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Getting started

This page will help you get started with WalletLink. You'll be up and running in a jiffy!

Installation

# With Yarn
yarn add walletlink

# With NPM
npm install walletlink

The following instructions are in TypeScript, but the usage is the same in JavaScript, except for the occasional type annotations, for example : string[] or as any.

Upgrading from WalletLink 1.0 to 2.0

For most users, simply update the NPM package, and you should be good to go.

If you were using ethereum.on("accountsChanged"), please remove it and obtain addresses via EIP-1102 callbacks instead. It's removed to improve compatibility with the latest web3.js.

Dark mode theme (darkMode) is now available as an option to WalletLink constructor.

Initializing WalletLink and a WalletLink-powered Web3 object

// TypeScript
import WalletLink from 'walletlink'
import Web3 from 'web3'

const APP_NAME = 'My Awesome App'
const APP_LOGO_URL = 'https://example.com/logo.png'
const ETH_JSONRPC_URL = 'https://mainnet.infura.io/v3/<YOUR_INFURA_API_KEY>'
const CHAIN_ID = 1

// Initialize WalletLink
export const walletLink = new WalletLink({
  appName: APP_NAME,
  appLogoUrl: APP_LOGO_URL,
  darkMode: false
})

// Initialize a Web3 Provider object
export const ethereum = walletLink.makeWeb3Provider(ETH_JSONRPC_URL, CHAIN_ID)

// Initialize a Web3 object
export const web3 = new Web3(ethereum as any)

Use EIP-1102 to obtain authorization and get Ethereum accounts

Invoking EIP-1102 will show a QR code dialog if the user's mobile wallet is not already connected to your app. The following code should run in response to a user-initiated action such as clicking a button to ensure the pop up is not blocked by the browser.

// Use eth_RequestAccounts
ethereum.send('eth_requestAccounts').then((accounts: string[]) => {
  console.log(`User's address is ${accounts[0]}`)

  // Optionally, have the default account set for web3.js
  web3.eth.defaultAccount = accounts[0]
})

// Alternatively, you can use ethereum.enable()
ethereum.enable().then((accounts: string[]) => {
  console.log(`User's address is ${accounts[0]}`)
  web3.eth.defaultAccount = accounts[0]
})

That's it! Once the authorization is obtained from the user, the Web3 object (web3) and the Web3 Provider (ethereum) are ready to be used as per usual.

Disconnecting / De-establishing a link

To disconnect, call the instance method disconnect() on the WalletLink object, or the instance method close() on the WalletLink Web3 Provider object. This will de-establish the link, and require user to reconnect by scanning QR code again.

walletLink.disconnect()
// is the same as the following:
ethereum.close()