Deploying your own Toshi API Bitcoin Node using CoreOS + Docker + AWS

In September, Coinbase open-sourced Toshi, their in-house Bitcoin full node for querying the Bitcoin blockchain and broadcasting transactions, powered by Ruby and PostgreSQL. Compared to Bitcoin Core, it allows much richer SQL querying at the expense of a much larger data store (220GB vs 25GB as of September). You can read more about what Toshi can do over in their official README. In this blog post, I'd like to guide you through the process of deploying Toshi using Docker on CoreOS Linux, hosted on Amazon AWS. Docker is a way to get all the custom configurations required for an application »