I know there are websites providing blockchain information, but I want to write some script to explore the blockchain on my own. How do I do it? Are there any document available online?

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    I wrote a guide about setting up bitcoin-abe a while back. Maybe you'll find it useful. Link
    – Nick ODell
    Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 0:06
  • Thanks. I will do an upvote in words as I don't have that privilege to upvote comments yet...
    – h__
    Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 0:19
  • @NickODell The link you gave was on Ubuntu, does it work with Mac OS X?
    – h__
    Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 1:04
  • I don't know. I don't have a mac to try it on. If you do go this path, please let me know so I can update my guide!
    – Nick ODell
    Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 1:13

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Not much documentation, but you can look at how others are doing it by examining their code. Take a look at bitcoin-abe. It is pretty straightforward.


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