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Cardano Wallet

This is a new version of the Cardano Wasm binding for Icarus/Yoroi. It exposes everything one needs to be able to build a cardano wallet in javascript.

How to install

npm i --save cardano-wallet

How to use

You can seek documentation here regarding how to use this package in your project.

Now remember, with great power comes great responsibility. You can now write a cardano wallet, redeem your certificates, create and sign transactions.

Example on how to retrieve a wallet from mnemonics

The example below shows you how to create/retrieve a wallet from the mnemonics and the password.

import * as Cardano from "cardano-wallet";
const MNEMONICS = "crowd captain hungry tray powder motor coast oppose month shed parent mystery torch resemble index";
const PASSWORD = "Cardano Rust for the winners!";
// to connect the wallet to mainnet
let settings = Cardano.BlockchainSettings.mainnet();
// recover the entropy
let entropy = Cardano.Entropy.from_english_mnemonics(MNEMONICS);
// recover the wallet
let wallet = Cardano.Bip44RootPrivateKey.recover(entropy, PASSWORD);
// create a wallet account
let account = wallet.bip44_account( | 0x80000000));
let account_public = account.public();
// create an address
let chain_pub = account_public.bip44_chain(false);
let key_pub = chain_pub.address_key(;
let address = key_pub.bootstrap_era_address(settings);
console.log("Address m/bip44/ada/'0/0/0", address.to_base58());

Create a transaction:

The example below shows how to create a transaction, this transaction is not ready to be sent through the network. It shows that there is separation of concerns between the transaction you build/prepare and signing the transaction in the last example.

// assuming the xprv and the settings from the example above are available in this scope
const inputs = [
    { pointer: { id: "0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef", index: 1 }, value: 1 },
    { pointer: { id: "fedcba9876543210fedcba9876543210fedcba9876543210fedcba9876543210", index: 0 }, value: 1 }
const outputs = [
    { address: "Ae2tdPwUPEZCEhYAUVU7evPfQCJjyuwM6n81x6hSjU9TBMSy2YwZEVydssL", value: "1826205" }
// the fee algorithm (i.e. the function to compute the fees of a transaction)
const fee_algorithm = Wallet.LinearFeeAlgorithm.default();
let transaction_builder = new Wallet.TransactionBuilder();
for (let index = 0; index < inputs.length; index++) {
    const pointer = Wallet.TxoPointer.from_json(inputs[index].pointer);
    const value = Wallet.Coin.from(inputs[index].value, 0);
    transaction_builder.add_input(pointer, value);
for (let index = 0; index < outputs.length; index++) {
    const txout = Wallet.TxOut.from_json(outputs[index]);
// verify the balance and the fees:
const balance = transaction_builder.get_balance(fee_algorithm);
if (balance.is_negative()) {
    console.error("not enough inputs, ", balance.value().to_str());
    throw Error("Not enough inputs");
} else {
    if (balance.is_zero()) {"Perfect balance no dust");
    } else {
    console.warn("Loosing some coins in extra fees: ", balance.value().to_str());
// Warning: this function does not throw exception if the transaction is not
// balanced. This is your job to make sure your transaction's inputs and outputs
// and fees are balanced.
let transaction = transaction_builder.make_transaction();

Signing a transaction

This function shows how to sign a transaction so it can be accepted by the network.

You need to make sure:

  1. the key_prv correspond to the private key associated to the address for the given input (see UTxO based crypto-currency model/documentations);
  2. the signatures are added in the same order the inputs of this transaction were added.
// retrieve the prepared transaction from the previous example
let transaction_finalizer = new Wallet.TransactionFinalized(transaction);
for (let index = 0; index < inputs.length; index++) {
    const witness = Wallet.Witness.new_extended_key(
// at this stage the transaction is ready to be sent
const signed_transaction = transaction_finalizer.finalize();
console.log("ready to send transaction: ", signed_transaction.to_hex());

How to build (locally)

wasm-pack build --target browser
npm install
npm run serve




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