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Frontier is the client facing API server for the DigitalBits ecosystem. It acts as the interface between digitalbits-core and applications that want to access the DigitalBits network. It allows you to submit transactions to the network, check the status of accounts, subscribe to event streams, etc. See an overview of the DigitalBits ecosystem for more details.

Downloading the server

Prebuilt binaries of frontier are available on the releases page.

See the old releases page for prior releases

Platform Binary file name
Mac OSX 64 bit frontier-darwin-amd64
Linux 64 bit frontier-linux-amd64
Windows 64 bit frontier-windows-amd64.exe

Alternatively, you can build the binary yourself.


Frontier requires go 1.6 or higher to build. See ( for installation instructions.


glide is used for building frontier.

Given you have a running golang installation, you can install this with:

curl | sh

Next, you must download the source for packages that frontier depends upon. From within the project directory, run:

glide install

Then, simply run go install After successful completion, you should find frontier is present in your $GOPATH/bin directory.

More detailed intructions and admin guide.

Developing Frontier

See the development guide.


Please see the for details on how to contribute to this project.

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