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insight

insight is an open-source bitcoin blockchain explorer with complete REST
and websocket APIs. Insight runs in NodeJS, uses AngularJS for the
front-end and LevelDB for storage.

Check some screenshots and more details at insight's project homepage.

Insight project is now splitted in two repositories. One for the API and for the front-end. This repository is for the front-end, which will install the API as a NPM dependency.

Prerequisites

  • Node.js v0.10.x - Download and Install Node.js.

  • NPM - Node.js package manager, should be automatically installed when you get node.js.

Quick Install

Check the Prerequisites section above before installing.

To install Insight, clone the main repository:

$ git clone https://github.com/bitpay/insight.git && cd insight

Install dependencies:

$ npm install

Run the main application:

$ npm start

Then open a browser and go to:

http://localhost:3001

If insight reports problems connecting to bitcoind please check the CONFIGURATION section of
insight-api README. To set the
environment variables run something like:

 $ INSIGHT_NETWORK=livenet BITCOIND_USER=user BITCOIND_PASS=pass INSIGHT_PUBLIC_PATH=public  npm start

Please note that the app will need to sync its internal database
with the blockchain state, which may take some time. You can check
sync progress from within the web interface. More details about that process
on insight-api README.

Nginx Setup

To use Nginx as a reverse proxy for Insight, use the following base configuration

Development

To run insight locally for development mode:

Install bower dependencies:

$ bower install

To compile and minify the web application's assets:

$ grunt compile

There is a convinent Gruntfile.js for automation during editing the code

$ grunt

In case you are developing insight and insight-api toghether, you can do the following:

  • Install insight and insight-api on the same path ($IROOT)
  $ cd $IROOT/insight
  $ grunt

in other terminal:

  $ cd $IROOT/insight-api 
  $ ln -s ../insight/public
  $ INSIGHT_PUBLIC_PATH=public node insight.js
INSIGHT_PUBLIC_PATH=insight/public  grunt

at insight-api's home path (edit the path according your setup).

also in the insight-api path. (So you will have to grunt process running, one for insight and one for insight-api).

Multilanguage support

insight use angular-gettext for
multilanguage support.

To enable a text to be translated, add the translate directive to html tags. See more details here. Then, run:

grunt compile

This action will create a template.pot file in po/ folder. You can open
it with some PO editor (Poedit). Read this guide to learn how to edit/update/import PO files from a generated POT file. PO file will be generated inside po/ folder.

If you make new changes, simply run grunt compile again to generate a new .pot template and the angular javascript js/translations.js. Then (if use Poedit), open .po file and choose update from POT File from Catalog menu.

Finally changes your default language from public/src/js/config

gettextCatalog.currentLanguage = 'es';

This line will take a look at any .po files inside **po/* folder, e.g. po/es.po, po/nl.po. After any change do not forget to run *grunt
compile*.

Note

For more details about the insight API configs and end-point, just go to insight API github repository or read the documentation

Contribute

Contributions and suggestions are welcomed at insight github repository.

License

(The MIT License)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
'Software'), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED 'AS IS', WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT,
TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE
SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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