Using the Koinos CLI
The Koinos Command Line Interface (CLI) is a comprehensive command line tool for interacting with the Koinos Blockchain.
Installing and starting the CLI
The latest release can be downloaded from GitHub.
Start the CLI with the binary included in the archive.
When running the wallet, it will start in interactive mode. Press tab or type
list to see a list of possible commands.
help <command-name> will show a help message for the given command.
Some commands require a node RPC endpoint. This can be specified either when starting the CLI with
--rpc command line switch, or with the
connect command from within the CLI. Both take an endpoint url.
Here is an example of launching from the command line with an RPC:
$ koinos-cli --rpc https://api.koinos.io/
And here is an example of the connect command:
🚫 🔐 > connect https://api.koinos.io/ Connected to endpoint https://api.koinos.io/
There is a public RPC server that may be used for testing at this address:
If there is a red symbol to the left of the prompt, it indicates that you are not connected to an RPC endpoint.
quit will quit the wallet.
Wallet creation & management
The lock symbol to the left of the prompt indicates whether or not you have a wallet open. Some commands require an open wallet.
To create a new wallet, use the command
create <filename> <password>. The new wallet will then be created in the given file, and automatically opened.
🔐 > create my.wallet password1234 Created and opened new wallet: my.wallet Address: 1Nj4VvJhJBurG5XrQHixSB4K5WZbQM1GTW
To open a previously created wallet, use the command
open <filename> <password>.
🔐 > open my.wallet password1234 Opened wallet: my.wallet
To import an existing Wallet Import Format (WIF) private key, use the commands
import <wif> <filename> <password>.
🔓 > import 5KPJcpkw7GBtxjNrzroYgVwjR8CnTwbPrybuwfb8ff1Hw4GcqB5 imported.wallet password1234 Created and opened new wallet: imported.wallet Address: 15XjYr9DkyrxaY2mgjRiRLpYww8cHquW4U
To close the open wallet, simply use the
Any of the commands which take a password may be called with it omitted. In this case it will use the value in the
WALLET_PASS environment variable / .env file.
Other useful commands
To check the balance of a given public address, use the command
To transfer tKOIN from the currently open wallet, use the command
transfer <amount> <address>.
Smart contract management
Note: Smart contract management will change in the future to be much easier to work with.
To upload a smart contract, use the command
upload <filename>. The file given should be a compiled wasm smart contract. The contract id will be the public address of the currently open wallet.
🔓 > upload token.wasm Contract uploaded with address 15XjYr9DkyrxaY2mgjRiRLpYww8cHquW4U Submitted transaction with ID 0x12202687e8f3ccf8175e7b63a24862ee15b5481ce484ee128eeccba60b68ec69d2ae
To interact with a smart contract, first register its ABI file with the command
register <name> <address> abi-filename> using the contract's address and a name of your choosing.
🔓 > register koin 15im92XgZiV39tcKMhMGtDYhJjXPMjUu8r abi/koin.abi Contract 'koin' at address 15im92XgZiV39tcKMhMGtDYhJjXPMjUu8r registered
Its methods will then be added to the list of available commands in the CLI.
🔓 > list ... koin.balance_of - Checks the balance at an address koin.decimals - Return the token's decimal precision koin.mint - Mints the token koin.name - Returns the token's name koin.symbol - Returns the token's symbol koin.total_supply - Mints the token's total supply koin.transfer - Transfers the token ... 🔓 > help koin.balance_of Checks the balance at an address Usage: koin.balance_of <owner:address> 🔓 > koin.balance_of 1H7NoCkYiVciGLGA92LyAR2VvFLNN38qyM value:31870000000000 🔓 > help koin.transfer Transfers the token Usage: koin.transfer <from:address> <to:address> <value:uint> 🔓 > koin.transfer 1H7NoCkYiVciGLGA92LyAR2VvFLNN38qyM 13daTg586CnrVjKRjGwBtBWH6eda99A7bw 100000000 Calling koin.transfer with arguments 'from:"1H7NoCkYiVciGLGA92LyAR2VvFLNN38qyM" to:"13daTg586CnrVjKRjGwBtBWH6eda99A7bw" value:100000000' Submitted transaction with id 1220efc02549b2c1e24b685b2f3193f05bbc4197dc44984ead6409555fad3f338fa8 🔓 > koin.balance_of 13daTg586CnrVjKRjGwBtBWH6eda99A7bw value:100000000
Sometimes it is important to ensure multiple operations are included in the same block in a specific order. To accomplish this with the CLI, you use a session.
To begin a session, use the command
session begin. A paper icon will appear to the left of the prompt while a session is active.
Any command that interacts with the chain will now be added to the current session.
To view the current session, use
To cancel the current session, use
When you are done adding commands to the session,
session submit will send the attached commands as a single transaction to the blockchain.
🔓 > session begin Began transaction session 🔓 📄 > transfer 1.0 1BLUi4ogqptnyBnSuKFyWMxEyVJzxiZWhM Transferring 1 tKOIN to 1BLUi4ogqptnyBnSuKFyWMxEyVJzxiZWhM Adding operation to transaction session 🔓 📄 > upload token.wasm Contract uploaded with address 15XjYr9DkyrxaY2mgjRiRLpYww8cHquW4U Submitted transaction with ID 0x12202687e8f3ccf8175e7b63a24862ee15b5481ce484ee128eeccba60b68ec69d2ae 🔓 📄 > transfer 25.0 15Pb7o5GFBB56njFNvU2fAfa9Mm7rmsJH1 Transferring 25 tKOIN to 15Pb7o5GFBB56njFNvU2fAfa9Mm7rmsJH1 Adding operation to transaction session 🔓 📄 > session view Transaction Session (2 operations): 0: Transfer 1 tKOIN to 1BLUi4ogqptnyBnSuKFyWMxEyVJzxiZWhM 1: Upload contract with address 15XjYr9DkyrxaY2mgjRiRLpYww8cHquW4U 2: Transfer 25 tKOIN to 15Pb7o5GFBB56njFNvU2fAfa9Mm7rmsJH1 🔓 📄 > session submit Submitted transaction with ID 0x12202a7e68e58223a143106cb293e44c491132c4c6b075b9cc6657ededc7ebd142b2 (3 operations)
Commands can be executed without using interactive mode. The
--execute command-line parameter takes a semicolon separated list of commands, executes them, then returns to the terminal.