Wallet protocol

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This is a project to define a new wallet protocol addressing problems with the current JSON-RPC implementation in bitcoind. Please feel free to make edits. If you disagree with something, turn it into a "debate".


  • Never use human-formatted data (for example, use base bitcoin units, not Decimal BitCoins nor Tonal BitCoins, which be left to the GUI)
  • Don't require polling (for example, broadcast events for new transactions, or changes to current "work")


Binary or plaintext

  • Binary is more efficient to parse and create
  • Plaintext is easier for humans to debug