Your own avatar on bitcoin, forever.
bitpic is a protocol for hosting and using Paymail avatars on the Bitcoin blockchain.
You can think of it as Gravatar, but for Bitcoin.
- Instead of using a normal email address, Bitpic uses Paymail address.
- Instead of storing the imagess and the image database on a proprietary server, it stores it on the Bitcoin blockchain.
- The images are 100% stored on the Bitcoin blockchain, signed by Paymail user identity public key. Images signed with invalid signature are not indexed.
Learn more about how it works here: How Bitpic Works
1. Install Bitcoin
Download Bitcoin node.
1. Install Docker
Bitpic uses Docker. Install Docker first.
2. Clone this repository
git clone https://github.com/interplanaria/bitpic.git
1. Run crawler
The gridplanaria.js file is the bitcoin crawler.
You may want to run it in the background by using pm2 or similar ways.
2. Run the web app + api
The planarium.js file is the user facing website and api endpoint.
Again, you may want to run it in the background by using pm2 or similar ways.