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Published: Dec 9, 2020 License: MIT Imports: 10 Imported by: 225



A golang implementation of the BIP0039 spec for mnemonic seeds


This is a fork of from right after the fixes from bartekn for MnemonicToByteArray were merged (commit hash: 52158e4697b87de16ed390e1bdaf813e581008fa).

The tyler-smith repo is undergoing significant refactoring at present that we may not want (eg. some vars becoming private).


English wordlist and test vectors are from the standard Python BIP0039 implementation from the Trezor guys:


package main

import (

func main(){
  // Generate a mnemonic for memorization or user-friendly seeds
  entropy, _ := bip39.NewEntropy(256)
  mnemonic, _ := bip39.NewMnemonic(entropy)

  // Generate a Bip32 HD wallet for the mnemonic and a user supplied password
  seed := bip39.NewSeed(mnemonic, "Secret Passphrase")

  masterKey, _ := bip32.NewMasterKey(seed)
  publicKey := masterKey.PublicKey()

  // Display mnemonic and keys
  fmt.Println("Mnemonic: ", mnemonic)
  fmt.Println("Master private key: ", masterKey)
  fmt.Println("Master public key: ", publicKey)




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var (
	Last11BitsMask          = big.NewInt(2047)
	RightShift11BitsDivider = big.NewInt(2048)
	BigOne                  = big.NewInt(1)
	BigTwo                  = big.NewInt(2)

Some bitwise operands for working with big.Ints

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var EnglishWordList = strings.Split(strings.TrimSpace(englishWordList), "\n")

Language-specific wordlists

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var ReverseWordMap map[string]int = map[string]int{}
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var WordList = EnglishWordList

The wordlist to use


func IsMnemonicValid

func IsMnemonicValid(mnemonic string) bool

IsMnemonicValid attempts to verify that the provided mnemonic is valid. Validity is determined by both the number of words being appropriate, and that all the words in the mnemonic are present in the word list.

func MnemonicToByteArray

func MnemonicToByteArray(mnemonic string) ([]byte, error)

MnemonicToByteArray takes a mnemonic string and turns it into a byte array suitable for creating another mnemonic. An error is returned if the mnemonic is invalid.

func NewEntropy

func NewEntropy(bitSize int) ([]byte, error)

NewEntropy will create random entropy bytes so long as the requested size bitSize is an appropriate size.

func NewMnemonic

func NewMnemonic(entropy []byte) (string, error)

NewMnemonic will return a string consisting of the mnemonic words for the given entropy. If the provide entropy is invalid, an error will be returned.

func NewSeed

func NewSeed(mnemonic string, password string) []byte

NewSeed creates a hashed seed output given a provided string and password. No checking is performed to validate that the string provided is a valid mnemonic.

func NewSeedWithErrorChecking

func NewSeedWithErrorChecking(mnemonic string, password string) ([]byte, error)

NewSeedWithErrorChecking creates a hashed seed output given the mnemonic string and a password. An error is returned if the mnemonic is not convertible to a byte array.


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