Welcome to bitcoinj
The bitcoinj library is a Java implementation of the Bitcoin protocol, which allows it to maintain a wallet and send/receive transactions without needing a local copy of Bitcoin Core. It comes with full documentation and some example apps showing how to use it.
- Java 7 for the core modules, Java 8 for everything else
- Gradle 3.4+ - for building the project
- Google Protocol Buffers - for use with serialization and hardware communications
To get started, it is best to have the latest JDK and Gradle installed. The HEAD of the
master branch contains the latest development code and various production releases are provided on feature branches.
Building from the command line
To perform a full build use
gradle clean build
You can also run
to generate the JavaDocs.
The outputs are under the
Building from an IDE
Alternatively, just import the project using your IDE. IntelliJ has Gradle integration built-in and has a free Community Edition. Simply use
File | New | Project from Existing Sources and locate the
build.gradle in the root of the cloned project source tree.
These are found in the
Now you are ready to follow the tutorial.