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Targeting Flutter apps, the Cardano Wallet SDK is a high-level Dart library for managing cryptocurrency accounts & executing transactions on the blockchain.

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cardano_wallet_sdk #

SDK for building Cardano blockchain mobile apps in Flutter using the Dart programming language.

Status #

This project started as a Fund 5 Project Catalyst proof-of-concept prototype with limited use-cases. The prototype SDK implements a light-weight client library using the BlockFrost API service for blockchain access and supports loading wallet balances and submitting simple transactions.

Currently this library is being refactored into a production quality Cardano SDK, supporting simple smart contracts, minting, staking, key management and other features needed to write dApps and other types of Cardano clients. This phase is scheduled to be completed in 2022 using a Fund 7 grant.

This is an ambitious project and will require much ongoing maintenance, development and community support. If you'd like to see this project succeed, please support us by voting for the Flutter SDK in Fund 8! This will go towards higher-level smart contract features, backend improvements, third-party dependency reductions, architectural improvements, documentation and tutorials.

If you'd like to can contribute directly, the Flutter SDK has a dedicated wallet:


Kick the Tires #

To see the SDK in action, both a pure Dart example and multi-platform Flutter example are incuded in this distribution. You can also visit the live Flutter Demonstration Wallet hosted on google cloud.

Current (Fund 5) Features #

  • Create Wallets - Create and restore, both read-only and transactional wallets using staking addresses, mnemonics or private keys.
  • Transaction History - List transactions, rewards and fees for both ADA and Native Tokens.
  • Addresses - Generate and manage Shelley key pairs and addresses.
  • Transactions - Build, sign and submit simple ADA payment transactions.
  • Blockchain API - Cardano blockchain access via the BlockFrost API package
  • Binary Encoding - Enough CBOR support is provided to submit simple payment transactions.

Usage #

Released versions and installation details can be found on

Coding Style #

Although Dart is an imperative language, the framework uses functional idioms whenever possible. In particular, the majority of the classes are immutible and rather than creating side effects by throwing exceptions, the Result class is used. The WalletBuilder's build method provides a concrete example, returning either a wallet instance or error message if issues arise:

Result<Wallet, String> result =;
    ok: (wallet) => print("Success: ${wallet.walletName}"),
    err: (message) => print("Error: $message"),

Wallet Management #

Create a wallet builder for the testnet using a BlockFrost key.

final walletBuilder = WalletBuilder()
    ..networkId = NetworkId.testnet
    ..testnetAdapterKey = blockfrostKey;

Create a read-only wallet using a staking address.

var address = ShelleyAddress.fromBech32('stake_test1uqvwl7a...');
final walletBuilder = WalletBuilder()
    ..networkId = NetworkId.testnet
    ..testnetAdapterKey = blockfrostKey
    ..stakeAddress = address;
Result<ReadOnlyWallet, String> result = await walletBuilder.readOnlyBuildAndSync();
    ok: (wallet) => print("${wallet.walletName}: ${wallet.balance}"),
    err: (message) => print("Error: $message"),

Restore existing wallet using 24 word mnemonic.

List<String> mnemonic = 'rude stadium move gallery receive just...'.split(' ');
final walletBuilder = WalletBuilder()
    ..networkId = NetworkId.testnet
    ..testnetAdapterKey = blockfrostKey
    ..mnemonic = mnemonic;
Result<Wallet, String> result = await walletBuilder.buildAndSync();
if (result.isOk()) {
    var wallet = result.unwrap();
    print("${wallet.walletName}: ${wallet.balance}");

Update existing wallet.

final walletBuilder = WalletBuilder()
    ..networkId = NetworkId.testnet
    ..testnetAdapterKey = blockfrostKey
    ..mnemonic = mnemonic;
Result<Wallet, String> result =;
Wallet wallet = result.unwrap();
Coin oldBalance = wallet.balance;
var result2 = await wallet.update();
    ok: (_) => print("old:$oldBalance lovelace, new: ${wallet.balance} lovelace"),
    err: (message) => print("Error: $message"),

Create a new 24 word mnemonic.

List<String> mnemonic = WalletBuilder.generateNewMnemonic();
print("mnemonic: ${mnemonic.join(' ')}");

Wallet Details #

List transaction history.

wallet.transactions.forEach((tx) => print(tx));

List addresses.

wallet.addresses.forEach((addr) => print(addr.toBech32()));

List currency balances.

final formatter = AdaFormattter.compactCurrency();
wallet.currencies.forEach((assetId, balance) {
    final isAda = assetId == lovelaceHex;
    print("$assetId: ${isAda ? formatter.format(balance) : balance}");

List staking rewards.

wallet.stakeAccounts.forEach((acct) {
    acct.rewards.forEach((reward) {
        print("epoch: ${reward.epoch}, ${reward.amount} ADA");

Wallet Keys and Addresses #

Access root private and public key pair.

Bip32KeyPair pair = wallet.rootKeyPair;
print("${pair.signingKey}, ${pair.verifyKey}");

Access staking address.


First unused change address.


First unused spend address.


Submit Transactions #

Send 3 ADA to Bob.

var bobsAddress = ShelleyAddress.fromBech32('addr1qyy6...');
final Result<ShelleyTransaction, String> result = await wallet.sendAda(
    toAddress: bobsAddress,
    lovelace: 3 * 1000000,
if (result.isOk()) {
    final tx = result.unwrap();
    print("ADA sent. Fee: ${tx.body.fee} lovelace");

Planned Features #

  • Smart Contracts - 2022: Consisting of examples and supporting code.
  • Native Token/NFT - 2022: Provide minting and burning support.
  • Staking - 2022: Provide stake pool ranking and stake delegation support.
  • Secure Storage - 2022: Encrypted storage solution for private keys and passwords.
  • Alternate Addresses - 2022: Support enterprise, pointer and legacy addresses.
  • Multi-signature - 2023: Support multi-party signatures.
  • Blockchain Adapter - 2023: Abstraction layer to allow multiple blockchain gateways (i.e. Blockfrost, GraphQL, Ogmios and Mithril).

Running Integration Tests #

Several of the integration tests (suffixed with '_itest.dart') require a BlockFrost key to run. Installation steps are as follows:

  • git clone
  • register for a free BlockFrost testnet policy-id key.
  • paste the policy-id key into a text file named: blockfrost_project_id.txt in the parent directory of this project.
echo "your-project-id" > ../blockfrost_project_id.txt

Now you can include the integration tests:

dart test -P itest

Copyright 2021 Richard Easterling
SPDX-License-Identifier: Apache-2.0

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Targeting Flutter apps, the Cardano Wallet SDK is a high-level Dart library for managing cryptocurrency accounts & executing transactions on the blockchain.

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bip32_ed25519, bip39, blockfrost, built_collection, built_value, cbor, coingecko_dart, collection, convert, dio, hex, intl, logger, oxidized, pinenacl, quiver, typed_data


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