ORBIT - Op_Return Bitcoin-Implemented Tokens
Token standard specification and API for Bitcoin Cash
The official website for ORBIT is http://orbit.cash.
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ORBIT is a specification for simple, fungible tokens implemented by utilizing OP_RETURN for the storage of token events on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. No changes to the Bitcoin Cash protocol or nodes are required. However, wallets may wish to incorporate this token standard in order to allow the user to easily take account of and interact with tokens that adhere to this ORBIT standard.
ORBIT is open source and licensed under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more details.
The following projects, when used in conjunction with the ORBIT API, complete a full ecosystem for tokens on Bitcoin Cash using ORBIT:
- ORBIT Node: https://github.com/AlphaGriffin/orbit-node
- ORBIT Command-Line Interface: https://github.com/AlphaGriffin/orbit-cli
- ORBIT Qt Wallet: https://github.com/AlphaGriffin/orbit-gui
- ORBIT Web: https://github.com/AlphaGriffin/orbit-web
- All operations possible with very low fees (usually under 1,000 satoshis)
- Anybody can easily create and manage a new token
- Easily start a crowd-sale or faucet
This repository (https://github.com/AlphaGriffin/orbit) defines the official and complete specification for ORBIT.
The current specification version is: 0 (beta testing). Version 0 is reserved and should be used for all testing.
You will find the full text specifying the ORBIT standard in the SPECIFICATION file (included here in generated documentation).
Your help is appreciated! Alpha Griffin is a small team focused on developing new technology projects. If you have questions or comments or would like to contribute to the ORBIT specification or ecosystem in any way, please feel free to contact us. You may submit issues or pull requests directly on GitHub or communicate with the team members at the following locations:
Have a suggestion or request? Let us know!
There are a number of tasks already identified on the To-Do list that could use your help (included here in generated documentation).
This repository also provides a simple Python 3 API for transacting with and retrieving information about any ORBIT-compliant token on Bitcoin Cash.
.. toctree:: API Documentation <api/modules>
- Python 3
- rfc3986 (
pip install rfc3986)
- BitCash >= 0.5.2.4: https://github.com/sporestack/bitcash (
pip install bitcash\>=0.5.2.4)
- For building documentation (optional): Sphinx and sphinx_rtd_theme (
pip install sphinx sphinx_rtd_theme)
Both a Makefile and setup.py are provided and used. The setup.py uses Python's standard setuptools package and you can call this script directly to do the basic Python tasks such as creating a wheel, etc.
The most common project build tasks are all provided in the Makefile. To see the full list of project targets:
Sphinx is used to generate html documentation and man pages. All documentation (html as well as man pages) may be regenerated at any time with:
Every so often, when new source class files are created or moved, you will want to regenerate the API documentation templates. These templates may be modified by hand so this task does not overwrite existing files; you'll need to remove any existing files from
api/ that you want recreated. Then generate the API templates and re-build all documentation as follows:
make apidoc make docs
There's not much to do for a simple Python project but your build may want to do more. In any case you can call
make python if you need to (in orbit this target simply delegates to
Build all the common tasks (including documentation) as follows:
To clean up all the common generated files from your project folder:
To install this project to the local system:
Note that you may need superuser permissions to perform the above step.
The orbit module is an API that you can import and use in any Python 3 project.
If you have already installed the project to the system then it's as simple as:
If you have not installed the project system-wide or you have some changes to try, you must add the project folder to Python's search path first:
import sys, os sys.path.insert(0, os.path.abspath('/path/to/orbit')) import ag.orbit
All changes are tracked in the CHANGELOG file.
"Orbit the moon"