[bitcoin-dev] Is there a tool like Ethereum EVM at present for Bitcoin script?

Oleg Andreev oleganza at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 08:12:22 UTC 2021


It is worth checking out Ivy lang Playground by Dan Robinson, but AFAIK, it's not actively maintained. It compiles contracts to Bitcoin Script: https://www.ivylang.org/bitcoin

> On 24. Aug 2021, at 16:08, Andrew Poelstra via bitcoin-dev <bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
> 
> 
> Simplicity does not compile to Bitcoin Script, and Sapio assumes extensions
> to Bitcoin Script that are not currently part of the consensus code.
> 
> 
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 03:36:29PM +0800, Gijs van Dam via bitcoin-dev wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> 
>> Bitcoin does not have a virtual machine. But you do have [Miniscript][1],
>> [Min.sc][2], [Simplicity][3] and [Sapio][4]. These are all higher level
>> languages that compile to Bitcoin Script. Sapio is "just" Rust, so that
>> might fit your setting best.
>> 
>> By the way, this question also has an answer on [Bitcoin Stackexchange][5]
>> which is a great resource for questions like this.
>> 
>> [1]: http://bitcoin.sipa.be/miniscript/
>> [2]: https://min.sc/
>> [3]: https://github.com/ElementsProject/simplicity
>> [4]: https://learn.sapio-lang.org/
>> [5]:
>> https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/108261/is-there-a-tool-like-ethereum-evm-at-present-for-bitcoin-script
>> 
>> On Tue, Aug 24, 2021 at 2:55 PM Null Null via bitcoin-dev <
>> bitcoin-dev at lists.linuxfoundation.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> Is there a tool like Ethereum EVM at present? Users can write bitcoin
>>> scripts in a syntax just like python(or like other programming language);
>>> through this tool, they can be translated into bitcoin original scripts; it
>>> sounds like a new programming language has been invented.
>>> 
>>> In my opinion, Bitcoin script programming is based on reverse Polish
>>> expression; this is not friendly to programmers;
>>> 
>>> In fact, Bitcoin's opcode expression ability is very rich, and it may be
>>> unfriendly, which has affected the promotion of Bitcoin in the technical
>>> community.
>>> 
>>> Hope for hearing some voice about this.
>>> 
>>> Best wish.
>>> 
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