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A modern, lightweight, descriptor-based wallet library written in Rust!

Crate Info MIT or Apache-2.0 Licensed CI Status API Docs Rustc Version 1.63.0+ Chat on Discord

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The bdk crate provides the Wallet type which is a simple, high-level interface built from the low-level components of bdk_chain. Wallet is a good starting point for many simple applications as well as a good demonstration of how to use the other mechanisms to construct a wallet. It has two keychains (external and internal) which are defined by miniscript descriptors and uses them to generate addresses. When you give it chain data it also uses the descriptors to find transaction outputs owned by them. From there, you can create and sign transactions.

For details about the API of Wallet see the module-level documentation.

Blockchain data

In order to get blockchain data for Wallet to consume, you should configure a client from an available chain source. Typically you make a request to the chain source and get a response that the Wallet can use to update its view of the chain.

Blockchain Data Sources

  • bdk_esplora: Grabs blockchain data from Esplora for updating BDK structures.
  • bdk_electrum: Grabs blockchain data from Electrum for updating BDK structures.
  • bdk_bitcoind_rpc: Grabs blockchain data from Bitcoin Core for updating BDK structures.



To persist the Wallet on disk, it must be constructed with a PersistBackend implementation.



use bdk::{bitcoin::Network, wallet::{ChangeSet, Wallet}};

fn main() {
    // Create a new file `Store`.
    let db = bdk_file_store::Store::<ChangeSet>::open_or_create_new(b"magic_bytes", "path/to/my_wallet.db").expect("create store");

    let descriptor = "wpkh(tprv8ZgxMBicQKsPdcAqYBpzAFwU5yxBUo88ggoBqu1qPcHUfSbKK1sKMLmC7EAk438btHQrSdu3jGGQa6PA71nvH5nkDexhLteJqkM4dQmWF9g/84'/1'/0'/0/*)";
    let mut wallet = Wallet::new_or_load(descriptor, None, db, Network::Testnet).expect("create or load wallet");

    // Insert a single `TxOut` at `OutPoint` into the wallet.
    let _ = wallet.insert_txout(outpoint, txout);
    wallet.commit().expect("must write to database");


Unit testing

cargo test


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