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Simple CLI PeerAssets client.

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License: GPL v3 PyPI

This simple PeerAssets client is implemented using the pypeerassets Python library. This command line program is useful as companion utility during PeerAssets development and testing. It is built for console usage via intuitive and easy to learn set of commands. It stores the privkey in OS's native keystore, which is automatically unlocked upon logging into active user session. It handles only one key for now, until HD key support is implemented.



pacli is meant for desktop environment (Gnome/KDE), if you want to run it headless see this:

python3 install --user

To access it from the command line, place the following in $HOME/.bashrc:

export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.local/bin

source ~/.bashrc

Main config file is located in $HOME/.config/pacli.


Python 3.5 or greater is needed. Refer to this guide for step by step introduction.

python -m pip install pacli

Next you can add pacli to environment to have it accessible as a CLI command.

Main config file is located in C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local/pacli.


pacli -- --help

show all commands

pacli config default

revert the settings to default

pacli config set $OPTION

for example:

pacli config set network ppc

set the network to "ppc" (Peercoin).

pacli address show [--privkey, --pubkey, --wif]

show current address, or it's privkey, pubkey or wif

pacli address balance

show balance of the current address


pacli address derive STRING

derive a new address from STRING, useful for P2TH experimentations

pacli deck search $KEY

search for deck by key, can be deck_id, name, issuer, issue_mode or else

pacli deck info $DECK_ID

show full deck details

pacli deck list all

list all decks on the network


pacli deck my

show decks issued by the address I control

pacli deck spawn --name "My own asset" --number_of_decimals 1 issue_mode 4

issue a new asset named "My own asset", it will return a hexlified raw transaction.


pacli deck decode $HEX

decode protobuf message and display it as json, usable when debbuging decks

pacli deck encode --name "My own asset" --number_of_decimals 1 issue_mode 4

encode the deck information into hex to be inserted in OP_RETURN, usable when creating decks using something like cointoolkit

pacli deck spawn --name "My own asset" --number_of_decimals 1 issue_mode 4 --verify

--verify flag presents a link to external tool cointoolkit which can be used to preview or debug the deck spawn transaction.

pacli deck issue_mode --list

list all supported issue modes and their values

pacli card list deck_id

list all card transfers related to this deck

pacli card balance deck_id

show balances of addresses on this deck

pacli deck --checksum deck_id

verify deck checksum, checksum is difference between issued cards and balances of all the addresses. If it is not zero, something is wrong with deck balances. This function will return True if all is fine.

pacli deck --issue-mode-combo 1,4,8

calculate issue mode combo, returns integer

pacli card new --deckid $DECKID --receiver [address, address2] --amount [200]

fabricate a new CardTransfer object.

pacli card transfer --deckid 078f41c257642a89ade91e52fd484c141b11eda068435c0e34569a5dfcce7915 --receiver [n12h8P5LrVXozfhEQEqg8SFUmVKtphBetj] --amount [200] --verify

farbricate a new CardTransfer, and link to external tool cointoolkit to verify the transaction.

pacli card encode --deckid 078f41c257642a89ade91e52fd484c141b11eda068435c0e34569a5dfcce7915 --receiver [n12h8P5LrVXozfhEQEqg8SFUmVKtphBetj] --amount [200]

encode the deck information into hex to be inserted in OP_RETURN, usable when creating decks using something like cointoolkit

pacli card decode $HEX

decode protobuf message and display it as json, usable when debbuging cards

pacli card burn --deckid 078f41c257642a89ade91e52fd484c141b11eda068435c0e34569a5dfcce7915 --receiver [$DECK_ISSUE_ADDRESS] --amount [11] --verify

burn 11 of card on this deck.

pacli card issue --deckid 078f41c257642a89ade91e52fd484c141b11eda068435c0e34569a5dfcce7915 --receiver [n29g3XjvxqWLKgEkyg4Z1BmgrJLccqiH3x] --amount [110] --verify

issue 110 cards to n29g3XjvxqWLKgEkyg4Z1BmgrJLccqiH3x.

pacli card export filename

export the card transactions to .csv file

pacli card parse --deckid 98694bb54fafe315051d2a8f1f5ea4c0050947741ced184a5f33bf4a0081a0bb --cardid e04fb602bd9d9c33d1d1af8bb680108057c2ae37ea987cc15295cc6fc4fd8d97

decode and display a single card.

bash completion (on *nix platforms)

Create file .bash_completion with content:

for bcfile in ~/.bash_completion.d/* ; do
    . $bcfile

Create directory: mkdir ~/.bash_completion.d

Export completion file:

pacli -- --completion >> .bash_completion.d/pacli


. ~/.bash_completion

Tab away.

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