pycoin - Utilities for Bitcoin and altcoin addresses and transaction manipulation
Many of the names of data structures in bitcoin, like "script pubkey",
are derived from names that came from the original C++ source code (known
here as the “satoshi client”). Often times, it appears these names
were chosen out of expediency, and frequently they are overly generic
which makes it difficult to understand or remember what they are for.
With the benefit of time and a lack of legacy users, pycoin has had the
luxury to come up with alternative names for many of these structures
that more clearly suggest their actual use. We will use the pycoin names
for these structures in this documentation, but will also make mention
of the “official” names used by the satoshi client.