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Bitcoin and Other cryptocurrency Library

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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.

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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


Read the full documentation at:


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

Now send a small transaction to your wallet and use the scan() method to update transactions and UTXO’s

>>> w.scan()
>>>  # 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)
>>>  # Shows transaction information and send results

More examples

Checkout the documentation page or take a look at some more examples at


If you have any questions, encounter a problem or want to share an idea, please use Github 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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