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What I imagine is a trusted centralized server (say run by Mt. Gox or some other exchange), that exposes a simple medium/low level API (let's say in JSON):

  • getTransaction(fromAddress)
  • getTxDetails()
  • executeTransaction()
  • ...

I know BitcoinJ does't store the whole blockchain, but it does store and update the headers. The method I seek will save me the hassle of managing any local data except the actual keys/addresses.

I would not have to give this transaction my private key, but rather use some sort of Offline Transaction equivalent. Is there something close to this? Is somebody building this? (If not, someone should!)

  • This seems to be a start in this direction: bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=55822.0 – ripper234 Dec 28 '11 at 22:01
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    Is this the same question? Bitcoin over HTTP? – D.H. - bitcoin.se Dec 28 '11 at 22:38
  • @D.H. - Might be. Still, I don't like how that question is formulated ... to me at least, it's a bit harder to understand it than my qusetion. What do you guys think? – ripper234 Dec 28 '11 at 23:30
  • Followup - bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/2334/… – ripper234 Dec 28 '11 at 23:37
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    Hmm, so you want something like a Blockchain Browser that provides data for addresses in your wallet (list of txs, and their details) and accept you sending your own txs, that you generate on your own client? Well, guess I'm slowly working on something like that... – ThePiachu Dec 29 '11 at 0:22
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This question is a little old now. But you could use the blockchain.info JSON RPC api. It is designed to be compatible with the original Bitcoind implementation and most functions can operate without private keys.

http://blockchain.info/json_rpc_api

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