TezosSwift 1.1.1

TezosSwift 1.1.1

Maintained by Marek Fort, Jan Mísař, Ackee Github.

Depends on:
BigInt~> 5.0.0
MnemonicKit>= 0
Sodium~> 0.8.0

  • By
  • Ackee


CI Status Version License Carthage Compatible Platform

TezosSwift is a Swift library that is compatible with the Tezos Blockchain. TezosSwift implements communication with the blockchain via the JSON API. The code also supports generating and calling smart contracts if you use the generator from: https://github.com/AckeeCZ/Tezos-iOS-Dev-Kit!

This project is forked from https://github.com/keefertaylor/TezosKit and the resemblance is still quite high.


TezosSwift provides first class support for the following RPCs:

  • Getting account balances
  • Getting data about the chain head
  • Getting account delegates
  • Generating and restoring wallets
  • Sending transactions between accounts
  • Sending multiple operations in a single request
  • Setting a delegate
  • Registering as a delegate
  • New: Combine support!
  • And more!

The library is extensible allowing client code to easily create additional RPCs and signed operations, as required.

TezosSwift takes care of complex block chain interactions for you:

  • Addresses are revealed automatically, if needed
  • Sending multiple operations by passing them in an array

It also parses data and populates the appropriate models, so you can access the data in type-safe way!



TezosSwift supports installation via CocoaPods. You can depened on TezosSwift by adding the following to your Podfile:

pod "TezosSwift"

If you want Combine support, you can add:

pod "TezosSwift/Combine"

Getting Started

Create a Network Client

let publicNodeURL = URL(string: "https://rpc.tezrpc.me")!
let tezosClient = TezosClient(remoteNodeURL: publicNodeURL)

Retrieve Data About the Blockchain

tezosClient.chainHead { result in
    switch result {
    case .success(let chainHead):
    case .failure(let error):
        print("Calling chain head failed with error: \(error)")

Retrieve Data About a Contract

tezosClient.balance(of: "KT1BVAXZQUc4BGo3WTJ7UML6diVaEbe4bLZA", completion: { result in
    switch result {
    case .success(let balance):
    case .failure(let error):
        print("Getting balance failed with error: \(error)")

Create a Wallet

let wallet = Wallet()
print("New wallet mnemonic is: \(wallet.mnemonic)")

Send a Transaction

tezosClient.send(amount: Tez(1), to: "tz1WRFiK6eGNvP3ioWkWeP6JwDaQjj95opnQ", from: wallet, completion: { result in
    switch result {
    case .success(let transactionHash):
    case .failure(let error):
        print("Sending Tezos failed with error: \(error)")

Note: We are using Tez and Mutez struct representing Tezos and Mutez amounts.

Send Multiple Transactions at Once

Here's an example of how you can send multiple transactions at once. You can easily send Jim and Bob some XTZ in one call:

let myWallet: Wallet = ...
let jimsAddress: String = tz1...
let bobsAddress: String = tz1...

let amountToSend = TezosBalance("2")!

let sendToJimOperation = TransactionOperation(amount: amountToSend,
                                              source: myWallet,
                                              destination: jimsAddress)
let sendToBobOperation = TransactionOperation(amount: amountToSend,
                                              source: myWallet,
                                              destination: bobsAddress)

let operations = [ sendToJimOperation, sendToBobOperation ]
tezosClient.forgeSignPreapplyAndInjectOperations(operations: operations,
                                                 source: myWallet.address,
                                                 keys: myWallet.keys) { result in
  print("Sent Jim and Bob some XTZ! See: https://tzscan.io/\(result.value!)")

Set a Delegate

let wallet = ...
let originatedAccountAddress = <Some Account Managed By Wallet>
let delegateAddress = ...
tezosClient.delegate(from: originatedAccountAddress,
                     to: delegateAddress,
                     keys: wallet.keys) { result in 
  print("Delegate for \(originatedAccountAddress) set to \(delegateAddress).")
  print("See: https://tzscan.io/\(result.value!)")

Michelson Types

Tezos contract types are natively written in Michelson, so there had to be made some compromises to use them in Swift.

One of the major ones is Pair - Tuple is unfortunately can not conform to Codable, and so we decided to parse the nested pairs parameter by parameter, all technicalities aside from left to right. To make this more clear, let’s see an example:

parameter (pair (pair (pair string (list int)) (set nat)) bytes)

This Michelson parameter is then converted, so it is called like this:

func call(param1: String, param2: [Int], param3: [UInt], param4: Data)


There are extensions on TezosClient that implement Combine behavior - ie

balance(of: "tezos_address")

can also be called like this:

balancePublisher(of: "tezos_address")

This method returns a Publisher that you can subscribe to. Yay!



The OperationFees object encapsulates the fee, gas limit and storage limit to inject an operation onto the blockchain. Every Operation object contains a default set of fees. If it is operation like sending parameters to a contract, it will automatically calculate the fees for you! Clients can also pass custom OperationFees objects when creating Operations to define their own fees (note they will rewrite even the automatically calculated fees).


I am happy to accept pull requests.