A work-in-progress for Zcash Bitcoin Cross-Chain Atomic Transactions
Contains basic scripts we're still testing in regtest mode on both networks. This may all be refactored as we go.
Bitcoin scripts use the rpc proxy code in python-bitcoinlib, and Zcash script will use python-zcashlib (a Zcash fork of python-bitcoinlib).
To successfully run this, you'll need python3, the dependencies installed, and a bitcoin daemon running in regtest mode.
To install python3 in a virtualenv, run this command from the top level of the directory:
virtualenv -p python3 venv source venv/bin/activate
To install dependencies, run:
pip install -r requirements.txt
To install python-zcashlib for testing and editing, clone the repository to your local filesystem. It is currently on a branch of python-bitcoinlib maintained by @arcalinea.
git clone https://github.com/arcalinea/python-bitcoinlib.git cd python-bitcoinlib git checkout zcashlib
Then, install the module locally in editable mode through pip, so that you can make changes to the code of python-zcashlib and they will be applied immediately. It is necessary to install python-zcashlib this way for now because the fork of the library likely contains many bugs, which need to be fixed before
zec-p2sh-htlc.py will work properly.
To install python-zcashlib from your local filesystem path in editable mode:
pip install --editable (-e) <path-to-zcashlib-fork-of-python-bitcoinlib>
Run Zcash and Bitcoin daemons locally
To test, run a Zcash daemon and bitcoin daemon in regtest mode. You may have to change the port one of them runs on, for example with the flag
To run a bitcoin daemon in regtest mode, with the ability to inspect transactions outside your wallet (useful for testing purposes), use the command
bitcoind -regtest -txindex=1 -daemon -port=18445
Be sure to run a Zcash daemon in regtest mode.
zcashd -regtest -txindex=1 --daemon
XCAT CLI interface
xcat.py to go through the protocol.
xcat.py new creats a new trade,
xcat.py seller progresses with the seller's next step,
xcat.py buyer progresses with the buyer's next step.
To test the entire script workflow, run
I used the module future to make existing python2 code for the rpc interface compatible with python3.