Counterparty Platform Architecture
In the figure below you can see how all Counterparty platform components interact with each other.
counterparty-server is the name for the combination of
counterparty-cli. It serves as the reference client for Counterparty, and implements support for the core Counterparty protocol via a provided REST API and command line interface.
counterblock provides additional services (required by counterwallet and potentially other services) beyond those offered in the API provided by
counterparty-server. It features a full-fledged JSON RPC-based API, and has an extensible architecture to support custom plugins.
Counterwallet is a web wallet for Bitcoin (BTC) and Counterparty (XCP). It is being actively developed and currently implements most Counterparty features, such as:
- Fully functional wallet for BTC, XCP, and user-created tokens
- Peer-to-peer asset trading with algorithmic order matching (XCP, other assets)
- Custom asset creation
- Broadcasting data on the Bitcoin Blockchain
- Offline (Armory) transactions
A service used by counterblock with Counterwallet to support Offline Armory transactions. This service requires Armory itself.