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Derive Bitcoin Taproot address, from an Ethereum signature. For example, a signature generated by your Injected Web3 wallet through the personal_sign RPC call. Useful for Bitcoin Ordinals.

For demo check out the hosted API and UI on

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npm install bitcoin-connect

For Deno, use the npm protocol, eg. npm:bitcoin-connect.

It's recommended though, to use the because some of the bitcoin libraries that are used my not be resolved properly. I'll definitely make smaller ESM-only alternatives in the future.

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As a library

Check the test.js for an example. More better test suite and docs - soon.

Basically, there are few steps:

  1. Trigger a sign request to some Injected web browser wallet, like Metamask
  2. Pass that signature string to the exported method.
  3. It returns the bip32 root, taproot child, the signature, and a taproot address.
  4. Show the taproot address to your user. It can be used for Bitcoin Ordinals.

Basic "server-side" example

import { generateTaprootAddressFromSignature } from "bitcoin-connect";

const result = generateTaprootAddressFromSignature("0xSignature here");


This is also useful as a Serverless function, which I'll deploy soon.

It's also useful if you want to generate the same wallet address as the one that's website is generating for your Ethereum Address.

I follow how they are doing it, but externalized it so there's no UI or React things. If you can generate Ethereum signature in some other way, we include their message for convenience on TAPROOT_MESSAGE export.

For example,

import {
} from "bitcoin-connect";

const signature = requestEthereumPersonalSign(TAPROOT_MESSAGE);
const { taprootAddress } = generateTaprootAddressFromSignature(signature);

// you should get the same address as the one when you connect your wallet
// to the site by clicking Wallet there.

API Usage

The API generates you a bitcoin taproot address, given an Ethereum/Web3 signature.

It accepts both POST and GET requests to the root domain, e.g. /.

Try this

That's my actual Bitcoin taproot wallet (that can be used on, generated from my Ethereum address (0xA20c...5002 / wgw.eth). You can verify that at

You can also pass the signature to a POST request body

// generate this signature somehow,
// eg. using `personal_sign` of Metamask, or another (Injected browser) wallet
const sig = `0x849cdb2c6ab66269d95e219ab99d12762c6caad49f6b0fa569289935c21179242747640b69be801f8660b17cba85bb37e8897be01830c6442b95fd6bc69038991b`;

const res = await fetch("", {
  method: "POST",
  headers: { "content-type": "application/json" },
  body: JSON.stringify({ signature: sig }),

const { error, data } = await res.json();
const { address, signature, message } = data;

constole.log({ error, address, signature, message });

or a GET request example

const sig = `0x849cdb2c6ab66269d95e219ab99d12762c6caad49f6b0fa569289935c21179242747640b69be801f8660b17cba85bb37e8897be01830c6442b95fd6bc69038991b`;

const res = await fetch("" + sig);
const { error, data } = await res.json();
const { address, signature, message } = data;

constole.log({ error, address, signature, message });

(for more check the source code in api/index.ts)

For development

yarn dev

# or from the `api` folder
# deno run -A --watch index.ts

For production

yarn deploy

# or from the `api` folder
# deployctl deploy --project=bitcoin-connect index.ts

UI usage

TODO: More docs on the site, explaining everything and the API

As an example, you can check the api/index.html to see how Metamask/web3 wallet signing is implemented in 30 lines of code. No need for libraries, no need for MEGABYTES of stuff on the client side. Ethereum Web3 is so awful it's mind-blowing.

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