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README.md

Bitcoin Wallet Tracker

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bwt is a lightweight wallet descriptor/xpub tracker and query engine for Bitcoin, implemented in Rust.

🔸 Personal wallet indexer (EPS-like)
🔸 Descriptor-based tracking
🔸 Electrum RPC server (also available as a plugin!)
🔸 Developer-friendly, modern HTTP REST API
🔸 Real-time updates with Server-Sent-Events or Web Hooks

Support development: ⛓️ on-chain or lightning via BTCPay

Intro

bwt is a lightweight and performant descriptor-based wallet indexer backed by a bitcoin full node, using a model similar to that of Electrum Personal Server. It can serve as a personal alternative to public Electrum servers or power bitcoin apps such as wallet backends, payment processors and more.

It uses bitcoind to keep track of your wallet addresses (derived from your xpub(s)) and builds an index of their history that can be queried using the Electrum RPC protocol or using bwt's custom designed HTTP API.

Real-time updates are available through Server-Sent events (a streaming long-lived HTTP connection), or using Web Hooks push updates (an HTTP request sent to your URL with the event).

The index is currently managed in-memory and does not get persisted (this is expected to change), but building it is pretty fast: bwt can index thousands of transactions in under a second.

TL;DR: EPS + Rust + Modern HTTP API

Setting up bwt

Get yourself a synced Bitcoin Core node (v0.19 is recommended, v0.17 is sufficient. txindex is not required, pruning is supported) and install bwt using one of the methods below.

Installation

💥 Electrum desktop users can also install bwt as an Electrum plugin, which provides a GUI and doesn't require the standalone server installation described below.

Signed pre-built binaries

Available for download on the releases page (Linux, Mac, Windows and ARMv7/v8).

The releases are signed by Nadav Ivgi (@shesek). The public key can be verified on the PGP WoT, github, twitter, keybase, hacker news and this video presentation (bottom of slide).

# Download (change x86_64-linux to your platform)
$ wget https://github.com/bwt-dev/bwt/releases/download/v0.2.4/bwt-0.2.4-x86_64-linux.tar.gz

# Fetch public key
$ gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys FCF19B67866562F08A43AAD681F6104CD0F150FC

# Verify signature
$ wget -qO - https://github.com/bwt-dev/bwt/releases/download/v0.2.4/SHA256SUMS.asc \
  | gpg --decrypt - | grep ' bwt-0.2.4-x86_64-linux.tar.gz$' | sha256sum -c -

$ tar zxvf bwt-0.2.4-x86_64-linux.tar.gz
$ ./bwt-0.1.5-x86_64-linux/bwt --xpub <xpub> ...

The signature verification should show Good signature from "Nadav Ivgi <nadav@shesek.info>" ... Primary key fingerprint: FCF1 9B67 ... and bwt-0.2.4-x86_64-linux.tar.gz: OK.

The builds are reproducible and can be verified against Travis CI. See more details here.

From source

Install Rust and:

$ sudo apt install build-essential
$ git clone https://github.com/bwt-dev/bwt && cd bwt
$ cargo build --release
$ ./target/release/bwt --xpub <xpub> ...

Or using the crates.io package:

$ cargo install bwt
$ bwt --xpub <xpub>

(Make sure ~/.cargo/bin is in your PATH)

With Docker

Assuming your bitcoin datadir is at ~/.bitcoin,

$ docker run -it --net host -v ~/.bitcoin:/bitcoin:ro shesek/bwt --xpub <xpub> ...

(Mounting the bitcoin datadir is not necessary if you're not using the cookie file.)

Running bwt

bwt --xpub <xpub> should be sufficient to get you rolling.

You can configure the --network (defaults to bitcoin), your --bitcoind-url (defaults to http://127.0.0.1:<default-rpc-port>), --bitcoind-dir (defaults to ~/.bitcoin) and --bitcoind-auth <user:pass> (defaults to using the cookie file from bitcoind-dir).

You can set multiple --xpubs to track. This also supports ypubs and zpubs. To set an explicit script type, use --xpub <xpub>:<type>, where type is one of wpkh, shwpkh or pkh.

You can also track output script descriptors using --descriptor. For example, --descriptor 'wpkh(<xpub>/0/*)'.

Standalone addresses can be tracked with --address <address> or --addresses-file <path>.

To speed up rescanning for historical transactions, you can provide the wallet creation date with --rescan-since <timestmap>. The timestamp can be a YYYY-MM-DD formatted string or 'now' to disable rescanning and watch for new transactions only (for newly created wallets). Setting this is highly recommended.

By default, the Electrum server will be bound on port 50001/60001/60401 (according to the network) and the HTTP server will be bound on port 3060. This can be controlled with --electrum-addr and --http-addr.

⚠️ Both the HTTP API server and the Electrum server are unauthenticated and unencrypted by default. If you're exposing them over the internet, they should be put behind a secure transport like an SSH tunnel, a VPN, or a Tor hidden service.

Authentication (but not encryption) can be enabled by following the instructions here.

You may set -v to increase verbosity or -vv to increase it more.

See --help for the full list of options.

Configuration file

Configuration options can be set under ~/bwt.env as environment variables in the dotenv format.

Options that accept multiple values (DESCRIPTORS, XPUBS, ADDRESSES and WEBHOOKS_URLs) can be provided as a ;-separated list, or using wildcard XPUB_*/DESC_*/ADDRESS_* variables.

For example:

NETWORK=regtest
GAP_LIMIT=20
RESCAN_SINCE=2020-01-01
XPUBS='<xpub1>;<xpub2>'
DESCRIPTORS=pkh(<xpub>/0/*)
XPUB_BOB=<xpub3>
XPUB_ALICE=<xpub4>

Setting the environment variables directly is also supported.

Electrum-only server

If you're only interested in a standalone Electrum server, you may disable the HTTP API server by downloading the electrum_only pre-built binary, using the shesek/bwt:electrum docker image or building bwt with --no-default-features --features cli,electrum.

This removes several large dependencies and disables the track-spends database index (which is not needed for the electrum server).

(Also see the Electrum plugin.)

Pruning

You can use bwt with pruning, but a pruned node is only able to scan the recent blocks it still has available for transactions related to your wallet. This means that the --rescan-since date has to be within the range of non-pruned blocks, or set to 'now'. This makes pruned nodes primarily suitable for tracking newly created wallets.

There is, however, an opportunity to scan for your wallet's full history during the initial sync of your node, as the blocks will get scanned before getting pruned. You'll need to set --no-wait-sync to import the addresses without waiting for bitcoind to finish syncing first and make sure bwt runs before the earliest block containing a wallet transaction gets processed.

You can use --prune-until <target> to automatically prune the chain up to the given target (height, unix timestamp or YYYY-MM-DD formatted date). This requires configuring bitcoind with prune=1 to allow manual pruning via the RPC.

To connect Electrum, you will need to configure it with --skipmerklecheck to tolerate missing SPV proofs (they will be unavailable for transactions in pruned blocks).

If you're running Electrum with --skipmerklecheck, you may also configure bwt with --electrum-skip-merkle to save some resources by not generating SPV proofs even when it's possible. Both of these settings are automatically enabled when using the Electrum plugin.

Bitcoin Core multi-wallet

If you're using multi-wallet, you can specify which wallet to use with --bitcoind-wallet <name> (or -w <name>).

Using a separate wallet for bwt is recommended. You can set -w bwt --create-wallet-if-missing to have bwt create one for you.

Note that EPS and bwt should not be run on the same bitcoind wallet with the same xpub, they will conflict.

Advanced options

Real-time indexing

By default, bwt will query bitcoind for new blocks/transactions every 5 seconds. This can be adjusted with --poll-interval <seconds>.

To get real real-time updates, you may configure your bitcoind node to send a POST /sync request to the bwt http server whenever a new block or wallet transaction is found, using the walletnotify and blocknotify options.

Example bitcoind configuration:

walletnotify=curl -X POST http://localhost:3060/sync
blocknotify=curl -X POST http://localhost:3060/sync

After verifying this works, you may increase your --interval-poll to avoid unnecessary indexing and reduce cpu usage.

If you're using the electrum-only mode without the http server, you may instead configure bwt to bind on a unix socket using --unix-listener-path <path> and open a connection to it initiate an indexer sync.

For example, start with --unix-listener-path /home/satoshi/bwt-sync-socket and configure your bitcoind with:

walletnotify=nc -U /home/satoshi/bwt-sync-socket
blocknotify=nc -U /home/satoshi/bwt-sync-socket

If nc is not available, you can also use socat - UNIX-CONNECT:/home/satoshi/bwt-sync-socket.

If you're using docker, you can bind the socket on a directory mounted from the host to make it available outside the container. For example, --unix-listener-path /bitcoin/bwt-socket.

Gap limit

You may configure the gap limit with --gap--limit <N> (defaults to 20). The gap limit sets the maximum number of consecutive unused addresses to be imported before assuming there are no more used addresses to be discovered.

You can import larger batches with a higher gap during the initial sync using --initial-import-size <N> (defaults to 350). Higher value means less rescans. Should be increased for large wallets.

Scriptable transaction broadcast

You may set a custom command for broadcasting transactions via --tx-broadcast-cmd <cmd>. The string {tx_hex} will be replaced with the hex-encoded transaction.

The command will be used in place of broadcasting transactions using the full node, which may provide better privacy in some circumstances.

For example, to broadcast transactions over Tor using the blockstream.info onion service, you can use:

--tx-broadcast-cmd '[ $(curl -s -x socks5h://localhost:9050 http://explorerzydxu5ecjrkwceayqybizmpjjznk5izmitf2modhcusuqlid.onion/api/tx -d {tx_hex} -o /dev/stderr -w "%{http_code}" -H "User-Agent: curl/7.$(shuf -n1 -e 47 58 64 68).0") -eq 200 ]'

(Replace port 9050 with 9150 if you're using the Tor browser bundle.)

Electrum plugin

You can setup bwt as an Electrum plugin, which allows connecting Electrum to a Bitcoin Core full node backend by running an embedded Electrum server within the Electrum wallet itself.

See https://github.com/bwt-dev/bwt-electrum-plugin for more details and installation instructions.

Screenshot of bwt integrated into Electrum

Manual Electrum setup (without the plugin)

Setup the bwt server, then start Electrum with:

$ electrum --skipmerklecheck --oneserver --server 127.0.0.1:50001:t

Alternatively, you can also set 127.0.0.1:50001:t as your server using the server selection GUI (note the :t, which disables TLS). Note, however, that it is not possible to configure oneserver and skipmerklecheck using the GUI.

Note that setting --skipmerklecheck is only necessary if your node is pruned, but it can also be used to save some resource when combined with --electrum-skip-merkle. See more details here.

HTTP API

All the endpoints return JSON. All bitcoin amounts are in satoshis.

Wallets

Each wallet represents an output script descriptor.

Note that xpubs specified via --xpub will be represented as two descriptor wallet entries, one for the external chain (used for receive addresses) and one for the internal chain (used for change addresses). You can associate the wallets to their parent xpub using the bip32_origins field.

Wallet format

  • desc - the output script descriptor tracked by this wallet
  • network - the network this wallet belongs to (bitcoin, testnet, signet or regtest)
  • is_wildcard - a boolean indicating whether the descriptor includes wildcard keys (xpub../*)
  • bip32_origins - bip32 origin information for the keys contained in the descriptor
  • gap_limit - the gap limited configured for this wallet
  • initial_import_size - the gap limit used during the initial import
  • rescan_policy - how far back rescanning should take place
  • max_funded_index - the maximum derivation index that is known to have history
  • max_imported_index - the maximum derivation index imported into bitcoind
  • satisfaction_weight - an upper bound on the weight of a satisfying witness to the transaction (also see here)

See GET /wallet/:checksum for an example.

GET /wallets

Get a map of all tracked descriptor wallets, as a json object indexed by the descriptor checksum.

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Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/wallets

{
  "xjm8w0el": {
    "desc": "wpkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEhsxS9g2qyYKSGA3seqWVNhmVhU27ddQx952PaZ6G4V26msGKrqYBjoBRwFyzaucPUkhw7DNaeMVUYJV1bqosxzVxToJdcy/0/*)#xjm8w0el",
    "network": "bitcoin",
    "is_wildcard": true,
    "bip32_origins": [ "80e042a9/0" ],
    ...
  },
  "k38panl4": {
    "desc": "wsh(multi(2,xpub661MyMwAqRbcEuy9nKLTbGCi2NhqTWeQPT3gd2QdfmeaieDHLHiwTnSnw1GrP2xdaJwEDQJLasfw6LNK7hVADcCN9d1M1RtxitrR3CwvtjV/0/*,[16eabcf7/2]xpub684GUXwH4bY8Pf3fgSunTGz3hwJZhJzaNwgT55aWGWQM7KsiUFEXWLYPy1Q19gAEvc9LG5TN5PdmGPoyocmkkpKCCMV27ugL7XqHeHRwJzH/1/*))#k38panl4",
    "network": "bitcoin",
    "is_wildcard": true,
    "bip32_origins": [ "367e5b47/0", "16eabcf7/2/1" ],
    ...
  },
  "cletf5fc": {
    "desc": "pkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEoHAdGB6AaGRhLmHVemxe6acQikhJgfV3sr1SmapjQv8ZfBwWa1YKmFbyR6ta96TKiCNTctvZix58hAR7mDtjdWK2E18PjR/0/*)#cletf5fc",
    "network": "bitcoin",
    "is_wildcard": true,
    "bip32_origins": [ "7a32efaa/0" ],
    ...
  },
  "ftu25peq": {
    "desc": "pkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEoHAdGB6AaGRhLmHVemxe6acQikhJgfV3sr1SmapjQv8ZfBwWa1YKmFbyR6ta96TKiCNTctvZix58hAR7mDtjdWK2E18PjR/1/*)#ftu25peq",
    "network": "bitcoin",
    "is_wildcard": true,
    "bip32_origins": [ "7a32efaa/1" ],
    ...
  }
}

These wallets are the result of starting bwt with:

  • --descriptor 'wpkh(xpub...xToJdcy/0/*)' (the xjm8w0el wallet)
  • --descriptor 'wsh(multi(2,xpub...3CwvtjV/0/*,[16eabcf7/2]xpub...eHRwJzH/1/*))' (the k38panl4 wallet)
  • --xpub 'xpub...2E18PjR' (the cletf5fc and ftu25peq wallets)

GET /wallet/:checksum

Get information about the descriptor wallet identified by its checksum.

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Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/wallet/xjm8w0el
{
  "desc": "wpkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEhsxS9g2qyYKSGA3seqWVNhmVhU27ddQx952PaZ6G4V26msGKrqYBjoBRwFyzaucPUkhw7DNaeMVUYJV1bqosxzVxToJdcy/0/*)#xjm8w0el",
  "network": "bitcoin",
  "is_wildcard": true,
  "bip32_origins": [ "80e042a9/0" ],
  "rescan_policy": "now",
  "max_funded_index": null,
  "max_imported_index": 19,
  "gap_limit": 20,
  "initial_import_size": 20
}

GET /wallet/:checksum/:index

Get basic information for the wallet child address at derivation index index.

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Returned fields:

  • address
  • scripthash
  • origin - descriptor wallet origin information in <checksum>/<index> format
  • desc - the descriptor for this address
  • bip32_origins - an array of bip32 origins for the derived keys at this index

Examples:

$ curl localhost:3060/wallet/xjm8w0el/8
{
  "address": "bc1qlwdpe3a0ulss57tqxxkpepylazpy9f07f2jufa",
  "scripthash": "5e643e168a629406504ee2651f76efc3510a79d0aaa1fda9893b2a98c73440dc",
  "origin": "xjm8w0el/8",
  "desc": "wpkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEhsxS9g2qyYKSGA3seqWVNhmVhU27ddQx952PaZ6G4V26msGKrqYBjoBRwFyzaucPUkhw7DNaeMVUYJV1bqosxzVxToJdcy/0/8)#dtxjzdej",
  "bip32_origins": [ "80e042a9/0/8" ]
}

$ curl localhost:3060/wallet/k38panl4/5
{
  "address": "bc1q9r669mzwaal8cj0hplp7qsqd6kl4xu76w6nuprqd75zrll8s5lsqgeka5t",
  "scripthash": "2eb2e9b8b0ee5b6e2aea7a8ee5897d448ab089c7d360a287b27e767320d5902a",
  "origin": "k38panl4/5",
  "desc": "wsh(multi(2,xpub661MyMwAqRbcEuy9nKLTbGCi2NhqTWeQPT3gd2QdfmeaieDHLHiwTnSnw1GrP2xdaJwEDQJLasfw6LNK7hVADcCN9d1M1RtxitrR3CwvtjV/0/5,[16eabcf7/2]xpub684GUXwH4bY8Pf3fgSunTGz3hwJZhJzaNwgT55aWGWQM7KsiUFEXWLYPy1Q19gAEvc9LG5TN5PdmGPoyocmkkpKCCMV27ugL7XqHeHRwJzH/1/5))#5sd0njd0",
  "bip32_origins": [ "367e5b47/0/5", "16eabcf7/2/1/5" ]
}

GET /wallet/:checksum/next

Get the next unused address in the specified wallet.

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Issues a 307 redirection to the url of the next derivation index (/wallet/:checksum/:index) and responds with the derivation index in the responses body.

Note that the returned address is not marked as used until receiving funds; If you wish to skip it and generate a different address without receiving funds to it, you can specify an explicit derivation index instead.

Non-wildcard descriptors always return 0 as their next index.

Examples:

$ curl localhost:3060/wallet/xjm8w0el/next
< HTTP/1.1 307 Temporary Redirect
< Location: /wallet/xjm8w0el/104
104

# Follow the redirect to get the full address json

$ curl --location localhost:3060/wallet/xjm8w0el/next
{
  "address": "bc1qu8k2dv6s8kjaywvdrrk3mvju6utyx537puaeal",
  "origin": "xjm8w0el/104",
  ...
}

GET /wallet/:checksum/gap

Get the current maximum number of consecutive unused addresses in the specified wallet.

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Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/wallet/xjm8w0el/gap

7

Transactions

Wallet transaction format

This format is only available for wallet transactions and includes contextual wallet information about funded outputs and spent inputs. It does not include inputs/outputs that are unrelated the wallet.

Transaction fields:

  • txid
  • block_height - the confirming block height or null for unconfirmed transactions
  • funding - contains an entry for every output created by this transaction that is owned by the wallet
    • vout - the output index
    • amount - the output amount in satoshis
    • scriptPubKey fields
      • address - the address funded by this output
      • scripthash - the scripthash funded by this output
      • origin - descriptor wallet origin information in <checksum>/<index> format
      • desc - the descriptor for this script
      • bip32_origins - an array of bip32 origins for this script keys
    • spent_by - the transaction input spending this output in txid:vin format, or null for unspent outputs (only available with track-spends)
  • spending - contains an entry for every input spending a wallet output
    • vin - the input index
    • amount - the amount in satoshis of the previous output spent by this input
    • prevout - the <txid>:<vout> being spent
    • scriptPubKey fields
      • address, scripthash, origin, desc, bip32_origins
        (same format as above for funding)
  • balance_change - the net change to the wallet balance inflicted by this transaction

Additional fields for unconfirmed mempool transactions:

  • own_feerate - the fee rate paid directly by the transaction, in sat/vB
  • effective_feerate - the effective transaction fee rate, taking unconfirmed ancestor transactions into account
  • bip125_replacelable - whether this transaction can be replaced due to BIP 125 replace-by-fee (because either it or one of its unconfirmed ancestors are signaling to opt-into rbf)
  • has_unconfirmed_parents - whether this transaction has unconfirmed parents used as its inputs

The effective fee rate is calculated as MIN(own_fee/own_vsize, (own_fee+ancestor_fee)/(own_vsize+ancestor_vsize)).

The mempool fields may be temporarily unavailable if an error is encountered while syncing the mempool entries. This should be a rare event, for example if Bitcoin Core crashes, but API clients should prepare for the possibility.

GET /tx/:txid

Get the transaction in the wallet transaction format.

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Available for wallet transactions only.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/tx/e700187477d262f370b4f1dfd17c496d108524ee2d440a0b7e476f66da872dda
{
  "txid": "e700187477d262f370b4f1dfd17c496d108524ee2d440a0b7e476f66da872dda",
  "block_height": 113,
  "fee": 141,
  "funding": [
    {
      "vout": 1,
      "amount": 949373,
      "address": "bcrt1qu04qqzwkjvya65g2agwx5gnqvgzwpjkr6q5jvf",
      "scripthash": "6bf2d435bc4e020d839900d708f02c721728ca6793024919c2c5bc029c00f033",
      "origin": "xjm8w0el/16",
      "desc": "wpkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEhsxS9g2qyYKSGA3seqWVNhmVhU27ddQx952PaZ6G4V26msGKrqYBjoBRwFyzaucPUkhw7DNaeMVUYJV1bqosxzVxToJdcy/0/16)#dtxjzdej",
      "bip32_origins": [ "80e042a9/0/16" ],
      "spent_by": "950cc16e572062fa16956c4244738b35ea7b05e16c8efbd6b9812d561d68be3a:0"
    }
  ],
  "spending": [
    {
      "vin": 0,
      "amount": 1049514,
      "prevout": "70650243572b90705f7fe95c9f30a85a0cc55e4ea3159a8ada5f4d62d9841d7b:1",
      "address": "bcrt1qxsvdm3jmwr79u67d82s08uykw6a82agzy42c6y",
      "scripthash": "a55c30f4f7d79600d568bdfa0b4f48cdce4e59b6ffbf286e99856c3e8699740d",
      "origin": "xjm8w0el/19",
      "desc": "wpkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEhsxS9g2qyYKSGA3seqWVNhmVhU27ddQx952PaZ6G4V26msGKrqYBjoBRwFyzaucPUkhw7DNaeMVUYJV1bqosxzVxToJdcy/0/19)#wjtzksqe",
      "bip32_origins": [ "80e042a9/0/19" ]
    }
  ],
  "balance_change": -100141
}

GET /tx/:txid/verbose

Get the transaction in JSON as formatted by bitcoind's getrawtransaction with verbose=true.

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Available for all transactions that bitcoind is aware of (i.e. not pruned). Requires txindex to work for non-wallet transactions.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/tx/1f2e3c4cee8ea127a79c5dbc951f1e005671a1e8bf385e791ff95b780deda68f/verbose
{
  "blockhash": "7a9b99f78066f22a26c56b2035445285a5a992fc19719c9c27f2255f20f1f2f8",
  "blocktime": 1589376781,
  "confirmations": 1,
  "hash": "0ed38dcfe3de4e96852631d9c1f692db581513aa51845976a7097e618a1002a7",
  "hex": "0200000000010132d8a06f451ca6e8487a25343586f4186faecbbd185c324f5c3cfe674d1385460100000000feffffff0200e1f505000000001600143e730c6086a8417e2532356bd43e34b86c0f6055d6df0a1e010000001600146873ceae00e9140ea09b71963ee0e493b678a0ec02473044022025500722fd65172f8f7fe448ee484e5659aa9ff23d055546480588840b8eef40022023509d517614fa0c51d55511826250ead7d44ada9d9d6671837f44e8088d678b012102b3ce722e57fa6b66985154305e3d06831976499cf9f1db0c4e30450c1d5d7724af000000",
  "in_active_chain": true,
  "locktime": 175,
  "size": 222,
  "time": 1589376781,
  "txid": "1f2e3c4cee8ea127a79c5dbc951f1e005671a1e8bf385e791ff95b780deda68f",
  "version": 2,
  "vin": [ ... ],
  "vout": [ ... ],
  "vsize": 141,
  "weight": 561
}

GET /tx/:txid/hex

Get the raw transaction formatted as a hex string.

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Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/tx/1f2e3c4cee8ea127a79c5dbc951f1e005671a1e8bf385e791ff95b780deda68f/hex
0200000000010132d8a06f451ca6e8487a25343586f4186faecbbd185c324f5c3cfe674d1385460100000000feffffff0200e1f505000000001600143e730c6086a8417e2532356bd43e34b86c0f6055d6df0a1e010000001600146873ceae00e9140ea09b71963ee0e493b678a0ec02473044022025500722fd65172f8f7fe448ee484e5659aa9ff23d055546480588840b8eef40022023509d517614fa0c51d55511826250ead7d44ada9d9d6671837f44e8088d678b012102b3ce722e57fa6b66985154305e3d06831976499cf9f1db0c4e30450c1d5d7724af000000

GET /tx/:txid/proof

Get the merkle inclusion proof for the transaction.

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Returned in bitcoind's merkleblock format.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/tx/1f2e3c4cee8ea127a79c5dbc951f1e005671a1e8bf385e791ff95b780deda68f/proof

010000302d2659e4f39beb46eeef8579841250550a78d2a4fc2d53022a3ac0c069dbe865a987be21bcaae85f1423967b22c09b61ab00fd2c5aeccc247ef8ab421a960f950df7bb5effff7f20030000000400000003e7e777f5557142e8725218ae37547e1834a0466d5bb63952a7915d9cdc7adf392bb0a723f73dc23b52b7bd2641fb22d283b7c8a863b6dd012c64243b5da66b418fa6ed0d785bf91f795e38bfe8a17156001e1f95bc5d9ca727a18eee4c3c2e1f0115

GET /txs

GET /txs/since/:block-height

Get all wallet transactions confirmed at or after block-height, plus all unconfirmed transactions, for all tracked addresses.

GET /txs is an alias for GET /txs/since/0.

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Returned in the wallet transaction format. Sorted with oldest first.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/txs
[
  {
    "txid": "e700187477d262f370b4f1dfd17c496d108524ee2d440a0b7e476f66da872dda",
    "funding": [ .. ],
    "spending": [ .. ],
    ...
  },
  ...
]

GET /txs/since/:block-height/compact

Get a compact minimal representation of all wallet transactions since block-height.

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Returns a simple JSON array of [txid, block_height] tuples, where block_height is null for unconfirmed transactions. Sorted with oldest first.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/txs/since/105/compcat
[
  ["859d5c41661426ab13a7816b9e845a3353b66f00a3c14bc412d20f87dcf19caa", 105],
  ["3c3c8722b493bcf43adab323581ea1da9f9a9e79628c0d4c89793f7fe21b68cf", 107],
  ["e51414f57bdee681d48a6ade696049c4d7569a062278803fb7968d9a022c6a96", null],
  ...
]

POST /tx

Broadcast a raw transaction to the Bitcoin network.

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Returns the txid on success.

Body parameters:

  • tx_hex - the raw transaction encoded as a hex string

Example:

$ curl -X POST localhost:3060/tx -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
       -d '{"tx_hex":"<hex-serialized-tx>"}'

33047288f0502eb3f2ad0729f6cfa24a8db87842f9c9a8eba7c0dbfaf7ea75b4

Addresses, Scripthashes & Keys

GET /address/:address

GET /scripthash/:scripthash

GET /wallet/:checksum/:index

Get basic information for the provided address, scripthash or descriptor index.

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Returned fields:

  • address
  • scripthash
  • origin - descriptor wallet origin information in <checksum>/<index> format
  • desc - the descriptor for this address
  • bip32_origins - an array of bip32 origins for the derived keys at this index

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/address/bc1qaxlg48awxth5k72ltgrjp6qyegzdmfkfupyhhg
{
  "address": "bc1qaxlg48awxth5k72ltgrjp6qyegzdmfkfupyhhg",
  "scripthash": "4c1af417b86da82af887678c36c93d3d8de15a5930f326600e533bf3ab9d0339",
  "origin": "xjm8w0el/10",
  "desc": "wpkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEhsxS9g2qyYKSGA3seqWVNhmVhU27ddQx952PaZ6G4V26msGKrqYBjoBRwFyzaucPUkhw7DNaeMVUYJV1bqosxzVxToJdcy/0/10)#v9use49n",
  "bip32_origins": [ "80e042a9/0/10" ]
}

GET /address/:address/stats

GET /scripthash/:scripthash/stats

GET /wallet/:checksum/:index/stats

Get basic information and stats for the provided address, scripthash or descriptor index.

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Returned fields:

  • scriptPubKey fields
    • address
    • scripthash
    • origin
    • desc
    • bip32_origins
  • tx_count
  • confirmed_balanace
  • unconfirmed_balanace

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/address/bc1qaxlg48awxth5k72ltgrjp6qyegzdmfkfupyhhg/stats
{
  "address": "bc1qaxlg48awxth5k72ltgrjp6qyegzdmfkfupyhhg",
  "origin": "xjm8w0el/10",
  ...,
  "tx_count": 2,
  "confirmed_balance": 120050000,
  "unconfirmed_balance": 0
}

GET /address/:address/utxos

GET /scripthash/:scripthash/utxos

GET /wallet/:checksum/:index/utxos

Get the list of unspent transaction outputs owned by the provided address, scripthash or descriptor index.

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Query string parameters:

  • min_conf - minimum number of confirmations, defaults to 0
  • include_unsafe - whether to include outputs that are not safe to spend (unconfirmed from outside keys or with RBF), defaults to true

Examples:

$ curl localhost:3060/address/bc1qaxlg48awxth5k72ltgrjp6qyegzdmfkfupyhhg/utxos
[
  {
    "txid": "664fba0bcc745b05fda0fbf1f6fb6fc003afd82e64caad2c9fea0e3d566f6a58",
    "vout": 1,
    "amount": 1500000,
    "address": "bc1qaxlg48awxth5k72ltgrjp6qyegzdmfkfupyhhg",
    "scripthash": "4c1af417b86da82af887678c36c93d3d8de15a5930f326600e533bf3ab9d0339",
    "origin": "xjm8w0el/10",
    "desc": "wpkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEhsxS9g2qyYKSGA3seqWVNhmVhU27ddQx952PaZ6G4V26msGKrqYBjoBRwFyzaucPUkhw7DNaeMVUYJV1bqosxzVxToJdcy/0/10)#v9use49n",
    "bip32_origins": [ "80e042a9/0/10" ],
    "block_height": 114,
    "spent_by": null
  },
  {
    "txid": "3a1c4dea8d376a2762dd9be1d39f7f13376b4c9ccb961725574689183c20cb90",
    "vout": 1,
    "amount": 1440000,
    "address": "bc1qaxlg48awxth5k72ltgrjp6qyegzdmfkfupyhhg",
    "scripthash": "4c1af417b86da82af887678c36c93d3d8de15a5930f326600e533bf3ab9d0339",
    "origin": "xjm8w0el/10",
    "desc": "wpkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEhsxS9g2qyYKSGA3seqWVNhmVhU27ddQx952PaZ6G4V26msGKrqYBjoBRwFyzaucPUkhw7DNaeMVUYJV1bqosxzVxToJdcy/0/10)#v9use49n",
    "bip32_origins": [ "80e042a9/0/10" ],
    "block_height": 115,
    "spent_by": null
  },
  ...
]

GET /address/:address/txs

GET /scripthash/:scripthash/txs

GET /wallet/:checksum/:index/txs

Get the list of all transactions in the history of the provided address, scripthash or descriptor index.

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Returned in the wallet transaction format.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/address/bc1qaxlg48awxth5k72ltgrjp6qyegzdmfkfupyhhg/txs
[
  {
    "txid": "859d5c41661426ab13a7816b9e845a3353b66f00a3c14bc412d20f87dcf19caa",
    "block_height": 654835,
    "funding": [ ... ],
    "spending": [ ...],
    "balance_change": 11000000
  },
  ...
]

GET /address/:address/txs/compact

GET /scripthash/:scripthash/txs/compact

GET /wallet/:checksum/:index/txs/compact

Get a compact minimal representation of the history of the provided address, scripthash or descriptor index.

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Returns a simple JSON array of [txid, block_height] tuples, where block_height is null for unconfirmed transactions.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/scripthash/c511375da743d7f6276db6cdaf9f03d7244c74d5569c9a862433e37c5bc84cb2/txs/minimal
[
  ["859d5c41661426ab13a7816b9e845a3353b66f00a3c14bc412d20f87dcf19caa", 105],
  ["3c3c8722b493bcf43adab323581ea1da9f9a9e79628c0d4c89793f7fe21b68cf", 107],
  ["e51414f57bdee681d48a6ade696049c4d7569a062278803fb7968d9a022c6a96", null],
  ...
]

Outputs

Output format

  • txid - the transaction funding this output
  • vout - the output index
  • amount - the output amount in satoshis
  • scriptPubKey fields
    • address - the address funded by this output
    • scripthash - the scripthash funded by this output
    • origin - descriptor wallet origin information in <checksum>/<index> format
    • desc - the descriptor for the funded script
    • bip32_origins - an array of bip32 origins for this script keys
  • block_height - the confirming block height or null for unconfirmed transactions
  • spent_by - the transaction input spending this output in txid:vin format, or null for unspent outputs (only available with track-spends)

GET /txo/:txid/:vout

Get information about the specified transaction output.

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Available for wallet outputs only.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/txo/1b1170ac5996df9255299ae47b26ec3ad57c9801bc7bae68203b1222350d52fe/0
{
  "txid": "1b1170ac5996df9255299ae47b26ec3ad57c9801bc7bae68203b1222350d52fe",
  "vout": 0,
  "amount": 99791,
  "scripthash": "d7a6ac0b7af9fe218f24019dc2fe7919bd14fb56694056528464326a44917d20",
  "address": "bc1qrkud59a02lacfsa8hlp6yhg7qed30f2w7g2eh3",
  "origin": "xjm8w0el/32,
  "desc": "wpkh(xpub661MyMwAqRbcEhsxS9g2qyYKSGA3seqWVNhmVhU27ddQx952PaZ6G4V26msGKrqYBjoBRwFyzaucPUkhw7DNaeMVUYJV1bqosxzVxToJdcy/0/32)#v9use49n",
  "bip32_origins": [ "80e042a9/0/32" ],
  "block_height": 654712,
  "spent_by": null
}

GET /utxos

Get all unspent wallet outputs.

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Query string parameters:

  • min_conf - minimum number of confirmations, defaults to 0
  • include_unsafe - whether to include outputs that are not safe to spend (unconfirmed from outside keys or with RBF), defaults to true

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/utxos?min_conf=1
[
  {
    "txid": "1973551cc7670237606561ba3f7579d46d38e7145a72cf6a55ff8975e7143fee",
    "vout": 0,
    "amount": 99791,
    ...
  },
  ...
]

Also see: GET /address/:address/utxos

Blocks

GET /block/tip

Get the current tip of the block chain.

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Returned fields:

  • height
  • hash

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/block/tip
{
  "height": 176,
  "hash": "7a9b99f78066f22a26c56b2035445285a5a992fc19719c9c27f2255f20f1f2f8"
}

GET /block/:hash

Get the block header of the specified block hash as formatted by bitcoind's getblockheader with verbose=true.

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Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/block/65e8db69c0c03a2a02532dfca4d2780a555012847985efee46eb9bf3e459262d
{
  "hash": "65e8db69c0c03a2a02532dfca4d2780a555012847985efee46eb9bf3e459262d",
  "confirmations": 2,
  "height": 175,
  "version": 805306369,
  "versionHex": "30000001",
  "merkleroot": "b7a646abfd377964da19837c454e9d2d30c61b9bc22246c8589f7e80fda1a3e5",
  "time": 1589360866,
  "mediantime": 1589269430,
  "nonce": 0,
  "bits": "207fffff",
  "difficulty": 4.6565423739069247e-10,
  "chainwork": "0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000160",
  "nTx": 1,
  "previousblockhash": "26d435bdea859667e9d396ad0f28b74e6fd98ca6c737f1bd895c3b6539b4ee76",
  "nextblockhash": "7a9b99f78066f22a26c56b2035445285a5a992fc19719c9c27f2255f20f1f2f8"
}

GET /block/:hash/hex

Get the block header of the specified block hash as a hex string.

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Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/block/65e8db69c0c03a2a02532dfca4d2780a555012847985efee46eb9bf3e459262d/hex

0100003076eeb439653b5c89bdf137c7a68cd96f4eb7280fad96d3e9679685eabd35d426e5a3a1fd807e9f58c84622c29b1bc6302d9d4e457c8319da647937fdab46a6b7e2b8bb5effff7f2000000000

GET /block/:height

Get the block hash at the specified block height.

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Issues a 307 redirection to the block url (/block/:hash) and responds with the block hash in the responses body.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/block/104
< HTTP/1.1 307 Temporary Redirect
< Location: /block/117324e95584f14ba767610f4ef9c939004b02c9f3881a94f46c0772d8e9b365
117324e95584f14ba767610f4ef9c939004b02c9f3881a94f46c0772d8e9b365

# Follow the redirect to get the block header json

$ curl --location localhost:3060/block/104
{
  "hash": "117324e95584f14ba767610f4ef9c939004b02c9f3881a94f46c0772d8e9b365",
  "confirmations": 73,
  "height": 104,
  ...
}

Mempool & Fees

GET /mempool/histogram

Get the mempool feerate distribution histogram.

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Returns an array of (feerate, vsize) tuples, where each entry's vsize is the total vsize of transactions paying more than feerate but less than the previous entry's feerate (except for the first entry, which has no upper bound). This matches the format used by the Electrum RPC protocol for mempool.get_fee_histogram.

Cached for 2 minutes.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/mempool/histogram

[[53.01, 102131], [38.56, 110990], [34.12, 138976], [24.34, 112619], [3.16, 246346], [2.92, 239701], [1.1, 775272]]

In this example, there are transactions weighting a total of 102,131 vbytes that are paying more than 53 sat/vB, 110,990 vbytes of transactions paying between 38 and 53 sat/vB, 138,976 vbytes paying between 34 and 38, etc.

GET /fee-estimate/:target

Get the feerate estimate for confirming within target blocks. Uses bitcoind's smartestimatefee.

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Returned in sat/vB, or null if no estimate is available.

Cached for 2 minutes.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/fee-estimate/3

5.61

Server-Sent Events

Event categories

  • ChainTip(block_height, block_hash) - emitted whenever a new block extends the best chain.
  • Reorg(block_height, prev_block_hash, curr_block_hash) - indicates that a re-org was detected on block_height, with the previous block hash at this height and the current one.
  • Transaction(txid, block_height) - emitted for new transactions as well as transactions changing their confirmation status (typically from unconfirmed to confirmed, possibly the other way around in case of reorgs).
  • TransactionReplaced(txid) - indicates that the transaction conflicts with another transaction and can no longer be confirmed (aka double-spent).
  • TxoFunded(funding_txid:vout, scripthash, amount, block_height) - emitted when an unspent wallet output is created (for new transactions as well as confirmation status changes).
  • TxoSpent(spending_txid:vin, scripthash, prevout, block_height) - emitted when a wallet output is spent (for new transactions as well as confirmation status changes).

For unconfirmed transactions, block_height will be null.

GET /stream

Subscribe to a real-time Server-Sent Events stream of indexer update notifications.

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Query string parameters for filtering the event stream:

  • category
  • scripthash
  • outpoint

Examples:

$ curl localhost:3060/stream
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< content-type: text/event-stream

data:{"category":"ChainTip","params":[114,"0a1a199aed012b280b36370e393867e03b46eb39b7130bb017a6757b6d4014ec"]}

data:{"category":"Transaction","params":["ac42d918b45351835bf9448bbd0c2f8e9ddad56a8bd118fe93919cc74bd0c487",114]}

data:{"category":"TxoFunded","params":["ac42d918b45351835bf9448bbd0c2f8e9ddad56a8bd118fe93919cc74bd0c487:0","db576ad85b0f09680dfe3f3f7160be50c1a36db8b4949ffe21fe5b4564c1d42b",10000000,114]}

data:{"category":"TxoFunded","params":["ac42d918b45351835bf9448bbd0c2f8e9ddad56a8bd118fe93919cc74bd0c487:1","48138c88b8cb17544ac2450c4bd147106a9f773d6cf2b7f31a5a9dde75a8387a",399999856,114]}

data:{"category":"TxoSpent","params":["ac42d918b45351835bf9448bbd0c2f8e9ddad56a8bd118fe93919cc74bd0c487:0","5f26eb39e19b0bef205bb451082f941cef0707d38949d3ffe51f5614fab70f5d","aa5b889f6cf1c314bc02c5187f31d0d5ff56f568c85a384027cb155fdc377069:1",114]}
$ curl localhost:3060/stream?category=ChainTip

data:{"category":"ChainTip","params":[114,"0a1a199aed012b280b36370e393867e03b46eb39b7130bb017a6757b6d4014ec"]}

data:{"category":"ChainTip","params":[115,"1c293df0c95d94a345e7578868ee679c9f73b905ac74da51e692af18e0425387"]}
$ curl localhost:3060/stream?outpoint=aa5b889f6cf1c314bc02c5187f31d0d5ff56f568c85a384027cb155fdc377069:1

data:{"category":"TxoFunded","params":["43916225aeadc3d6f17ffd5cdcc72fe81508eab4de66532507bc032b50c89732:0","97e9cc06a9a9d95a7ff26a9e5fdf9e1836792a3337c0ff718c88e012feb217bd",99900000,null]}

data:{"category":"TxoSpent","params":["0ac67648be03f7fd547a828b78b920cb73f8c883320f30d770fb14d59655b125:0","97e9cc06a9a9d95a7ff26a9e5fdf9e1836792a3337c0ff718c88e012feb217bd","43916225aeadc3d6f17ffd5cdcc72fe81508eab4de66532507bc032b50c89732:0",null]}

GET /address/:address/stream

GET /scripthash/:scripthash/stream

GET /wallet/:checksum/:index/stream

Subscribe to a real-time notification stream of TxoFunded/TxoSpent events for the provided address, scripthash or descriptor index.

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This is equivalent to GET /stream?scripthash=<scripthash>.

Example:

$ curl localhost:3060/address/bcrt1qxs3mrrre37rphadyg4wu0zk4t33qklv0u0gmps/stream

data:{"category":"TxoFunded","params":["bb94b1547397cd89441edd74d0581913d8bb3005d070fa6f9744af44f654c25a:0","97e9cc06a9a9d95a7ff26a9e5fdf9e1836792a3337c0ff718c88e012feb217bd",77700000,115]}

data:{"category":"TxoFunded","params":["a0fe8a8fc855a9deaed533cf5f2053c77d640ff5f50a7c44d1cca314d4e00e5d:0","97e9cc06a9a9d95a7ff26a9e5fdf9e1836792a3337c0ff718c88e012feb217bd",100000,116]}

data:{"category":"TxoSpent","params":["a3bc61a974b113223c336c866bc656cd23481d1466e063e46930a5983e70c20d:0","97e9cc06a9a9d95a7ff26a9e5fdf9e1836792a3337c0ff718c88e012feb217bd","a0fe8a8fc855a9deaed533cf5f2053c77d640ff5f50a7c44d1cca314d4e00e5d:0",117]}

data:{"category":"TxoSpent","params":["a3bc61a974b113223c336c866bc656cd23481d1466e063e46930a5983e70c20d:1","97e9cc06a9a9d95a7ff26a9e5fdf9e1836792a3337c0ff718c88e012feb217bd","bb94b1547397cd89441edd74d0581913d8bb3005d070fa6f9744af44f654c25a:0",117]}

Catching up with missed events & re-org detection

To catch-up with historical events that your app missed while being down, you can specify the synced-tip query string parameter with the <block-height>:<block-hash> of the latest block known to be processed.

If the synced-tip is still part of the best chain, this will return all historical Transaction, TxoFunded and TxoSpent events that occurred after block-height (exclusive, ordered with oldest first, unconfirmed included at the end), followed by a single ChainTip event with the currently synced tip, followed by a stream of real-time events.

If the synced-tip is no longer part of the best chain, a 410 Gone error will be returned indicating that a reorg took place. One way to recover from reorgs is to re-sync since N blocks before the orphaned synced-tip and consider any entries that no longer show up as double-spent (where N is large enough such that reorgs deeper than it are unlikely).

You can specify synced-tip with just the height to skip reorg detection (for example, 0 to get all events since the genesis block).

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Example:
# Start by syncing everything from the beginning
$ curl localhost:3060/stream?synced-tip=0
data:{"category":"TxoFunded","params":["ac42d918b45351835bf9448bbd0c2f8e9ddad56a8bd118fe93919cc74bd0c487:1","48138c88b8cb17544ac2450c4bd147106a9f773d6cf2b7f31a5a9dde75a8387a",399999856,114]}
data:{"category":"ChainTip","params":[120,"5cc1fb1153f8eb12d445d0db06e96bbb39c45b8ed22d4f0de718aa6b0ef00cd1"]}

# Oops, we got disconnected! Let's try again with the last `ChainTip` we heard of
$ curl localhost:3060/stream?synced-tip=120:5cc1fb1153f8eb12d445d0db06e96bbb39c45b8ed22d4f0de718aa6b0ef00cd1
data:{"category":"TxoSpent","params":["a3bc61a974b113223c336c866bc656cd23481d1466e063e46930a5983e70c20d:1","97e9cc06a9a9d95a7ff26a9e5fdf9e1836792a3337c0ff718c88e012feb217bd","bb94b1547397cd89441edd74d0581913d8bb3005d070fa6f9744af44f654c25a:0",122]}
data:{"category":"ChainTip","params":[130,"57d17db78d5017c89e86e863a7397c02027f09327222feb72cdfe8372644c589"]}

# Disconnected again, this time while a reorg happened
$ curl localhost:3060/stream?synced-tip=130:57d17db78d5017c89e86e863a7397c02027f09327222feb72cdfe8372644c589
< HTTP/1.1 410 Gone
Reorg detected at height 130 (previous=57d17db78d5017c89e86e863a7397c02027f09327222feb72cdfe8372644c589 current=43b482862ba3fc883187f534be1971186b11c534494129397e8a2b4faf4bf2f4)

# Re-sync events from height 110 (N=20 blocks before the reported reorg)
$ curl localhost:3060/stream?synced-tip=110

The synced-tip functionality also supports the SSE Last-Event-ID header. This makes it work transparently with the built-in automatic reconnection mechanism. You'll still need to manually persist and specify the synced-tip in case your app restarts.

Miscellaneous

POST /sync

Trigger an indexer sync. See Real-time updates.

GET /dump

Dumps the contents of the index store as JSON.

GET /debug

Dumps the contents of the index store as a debug string.

GET /banner.txt

Get the welcome banner text. (see live example here, or a static one here)

Web Hooks

You can set --webhook-url <url> to have bwt send push notifications as a POST request to the provided <url>. Requests will be sent with a JSON-serialized array of one or more index updates as the body.

It is recommended to include a secret key within the URL to verify the authenticity of the request.

You can specify multiple --webhook-url to notify all of them.

Note that bwt currently attempts to send the webhook request once and does not retry in case of failures. It is recommended to occasionally catch up using the GET /txs/since/:block-height or GET /stream endpoints (see "Catching up with missed events").

Tip: services like webhook.site or requestbin can come in handy for debugging webhooks. (needless to say, for non-privacy-sensitive regtest/testnet use only)

If you're building bwt from source, you'll need to set --features webhooks to enable web hooks support. This will also require to apt install libssl-dev pkg-config.

The pre-built binaries (except for ARM) and the shesek/bwt docker image come with webhooks support enabled by default.

Developing

Developer Resources

To integrate bwt into non-Rust software, check out libbwt and libbwt-jni.

Documentation for the public Rust API is available on docs.rs.

A yuml diagram showing how the big pieces interact together is available here.

An example of initializing bwt and issuing queries against its db from Rust is available at examples/use-from-rust.rs. (Note that the Rust API provides weaker backwards compatibility guarantees compared to the HTTP API.)

An example JavaScript client utilizing the HTTP API for wallet tracking is available at examples/wallet-tracker.js.

Development environment

To quickly setup a development environment, you can use scripts/dev-env.sh to create a bitcoind regtest network and two Electrum wallets, fund the wallets, start bwt with tracking for both wallets' xpubs, and start the Electrum GUI.

To use it, simply run $ ./scripts/dev-env.sh from the root directory with bitcoind, bitcoin-cli and electrum installed in your PATH.

You can set FEATURES to specify which features to enable (see below) or set NO_GUI=1 to leave the Electrum wallet running in daemon mode without starting the GUI.

If you have cargo watch installed, it'll be used to watch for changes and automatically restart bwt.

Features

bwt has 7 optional features: cli, http, electrum, webhooks, track-spends, ffi and extra.

All are enabled by default except for webhooks and ffi.

If you're working on code that is unrelated to the HTTP API, it is faster to build without the http feature.

You can use scripts/check.sh to run cargo check for some feature combos. This is important to ensure no errors were introduced for feature combos that you didn't use.

Tests

End-to-end integration tests can be run with ./test/tests.sh. The tests deploy a regtest network, a bwt instance and an Electrum wallet connected to it (in headless mode), then run some basic tests using the Electrum client and against the HTTP REST API.

Run with bash -x test/tests.sh -v to get more verbose output.

Contributions

Are welcome!

The only guideline is to use cargo fmt.

You can check out the list of enhancement issues.

Reproducible builds

The builds can be reproduced in a Docker container environment as follows:

$ git clone https://github.com/bwt-dev/bwt && cd bwt
$ git checkout <tag>
$ git verify-commit HEAD

# Linux, Windows & ARMv7/v8
$ docker build -t bwt-builder - < scripts/builder.Dockerfile
$ docker run -it -u `id -u` -v `pwd`:/usr/src/bwt bwt-builder

# Mac OSX (cross-compiled via osxcross)
$ docker build -t bwt-builder-osx - < scripts/builder-osx.Dockerfile
$ docker run -it -u `id -u` -v `pwd`:/usr/src/bwt bwt-builder-osx

$ sha256sum dist/*

The builds are reproduced on Travis CI using the code from GitHub. The SHA256 checksums are available under the "Reproducible builds" stage.

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