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Monero Java Library

This project is a library for using a Monero wallet and daemon in Java using RPC and JNI bindings to Monero Core.

In addition, this project conforms to an API specification intended to be intuitive, robust, and for long-term use in the Monero project.

Main Features

  • Manage a Monero daemon using RPC
  • Manage a Monero wallet using RPC and JNI
  • Cohesive APIs and models with rigorous focus on ease-of-use
  • Fetch and process binary data from the daemon (e.g. raw blocks)
  • Query wallet transactions, transfers, and outputs by their many attributes
  • Be notified when blocks are added to the chain, as the wallet synchronizes, or when the wallet sends or receives funds
  • Over 200 passing JUnit tests

Sample Code

This code introduces the API. See the Javadoc, specification PDF, or JUnit tests for more details.

// connect to a daemon
MoneroDaemon daemon = new MoneroDaemonRpc("http://localhost:38081");
long height = daemon.getHeight();                 // 1523651
BigInteger feeEstimate = daemon.getFeeEstimate(); // 1014313512

// get transactions in the pool
List<MoneroTx> txsInPool = daemon.getTxPool();
for (MoneroTx tx : txsInPool) {
  String id = tx.getId();
  BigInteger fee = tx.getFee();
  boolean isDoubleSpendSeen = tx.isDoubleSpendSeen();

// get last 100 blocks as a binary request
List<MoneroBlock> blocks = daemon.getBlocksByRange(height - 100, height - 1);
for (MoneroBlock block : blocks) {
  int numTxs = block.getTxs().size();

// connect to a wallet using RPC
MoneroWalletRpc walletRPC = new MoneroWalletRpc("http://localhost:38083", "rpc_user", "abc123");
String primaryAddress = walletRPC.getPrimaryAddress(); // 59aZULsUF3YNSKGiHz4J...
BigInteger balance = walletRPC.getBalance();           // 533648366742
MoneroSubaddress subaddress = walletRPC.getSubaddress(1, 0);
BigInteger subaddressBalance = subaddress.getBalance();

// query a transaction by id
MoneroTxWallet tx = walletRPC.getTx("314a0f1375db31cea4dac4e0a51514a6282b43792269b3660166d4d2b46437ca");
long txHeight = tx.getHeight();
List<MoneroIncomingTransfer> incomingTransfers = tx.getIncomingTransfers();
List<MoneroDestination> destinations = tx.getOutgoingTransfer().getDestinations();

// query incoming transfers to account 1
MoneroTransferQuery transferQuery = new MoneroTransferQuery().setIsIncoming(true).setAccountIndex(1);
List<MoneroTransfer> transfers = walletRPC.getTransfers(transferQuery);

// query unspent outputs
MoneroOutputQuery outputQuery = new MoneroOutputQuery().setIsSpent(false);
List<MoneroOutputWallet> outputs = walletRPC.getOutputs(outputQuery);

// create a wallet from a mnemonic phrase using Java native bindings to Monero Core
MoneroWalletJni walletJNI = MoneroWalletJni.createWalletFromMnemonic("MyWallet", "supersecretpassword123", MoneroNetworkType.STAGENET, "hefty value ...", new MoneroRpcConnection("http://localhost:38081"), 384151l);

// synchronize the wallet and receive progress notifications
walletJNI.sync(new MoneroSyncListener() {
  public void onSyncProgress(long height, long startHeight, long endHeight, double percentDone, String message) {
    // feed a progress bar?

// start syncing the wallet continuously in the background

// be notified when the JNI wallet receives funds
walletJNI.addListener(new MoneroWalletListener() {
  public void onOutputReceived(MoneroOutputWallet output) {
    System.out.println("Wallet received funds!");
    String txId = output.getTx().getId();
    int accountIdx = output.getAccountIndex();
    int subaddressIdx = output.getSubaddressIndex();

// send funds from the RPC wallet to the JNI wallet
MoneroTxWallet sentTx = walletRPC.send(0, walletJNI.getPrimaryAddress(), new BigInteger("50000"));

// mine with 7 threads to push the network along
int numThreads = 7;
boolean isBackground = false;
boolean ignoreBattery = false;
walletRPC.startMining(numThreads, isBackground, ignoreBattery);

// wait for the next block to be added to the chain
MoneroBlockHeader nextBlockHeader = daemon.getNextBlockHeader();
long nextNumTxs = nextBlockHeader.getNumTxs();

// stop mining

// the transaction is (probably) confirmed
TimeUnit.SECONDS.sleep(10); // let the wallet refresh
boolean isConfirmed = walletRPC.getTx(sentTx.getId()).isConfirmed();

// create a request to send funds from the RPC wallet to multiple destinations in the JNI wallet
MoneroSendRequest request = new MoneroSendRequest()
        .setAccountIndex(1)                           // send from account 1
        .setSubaddressIndices(0, 1)                   // send from subaddreses in account 1
        .setPriority(MoneroSendPriority.UNIMPORTANT)  // no rush
                new MoneroDestination(walletJNI.getAddress(1, 0), new BigInteger("50000")),
                new MoneroDestination(walletJNI.getAddress(2, 0), new BigInteger("50000")));

// create the transaction, confirm with the user, and relay to the network
MoneroTxWallet createdTx = walletRPC.createTx(request);
BigInteger fee = createdTx.getFee();  // "Are you sure you want to send ...?"
walletRPC.relayTx(createdTx); // submit the transaction which will notify the JNI wallet

// JNI wallet will receive notification of incoming output after a moment

// save and close the JNI wallet;

How to Use This Library

  1. Clone the Java repository: git clone --recurse-submodules
  2. Install project dependencies: maven install

You are now ready to use this library with monero-daemon-rpc and monero-wallet-rpc endpoints.

If you want to process binary data or use a Monero wallet using JNI instead of RPC, a dynamic library must be built for your specific platform for this Java library to use. This project uses a C++ counterpart library to support JNI (included as a submodule in ./external/monero-cpp-library).

  1. Build the C++ library as a dynamic library
  2. Copy the built libmonero-cpp.dylib in step 1 to ./external-libs
  3. export JAVA_HOME=/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_66.jdk/Contents/Home/ (change as appropriate)
  4. Build libmonero-java.dylib to ./build: ./bin/
  5. Copy ./build/libmonero-java.dylib to ./lib
  6. Run JUnit tests to verify the dynamic library is working with Java JNI

How to Set Up Monero RPC

  1. Download and extract the latest Monero CLI for your platform.

  2. Start Monero daemon locally: ./monerod --stagenet (or use a remote daemon).

  3. Create a wallet file if one does not exist.

    • Create new / open existing: ./monero-wallet-cli --daemon-address http://localhost:38081 --stagenet
    • Restore from mnemonic seed: ./monero-wallet-cli --daemon-address http://localhost:38081 --stagenet --restore-deterministic-wallet
  4. Start monero-wallet-rpc (requires --wallet-dir to run tests):

    e.g. For wallet name test_wallet_1, user rpc_user, password abc123, stagenet: ./monero-wallet-rpc --daemon-address http://localhost:38081 --stagenet --rpc-bind-port 38083 --rpc-login rpc_user:abc123 --wallet-dir /Applications/monero-v0.14.0.3

How to Run Tests

  1. Set up this library with JNI support
  2. Set up running instances of Monero Wallet RPC and Monero Daemon RPC. See Monero RPC Setup.
  3. Configure the desired RPC endpoints, authentication, and test wallet in
  4. Run all *.java files in src/main/test as JUnits.

See Also

These libraries conform to the same API specification.

JavaScript reference implementation

C++ reference implementation


This project is licensed under MIT.


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