This is a light wallet that connects to a Graphene based API server such as the Bitshares witness_node executable.
It stores all keys locally in the browser, never exposing your keys to anyone as it signs transactions locally before transmitting them to the API server which then broadcasts them to the blockchain network. The wallet is encrypted with a password of your choosing and encrypted in a browser database.
Graphene-UI depends node Node.js, and version 6+ is required. It has not yet been tested with v7.
On Ubuntu and OSX, the easiest way to install Node is to use the Node Version Manager.
To install NVM for Linux/OSX, simply copy paste the following in a terminal:
curl -o- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/creationix/nvm/v0.30.2/install.sh | bash nvm install v6 nvm use v6
Once you have Node installed, you can clone the repo:
git clone https://github.com/cryptonomex/graphene-ui.git cd graphene-ui
Before launching the GUI you will need to install the npm packages for each subdirectory:
cd web npm install
Running the dev server
The dev server uses Express in combination with Wepback 2.
Once all the packages have been installed you can start the development server by going to the
web folder and running:
Once the compilation is done the GUI will be available in your browser at:
127.0.0.1:8080. Hot Reloading is enabled so the browser will live update as you edit the source files.
By default graphene-ui connects to the live Bitshares network, but it's very easy to switch it to the testnet run by Xeroc. To do so, open the UI in a browser, go to Settings, then under Access, select the Public Testnet Server in the dropdown menu. You should also change the faucet if you need to create an account, the testnet faucet address is https://testnet.bitshares.eu.
The UI will reload and connect to the testnet, where you can use the faucet to create an account and receive an initial sum of test BTS.
If you'd like to host your own wallet somewhere, you should create a production build and host it using NGINX or Apache. In order to create a prod bundle, simply run the following command:
npm run build
This will create a bundle in the /dist folder that can be hosted with the web server of your choice.
We use Electron to provide installable wallets, available for Windows, OSX and Linux Debian platforms such as Ubuntu. First, install the required packages in the
electron folder. Then go to the
web folder and run
npm run electron. This will compile the UI with some special modifications for use with Electron, and copy the result to the root
electron/build folder. Now go back to the
electron folder and run
npm run release in order to build a wallet for your platform.
Graphene-UI is open source and anyone is free to contribute. PR's are welcomed and will be reviewed in a timely manner, and long-term contributors will be given access to the repo.
If you would like to get involved, we have a Slack channel where you can ask questions and get help.
For more info, please contact one of the following people:
There's also a very active Telegram chatroom
- Bugs are always worked before enhancements
- Developers should work each issue according to a numbered branch corresponding to the issue
git checkout -b 123
Coding style guideline
- Strings are double quoted
- Additional trailing comma (in arrays and objects declaration) is optional
- 4 spaces tabs
- Spaces inside curly braces are optional
We strongly encourage to use eslint to make sure the code adhere to our style guidelines.