- Author: Thomas Voegtlin (ThomasV on the bitcointalk forum)
- Language: Python
The server indexes UTXOs by address, in a Patricia tree structure described by Alan Reiner (see the 'ultimate blockchain compression' thread in the Bitcointalk forum)
Te server requires bitcoind, leveldb and plyvel
The server code is open source. Anyone can run a server, removing single points of failure concerns.
The server knows which set of Bitcoin addresses belong to the same wallet, which might raise concerns about anonymity. However, it should be possible to write clients capable of using several servers.
To install and run a server, see README.leveldb. For greater detail on the installation process, see HOWTO.md.
To start the server, use the 'start' script. If you do not have a database, it will propose you o download it from the Electrum foundry.
To stop the server, use the 'stop' script. It will shutdown the database cleanly.
Electrum-server is made available under the terms of the GNU Affero General
Public License, version 3. See the
LICENSE for more details.