PyLibra is an unofficial python client for Libra blockchain. The library allows Python program to interact with Libra nodes with protobuf message through grpc. Note that this library performs key management internally. No server required!
$ pip install pylibra
Below you can find example usages together with explanation. Note that this is an alpha software and interface can change all the time, especially when Libra's interface itself is not yet settle.
You can create a wallet using
LibraWallet class. A wallet is like your masterkey and you can create almost infinitely many Libra accounts from it. Note that PyLibra's mnemonic scheme is not similar to that of Libra's CLI, so you cannot import mnemonic between the two libraries (yet).
from pylibra import LibraWallet # Create a new random wallet wallet1 = LibraWallet() print(wallet1.to_mnemonic()) # Regenerate wallet from an existing Mnemonic wallet2 = LibraWallet("student deliver dentist cat gorilla sleep proud naive gown fiber awkward weasel") print(wallet2.to_mnemonic())
Account can be created by calling
get_account function on a wallet, with a nonce integer. You use any number (0, 1, 2, ...) to generate a new account under your wallet. This is similar to how MetaMask keeps track of account. An
Account contains its
from pylibra import LibraWallet wallet = LibraWallet() account1 = wallet.get_account(0) print(account1.address) print(account1.public_key) print(account1.private_key) account2 = wallet.get_account(1) print(account2.address) print(account2.public_key) print(account2.private_key)
LibraClient must be created in order to send protobuf message to a Libra node. You can create a client with the following code.
from pylibra import LibraClient client1 = LibraClient() # Default client connecting to the official testnet client2 = LibraClient('localhost:80') # Client connecting to a local node
Get Account State of an Address
You can query an account's state by using
get_account_state function on
LibraClient. The function returns an
AccountState, which contains the address' sequence number, balance, and more. If an account has not been created yet (never received any funds), the function will return
from pylibra import LibraClient, LibraWallet client = LibraClient() wallet = LibraWallet("student deliver dentist cat gorilla sleep proud naive gown fiber awkward weasel") account = wallet.get_account(0) # You can pass in a hex string address account_state = client.get_account_state("4988ceb593200955bf64a024907a94206518d6ac2f624eec569abce38f98da86") print(account_state.balance) print(account_state.sequence_number) print(account_state.received_events_count) print(account_state.sent_events_count) # Account object can also be passed account_state = client.get_account_state(account)
Mint Testnet Libra Token
You can mint testnet libra with
mint_with_faucet function, which sends a HTTP GET request to http://faucet.testnet.libra.org. You can customize this URL by passing a key-value argument
faucet when creating a
LibraClient (for example, when you want to have your own faucet service). The second argument is the mini-libra amount which is
10^6 times the amount of Libra token. (e.g.
10000 mini-libra is
0.01 Libra token).
from pylibra import LibraClient, LibraWallet client = LibraClient() wallet = LibraWallet("student deliver dentist cat gorilla sleep proud naive gown fiber awkward weasel") account = wallet.get_account(0) # Mint 0.01 Libra to the given address client.mint_with_faucet("4988ceb593200955bf64a024907a94206518d6ac2f624eec569abce38f98da86", 10000) # Or the given account client.mint_with_faucet(account, 10000)
Creating a Transfer Transaction Script and Sending the Transaction
Note that in the official testnet, the Libra node ONLY allows sending the official transfer transaction script. In the future, this libra can be extended to support more transaction scripts as well, as you can see that the logic of creating and sending a transaction is completely independent!
from pylibra import LibraClient, LibraWallet from pylibra.transaction import TransferTransaction client = LibraClient() wallet = LibraWallet("student deliver dentist cat gorilla sleep proud naive gown fiber awkward weasel") account1 = wallet.get_account(0) account2 = wallet.get_account(1) # Create a transfer transaction object to send 0.001 Libra to account2 tx1 = TransferTransaction(account2, 1000) # Or to send to a plain hex address tx2 = TransferTransaction("4988ceb593200955bf64a024907a94206518d6ac2f624eec569abce38f98da86", 1000) # You can send a transaction by calling `send_transaction` function, which takes a sender `Account` and a `Transaction` object. You can also optionally passed `max_gas_amount`, `gas_unit_price`, and `expiration_time`. client.send_transaction(account1, tx1) # Specify gas limit, gas price, and expiration time (this case, it will expire in year 2508) client.send_transaction(account1, tx2, max_gas_amount=10000, gas_unit_price=0, expiration_time=17000000000)
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