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    AXEcore Node

    A Axe full node for building applications and services with Node.js. A node is extensible and can be configured to run additional services. At the minimum a node has an interface to Axe Core (axed) v1.2.0 for more advanced address queries. Additional services can be enabled to make a node more useful such as exposing new APIs, running a block explorer and wallet service.


    As a standalone server

    git clone
    cd axecore-node
    npm install
    ./bin/axecore-node start

    When running the start command, it will seek for a .axecore folder with a axecore-node.json conf file. If it doesn't exist, it will create it, with basic task to connect to axed.

    Some plugins are available :

    • Insight-API : ./bin/axecore-node addservice @axerunners/insight-api
    • Insight-UI : ./bin/axecore-node addservice @axerunners/insight-ui

    You also might want to add these index to your axe.conf file :


    As a library

    npm install @axerunners/axecore-node
    const axecore = require('@axerunners/axecore-node');
    const config = require('./axecore-node.json');
    let node = axecore.scaffold.start({ path: "", config: config });
    node.on('ready', function() {
        //Axe core started
        axed.on('tx', function(txData) {
            let tx = new axecore.lib.Transaction(txData);


    • Axe Core (axed) (v1.2.0) with support for additional indexing (see above)
    • Node.js v8+
    • ZeroMQ (libzmq3-dev for Ubuntu/Debian or zeromq on OSX)
    • ~20GB of disk storage
    • ~1GB of RAM


    Axecore includes a Command Line Interface (CLI) for managing, configuring and interfacing with your Axecore Node.

    axecore-node create -d <axe-data-dir> mynode
    cd mynode
    axecore-node install <service>
    axecore-node install
    axecore-node start

    This will create a directory with configuration files for your node and install the necessary dependencies.

    Please note that Axe Core needs to be installed first.

    For more information about (and developing) services, please see the Service Documentation.

    Add-on Services

    There are several add-on services available to extend the functionality of Bitcore:


    • Upgrade Notes
    • Services
      • axed - Interface to Axe Core
      • Web - Creates an express application over which services can expose their web/API content
    • Development Environment - Guide for setting up a development environment
    • Node - Details on the node constructor
    • Bus - Overview of the event bus constructor
    • Release Process - Information about verifying a release and the release process.

    Setting up dev environment (with Insight)

    Prerequisite : Having a axed node already runing axed --daemon.

    Axecore-node : git clone -b develop Insight-api (optional) : git clone -b develop Insight-UI (optional) : git clone -b develop

    Install them :

    cd axecore-node && npm install \
     && cd ../insight-ui && npm install \
     && cd ../insight-api && npm install && cd ..

    Symbolic linking in parent folder :

    npm link ../insight-api
    npm link ../insight-ui

    Start with ./bin/axecore-node start to first generate a ~/.axecore/axecore-node.json file. Append this file with "@axerunners/insight-ui" and "@axerunners/insight-api" in the services array.


    Please send pull requests for bug fixes, code optimization, and ideas for improvement. For more information on how to contribute, please refer to our CONTRIBUTING file.


    Code released under the MIT license.

    Copyright 2013-2015 BitPay, Inc.

    • bitcoin: Copyright (c) 2009-2015 Bitcoin Core Developers (MIT License)




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