bitcash: Bitcoin Cash for Python

Version 0.6.7.

BitCash is Python’s fastest Bitcoin Cash library and was designed from the beginning to feel intuitive, be effortless to use, and have readable source code. It is heavily inspired by Requests and Keras.

bitcash is so easy to use, in fact, you can do this:

>>> from bitcash import Key
>>> k = Key()
>>> k.address
>>> k.get_balance('usd')
>>> # Let's donate a dollar to
>>> outputs = [
>>>     ('bitcoincash:qz69e5y8yrtujhsyht7q9xq5zhu4mrklmv0ap7tq5f', 1, 'usd'),
>>>     # you can add more recipients here
>>> ]
>>> k.send(outputs)

Here is the transaction


  • Python’s fastest available implementation (100x faster than closest library)

  • Seamless integration with existing server setups

  • Supports keys in cold storage

  • Fully supports 25 different currencies

  • First class support for storing data in the blockchain

  • Deterministic signatures via RFC 6979

  • Access to the blockchain through multiple APIs for redundancy

  • Exchange rate API, with optional caching

  • Compressed public keys by default

  • Multiple representations of private keys; WIF, PEM, DER, etc.

  • Standard P2PKH transactions

If you are intrigued, continue reading. If not, continue all the same!

User Guide

This section will tell you a little about the project, show how to install it, and will then walk you through how to use bitcash with many examples and explanations of best practices.


Here you will find everything you need to know about the development of bitcash and the community surrounding it.

Dev Guide

Up ahead is bitcash’s API and a few notes about design decisions. Beware the pedantry, or lack thereof.