Knish.IO Javascript API Client

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npm install @wishknish/knishio-client-js@0.1.51


Knish.IO Javascript Client

This is an experimental Javascript / NodeJS implementation of the Knish.IO API client. Its purpose is to expose class libraries for building and signing Knish.IO Molecules, composing Atoms (presently "M" and "V" isotopes are supported), and generating Wallet addresses (public keys) and private keys as per the Knish.IO Technical Whitepaper.

Getting Started

  1. yarn add @wishknish/knishio-client-js -or- npm install @wishknish/knishio-client-js --save
  2. Inside your application code, import { Molecule, Wallet } from '@wishknish/knishio-client-js';
  3. Build a 2048-character user secret via your preferred methodology (random string?).
  4. Initialize a wallet with let wallet = new Wallet( secret, token );

You can also specify a third, optional position argument represents the private key index (hexadecimal), and must NEVER be used more than once. It will be generated randmly if not provided.

A fourth argument, saltLength, helps tweak the length of the random position, if the parameter is not provided.

The token argument (string) is the slug for the token being transacted with. Knish.IO anticipates user's personal metadata being kept under the USER token.

Building Your Molecule

  1. Build your molecule with let molecule = new Molecule( cellId ); The cellId argument represents the slug for your Knish.IO cell. It's meant to segregate molecules of one use case from others. Leave it null if not sure.
  2. For a "M"-type molecule, build your metadata as an array of objects, for example:
const data = [
    key: 'name',
    value: 'foo'
    key: 'email',
    value: 'bar'


const data = {
  name: 'foo',
  email: 'bar',
  1. Initialize the molecule as "M"-type: molecule.initMeta( wallet, data, metaType, metaId ); The metaType and metaId arguments represent a polymorphic key to whatever asset you are attaching this metadata to.
  2. Sign the molecule with the user secret: molecule.sign( secret );
  3. Make sure everything checks out by verifying the molecule:
if ( Molecule.verify( molecule ) ) {
  //...  Do stuff? Send the molecule to a Knish.IO node, maybe?


  1. Knish.IO nodes use GraphQL to receive new molecules as a Mutation. The code for the mutation is as follows:
  mutation MoleculeMutation($molecule: MoleculeInput!) {
      molecule: $molecule,
    ) {
  1. Use your favorite GraphQL client to send the mutation to a Knish.IO node with the molecule you've signed as the only parameter.
  2. The status field of the response will indicate whether the molecule was accepted or rejected, or if it's pending further processing. The reason and reasonPayload fields can help further diagnose and handle rejections.