Getting Started

Spin up a node on the bitcoin network.

Bitcore has Bitcoin built right in, so joining the peer-to-peer network is simple.


Install Bitcore with NPM

You'll need to have Node.js and ZeroMQ dependencies installed, and be running as a user without root privileges. For more detailed info, check out our expanded guide.

npm install -g bitcore

Start your node

Once you install Bitcore, the bitcored command will be available in your terminal. Run it to start your node.


Open Insight

Your Bitcore node is now connecting to the peer-to-peer network and downloading the blockchain.

You can watch the download progress by opening Insight, the bundled blockchain explorer, in a web browser.

open http://localhost:3001/insight/

What's Next

Connect Copay to your own wallet service or follow one of our tutorials to start building with Bitcore.

Card image capRun your own wallet service

Add Bitcore Wallet Service to your Bitcore node, and connect your Copay wallet.

Copay let's you control your own funds, Bitcore Wallet Service let's you control your information, too.

Satoshi Fire Alarm

Set up a Bitcore service to watch some famous coins.

Lemonade Stand

Learn how to accept bitcoin payments directly on your website.

I made this

Build a desktop app to timestamp information right in the blockchain.

Enterprise Grade Support

Want to build your company's Bitcoin or blockchain application using Bitcore?

Our partner Bloq offers commercial implementation and support for Bitcore and expertise from some of the world's top blockchain experts.

Visit Bloq

Learn more about Bitcore with one of our guides or Bitcore development tutorials.


Dive into the full API documentation. Bitcore provides an extensive blockchain API right out of the box, and can be extended with dozens of modules and services.

Bitcore™ © BitPay, Inc. Bitcore is released under the MIT license.