Last August 1st (2017) Bitcoin Cash was created in an effort to preserve Satoshi Nakamoto’s vision of peer-to-peer electronic cash. The pace of innovation is moving at light speed and in just one short year, the Bitcoin Cash blockchain has seen an explosion of creative energy. Bitcoin.com’s developer platform was created to channel that energy and to empower developers to change the world with Bitcoin Cash.
Happy 1st Birthday to BCH from the Bitcoin.com Developer Platform!
Our Vision: From day one our vision has been to empower developers to change the world with Bitcoin Cash. Our goal is to be the go-to source of knowledge and developer tools for BCH developers all over the Earth. We aim to empower developers to go from hobbyist to professional – step-by-step and to go from idea to app 10x faster than the competition.
Our Platform: Developer.bitcoin.com consists of 2 parts. The first, is a knowledge base to help both beginners and old pros to hone and sharpen their blockchain development skills. We recognize that the demand for great blockchain engineers far exceeds the supply so we created blog posts, tutorials, livestreams and more to help grow the quality and quantity of great engineering talent.
Mastering Bitcoin Cash is the master course you need to gain a deep and intuitive understanding of the entire blockchain. Our tutorials show actual examples of how to build on our development platform with code samples to help bootstrap your project.
Our Insights Blog features articles from teams who have built and shipped game-changing apps using our tools. The blog articles highlight their work while also showing how they leveraged our tools to go from app to idea. Our Human Interface Guidelines aims to be a formal recommendation for how developers and designers can best leverage this amazing technology.
Big Plans for the Future
Our GUI is your own Bitcoin Cash blockchain to configure however you choose. It’s created from scratch each time you restart, doesn’t connect to the real network and only consists of transactions and blocks which you create locally so it’s quick and responsive. It also can convert between legacy, cash addresses, privkeyWIF, extended public and extended private keys. It can also sign and verify messages to prove ownership of keys.
Our REST API is the Bitcoin Cash JSON RPC over HTTP. Fully integrated with BITBOX, developers can GET and POST to a mainnet or testnet BCH full node with no further setup. REST isn’t limited to working with BITBOX. Developers from any language or framework can read or write from the chain with our powerful REST API which is now doing over 300K requests per day
Our Future: We know that once you’ve created an amazing app with our developer tools, you need to deploy and scale on demand. You need an ecosystem of add-ons for data, monitoring, logging, metrics, testing and more, all built with BITBOX. Our soon to be released Cloud will give you the ability to take your work around the world quickly and at scale.
After you’ve deployed your app and you have users you need to monetize. Our Market aims to give developers a path to monetization via paid downloads, streaming media, in-app purchases, tokens and more.
Summary: Developer.bitcoin.com was created with the intention of empowering developers to change the world with Bitcoin Cash. We intend to be the go-to source of knowledge and tooling for BCH developers all over the world. We’ll give you the knowledge you need to go from hobbyist to professional step-by-step and the tools you need to go from idea to app 10x faster than the competition.
We want to thank everyone in the Bitcoin Cash community for an amazing first year. We’ve accomplished far more than many thought was possible and we’re just getting started. We look forward to working with each and every one of you to change the world with Bitcoin Cash.