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Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is a controversial fork of the original Bitcoin blockchain which occurred in August 2017 at block 478558. It is now its own coin and the blockchain prior…

Bitcoin Core

New name of BitcoinQT since release of version 0.9 on March 19, 2014. Not to confuse with CoreBitcoin, an Objective-C implementation published in August 2013. See also Bitcore, a JavaScript…

Bitcoin Price Index (BPI)

In the early days of Bitcoin it was difficult, if not nearly impossible, for holders of the coin to determine how much their coins were worth. The value of Bitcoin…

Bitcoin Protocol

The open source cryptographic protocol which operates on the Bitcoin network, setting the “rules” for how the network runs. These rules are numerous and detailed, spelling out each instance of…

Bitcoin-Ruby

A Bitcoin utilities library in Ruby by Julian Langschaedel. Used in production on Coinbase.com.

Bitcoind

Original implementation of Bitcoin with a command line interface. Currently a part of BitcoinQT project. "D" stands for "daemon" per UNIX tradition to name processes running in background. See also…

Bitcoiner

A person that uses Bitcoin. Transacting, verifying, saving and mining are all uses of Bitcoin.

BitcoinQT

Bitcoin implementation based on original code by Satoshi Nakamoto. Includes a graphical interface for Windows, OS X and Linux (using QT) and a command-line executable bitcoind that is typically used…

Block

A block in cryptocurrencies refers to the collection of transaction data, and it is the basis of the blockchain protocol. Each transaction creates a set of data, and this data…

Block Explorer

Block explorer is an online tool to view all transactions, past and current, on the blockchain. They provide useful information such as network hashrate and transaction growth. Many people, even…

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