Version: 0.1.0

This is a simple implementation of a Base58 encoder and decoder for Integers and Binaries. Base58 is most prevalent in the [Bitcoin]( virtual currency system. The Base58 representation makes use of a representation that is mostly free from ambiguous characters, this makes is easier for a human to verify that the Base58 string is correct.


The following example demonstrates the usage of this module:

1> base58:integer_to_base58(16#00010966776006953D5567439E5E39F86A0D273BEED61967F6).
2> base58:base58_to_integer("16UwLL9Risc3QfPqBUvKofHmBQ7wMtjvM").
3> base58:base58_to_integer("16UwLL9Risc3QfPqBUvKofHmBQ7wMtjvM") == 16#00010966776006953D5567439E5E39F86A0D273BEED61967F6.
4> base58:binary_to_base58(binary:encode_unsigned(16#00010966776006953D5567439E5E39F86A0D273BEED61967F6)).
5> base58:base58_to_binary("6UwLL9Risc3QfPqBUvKofHmBQ7wMtjvM").
<<0, 1,9,102,119,96,6,149,61,85,103,67,158,94,57,248,106,13,
6> base58:check_base58("16UwLL9Risc3QfPqBUvKofHmBQ7wMtjvM"). 
7> base58:check_base58("16UwLL9Risc3QfPqBUvKofHmBQ7wMtjv0").


The following functions have been exposed:

 * ```base58:check_base58/1``` will check to see if a Base58 string is valid.
 * ```base58:integer_to_base58/1``` will convert and unsigned integer into a Base58 string.
 * ```base58:binary_to_base58/1``` will convert a binary to a Base58 string.
 * ```base58:base58_to_integer/1``` will convert a Base58 string to an integer.
 * ```base58:base58_to_binary/1``` will convert a Base58 string to a binary.


This application is licensed under an [Apache 2.0 License](

    Copyright 2013 David Ellefsen 

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