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Besu Ethereum Client

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Besu is an Apache 2.0 licensed, MainNet compatible, Ethereum client written in Java.

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Besu issues are tracked in the github issues tab. See our guidelines for more details on searching and creating issues.

If you have any questions, queries or comments, RocketChat is the place to find us.

Besu Users

To install the Besu binary, follow these instructions.

Besu Developers


Instructions for how to get started with developing on the Besu codebase. Please also read the wiki for more details on how to submit a pull request (PR).

Release Notes

Release Notes

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