513d0b55527ec2df1050e2e8ff49c85c202204fcc407ce9b6f719ee7d009aeb8d8d21423f400a5b871394ca32e00c26b348dd2103c40cbd64c9c608df2c9730f49b0888c4db1c436e8b2b74aead6c6afbd10428c0ffffffff01905f0100000000001976a91418c0bd8d1818f1bf99cb1df2269c645318ef7b7388ac00000000
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:09.
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:09.
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:09.
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:12.
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:12.
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:15.
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:15.
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:19.
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:20.
Sent transaction at 2015-May-08 12:17:20.

See Also

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