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Foundation Libraries for Client-side-validation
This is an implementation defining standard of client-side-validation representing a set of its Foundation libraries. The standards covered by the libraries include LNPBP-4, LNPBP-7, LNPBP-8, LNPBP-9, and LNPBP-81 (see Components section below for more details).
Client-side-validation is a paradigm for distributed computing, based on top of proof-of-publication/commitment medium layer, which may be a bitcoin blockchain or other type of distributed consensus system.
The development of the library is supported by LNP/BP Standards Association and is performed on its GitHub page.
The original idea of client-side-validation was proposed by Peter Todd with its possible applications designed by Giacomo Zucco. It was shaped into the protocol design by Dr Maxim Orlovsky with a big input from the community.
Minimum supported rust version for the library (MSRV) is 1.66 and 2021 rust edition.
Detailed developer & API documentation for all libraries can be accessed at:
To learn about the technologies enabled by the library please check slides from our tech presentations and LNP/BP tech talks videos.
This library consists of the following main three components, which define independent parts constituting together client-side-validation API and its core functionality. These are:
- Commit-verify client-side-validation-specific APIs:
- Single-use-seals API (LNPBP-8 standard)
- Client-side-validation API from the library root, linking those components together according to LNPBP-9 standard.
The repository contains rust libraries for client-side validation.
Use library in other projects
To use libraries, you just need latest version of libraries, published to
[dependencies] section of your project
Cargo.toml. Here is the full list of available libraries from this repository:
client_side_validation = "1" # "Umbrella" library including all of the tree libraries below commit_verify = "1" # Consensus and multi-message commitments single_use_seals = "1" # Generic (non-bitcoin-specific) API
client_side_validation library is configured with default set of
features enabling all of its functionality (and including all of other libraries
from this repository, listed above). If you need to restrict this set, either
use specific libraries - or configure main library with a set of features in
the following way:
[dependencies.client_side_validation] version = "1" default-features = false features =  # Your set of features goes here
The library has four feature flags, all of which are not used by default:
rand, providing support for generating random 32-byte sequences of
Slice32type, used in many LNP/BP applications (for instance as hash-lock preimages or during LNPBP-4 multi-commitments);
serde, providing support for data structure serialization with serde across all library;
async, providing async traits for projects using async rust.
For specific features which may be enabled for the libraries, please check
library-specific guidelines, located in
README.md files in each of library
Libraries based on client-side-validation
Most of the developers will be probably interested in a more high-level libraries based on client-side-validation, applying it to a specific commitment mediums (bitcoin transaction graph from blockchain or state channels, or more exotic systems like confidential bitcoin transactions used by elements & liquid, or mimblewimble-based systems). Here is (potentially incomplete) list of such libraries:
- Bitcoin: BP Core Lib, which contains bitcoin UTXO single-use-seal implementations for pay-to-contract and sign-to-contract types of seals, as well as a library for deterministic bitcoin commitments. This library is maintained by LNP/BP Association.
- Pandora sealchain, an experimental blockchain of Pandora Network, playing with client-side-validation using modified bitcoin consensus rules, extended with eltoo- and covenants-related functionality and with removed native blockchain-level coin.
Contribution guidelines can be found in CONTRIBUTING
The libraries are distributed on the terms of Apache 2.0 opensource license. See LICENCE file for the license details.