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README.md

Kryptoradio – Bitcoin broadcasting tool and more!

The aim of this project is to create a toolset for broadcasting data to DVB-T and receiving it. It uses Kryptoradio protocol and is suitable to all kinds of low bandwidth data. The main use case is Bitcoin broadcasting over digital television.

The Bitcoin serialization tool must be connected to a trusted peer (a bitcoin node run by yourself) because transactions and blocks are not verified to keep this tool as simple as possible without compromizing security. For information about the Bitcoin part, see subdirectory bitcoin/.

The data stream produced by kryptoradio-encoder uses PES packet format that is compatible with DVB encoder hardware.

See our project page for a longer description.

Email us for more information: kryptoradio@koodilehto.fi

How to just hex dump the traffic

While the receiver tool is still under development there is a hex dumper tool available in the source tree directory scripts/dump/. Happy hacking!

How to install and use Kryptoradio receiver

See receiver/.

How to compile broadcasting components

You may safely skip this if you want to just receive Kryptoradio. Here are very brief installation instructions for broadcasting components:

sudo apt-get install cabal-install libghc-aeson-dev libghc-blaze-builder-dev libghc-cmdargs-dev libghc-http-types-dev libghc-stm-dev libghc-scientific-dev libghc-text-dev libghc-wai-dev libghc-warp-dev libghc-websockets-dev
cabal update
cd encoder
cabal install
cd ..
cd data_sources/exchange
cabal install
cd ../..

The resulting binaries are ~/.cabal/bin/kryptoradio-exchange and ~/.cabal/bin/kryptoradio-encoder.

Even if you don't have the hardware you may run the encoder in "mock" mode. Ask me for help.

License

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

See LICENSE file for details. The license text is also available at http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

The intentional cause of licensing under the terms of GNU Affero General Public License is that if you create a derivate work based on the source code of this project and start your own broadcasting service, you must share its source code. The same restrictions apply to the receiver. If this is not desired, you are welcome to purchase a commercial license from Koodilehto Co-op.

The protocol itself is not covered by any restrictions. You are allowed to implement your own transmitter and receiver from scratch for no licensing costs.

Supporting and contact information

If you want to donate to the project or co-operate in other ways, don't hesitate to contact us. Also, if you are planning to integrate bitcoin-broadcast with your project and you need alternative licensing, please contact us.

Bitcoin address of this project is 1FvEggFtNSYS9pcBoYB9wDxH9fa1mrNPW5.

QR code to 1FvEggFtNSYS9pcBoYB9wDxH9fa1mrNPW5