insight-bitcore

An open-source frontend for the Insight API. The Insight API provides you with a convenient, powerful and simple way to query and broadcast data on the bitcoin network and build your own services with it.

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insight

insight is an open-source bitcoin blockchain explorer with complete REST and websocket APIs. Insight runs in NodeJS, uses AngularJS for the front-end and LevelDB for storage.

Check some screenshots and more details at insight's project homepage.

Insight project is now splitted in two repositories. One for the API and for the front-end. This repository is for the front-end, which will install the API as a NPM dependency.

Prerequisites

  • Node.js v0.10.x - Download and Install Node.js.

  • NPM - Node.js package manager, should be automatically installed when you get node.js.

Quick Install

Check the Prerequisites section above before installing.

To install Insight, clone the main repository:

$ git clone https://github.com/bitpay/insight.git && cd insight

Install dependencies:

$ npm install

Run the main application:

$ npm start

Then open a browser and go to:

http://localhost:3001

If insight reports problems connecting to bitcoind please check the CONFIGURATION section of insight-api README. To set the environment variables run something like:

 $ INSIGHT_NETWORK=livenet BITCOIND_USER=user BITCOIND_PASS=pass INSIGHT_PUBLIC_PATH=public  npm start

Please note that the app will need to sync its internal database with the blockchain state, which may take some time. You can check sync progress from within the web interface. More details about that process on insight-api README.

Development

To run insight locally for development mode:

Install bower dependencies:

$ bower install

To compile and minify the web application's assets:

$ grunt compile

There is a convinent Gruntfile.js for automation during editing the code

$ grunt

In case you are developing insight and insight-api toghether, you can do the following:

  • Install insight and insight-api on the same path ($IROOT)
    $ cd $IROOT/insight
    $ grunt
    
    in other terminal:
    $ cd $IROOT/insight-api 
    $ ln -s ../insight/public
    $ INSIGHT_PUBLIC_PATH=public node insight.js
    

INSIGHT_PUBLIC_PATH=insight/public grunt at insight-api's home path (edit the path according your setup).

also in the insight-api path. (So you will have to grunt process running, one for insight and one for insight-api).

Note

For more details about the insight API configs and end-point, just go to insight API github repository or read the documentation

Contribute

Contributions and suggestions are welcomed at insight github repository.

License

(The MIT License)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the 'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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