@owstack/btc-explorer-api
A Bitcoin blockchain REST and web socket API service for Btc.
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Btc Explorer API

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A Bitcoin blockchain REST and web socket API service for Btc Node.

This is a backend-only service. If you're looking for the web frontend application, take a look at https://github.com/owstack/ows-explorer.

Getting Started

npm install -g btc-node@latest
btc-node create mynode
cd mynode
btc-node install btc-explorer-api
btc-node start

The API endpoints will be available by default at: http://localhost:3001/btc-explorer-api/

Prerequisites

Note: You can use an existing Bitcoin data directory, however txindex, addressindex, timestampindex and spentindex needs to be set to true in bitcoin.conf, as well as a few other additional fields.

Query Rate Limit

To protect the server, explorer-api has a built it query rate limiter. It can be configurable in btc-node.json with:

  "servicesConfig": {
    "explorer-api": {
      "rateLimiterOptions": {
        "whitelist": ["::ffff:127.0.0.1"]
      }
    }
  }

With all the configuration options available: https://github.com/owstack/btc-explorer-api/blob/master/lib/ratelimiter.js#L10-17

Or disabled entirely with:

  "servicesConfig": {
    "explorer-api": {
      "disableRateLimiter": true
    }
  }

API HTTP Endpoints

Block

  /explorer-api/block/[:hash]
  /explorer-api/block/00000000a967199a2fad0877433c93df785a8d8ce062e5f9b451cd1397bdbf62

Block Index

Get block hash by height

  /explorer-api/block-index/[:height]
  /explorer-api/block-index/0

This would return:

{
  "blockHash":"000000000019d6689c085ae165831e934ff763ae46a2a6c172b3f1b60a8ce26f"
}

which is the hash of the Genesis block (0 height)

Raw Block

  /explorer-api/rawblock/[:blockHash]
  /explorer-api/rawblock/[:blockHeight]

This would return:

{
  "rawblock":"blockhexstring..."
}

Block Summaries

Get block summaries by date:

  /explorer-api/blocks?limit=3&blockDate=2016-04-22

Example response:

{
  "blocks": [
    {
      "height": 408495,
      "size": 989237,
      "hash": "00000000000000000108a1f4d4db839702d72f16561b1154600a26c453ecb378",
      "time": 1461360083,
      "txlength": 1695,
      "poolInfo": {
        "poolName": "BTCC Pool",
        "url": "https://pool.btcc.com/"
      }
    }
  ],
  "length": 1,
  "pagination": {
    "next": "2016-04-23",
    "prev": "2016-04-21",
    "currentTs": 1461369599,
    "current": "2016-04-22",
    "isToday": true,
    "more": true,
    "moreTs": 1461369600
  }
}

Transaction

  /explorer-api/tx/[:txid]
  /explorer-api/tx/525de308971eabd941b139f46c7198b5af9479325c2395db7f2fb5ae8562556c
  /explorer-api/rawtx/[:rawid]
  /explorer-api/rawtx/525de308971eabd941b139f46c7198b5af9479325c2395db7f2fb5ae8562556c

Address

  /explorer-api/addr/[:addr][?noTxList=1][&from=&to=]
  /explorer-api/addr/mmvP3mTe53qxHdPqXEvdu8WdC7GfQ2vmx5?noTxList=1
  /explorer-api/addr/mmvP3mTe53qxHdPqXEvdu8WdC7GfQ2vmx5?from=1000&to=2000

Address Properties

  /explorer-api/addr/[:addr]/balance
  /explorer-api/addr/[:addr]/totalReceived
  /explorer-api/addr/[:addr]/totalSent
  /explorer-api/addr/[:addr]/unconfirmedBalance

The response contains the value in Satoshis.

Unspent Outputs

  /explorer-api/addr/[:addr]/utxo

Sample return:

[
  {
    "address":"mo9ncXisMeAoXwqcV5EWuyncbmCcQN4rVs",
    "txid":"d5f8a96faccf79d4c087fa217627bb1120e83f8ea1a7d84b1de4277ead9bbac1",
    "vout":0,
    "scriptPubKey":"76a91453c0307d6851aa0ce7825ba883c6bd9ad242b48688ac",
    "amount":0.000006,
    "satoshis":600,
    "confirmations":0,
    "ts":1461349425
  },
  {
    "address": "mo9ncXisMeAoXwqcV5EWuyncbmCcQN4rVs",
    "txid": "bc9df3b92120feaee4edc80963d8ed59d6a78ea0defef3ec3cb374f2015bfc6e",
    "vout": 1,
    "scriptPubKey": "76a91453c0307d6851aa0ce7825ba883c6bd9ad242b48688ac",
    "amount": 0.12345678,
    "satoshis: 12345678,
    "confirmations": 1,
    "height": 300001
  }
]

Unspent Outputs for Multiple Addresses

GET method:

  /explorer-api/addrs/[:addrs]/utxo
  /explorer-api/addrs/2NF2baYuJAkCKo5onjUKEPdARQkZ6SYyKd5,2NAre8sX2povnjy4aeiHKeEh97Qhn97tB1f/utxo

POST method:

  /explorer-api/addrs/utxo

POST params:

addrs: 2NF2baYuJAkCKo5onjUKEPdARQkZ6SYyKd5,2NAre8sX2povnjy4aeiHKeEh97Qhn97tB1f

Transactions by Block

  /explorer-api/txs/?block=HASH
  /explorer-api/txs/?block=00000000fa6cf7367e50ad14eb0ca4737131f256fc4c5841fd3c3f140140e6b6

Transactions by Address

  /explorer-api/txs/?address=ADDR
  /explorer-api/txs/?address=mmhmMNfBiZZ37g1tgg2t8DDbNoEdqKVxAL

Transactions for Multiple Addresses

GET method:

  /explorer-api/addrs/[:addrs]/txs[?from=&to=]
  /explorer-api/addrs/2NF2baYuJAkCKo5onjUKEPdARQkZ6SYyKd5,2NAre8sX2povnjy4aeiHKeEh97Qhn97tB1f/txs?from=0&to=20

POST method:

  /explorer-api/addrs/txs

POST params:

addrs: 2NF2baYuJAkCKo5onjUKEPdARQkZ6SYyKd5,2NAre8sX2povnjy4aeiHKeEh97Qhn97tB1f
from (optional): 0
to (optional): 20
noAsm (optional): 1 (will omit script asm from results)
noScriptSig (optional): 1 (will omit the scriptSig from all inputs)
noSpent (option): 1 (will omit spent information per output)

Sample output:

{ totalItems: 100,
  from: 0,
  to: 20,
  items:
    [ { txid: '3e81723d069b12983b2ef694c9782d32fca26cc978de744acbc32c3d3496e915',
       version: 1,
       locktime: 0,
       vin: [Object],
       vout: [Object],
       blockhash: '00000000011a135e5277f5493c52c66829792392632b8b65429cf07ad3c47a6c',
       confirmations: 109367,
       time: 1393659685,
       blocktime: 1393659685,
       valueOut: 0.3453,
       size: 225,
       firstSeenTs: undefined,
       valueIn: 0.3454,
       fees: 0.0001 },
      { ... },
      { ... },
      ...
      { ... }
    ]
 }

Note: if pagination params are not specified, the result is an array of transactions.

Transaction Broadcasting

POST method:

  /explorer-api/tx/send

POST params:

  rawtx: "signed transaction as hex string"

  eg

  rawtx: 01000000017b1eabe0209b1fe794124575ef807057c77ada2138ae4fa8d6c4de0398a14f3f00000000494830450221008949f0cb400094ad2b5eb399d59d01c14d73d8fe6e96df1a7150deb388ab8935022079656090d7f6bac4c9a94e0aad311a4268e082a725f8aeae0573fb12ff866a5f01ffffffff01f0ca052a010000001976a914cbc20a7664f2f69e5355aa427045bc15e7c6c77288ac00000000

POST response:

  {
      txid: [:txid]
  }

  eg

  {
      txid: "c7736a0a0046d5a8cc61c8c3c2821d4d7517f5de2bc66a966011aaa79965ffba"
  }

Historic Blockchain Data Sync Status

  /explorer-api/sync

Live Network P2P Data Sync Status

  /explorer-api/peer

Status of the Bitcoin Network

  /explorer-api/status?q=xxx

Where "xxx" can be:

  • getInfo
  • getDifficulty
  • getBestBlockHash
  • getLastBlockHash

Utility Methods

  /explorer-api/utils/estimatefee[?nbBlocks=2]

Web Socket API

The web socket API is served using socket.io.

The following are the events published by explorer:

tx: new transaction received from network. This event is published in the 'inv' room. Data will be a app/models/Transaction object. Sample output:

{
  "txid":"00c1b1acb310b87085c7deaaeba478cef5dc9519fab87a4d943ecbb39bd5b053",
  "processed":false
  ...
}

block: new block received from network. This event is published in the inv room. Data will be a app/models/Block object. Sample output:

{
  "hash":"000000004a3d187c430cd6a5e988aca3b19e1f1d1727a50dead6c8ac26899b96",
  "time":1389789343,
  ...
}

<bitcoinAddress>: new transaction concerning <bitcoinAddress> received from network. This event is published in the <bitcoinAddress> room.

status: every 1% increment on the sync task, this event will be triggered. This event is published in the sync room.

Sample output:

{
  blocksToSync: 164141,
  syncedBlocks: 475,
  upToExisting: true,
  scanningBackward: true,
  isEndGenesis: true,
  end: "000000000933ea01ad0ee984209779baaec3ced90fa3f408719526f8d77f4943",
  isStartGenesis: false,
  start: "000000009f929800556a8f3cfdbe57c187f2f679e351b12f7011bfc276c41b6d"
}

Example Usage

The following html page connects to the socket.io explorer API and listens for new transactions.

html

<html>
<body>
  <script src="http://<explorer-server>:<port>/socket.io/socket.io.js"></script>
  <script>
    eventToListenTo = 'tx'
    room = 'inv'

    var socket = io("http://<explorer-server>:<port>/");
    socket.on('connect', function() {
      // Join the room.
      socket.emit('subscribe', room);
    })
    socket.on(eventToListenTo, function(data) {
      console.log("New transaction received: " + data.txid)
    })
  </script>
</body>
</html>

License

(The MIT License)

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The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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