btc_wire_proto is a library that serialises and deserialises messages in the
Bitcoin wire format. Getting the data from (and sending it to) the network,
finding peers, validating blocks, building a block chain, etc. are all out of
Specification of the protocol is here:
Alternative Ruby libraries that sort-of look at the same area:
This library differs from the others in that it leverages bindata to do the
heavy lifting. Results in less, easier-to-read, more robust code.