Welcome to bitcoinj
The bitcoinj library is a Java implementation of the Bitcoin protocol, which allows it to maintain a wallet and send/receive transactions without needing a local copy of Bitcoin Core. It comes with full documentation and some example apps showing how to use it. RSK made a "thin" version of bitcoinj including just the components needed by the RSK node.
- Java 6 for the core modules, Java 8 for everything else
- Maven 3+ - for building the project
To get started, it is best to have the latest JDK and Maven installed. The HEAD of the
master branch contains the latest development code and various production releases are provided on feature branches.
Building from the command line
To perform a full build use
mvn clean package
The outputs are under the
Building from an IDE
Alternatively, just import the project using your IDE. IntelliJ has Maven integration built-in and has a free Community Edition. Simply use
File | Import Project and locate the
pom.xml in the root of the cloned project source tree.
Now you are ready to follow the tutorial.