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The unofficial golang implementation for the API

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go-whatsonchain requires a supported release of Go.

go get -u


View the generated documentation



  • Client is completely configurable
  • Customize the network per request (main, test or stn)
  • Using default heimdall http client with exponential backoff & more
  • Use your own custom HTTP client and API Key
  • Current coverage for the API
    • Health
      • Get API Status
    • Chain Info
      • Get Blockchain Info
      • Get Circulating Supply
    • Block
      • Get by Hash
      • Get by Height
      • Get Block Pages
      • Get Header by Hash
      • Get Headers
    • Transaction
      • Get by TX Hash
      • Broadcast Transaction
      • Bulk Broadcast
      • Bulk Transaction Details
      • Decode Transaction
      • Download Receipt
      • Get Raw Transaction Data
      • Get Raw Transaction Output
      • Get Merkle Proof
      • Get Merkle Proof (TSC)
      • Get Bulk Transaction Details (Custom)
    • Mempool
      • Get Mempool Info
      • Get Mempool Transactions
    • Address
      • Get Address Info
      • Get Balance
      • Get History
      • Get Unspent Transactions
      • Get Unspent Transaction Details (Custom)
      • Bulk Balance
      • Bulk UTXOs
      • Download Statement
    • Script
      • Get Script History
      • Get Script Unspent Transactions
      • Bulk UTXOs
    • Exchange Rate
      • Get Exchange Rate
    • Search
      • Get Explorer Links
    • Web Sockets
      • New block header event
      • Block headers history
      • Block transactions
      • Mempool transactions
      • Confirmed transactions
      • Chain Stats
      • Customized events
Library Deployment

goreleaser for easy binary or library deployment to Github and can be installed via: brew install goreleaser.

The .goreleaser.yml file is used to configure goreleaser.

Use make release-snap to create a snapshot version of the release, and finally make release to ship to production.

Makefile Commands

View all makefile commands

make help

List of all current commands:

all                   Runs lint, test-short and vet
clean                 Remove previous builds and any test cache data
clean-mods            Remove all the Go mod cache
coverage              Shows the test coverage
diff                  Show the git diff
generate              Runs the go generate command in the base of the repo
godocs                Sync the latest tag with GoDocs
help                  Show this help message
install               Install the application
install-go            Install the application (Using Native Go)
install-releaser      Install the GoReleaser application
lint                  Run the golangci-lint application (install if not found)
release               Full production release (creates release in Github)
release               Runs common.release then runs godocs
release-snap          Test the full release (build binaries)
release-test          Full production test release (everything except deploy)
replace-version       Replaces the version in HTML/JS (pre-deploy)
tag                   Generate a new tag and push (tag version=0.0.0)
tag-remove            Remove a tag if found (tag-remove version=0.0.0)
tag-update            Update an existing tag to current commit (tag-update version=0.0.0)
test                  Runs lint and ALL tests
test-ci               Runs all tests via CI (exports coverage)
test-ci-no-race       Runs all tests via CI (no race) (exports coverage)
test-ci-short         Runs unit tests via CI (exports coverage)
test-no-lint          Runs just tests
test-short            Runs vet, lint and tests (excludes integration tests)
test-unit             Runs tests and outputs coverage
uninstall             Uninstall the application (and remove files)
update-linter         Update the golangci-lint package (macOS only)
vet                   Run the Go vet application

Examples & Tests

All unit tests and examples run via Github Actions and uses Go version 1.17.x. View the configuration file.

Run all tests (including integration tests)

make test

Run tests (excluding integration tests)

make test-short


Run the Go benchmarks:

make bench

Code Standards

Read more about this Go project's code standards.


View the whatsonchain examples

Basic implementation:

package main

import (

func main() {

    // Create a client
    client := whatsonchain.NewClient(whatsonchain.NetworkMain, nil, nil)

    // Get a balance for an address
    balance, _ := client.AddressBalance(context.Background(),"16ZqP5Tb22KJuvSAbjNkoiZs13mmRmexZA")
    fmt.Println("confirmed balance", balance.Confirmed)




View the contributing guidelines and please follow the code of conduct.

How can I help?

All kinds of contributions are welcome 🙌! The most basic way to show your support is to star 🌟 the project, or to raise issues 💬. You can also support this project by becoming a sponsor on GitHub 👏 or by making a bitcoin donation to ensure this journey continues indefinitely! 🚀



WhatsOnChain for their hard work on the Whatsonchain API

AustEcon's Python Version