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Python module for handling Cardano cryptocurrency

Project description

This software is in development phase. Please consider it experimental and don’t rely on any API to be stable before version 1.0 comes.

There’s release 0.8.2 available. It is usable for basic payment acceptance and spending but more advanced features haven’t been well tested yet.

Prerequisites

  1. You need to have a cardano-node running.
  2. You need to have a cardano-wallet running and connected to the node.
  3. The rest you find in the documentation.

Please note it is most safe to run both node and wallet software on your local machine. The network security is well beyond the scope of this documentation, though. Also, I strongly recommend using the Cardano testnet for any software development and testing.

Roadmap

This module has been started as an idea submitted to the Catalyst Project. The funded part concluded with version 0.7.

date version features
2021-03-16 0.1
  • classes for Wallet, Address and Transaction
  • create wallet from seed
  • retrieve wallet
  • check balance
  • list historical transactions
  • send transfer
2021-03-28 0.2
  • fixed transaction API
  • listing native assets (other than ADA)
  • docs for 0.1 features
2021-04-11 0.3
  • add metadata to transactions
  • docs for 0.2 features
2021-04-18 0.4
  • fee estimation
2021-04-25 0.5
  • stake
  • unstake
  • docs for 0.4 features
2021-05-17 0.6
  • UTXO stats
  • docs for 0.5 + 0.6 features
2021-08-08 0.7
  • advanced filtering of incoming and outgoing transfers
  • native assets transfer
    End of the Catalyst-funded phase
2021-11-11 0.8
  • address validation
future  
  • key operations (HD wallet key generation)
  • seed to key and vice versa conversion
  • coin selection
  • transaction forgetting
  • handling of Byron wallets
  • Goguen features (smart contracts?)

Q: Why the roadmap above differs so much from the plan presented in Catalyst proposal?

A: While developing the module I discovered that some of the features I had originally declared were impossible to implement given the available tools. Also, the proposal lacked some features that are important but somehow I missed them when proposing. The roadmap consists of items I found both important and doable.

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