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Pybitcointools, Python library for Bitcoin signatures and transactions

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Pybitcointools with Bitcoin Cash Support released:





  • Functions have a simple interface, inputting and outputting in standard formats
  • No classes
  • Many functions can be taken out and used individually
  • Supports binary, hex and base58
  • Transaction deserialization format almost compatible with BitcoinJS
  • Electrum and BIP0032 support
  • Make and publish a transaction all in a single command line instruction
  • Includes non-bitcoin-specific conversion and JSON utilities
  • BIP143 Segregated Witness support
  • BitcoinCash SIGHASH_FORKID support - block #478559 (00000000000000000019f112ec0a9982926f1258cdcc558dd7c3b7e5dc7fa148) 8MB Fork


  • Not a full node, has no idea what blocks are
  • Relies on centralized service (blockchain.info) for blockchain operations, although operations do have backups (eligius, blockr.io)


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