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BitShares Blockchain

BitShares is a decentralized permissionless “Blockchain As Organization” (BAO); a powerful beyond bitcoin innovation in which its core asset BTS is being utilized as an organization proof of stake and utility token to satisfy Blockchain users financial means in a form of smart transactions fully stored on each node within its decentralized network.

BitShares Blockchain is very similar to public companies and open joint-stock companies yet it’s not required to be registered nor trusted.


Awesome BitShares Blockchain

A curated list of resources around the BitShares Blockchain and its ecosystem.

Want to contribute to the list? Read the contributors guide!





Blockchain API

Given that many businesses and community members operate their own API endpoints, duplicating that list here would be unecessary efforts. Hence, we here link to the list of nodes as used in the reference wallet on wallet.bitshares.org.

Extended APIs

There are some extended APIs provided by the community.

Kibana and ElasticSearch Endpoints

Kibana and ElasticSearch endpoints can be used to query blockchain data and perform visualizations.

Opensource Wallets

  • BTS++ – native Android/iOS app.
  • BiTSy – native Android wallet with Merchants/Tellers map, in 104 languages.
  • Beet – standalone web application.
  • Reference Wallet – reference web wallet (ReactJS).
  • Community UI – fully responsive community web wallet (VueJS).
  • Citadel Desktop Wallet – desktop wallet written in Python
  • Ledger App – Bitshares Wallet App for Ledger Nano S

Hosted Wallets

Warning: Since these are hosted wallets, they may have access to your private account credentials and thus, your funds may be at risk. Do your own research!

Hosted Mainnet Wallets

Hosted Testnet Wallets

  • test.xbts.io
  • testnet.bitshares.org – down for maintenance.
  • testnet.bitshares.eu – down for maintenance.

Blockchain Explorers

  • BTS.ai – closed source.
  • cryptofresh.com – closed source, operational since 2015.
  • blocksights.info – closed source, an improved version of open-explorer.
  • bitsharescan.com – closed source. Down for maintenance.
  • open-explorer.io – Down for maintenance. Open souce, code is here.
  • bitshares-explorer.io – based on open-explorer, closed source. Down for maintenance.


Libraries capable of communicating with the BitShares blockchain.

C++ Libraries

  • bitshares-core – reference code base that operates the blockchain.

Go Libraries

  • bitshares-go – BitShares golang client
  • go-bitshares – API for BitShares – supports websocket RPC & Wallet functions

Java Libraries

  • graphenej – Graphene Java lib for mobile app Developers.

JavaScript Libraries

Python Libraries

PHP Libraries

  • bitshares-php – A php library, for reading bitshares blockchain

Tools and Scripts

Projects Using the BitShares Blockchain

Warning: Being listed here is not endorsement nor does it provide any credibility to these projects. Even though the authors of this list have high quality standards, limited resources prevent them from keeping this list up-to-date with respect to their credibility. Use this list at your own risk and do your own research!




  • BTSabc
  • Lykke
  • PalmPay – A chain-agnostic Point Of Sale system, using Bitshares DEx, in 104 languages.
  • Quintric
  • Moneda Par – a non-profit based in Argentina that allows the exchange of goods and services through mutual loans.


Other Blockchains in the BitShares Family

BitShares being the first that is build on the Graphene or graphene-like base system, other blockchains have been deployed that make use of the very same foundations: