Hello World

blockstrap is now in open beta


Blockstrap is the first project developed by Neuroware.io.

When we received our initial funding of $100,000 from 500 Startups several months ago our original idea was to build a deterministic HTML5 wallet with themes and plugins.

We haven’t done that…yet.

Instead, we felt we could do more for the community than provide just another wallet or simple API service - so despite a small team of only two developers (one front one back) and no additional funding, we made the decision to pivot and create Blockstrap instead.

Blockstrap is an open source, community driven stack for blockchain application developers.

Although it was created with crypto-currencies in mind, we envision that the rise of decentralisation will see numerous innovative applications being built using blockchain technology, and have purposely made our platform to be as extensible as possible for an ecosystem that changes by the day.

Like its Twitter-built namesake, Blockstrap comes with a fully documented library of modules that can be easily integrated and configured to perform numerous functions.

The Blockstrap framework ships a jQuery plugin with a full-suite of JSON-driven front-end HTML components that allow for tasks such as URL routing, dynamic templating, and browser-based data caching. All of the components together form a hybrid deterministic wallet that can be extended with your own applications and hooks.

Because everything takes place within the browser there is no server-side processing or third-party private key storage to worry about - meaning any private keys generated using Blockstrap remain strictly yours. We don’t see them or hold them and we never will.

In addition to the framework - which is entirely API neutral and can be used with any third-party including your own - we have also created the Blockstrap API that can be used with other components of the stack or entirely on its own as a standalone service.

The Blockstrap API, which so far supports Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Litecoin (as well as their respective test networks), is capable of storing and relaying additional information generated by or for the other modules within the framework – from market conditions to salt device backup and even third-party party authentication.

We have purposely decided to open source and give away as much of Blockstrap as we can for free, and as such will only be charging for commercial level use of our API in order to scale our servers accordingly. For details on enterprise-grade services please see our pricing page.

But we haven’t been busy only building Blockstrap. We have also created a number of example applications and will be adding more in the coming months, as well as featuring apps made by the community in our showcase section.

Our current examples include our own explorer blockchains.io, an issue prioritizer platform, as well as the wallet theme made from our framework.

As excited as we are to finally launch Blockstrap to the world (which we are doing today from Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt in London) we also want to add that this is only but a fraction of what we have in our pipeline.

In fact, if we could have delayed the launch any longer we would have, as there is still so, so much left to build. Alas, a project of this size and scope is never-ending, and as such we have to start somewhere.

Because we are in open beta it’s possible you may encounter some bugs, glitches, lack of functionality or other such problems. If you do please let us know immediately by raising an issue on GitHub so we can rectify these accordingly. Our priority for the next few weeks will be focused on stabilizing our current offering before we start adding more components and functionality to the stack.

In the meantime if you have any feedback or suggestions for us we would absolutely love to hear them at [email protected]

To be notified of releases as they happen please follow us @blockstrap or subscribe to our mailing list on the homepage.

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