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Nanook

This is a Ruby library for managing a nano currency node, including making and receiving payments, using the nano RPC protocol. Nano is a fee-less, fast, environmentally-friendly cryptocurrency. It's awesome. See https://nano.org.

Gem Version CircleCI

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'nanook'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install nanook

Getting Started

Initializing

Nanook will by default connect to http://[::1]:7076.

nanook = Nanook.new

To connect to another host instead:

nanook = Nanook.new("http://localhost:7076")

Basics

Working with wallets and accounts

Create a wallet:

wallet = nanook.wallet.create

Create an account within a wallet:

account = wallet.account.create

List accounts within a wallet:

accounts = wallet.accounts

Sending a payment

To send a payment from an account in a wallet:

account = nanook.wallet(wallet_id).account(account_id)
account.pay(to: recipient_account_id, amount: 0.2, id: unique_id)

Or, a wallet:

wallet = nanook.wallet(wallet_id)
wallet.pay(from: your_account_id, to: recipient_account_id, amount: 0.2, id: unique_id)

The id can be any string and needs to be unique per payment. It serves an important purpose; it allows you to make this call multiple times with the same id and be reassured that you will only ever send that nano payment once. From the Nano RPC:

You can (and should) specify a unique id for each spend to provide idempotency. That means that if you [make the payment call] two times with the same id, the second request won't send any additional Nano.

The unit of the amount is NANO (which is currently technically Mnano — see What are Nano's Units). You can pass an amount of raw instead by adding the unit: :raw argument:

account.pay(to: recipient_account_id, amount: 999, unit: :raw, id: unique_id)

Note, there may be a delay in receiving a response due to Proof of Work being done. From the Nano RPC:

Proof of Work is precomputed for one transaction in the background. If it has been a while since your last transaction it will send instantly, the next one will need to wait for Proof of Work to be generated.

Receiving a payment

The simplest way to receive a payment is:

account = nanook.wallet(wallet_id).account(account_id)
account.receive

# or:

wallet = nanook.wallet(wallet_id)
wallet.receive(into: account_id)

The receive method when called as above will receive the latest pending payment for an account in a wallet. It will either return a block hash if a payment was received, or false if there were no pending payments to receive.

You can also receive a specific pending block if you know it (you may have discovered it through calling account.pending for example):

account = nanook.wallet(wallet_id).account(account_id)
account.receive(block_id)

# or:

wallet = nanook.wallet(wallet_id)
wallet.receive(block_id, into: account_id)

Exploring further

Read the Using Nanook page for some example uses of Nanook to query the network.

All commands

Below is a quick reference list of commands. See the full Nanook documentation for a searchable detailed description of every class and method, what the arguments mean, and example responses.

Wallets

See the full documentation for Nanook::Wallet for a detailed description of each method and example responses.

Create wallet:

nanook.wallet.create

Restoring a wallet from a seed

nanook.wallet.restore(seed)

Optionally also restore the wallet's accounts:

nanook.wallet.restore(seed, accounts: 2)

Working with a wallet:

wallet = nanook.wallet(wallet_id)

wallet.balance
wallet.balance(account_break_down: true)
wallet.balance(unit: :raw)
wallet.pay(from: your_account_id, to: recipient_account_id, amount: 2, id: unique_id)
wallet.pay(from: your_account_id, to: recipient_account_id, amount: 2, id: unique_id, unit: :raw)
wallet.pending
wallet.pending(limit: 1)
wallet.pending(detailed: true)
wallet.pending(unit: :raw)
wallet.receive(into: account_id)
wallet.receive(pending_block_id, into: account_id)
wallet.search_pending

wallet.account.create
wallet.account.create(5)
wallet.accounts
wallet.contains?(account_id)
wallet.move_accounts(from_wallet_id, [account_1_id, account_2_id])
wallet.remove_account(account_id)

wallet.default_representative
wallet.change_default_representative(representative_account_id)
wallet.change_password(password)
wallet.exists?
wallet.history
wallet.history(unit: :raw)
wallet.info
wallet.info(unit: :raw)
wallet.export
wallet.ledger
wallet.ledger(unit: :raw)
wallet.lock
wallet.locked?
wallet.republish_blocks
wallet.republish_blocks(limit: 5)
wallet.unlock(password)
wallet.work

wallet.destroy

Accounts

Create account:

nanook.wallet(wallet_id).account.create

Create multiple accounts:

nanook.wallet(wallet_id).account.create(5)

Working with an account:

Any account on the Nano network that is known by your node can be initialized through Nanook#account:

account = nanook.account(account_id)

See the full documentation for Nanook::Account for a detailed description of each method and example responses.

account.balance
account.balance(unit: :raw)
account.pending
account.pending(limit: 1)
account.pending(detailed: true)
account.pending(unit: :raw)

account.blocks
account.blocks(limit: 1)
account.blocks(sort: :desc)
account.delegators
account.delegators(unit: :raw)
account.delegators_count
account.exists?
account.history
account.history(limit: 1)
account.history(unit: :raw)
account.history(sort: :desc)
account.info
account.info(unit: :raw)
account.last_modified_at
account.ledger
account.ledger(limit: 10)
account.ledger(modified_since: Time.now)
account.ledger(unit: :raw)
account.ledger(sort: :desc)
account.open_block
account.public_key
account.representative
account.weight
account.weight(unit: :raw)

Working with an account created on the node:

Accounts that have been created on your node can have additional methods when initialized through Nanook::Wallet#account:

wallet = nanook.wallet(wallet_id)
account = wallet.account(account_id)

As well as the following methods, all methods of regular accounts can also be called.

See the full documentation for Nanook::WalletAccount for a detailed description of each method and example responses.

account.pay(to: recipient_account_id, amount: 2, id: unique_id)
account.pay(to: recipient_account_id, amount: 2, id: unique_id, unit: :raw)
account.receive
account.receive(pending_block_id)
account.change_representative(new_representative)
account.set_work(work)
account.work
account.destroy

Blocks

See the full documentation for Nanook::Block for a detailed description of each method and example responses.

block = nanook.block(block_id)

block.account
block.amount
block.amount(unit: :raw)
block.balance
block.change?
block.checked?
block.epoch?
block.exists?
block.exists?(allow_unchecked: true)
block.height
block.info                        # Verified blocks in the ledger
block.info(allow_unchecked: true) # Verified blocks AND unchecked synchronizing blocks
block.info(unit: :raw)
block.account
block.chain
block.chain(limit: 10)
block.chain(offset: 10)
block.confirm
block.republish
block.republish(sources: 2)
block.republish(destinations: 2)
block.open?
block.pending?
block.previous
block.receive?
block.representative
block.send?
block.signature
block.successors
block.successors(limit: 10)
block.successors(offset: 10)
block.timestamp
block.type
block.unchecked?
block.work

block.generate_work
block.generate_work(use_peers: true)
block.cancel_work
block.valid_work?(work)

Managing your nano node

See the full documentation for Nanook::Node for a detailed description of each method and example responses.

node = nanook.node

node.account_count
node.block_count
node.bootstrap(address: "::ffff:138.201.94.249", port: 7075)
node.bootstrap_any
node.bootstrap_lazy(block_id)
node.bootstrap_lazy(block_id, force: true)
node.confirmation_quorum
node.difficulty
node.difficulty(include_trend: true)
node.keepalive(address: "::ffff:138.201.94.249", port: 7075)
node.peers
node.receive_minimum
node.receive_minimum(unit: :raw)
node.change_receive_minimum(amount)
node.change_receive_minimum(amount, unit: :raw)
node.representatives
node.representatives(unit: :raw)
node.representatives_online
node.search_pending
node.synchronizing_blocks
node.synchronizing_blocks(limit: 1)
node.sync_progress
node.version

node.stop

Work peers

work_peers = nanook.work_peers

work_peers.add(address: "::ffff:172.17.0.1:7076", port: 7076)
work_peers.clear
work_peers.list

Keys

Create private public key pair:

private_key = nanook.private_key.create
private_key = nanook.private_key.create(seed: seed, index: 0)
private_key.public_key # => Nanook::PublicKey

Working with a private key

key = nanook.private_key(private_key)

key.account
key.public_key

Working with a public key

key = nanook.public_key(public_key)

key.account

Network

A summarized overview of the Nano network:

nanook.network_telemetry

Nanook Metal

You can do any call listed in the Nano RPC directly through the rpc method. The first argument should match the action of the RPC call, and then all remaining parameters are passed in as arguments.

E.g., the accounts_create command can be called like this:

nanook.rpc.call(:accounts_create, wallet: wallet_id, count: 2)

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome. Pull requests with passing tests are even better.

To run the test suite:

bundle exec rspec spec

To update the yard documentation:

bundle exec rake yard

License

The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Buy me a nano coffee

This library is always free to use, but feel free to send some nano my way if you'd like to!

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