What is VIPSTARCOIN?
VIPSTARCOIN is a new blockchain based on HTMLCOIN which uses Bitcoin Core and integrates Ethereum based smart contracts. It implements an extensible design which is capable of adding more VMs, enabled primarily through the Account Abstraction Layer, which allows for an account based virtual machine to function on a UTXO based blockchain.
Build on Ubuntu
This is a quick start script for compiling VIPSTARCOIN on Ubuntu sudo apt-get install build-essential libtool autotools-dev automake pkg-config libssl-dev libevent-dev bsdmainutils git cmake libboost-all-dev sudo apt-get install software-properties-common sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install libdb4.8-dev libdb4.8++-dev # If you want to build the Qt GUI: sudo apt-get install libqt5gui5 libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 qttools5-dev qttools5-dev-tools libprotobuf-dev protobuf-compiler git clone https://github.com/VIPSTARCOIN/VIPSTARCOIN --recursive cd VIPSTARCOIN # Note autogen will prompt to install some more dependencies if needed ./autogen.sh ./configure make -j2
Build on OSX
The commands in this guide should be executed in a Terminal application.
The built-in one is located in
Install the OS X command line tools:
When the popup appears, click
Then install Homebrew.
brew install cmake automake berkeley-db4 libtool boost --c++11 --without-single --without-static miniupnpc openssl pkg-config protobuf qt5 libevent imagemagick --with-librsvg
NOTE: Building with Qt4 is still supported, however, could result in a broken UI. Building with Qt5 is recommended.
Build VIPSTARCOIN Core
Clone the VIPSTARCOIN source code and cd into
git clone --recursive https://github.com/VIPSTARCOIN/VIPSTARCOIN cd VIPSTARCOIN
Build VIPSTARCOIN Core:
Configure and build the VIPSTARCOIN binaries as well as the GUI (if Qt is found).
You can disable the GUI build by passing
./autogen.sh ./configure make
It is recommended to build and run the unit tests:
Then you can either run the command-line daemon using
src/VIPSTARCOIN-cli, or you can run the Qt GUI using
For in-depth description of Sparknet and how to use VIPSTARCOIN for interacting with contracts, please see sparknet-guide.
VIPSTARCOIN is GPLv3 licensed.
master branch is regularly built and tested, but is not guaranteed to be
completely stable. Tags are created
regularly to indicate new official, stable release versions of VIPSTARCOIN.
The contribution workflow is described in CONTRIBUTING.md.