Bitcoin and Other cryptocurrency Library
Bitcoin cryptocurrency Library writen in Python.
Allows you to create a fully functional Bitcoin wallet with a single line of code. Use this library to create and manage transactions, addresses/keys, wallets, mnemonic password phrases and blocks with simple and straightforward Python code.
You can use this library at a high level and create and manage wallets from the command line or at a low level and create your own custom made transactions, scripts, keys or wallets.
The BitcoinLib connects to various service providers automatically to update wallets, transaction and blockchain information.
Installed required packages
$ sudo apt install build-essential python3-dev libgmp3-dev
Then install using pip
$ pip install bitcoinlib
For more detailed installation instructions, how to install on other systems or troubleshooting please read https://bitcoinlib.readthedocs.io/en/latest/source/_static/manuals.install.html
Read the full documentation at: http://bitcoinlib.readthedocs.io/
The bitcoin library contains a wallet implementation using SQLAlchemy and SQLite3 to import, create and manage keys in a Hierarchical Deterministic way.
Example: Create wallet and generate new address (key) to receive bitcoins
>>> from bitcoinlib.wallets import Wallet >>> w = Wallet.create('Wallet1') >>> w.get_key().address '1Fo7STj6LdRhUuD1AiEsHpH65pXzraGJ9j'
Now send a small transaction to your wallet and use the scan() method to update transactions and UTXO’s
>>> w.scan() >>> w.info() # Shows wallet information, keys, transactions and UTXO's
When your wallet received a payment and has unspent transaction outputs, you can send bitcoins easily. If successful a transaction ID is returned
>>> t = w.send_to('1PWXhWvUH3bcDWn6Fdq3xhMRPfxRXTjAi1', '0.001 BTC', offline=False) 'b7feea5e7c79d4f6f343b5ca28fa2a1fcacfe9a2b7f44f3d2fd8d6c2d82c4078' >>> t.info # Shows transaction information and send results
Checkout the documentation page https://bitcoinlib.readthedocs.io/en/latest/ or take a look at some more examples at https://github.com/1200wd/bitcoinlib/tree/master/examples
If you have any questions, encounter a problem or want to share an idea, please use Github Discussions https://github.com/1200wd/bitcoinlib/discussions
Implements the following Bitcoin Improvement Proposals
Hierarchical Deterministic Wallets (BIP0032)
Passphrase-protected private key (BIP0038)
Mnemonic code for generating deterministic keys (BIP0039)
Purpose Field for Deterministic Wallets (BIP0043)
Multi-Account Hierarchy for Deterministic Wallets (BIP0044)
Structure for Deterministic P2SH Multisignature Wallets (BIP0045)
Bech32/base32 address format for native v0-16 witness outputs (BIP0173)
Native and P2SH nested Segregated Witness transactions (BIP0141 and BIP0143)
Bech32m format for v1+ witness addresses (BIP0350)
and many more…
Future / Roadmap
Support advanced scripts
Fully support timelocks
Support for lightning network
Support for Trezor wallet or other hardware wallets
Allow to scan full blockchain
Integrate simple SPV client
Support Schnorr signatures
This library is still in development, please use at your own risk and test sufficiently before using it in a production environment.
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