Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin Core is the name of open source software which enables the use of this currency.  - https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin


Bitcoin relies on a shared and distributed data store called a blockchain. Installing the Bitcoin Core sovereign app creates a copy of the Bitcoin blockchain on your Embassy which can be queried. This allows you to transact in Bitcoin with complete confidence that you have an accurate picture of the state of the blockchain -- that you have the Bitcoin you think you do as do those you are trading with. 

You will need a Bitcoin wallet with Tor support for talking with your Bitcoin Core sovereign app. A Bitcoin wallet application is currently under development, but for the time being there are a few 3rd party options:

 

To learn more about Bitcoin, consider the following resources: