Is Bitcoin the best at anything? Anonymity? Security? Transaction cost? Transaction speed? Etc.

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/BitcoinBeginners

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  • Bitcoin

    Bitcoin Core integration/staging tree

    Different implementations(core, knots,btcd,bcoin,libbitcoin, ....) have different ways of coming to consensus. The most popular implementation called core https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin follows these guidelines https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md

  • btcd

    An alternative full node bitcoin implementation written in Go (golang)

    Anyone. Also, there isn't just one implementation of Bitcoin. There are several implementations of the protocol in different programming languages, but they all stick to the same rules. btcd for example is written in Go, while Haskoin is written in Haskell.

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  • haskoin

    Haskoin Core is a Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash library

    Anyone. Also, there isn't just one implementation of Bitcoin. There are several implementations of the protocol in different programming languages, but they all stick to the same rules. btcd for example is written in Go, while Haskoin is written in Haskell.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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