ElectrumSV Software Development Kit
The Open BSV License
Roger Taylor, AustEcon
- Project Lead:
This project provides a consolidated set of resources that together can allow a developer, whether working on ElectrumSV or on any other bitcoin application, to develop, run and test while offline (and is especially aimed at facilitating rigourous CI/CD functional testing).
What Does It Do?
A commandline tool that makes it very easy to spin up localhost instances of:
ElectrumSV (as a daemon with a REST API or as a GUI desktop wallet)
Whatsonchain Block explorer.
To get started, please checkout:
Getting Started documentation
There is full support for:
Why would you want this?
Accelerated development iteration cycle
If you are building an application that needs to perform SPV verification you want to know that when a block is mined, the logic is correct.
You cannot afford to wait around 10 minutes for a block to be mined on one of the public test networks.
Ensure correct handling of rare events like reorgs or “unmatured” coins (freshly mined coins that require 100 block confirmations before they can be moved).
CI/CD Pipeline testing
Benchmarking / high-throughput testing
Because, we are not supposed to do that on the standard public testnet…
You could use the scaling testnet, but in some cases it’s easier to start out with RegTest in early development and graduate to the scaling-testnet later when you’re ready for it.
With a local RegTest node, you can mine blocks on demand.
You can run two nodes locally and simulate a reorg (we haven’t added reorg simulations yet but that’s coming).
You will never have to ask for more testnet coins - just mine more blocks and top up.
You will not be at the mercy of 3rd party service providers staying operational to continue to build and test your application.
See Release Notes.