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bitcoinjs-message

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Examples (Note about Electrum support at the bottom)

var bitcoin = require('bitcoinjs-lib') // v4.x.x
var bitcoinMessage = require('bitcoinjs-message')

sign(message, privateKey, compressed[, network.messagePrefix, sigOptions])

  • If you pass the sigOptions arg instead of messagePrefix it will dynamically replace.
  • sigOptions contains two attributes
    • segwitType should be one of 'p2sh(p2wpkh)' or 'p2wpkh'
    • extraEntropy will be used to create non-deterministic signatures using the RFC6979 extra entropy parameter. R value reuse is not an issue.

Sign a Bitcoin message

var keyPair = bitcoin.ECPair.fromWIF('L4rK1yDtCWekvXuE6oXD9jCYfFNV2cWRpVuPLBcCU2z8TrisoyY1')
var privateKey = keyPair.privateKey
var message = 'This is an example of a signed message.'

var signature = bitcoinMessage.sign(message, privateKey, keyPair.compressed)
console.log(signature.toString('base64'))
// => 'H9L5yLFjti0QTHhPyFrZCT1V/MMnBtXKmoiKDZ78NDBjERki6ZTQZdSMCtkgoNmp17By9ItJr8o7ChX0XxY91nk='

To produce non-deterministic signatures you can pass an extra option to sign()

var { randomBytes } = require('crypto')
var keyPair = bitcoin.ECPair.fromWIF('L4rK1yDtCWekvXuE6oXD9jCYfFNV2cWRpVuPLBcCU2z8TrisoyY1')
var privateKey = keyPair.privateKey
var message = 'This is an example of a signed message.'

var signature = bitcoinMessage.sign(message, privateKey, keyPair.compressed, { extraEntropy: randomBytes(32) })
console.log(signature.toString('base64'))
// => different (but valid) signature each time

Sign a Bitcoin message (with segwit addresses)

// P2SH(P2WPKH) address 'p2sh(p2wpkh)'
var signature = bitcoinMessage.sign(message, privateKey, keyPair.compressed, { segwitType: 'p2sh(p2wpkh)' })
console.log(signature.toString('base64'))
// => 'I9L5yLFjti0QTHhPyFrZCT1V/MMnBtXKmoiKDZ78NDBjERki6ZTQZdSMCtkgoNmp17By9ItJr8o7ChX0XxY91nk='

// P2WPKH address 'p2wpkh'
var signature = bitcoinMessage.sign(message, privateKey, keyPair.compressed, { segwitType: 'p2wpkh' })
console.log(signature.toString('base64'))
// => 'J9L5yLFjti0QTHhPyFrZCT1V/MMnBtXKmoiKDZ78NDBjERki6ZTQZdSMCtkgoNmp17By9ItJr8o7ChX0XxY91nk='

verify(message, address, signature[, network.messagePrefix, checkSegwitAlways])

Verify a Bitcoin message

var address = '1F3sAm6ZtwLAUnj7d38pGFxtP3RVEvtsbV'

console.log(bitcoinMessage.verify(message, address, signature))
// => true

About Electrum segwit signature support

  • For Signing: Use the non-segwit compressed signing parameters for both segwit types (p2sh-p2wpkh and p2wpkh)
  • For Verifying: Pass the checkSegwitAlways argument as true. (messagePrefix should be set to null to default to Bitcoin messagePrefix)

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