- Bitcoin First
- btckit is focused on Bitcoin first, while addressing interactions with L2s and similar protocols in a namespaced way.
- JSON RPC 2.0
- The protocol is primarily based on JSON RPC 2.0, a simple, lightweight, and a well-known standard also used for Bitcoin Core.
- Flexible & Future-Proof
- With a very strict core protocol, but loose individual methods, btckit is meant to be flexible and future-proof.
- Backwards Compatible
- btckit is inspired by other approaches, like webbtc. We will soon release a backwards compatible implementation of the protocol.
What's next for BtcKit
The core idea behind BtcKit has been in the works for a while. Now, given the increasing interest in Ordinals, it is a great time to release the protocol.
But, there is still work left to do…
- Client implementation
- btckit should have a reference implementation with all basic methods included. This implementation simplify edge-cases, e.g. with multiple wallets installed.
- Legacy fallbacks
- A wrapper client could detect whether a browser wallet supports older protocols and can automatically relay to them, without stepping out of the BtcKit paradigm.
- Wallet Connect
- Technically, the defined params here could be reused for other similar protocols, which allow for JSON-compatible RPC params. BtcKit is sessionless, but the params can be reused elsewhere.
- And much more...