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bsvd is a full node Bitcoin (BSV) implementation written in Go (golang).

This project is a port of the bchd codebase to Bitcoin (BSV). It provides a high powered and reliable blockchain server which makes it a suitable backend to serve blockchain data to lite clients and block explorers or to power your local wallet.

bsvd does not include any wallet functionality by design as it makes the codebase more modular and easy to maintain. The bsvwallet is a separate application that provides a secure Bitcoin (BSV) wallet that communicates with your running bsvd instance via the API.


Go 1.9 or newer.


Install Pre-built Packages

The easiest way to run the server is to download a pre-built binary. You can find binaries of our latest release for each operating system at the releases page.

Build from Source

If you prefer to install from source do the following:

  • Install Go according to the installation instructions here:

  • Run the following commands to obtain btcd, all dependencies, and install it:

$ go get

This will download and compile bsvd and put it in your path.

If you are a bsvd contributor and would like to change the default config file (bsvd.conf), make any changes to sample-bsvd.conf and then run the following commands:

$ go-bindata sample-bsvd.conf  # requires
$ gofmt -s -w bindata.go

Getting Started

To start bsvd with default options just run:

$ ./bsvd

You’ll find a large number of runtime options on the help menu. All of which can also be set in a config file. See the sample config file for an example of how to use it.


Building and running bsvd in docker is quite painless. To build the image:

docker build . -t bsvd

To run the image:

docker run bsvd

To run bsvctl and connect to your bsvd instance:

# Find the running bsvd container.
docker ps

# Exec bsvctl.
docker exec <container> bsvctl <command>


The documentation is a work-in-progress. It is located in the docs folder.


Contributions are definitely welcome! Please read the contributing guidelines before starting.

Security Disclosures

To report security issues please contact:

Chris Pacia ([email protected]) – GPG Fingerprint: 0150 2502 DD3A 928D CE52 8CB9 B895 6DBF EE7C 105C


Josh Ellithorpe ([email protected]) – GPG Fingerprint: B6DE 3514 E07E 30BB 5F40 8D74 E49B 7E00 0022 8DDD


bsvd is licensed under the copyfree ISC License.