Utilities for bpanel


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bpanel utils

Simple helper utilities for use in bpanel plugins


const utils = require('@bpanel/bpanel-utils');


User Experience Transaction

import { UXTX } from '@bpanel/bpanel-utils';
import { WalletClient } from 'bclient';

const walletClient = new WalletClient({
  network: 'main',
  port: 8334,

const id = 'primary';
const wallet = walletClient.wallet(id);

 * try fetching the hash yourself
   curl -s https://blockchain.info/rawblock/0000000000000000000c76fd257881891a21a018c4abd13c33c9f06a822914c9 \
     | jq -r .tx[0].hash

const hash = '6b3aafbed09f215d1f95fb06b7c204d12f7657e1bc1ff3dfa37d3248e05a430c';

const tx = await wallet.getTX(hash)

const options = {
  constants: { DATE_FORMAT: 'moment js date format string' },
  labels: {}, // see labels object for usable labels
  json: tx,
  wallet: id, // wallet name

const uxtx = UXTX.fromRaw(tx.tx, 'hex', options);

const json = uxtx.toJSON();

uxtx.toJSON will use the labels and transaction information to return human readable information about the transaction. It is particularly useful for calculating tabular data, for example, displaying if a specific transaction was incoming or outgoing. There are more ways that this class can be extended, for example detecting coinjoin transactions or sweep transactions.

Tx Manager

A wrapper around UXTX to manage many transactions.

import { TxManager, TxManagerOptions, UXTXOptions } from '@bpanel/bpanel-utils';

// set bitcoin as the current chain
UXTXOptions.chain = 'bitcoin';

// use default labels and constants in TxManagerOptions
(async () => {
  const txManager = TxManager.fromOptions(TxManagerOptions);

  const account = 'default';
  const txs = await wallet.getHistory(account);

  // generate list of UXTX.toJSON with default labels and constants
  const parsed = txManager.parse(txs, UXTXOptions);


This package includes helpers around the chain

import { chain } from '@bpanel/bpanel-utils';

// true

// false

// true

// true

chain.isChainSupported is a helper function that returns a boolean based on whether or not the input string is a supported chain. The supported chains can be inspected in chain.CHAINS


This package includes helpers around HD tree derivation

import { COIN_TYPES, PURPOSE } from '@bpanel/bpanel-utils';
import assert from 'bsert';

const bitcoin = COIN_TYPES['bitcoin']['main'];

assert(bitcoin === 0);

const bitcoincash = COIN_TYPES['bitcoincash']['main'];

assert(bitcoincash === 145);

assert(PURPOSE === 44);


A utility client to manage connections to a node within your app. It is configured to make connections via the proxy server where your bPanel app is served from, but should support custom connections either directly to a remote node or even one running on the client. It will support connecting to a bcoin, bcash, or handshake node.


import { BPClient } from '@bpanel/bpanel-utils';

(async function() {
  const client = new BPClient({ id: 'test', chain: 'bcoin' });

  // get all available clients from your server
  const clients = await client.getClients();

  // get default client of server if one is set
  const defaultClient = await client.getDefault();

  // get info for a specific client. Defaults to
  // the id of your client
  const getClientInfo = await client.getClientInfo();

  // get a node client to query your node with
  const nodeClient = client.getNodeClient();

  // use node client to run normal node api operations
  const nodeInfo = await nodeClient.getInfo();

Using getClient you can retrieve a global instance of BPClient within your app. This ensures that you are querying the same node as other plugins. The client returned will have all clients and methods available to the parent BPClient class.

import { getClient } from '@bpanel/bpanel-utils';

const client = getClient();

(async function() {
  if (!client.id)
    client.setClientInfo('test', 'handshake');

  // now you can start using your clients
  // anywhere else in the app that uses the client from `getClient`
  // will also be using the `test` clients until the info is changed again

  const info = await client.node.getInfo();

  console.log('info: ', info);


A high level goal of bPanel is to allow for many different blockchain backends. To allow for dynamic switching of chains when implementing logic with primitives, it is possible to use objects that are keyed by the blockchain name to the primitive. These objects are wrapped with some helper functions that work via the primitive from methods. Each of the exposed functions are named toPrimitive where primitive is a bcoin primitive.

// create a bitcoin mtx
const hex = Buffer.from('...', 'hex');
// first argument shares properties of objects returned
// by bcoin backend. second argument is the options
const mtx = toMTX({ hex }, { type: 'raw', chain: 'bitcoin' });

// create a bitcoin cash mtx
const bchmtx = toMTX({ hex }, { type: 'raw', chain: 'bitcoincash' });

const hns = Buffer.from('...', 'hex');
const hnsmtx = toMTX({ hex: hns }, { type: 'raw', chain: 'handshake' });


import { helpers } from '@bpanel/bpanel-utils';
import assert from 'bsert';

const twelve = 12;


const sixhundredtwelve = 612;



A utility that can be passed to a bcoin or bcash node that you would like to run in the browser.

import { ProxySocket } from '@bpanel/bpanel-utils';

const node = new FullNode({
      prune: true,
      network: 'main',
      memory: false,
      coinCache: 30,
      createSocket: (port, host) => {
        const proto = window.location.protocol === 'https:' ? 'wss' : 'ws';
        const hostname = window.location.hostname;
        return ProxySocket.connect(

Take a look at the bcoin guide to learn more about running a node in the browser

Contribution and License Agreement

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  • Copyright (c) 2018, Bcoin Devs (MIT License).

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