Package btcutil provides bitcoin-specific convenience functions and types.
A comprehensive suite of tests is provided to ensure proper functionality. See
test_coverage.txt for the gocov coverage report. Alternatively, if you are
running a POSIX OS, you can run the
cov_report.sh script for a real-time
This package was developed for btcd, an alternative full-node implementation of bitcoin which is under active development by Conformal. Although it was primarily written for btcd, this package has intentionally been designed so it can be used as a standalone package for any projects needing the functionality provided.
Installation and Updating
$ go get -u github.com/btcsuite/btcutil
GPG Verification Key
All official release tags are signed by Conformal so users can ensure the code has not been tampered with and is coming from the btcsuite developers. To verify the signature perform the following:
Download the public key from the Conformal website at https://opensource.conformal.com/GIT-GPG-KEY-conformal.txt
Import the public key into your GPG keyring:
gpg --import GIT-GPG-KEY-conformal.txt
Verify the release tag with the following command where
TAG_NAMEis a placeholder for the specific tag:
git tag -v TAG_NAME
Package btcutil is licensed under the copyfree ISC License.