Though such tools have been generally intended for developers, BitPay says that you don’t have to be a seasoned developer to use Bitcore v1.0.0:
“Out of the box, Bitcore is a full bitcoin node, and easy-to-install services make it simple to run your own Copay backend (Bitcore Wallet Service), blockchain explorer (Insight), or directly accept bitcoin payments, without extensive development experience.”
The company indicated that the upgrade provides users with a full Bitcoin node in the network, using “Bitcoind”- short for “Bitcoin Daemon”, the command-line interface for Bitcoin.
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Users can run a blockchain explorer. New architecture, BitPay says, will allow Bitcore-operated services to perform over 20 times faster than previously.
The node can synchronize and index blockchain data more efficiently, and the Address Index storage space has been reduced from roughly 80 GB to 47 GB.
Among Bitcoin wallet and merchant service providers, BitPay has probably been the most involved in producing core software and tools for developers. One of the goals is to lay a robust groundwork for the Bitcoin network, thereby paving the way for a smoother adoption of Bitcoin and integration with the BitPay economy.
The upgrade also contains a number of out-of-the-box API services.