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JavaScript/TypeScript SDK

This page contains details related to a few JavaScript (JS) clients and the Casper JS SDK.

Usage of JavaScript Clients

The Casper team has implemented specific JS clients to support interaction with the Casper contracts.

Repository & Client Packages

We provide repositories to create clients for Casper contracts and usage examples of such clients dedicated to interacting with smart contracts on Casper:

These packages give you an easy way to install and interact with the corresponding Casper contract.

Casper SDK for JavaScript

The TypeScript/JavaScript SDK allows developers to interact with a Casper network using TypeScript or JavaScript. This section covers different examples of using the Casper JS SDK.


To install this library using Node.js, run the following command:

npm install casper-js-sdk@next --save


You can find basic examples for how to use this library in the test directory. To run the tests, use this command:

npm run test

Usage Examples

In this section, we outline a couple of essential tasks you can accomplish with the JavaScript SDK:

  • Generating account keys
  • Sending a transfer

Generating Account Keys

This example shows you how to use the SDK to generate account keys to sign your deploy.

const fs = require("fs");
const path = require("path");
const { Keys } = require("casper-js-sdk");

const createAccountKeys = () => {
// Generating keys
const edKeyPair =;
const { publicKey, privateKey } = edKeyPair;

// Create a hexadecimal representation of the public key
const accountAddress = publicKey.toHex();

// Get the account hash (Uint8Array) from the public key
const accountHash = publicKey.toAccountHash();

// Store keys as PEM files
const publicKeyInPem = edKeyPair.exportPublicKeyInPem();
const privateKeyInPem = edKeyPair.exportPrivateKeyInPem();

const folder = path.join("./", "casper_keys");

if (!fs.existsSync(folder)) {
const tempDir = fs.mkdirSync(folder);

fs.writeFileSync(folder + "/" + accountAddress + "_public.pem", publicKeyInPem);
fs.writeFileSync(folder + "/" + accountAddress + "_private.pem", privateKeyInPem);

return accountAddress;

const newAccountAddress = createAccountKeys();

After generating the keys with this code, you can add them to the Casper Wallet Chrome extension and use them to sign your transactions.

Sending a Transfer

This code block shows you how to define and send a transfer on a Casper network. Replace the sender-public-key and recipient-public-key in the code below.

The sendTransfer function below will return a transfer-hash which you can check on

const fs = require("fs");
const path = require("path");
const axios = require("axios");
const casperClientSDK = require("casper-js-sdk");

const { Keys, CasperClient, CLPublicKey, DeployUtil } = require("casper-js-sdk");

const RPC_API = "";
const STATUS_API = "";

const sendTransfer = async ({ from, to, amount }) => {
const casperClient = new CasperClient(RPC_API);

const folder = path.join("./", "casper_keys");

// Read keys from the structure created in #Generating keys
const signKeyPair = Keys.Ed25519.parseKeyFiles(folder + "/" + from + "_public.pem", folder + "/" + from + "_private.pem");

// networkName can be taken from the status api
const response = await axios.get(STATUS_API + "/status");

let networkName = null;

if (response.status == 200) {
networkName =;

// For native-transfers the payment price is fixed
const paymentAmount = 100000000;

// transfer_id field in the request to tag the transaction and to correlate it to your back-end storage
const id = 187821;

// gasPrice for native transfers can be set to 1
const gasPrice = 1;

// Time that the deploy will remain valid for, in milliseconds
// The default value is 1800000 ms (30 minutes)
const ttl = 1800000;

let deployParams = new DeployUtil.DeployParams(signKeyPair.publicKey, networkName, gasPrice, ttl);

// We create a hex representation of the public key with an added prefix
const toPublicKey = CLPublicKey.fromHex(to);

const session = DeployUtil.ExecutableDeployItem.newTransfer(amount, toPublicKey, null, id);

const payment = DeployUtil.standardPayment(paymentAmount);
const deploy = DeployUtil.makeDeploy(deployParams, session, payment);
const signedDeploy = DeployUtil.signDeploy(deploy, signKeyPair);

// Here we are sending the signed deploy
return await casperClient.putDeploy(signedDeploy);

// Put here the public key of the sender's main purse. Note that it needs to have a balance greater than 2.5 CSPR
from: "<sender-public-key>",

// Put here the public key of the recipient's main purse. This account doesn't need to exist. If the key is correctly formatted, the network will create the account when the deploy is sent
to: "<recipient-public-key>",

// Minimal amount is 2.5 CSPR (1 CSPR = 1,000,000,000 motes)
amount: 25000000000,

Note: At any moment, you can serialize the deploy from this example to JSON to accomplish whatever you want (store it, send it, etc.).

Here is the code you can use to serialize the deploy:

const jsonFromDeploy = DeployUtil.deployToJson(signedDeploy);

Then, you can reconstruct the deploy object using this function:

const deployFromJson = DeployUtil.deployFromJson(jsonFromDeploy);