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README.md

jbc

Jack's Blockchain -- Simple blockchain to learn and talk about how blockchains work.

Getting Started

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for development and testing purposes. See deployment for notes on how to deploy the project on a live system.

Prerequisites

As always, you'll need to install the Python libraries in requirements.txt

$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Running a node

To run the node on the command line, there are a few options.

-m tells the node to not only receive nodes, but also mine.

-p PORT_NUM will tell node.py which port to run on. This is important when running multiple nodes locally as described below.

Hard linking directory for multiple nodes

In order to run a different node, we want to hard link the main jbc directory into another directory. To do this, use the linknodes.sh script in the directory above jbc.

For example,

$ ./linknodes.sh 5001

will create a directory named jbc5001. Then in that directory, you'll be able to run a node on a different port to gather blocks or mine as well.

Contributing

Feel free to clone, run, and give feedback and pull requests. Finding bugs is a great help to the project, as well as a great way for everyone to learn. And feel free to help update this README file to better describe how to run this locally.

License

This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.md file for details

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