Bitcoin Cash Community Introduced to New BCH Library Written in Rust
On Nov. 5, the software developer Brenton Gunning announced to the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) community that hed developed a BCH library written in the programming language Rust. The new library allows developers the ability to work on BCH applications and platforms written in the Rust coding environment.
Rust-BCH 0.1.0: A Bitcoin Cash Library Written in the Rust Programming Environment
The Bitcoin Cash community has been introduced to another BCH library written in a different coding language. The systems programming environment Rust is a syntax similar to C++ code and was originally developed by Graydon Hoare. Gunnings project, called Rust-BCH 0.1.0, is a library that contains protocol messages, address generation, support for mainnet and testnet, transaction signing, script evaluation, wallet key derivation and more.
Today Im releasing Rust-BCH 0.1.0, a new library to build applications on Bitcoin Cash in Rust, explains Gunning on the Reddit forum r/btc. All the existing Rust libraries were lacking for me in one way or another — You can use it to build a wallet, or a node, do chain analysis, and anything really — I use Rust-BCH myself for projects so Ive also benefited from others contributions and this is me giving back.
Brenton Gunnings Rust-BCH 0.1.0 library on Github.The Variety of Bitcoin Cash Implementations Continues to Grow
Gunning believes that Rust is an appreciable programming language that to him is fast and low-level, but also very safe and predictable. The developer explained during the announcement that he thinks Rust is a great fit for BCH applications and hopes to see more programmers use the coding language. The Rust-BCH Github repository explains that the project has no ties to the Rust-Bitcoin protocol but the library can do everything it can and more. Gunnings repository also explains that there are other BCH projects like Parity and Bitcrust that use the Rust language and he believes the two projects could be used together. In addition to the library, Gunning has published the Rust-BCH documentation with examples.
Before Gunning published the Rust-BCH 0.1.0 library, the Bitcoin Cash ecosystem already had the Rust implementations Bitcrust, and Paritys Bitcoin Cash client.