created_at2022-06-21 08:18:58.660258
updated_at2022-07-14 00:48:38.308699
descriptionBP node command-line interface
Dr. Maxim Orlovsky (dr-orlovsky)



# BP Node Bitcoin blockchain indexing and notification node. It may be considered electrum server replacement, which is faster, provides modern API (supporting wallet descriptors and miniscript, LN-specific queries, client-side-validation tech like RGB, modern RPC subscribe interfaces with ZMQ etc). In the future it is planned to upgrade the node into a fully-validating bitcoin node by using `libbitcoinconsensus` library for validating blocks. The node was originally designed and implemented by [Dr Maxim Orlovsky](https://github.com/dr-orlovsky) as a part of [LNP/BP Standards Association](https://github.com/LNP-BP) effort for building the foundation for LNP/BP layer 2 and 3 bitcoin application ecosystem. It is based on other LNP/BP projects such as [BP Core Lib], [Descriptor Wallet], [Storm Storage] and can be easily integrated with the rest of LNP/BP nodes like [LNP Node], [RGB Node], [Storm Node]. ## Node services The node organized as a set of daemons or threads, interacting via ZMQ-based API with each other and with RPC clients. It leverages microservice architecture from [`microservices`] crate. The node provides following set of services: - `bpd`: main service providing clients with RPC request/reply API and managing life cycle of the rest of the node services (launching, terminating, brokering inter-service communications). - `blockd`: service parsing and (in the future, using `libbitcoinconsensus`) validating bitcoin blocks, storing them in the database (provided by `stored` service from [Storm Storage] library). It also connects to bitcoin core node to monitor the incoming new blocks and through `bpd` node clients when a new valid block has been parsed. - `mempoold`: manages mempool transactions. - `walletd`: service instantiated for each wallet client. It knows about wallet descriptor, monitors new mempool and mined transactions and notifies subscribed client about their changes. - `watchd`: watchtower service for lightning network and RGB. - `signd`: service for signing bitcoin transactions and working with PSBTs. Used by wallets, lightning node etc. Alongside these services, in the future it is planned to use lightning network (Bifrost subnetwork) through [LNP Node] to propagate bitcoin blocks in encrypted form to other BP Nodes (instead of using legacy bitcoin wire protocol). ## RPC and client tools The repository also contains a BP Node RPC library (`bp_rpc` crate in [`rpc`](./rpc) directory) and command-line tool (`bp-cli` crate in [`cli`](./cli) directory) for querying/working with the node. [`microservices`]: https://github.com/Internet2-WG/rust-microservices [BP Core Lib]: https://github.com/BP-WG/bp-core [Descriptor Wallet]: https://github.com/BP-WG/descriptor-wallet [Storm Storage]: https://github.com/Storm-WG/storm-stored [LNP Node]: https://github.com/LNP-WG/lnp-node [RGB Node]: https://github.com/RGB-WG/rgb-node [Storm Node]: https://github.com/Storm-WG/storm-node
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