Skip to main content

Base58check encoding and decoding of binary data

Project description

Build Status Github Repo Pypi Version Pypi License Pypi Wheel Pypi Versions


Joe Black | | github


A python implementation of the Base58Check encoding scheme.

The Base58Check encoding scheme is a modified Base 58 binary-to-text encoding. More generically, Base58Check encoding is used for encoding byte arrays in Bitcoin into human-typable strings.

PLEASE NOTE: For consistency with encoding schemes in python, encode inputs must be bytes and will be enforced. Use .encode('ascii') on text input to encode to bytes.


pip3 install base58check


>>> import base58check


>>> base58check.b58encode(b'1BoatSLRHtKNngkdXEeobR76b53LETtpyT')

decoding (input can be text or bytes here)

>>> base58check.b58decode('\x00v\x80\xad\xec\x8e\xab\xca\xba\xc6v\xbe\x9e\x83\x85J\xde\x0b\xd2,\xdb\x0b\xb9`\xde')


Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, size & hash SHA256 hash help File type Python version Upload date
base58check-1.0.2-py2.py3-none-any.whl (6.0 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Wheel py2.py3
base58check-1.0.2.tar.gz (5.4 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Source None

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN SignalFx SignalFx Supporter DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page