What is plasma-core?

plasma-core makes up the core of the Plasma Group node ecosystem. It contains almost all of the functionality that a full plasma node needs. plasma-core handles things like watching Ethereum, keeping the local state up to date, and talking to the operator. A full list of services that plasma-core provides is documented in our architecture_ page.

plasma-core is not a full plasma node! This means that you’ll need to `extend plasma-core`_ to expose the full set of necessary functionality. However, we’ve already done this for you! We’ve built out two different full plasma nodes using plasma-core as a backend. Our most user-friendly node is plasma-extension, a full plasma node inside a Chrome extension!

Note: plasma-extension is still under construction.