Command line wallet application for the Fetch.ai network

pip install pocketbook==0.3.2



PocketBook is a simple command line wallet that is intended to be used for test purposes on the Fetch.ai networks.


This application is licensed under the Apache software license (see LICENSE file). Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.

Fetch.AI makes no representation or guarantee that this software (including any third-party libraries) will perform as intended or will be free of errors, bugs or faulty code. The software may fail which could completely or partially limit functionality or compromise computer systems. If you use or implement the ledger, you do so at your own risk. In no event will Fetch.ai be liable to any party for any damages whatsoever, even if it had been advised of the possibility of damage.

Getting Started


This application is available from the PyPI. Simply run the following command to download and install the latest version

pip3 install -U pocketbook

Creating a new address

To create a new address simply run the following command:

pocketbook create

You will be prompted to enter a name for this key pair, followed by a password for the key. Below is a sample output:

Enter name for key: foo
Enter password for key...:
Confirm password for key.:

Querying funds

You can query the balance of your account with the following command:

pocketbook -n devnet list

The example above is querying the devnet network. If you do not specify a network, mainnet will be used.

Adding addresses

The wallet also has an address book. You can add addresses with the following command:

pocketbook add <name-for-the-address> <address>

Renaming addresses

If you don't like the name that you have given to a wallet, this can be changed with the following command:

pocketbook rename <bad-name> <new-name>

Deleting addresses

If you want to remove an address this can be done with the following command:

pocketbook delete <name>

Be very careful when running the command, because this is not revertable. It could potentially mean that you loose access to your funds.

When deleting a private key, pocketbook will prompt you to enter the full address of the wallet that you want to delete as a security check.

Making a transfer

To make a transfer you would use the transfer command in the following form:

pocketbook -n devnet transfer <destination-name> <amount> <source-main>

For example, if you wanted to send 10 FET from your address called main to another address called other you would use the following command:

pocketbook -n devnet transfer other 10 main

You would then be prompted with a summary of the transfer (before it happens) so that you can verify the details.

Network....: devnet
From.......: main
Signers....: main
Destination: other: UAHCrmwEEmYBNFt8mJXZB6CiqJ2kZcGsR8tjj3f6GkZuR7YnR
Amount.....: 10.0000000000 FET
Fee........: 0.0000000001 FET
Total......: 10.0000000001 FET (Amount + Fee)
Press enter to continue

If you are happy with the transfer, then press enter to continue. You will be then prompted for the password for your signing account.

Enter password for key main:

After this you except to see the following as the transaction is submitted to the network. This process by default blocks until the transaction has been included into the chain

Submitting TX...
Submitting TX...complete

Changing the charge rate

By default pocketbook chooses the minimum possible fee to be paid, however, if you want to update this, then simply use the --charge-rate or -R flag to set the required charge rate