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Blockchain.BigEarth

Blockchain.BigEarth is an open source Bitcoin Block explorer w/ bookmark manager and a BTC/USD exchange rate caclulator built on the Ruby on Rails web framework.

It is powered by 3rd party webservice calls and doesn't currently require a full bitcoin node though this could change in the future as the platform grows.

The idea was to make a quality block explorer that could be set up and deployed w/ very minimal work leaving developers cycles to spend on design and extension.

Running an instance

  1. First clone the repo
  • git clone https://github.com/cgcardona/blockchain.bigearth.io.git
  1. Change into the new directory
  • cd blockchain.bigearth.io
  1. Fire up a rails server
  • rails s
  1. Check out localhost:3000 to see your very own fully operation instance of Blockchain.BigEarth.

Bonus points

  • Use a prettier URL during development than localhost:3000 by adding the following to /etc/hosts on OS X or Linux
    • 127.0.0.1 local.blockchain.bigearth.io

Launch your app on heroku

For this you'll need the Heroku Toolbelt

  1. Create a new heroku app
  • heroku create
  1. git push heroku master

Tech Stack

Bugs && Issues

Please file any bugs in the issues tracker. And of course pull requests are always encouraged and welcomed.

Security

Any and all security issues should be reported immediately to gabr13l [at] bigearth [dot] io or @cgcardona.

Environment Variables

I'm using figaro to handle all app sensitive information. This includes:

  • API tokens
  • IP Addresses
  • User/Passwords
  • Secret Keys
  • Rails secret tokens

Miscellaneous



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