This is SDK written in Python.
Supported models are,
  • Mitum Currency

  • Mitum Document

Note that this document introduces how to create operations only for Mitum Currency.
If you would like to check the way to create operations for Mitum Document and the detail explanation for Mitum Currency, please refer to README of mitum-py-util.

Get Started

Prerequisite and Requirements

This package has been developed by,
$ python --version
Python 3.9.2
python 3.9 or later is recommended.


  • Using Git,

$ git clone

$ cd mitum-py-util

$ python install
If doesn’t work properly, please just install necessary packages with requirements.txt before running
$ pip install -r requirements.txt

Make Your First Operation

This tutorial explains how to create-account by mitum-py-util.
If you want to check how to create key-updater and transfer operation, go Support Operations at the end of this section.

Get Available Account

Before start, you must hold the account registered in the network.
In Mitum Currency, only an existing account can create operations to be stored in a block.
An account consists of the following factors.
1. pairs of (public key, weight); aka `keys`
- public key has suffix `mpu`
- The range of each weight should be in 1 <= weight <= 100
- If an account have single public key, the account is called 'single-sig account', or it's called 'multi-sig account'

2. threshold
- The range of threshold should be in 1 <= threshold <= 100
- The sum of all weights of the account should be over or equal to threshold
If you haven’t made an account yet, ask other accounts to create your account first.
You can get keypairs for your account in Details - Get Mitum Keypair section.
Hand your (public key, weight) pairs and threshold to the account holder who helped create your new account.
For signing, you must remember private keys corresponding each public key of the account. Don’t let not allowed users to know your private key!
Of course, you must know your account address because you should use the address as sender.
You are able to create operations with unauthorized account(like fake keys and address) but those operations will be rejected after broadcasting.
Now, go to the next part to start creating your first operation!

Create Generator

Most of the elements and factors for an operation are created by Generator.
For Mitum Currency, use
When declaring a Generator, network id should be provided.
network id is up to each network.
Let’s suppose that the network id of the network is mitum.
from mitumc import Generator

networkId = 'mitum'
generator = Generator('mitum')
currencyGenerator =
For details about Generator, go to Details - Major Classes and refer to Generator.
In addition, you must have an available account on the network.
Now, you are ready to create operations.

Create Operation Item

Everything to do by an operation is contained in operation fact, not in operation.
Fact has the basic information such that sender, token, etc…
Actually, real constructions for the operation are contained in Item.
That means you must create items for the operation.
Let’s suppose that you want to create an account following conditions below.
1. The keys and threshold of the account will be,
    - keys(public key, weight): (kpYjRwq6gQrjvzeqQ91MNiCcR9Beb9sD67SuhQ6frPGwmpu, 50), (pWoFhRP3C7ocebSRPxTPfeaJZpnyKpEkxQqi6fAD4SHompu, 50)
    - threshold: 100

2. The initial balance of the account will be,
    - balance(currency id, amount): (MCC, 10000), (PEN, 20000)
Since the number of keys contained in the account is 2, new account will be a multi-sig account.
If every factor of the new account has been decided, create an item!
key1 = currencyGenerator.key("kpYjRwq6gQrjvzeqQ91MNiCcR9Beb9sD67SuhQ6frPGwmpu", 50) # key(public key, weight)
key2 = currencyGenerator.key("pWoFhRP3C7ocebSRPxTPfeaJZpnyKpEkxQqi6fAD4SHompu", 50)
keys = currencyGenerator.keys([key1, key2], 100) # keys(keyList, threshold)

amount1 = currencyGenerator.amount(10000, 'MCC') # amount(amount, currency id)
amount1 = currencyGenerator.amount(20000, 'PEN')
amounts = currencyGenerator.amounts([amount]) # amounts(amountList)

createAccountsItem = currencyGenerator.getCreateAccountsItem(keys, amounts)
  • First, create each key by key, weight).

  • Second, combine all keys with account threshold by list, threshold).

  • Third, create each amount by, currencyId).

  • Forth, combine all amounts by list).

  • Finally, create an item by, amounts)

Of course, you can customize the content of items by following constraints.
- `Keys` created by `keys` can contain up to 10 key pairs.
- `Amounts` created by `amounts` can contain up to 10 amount pairs.
- Moreover, a `fact` can contain multiple items. The number of items in a fact is up to 10, either.

Create Operation Fact

Fact must have not empty items, sender, token, and fact hash.
Don’t worry about token and fact hash because they will be filled automatically by SDK.
The information you must provide is about items and sender.
The way to create items has been introduced in the section above.
Just be careful that only the account under below conditions can be used as sender.
1. The account which has been created already.
2. The account which has sufficient balance of currencies in items.
3. The account that you(or owners of the account) know its private keys corresponding account public keys.
Then, create fact!
senderAddress = "CY1pkxsqQK6XMbnK4ssDNbDR2K7mitSwdS27DwBjd3Gcmca" # sender's account address; replace with your address
createAccountsFact = currencyGenerator.getCreateAccountsFact(senderAddress, [createAccountsItem]) # createCreateAccountsFact(sender's address, item list)
If you want to create fact with multiple items, put them all in item list of's address, item list) as an array.

Create Operation

Finally, you are in the step to create operation!
Only thing you need to prepare is sender’s private key. It is used for signing fact.
The signature of a private key is included in fact_signs as a fact signature.
The sum of weights of all signers in fact_signs should exceed or be equal to the sender’s threshold.
Only the signatures of the sender account’s keys are available to fact_signs!
There is memo in operation but it is not necessary. You can enter something if you need, but be careful because that memo also affects the operation hash.
In this example, suppose that sender is a single-sig account which means only a single key exists in the sender’s account.
If sender is a multi-sig account, you may add multiple signatures to fact_signs.
What key must sign is decided by the account’s threshold and keys’ weights.
senderPrivateKey = "KxD8T82nfwsUmQu3iMXENm93YTTatGFp1AYDPqTo5e6ycvY1xNXpmpr" # sender's private key; replace with your private key

createAccounts = generator.getOperation(createAccountsFact, "") # getOperation(fact, memo)
createAccounts.addFactSign(senderPrivateKey); # addFactSign(private key) add fact signature to fact_signs
Use just Generator.createOperation(fact, memo) for create operations, not Generator.currency.createOperation(fact, memo).
Unfortunately, an operation can contain only one fact.

Create Seal

In fact, operation itself is enough to create an account.
However, sometimes you may need to wrap multiple operations with a seal.
As mentioned above, one seal can contain multiple operations.
The maximum number of operations in a seal is decided by the policy of nodes.
So check how many operations you can include in a seal before creating seals.
Anyway, it is simple to create a seal with mitum-py-util.
What you have to prepare is private key from Mitum key package without any conditions.
Any btc compressed wif with suffix mpr is okay.
signKey = "L1V19fBjhnxNyfuXLWw6Y5mjFSixzdsZP4obkXEERskGQNwSgdm1mpr"

operations = [createAccounts]
seal = generator.getSeal(signKey, operations)
Like getOperation, use Generator.getSeal(signer, operation list).
Put all operations to wrap in operation list.

Support Operations

This section will introduce code example for each operation.
What Mitum Currency operations mitum-py-util supports are,
  • Create Account

  • Key Updater

  • Transfer

Create Account

The tutorial for create-account have been already explained but it’ll be re-introduced in one code-block.
To create a new account you have to prepare,
  • The information of the new account: account keys as pairs of (public key, weight), threshold, initial balance as pairs of (currency id, amount).

  • Sender’s account that has existed already - especially sender’s account address and private keys.

As mentioned before, what private keys must sign the fact is up to the threshold and composition of weights.
from mitumc import Generator

senderPrivateKey = "L1V19fBjhnxNyfuXLWw6Y5mjFSixzdsZP4obkXEERskGQNwSgdm1mpr"
senderAddress = "5fbQg8K856KfvzPiGhzmBMb6WaL5AsugUnfutgmWECPbmca"

generator = Generator('mitum')
gn =

key = gn.key("2177RF13ZZXpdE1wf7wu5f9CHKaA2zSyLW5dk18ExyJ84mpu", 100)
keys = gn.keys([key], 100)

amount = gn.amount(100, 'MCC')
amounts = gn.amounts([amount])

createAccountsItem = gn.getCreateAccountsItem(keys, amounts)
createAccountsFact = gn.getCreateAccountsFact(srcAddr, [createAccountsItem])

createAccounts = generator.getOperation(createAccountsFact, "")
The detailed explanation was omitted. Refer to the beginning part of ‘Make Your First Operation.’.

Key Updater

This operation is to update keys of the account as its name implies.
For example,
- I have an single sig account with keys: (kpYjRwq6gQrjvzeqQ91MNiCcR9Beb9sD67SuhQ6frPGwmpu, 100), threshold: 100
- But I want to replace keys of the account with keys: (22ndFZw57ax28ydC3ZxzLJMNX9oMSqAfgauyWhC17pxDpmpu, 50), (22wD5RWsRFAr8mHkYmmyUDzKf6VBNgjHcgc3YhKxCvrZDmpu, 50), threshold: 100
- Then you can use key-updater operation to reach the goal!
Can I change my account from single-sig to multi-sig? or from multi-sig to single-sig?
Fortunately, of course, you can!
To update keys of the account, you have to prepare,
  • The account(target) information you want to change the keys - account address and private keys; what private keys need is up to threshold and key weights.

  • New keys: pairs of (public key, weights) and threshold

  • Sufficient balance in a currency id to pay a fee.

create-account and transfer need item to create an operation but key-updater don’t need any item for it.
Just create fact right now.
from mitumc import Generator

targetPrivateKey = "KzejtzpPZFdLUXo2hHouamwLoYoPtoffKo5zwoJXsBakKzSvTdbzmpr"
targetAddress = "JDhSSB3CpRjwM8aF2XX23nTpauv9fLhxTjWsQRm9cJ7umca"

generator = Generator('mitum')
gn =

key1 = gn.key("22ndFZw57ax28ydC3ZxzLJMNX9oMSqAfgauyWhC17pxDpmpu", 50)
key2 = gn.key("22wD5RWsRFAr8mHkYmmyUDzKf6VBNgjHcgc3YhKxCvrZDmpu", 50)
keys = gn.keys([key1, key2], 100)

keyUpdaterFact = gn.getKeyUpdaterFact(targetAddress, keys, "MCC") # getKeyUpdaterFact(target address, new keys, currency id for fee)

keyUpdater = generator.getOperation(keyUpdaterFact, "")
  • After updating keys of the account, the keys used before become useless. You should sign operation with private keys of new keypairs of the account.

  • So record new private keysthreshold somewhere else before sending a key-updater operation to the network.


Finally, you can transfer your tokens to another account.
As other operations, you have to prepare,
  • Sender’s account information - account address, and private keys

  • Pairs of (currency id, amount) to transfer

Like create-account, you must create item before making fact.
Check whether you hold sufficient balance for each currency id to transfer before sending the operation.
Before start, suppose that you want to transfer,
  • 1000000 MCC token

  • 15000 PEN token

And the receiver is,
  • CY1pkxsqQK6XMbnK4ssDNbDR2K7mitSwdS27DwBjd3Gcmca

Note that up to 10 (currency id, amount) pairs can be included in one item.
Moreover, up to 10 items can be included in one fact. However, the receiver for each item should be different.
from mitumc import Generator

generator = Generator('mitum')
gn =

senderPrivateKey = "KzdeJMr8e2fbquuZwr9SEd9e1ZWGmZEj96NuAwHnz7jnfJ7FqHQBmpr"
senderAddress = "2D5vAb2X3Rs6ZKPjVsK6UHcnGxGfUuXDR1ED1hcvUHqsmca"
receiverAddress = "CY1pkxsqQK6XMbnK4ssDNbDR2K7mitSwdS27DwBjd3Gcmca"

amount = gn.amount(1000000, 'MCC')
amount = gn.amount(15000, 'PEN')
amounts = gn.amounts([amount1, amount2])

transfersItem = gn.getTransfersItem(receiverAddress, amounts) # getTransfersItem(receiver address, amounts)
transfersFact = gn.getTransfersFact(senderAddress, [transfersItem]) # getTransfersFact(sender addrewss, item list)

transfers = generator.getOperation(transfersFact, "")
There are other operations that mitum-py-util supports, like operations of Mitum Document, but this document doesn’t provide examples of those operations.
Refer to README if necessary.


To allow an operation to be stored in blocks, whether signatures of the operation satisfy the condition should be checked.
What you have to care about is,
  • Has every signature been signed by the private key of the account?

  • Is the sum of every weight for each signer greater than or equal to the account threshold?

Of course, there are other conditions each operation must satisfy but we will focus on signature (especially about fact signature) in this section.
Let’s suppose there is a multi-sig account with 3 keys s.t each weight is 30 and threshold is 50.
That means,
  • (pub1, 30)

  • (pub2, 30)

  • (pub3, 30)

  • threshold: 50

When this account wants to send an operation, the operation should include at least two fact signatures of different signers.
  1. CASE1: fact signatures signed by pub1’s private key and pub2’s private key

    1. the sum of pub1’s weight and pub2’s weight: 60

    2. the sum of weights = 60 > threshold = 50

    3. So the operation with these two fact signatures is available

  2. CASE2: fact signatures signed by pub2’s private key and pub3’s private key

    1. the sum of pub2’s weight and pub3’s weight: 60

    2. the sum of weights = 60 > threshold = 50

    3. So the operation with these two fact signatures is available

  3. CASE3: fact signatures signed by pub1’s private key and pub3’s private key

    1. the sum of pub1’s weight and pub3’s weight: 60

    2. the sum of weights = 60 > threshold = 50

    3. So the operation with these two fact signatures is available

  4. CASE4: fact signatures signed by pub1’s private key, pub2’s private key, pub3’s private key

    1. the sum of pub1’s weight, pub2’s weight and pub3’s weight: 90

    2. the sum of weights = 90 > threshold = 50

    3. So the operation with these two fact signatures is available

Therefore, you must add multiple signatures to each operation to satisfy the condition. (use Operation.addFactSign(private key))
Like CASE4, it’s okay to sign with every private key as long as the sum of their weight >= threshold.

Add Fact Sign to Operation

Besides adding a fact signature when creating the operation, there is another way to add a new fact signature to the operation.
To add a new signature to the operation, you have to prepare,
  • Private key to sign - it should be that of the sender of the operation.

  • Operation as JS dictionary object, or external JSON file.

  • Network ID

First, create Signer with network id like Generator.
from mitumc import Signer

networkId = 'mitum'
signKey = 'L1V19fBjhnxNyfuXLWw6Y5mjFSixzdsZP4obkXEERskGQNwSgdm1mpr'
signer = Signer(networkId, signKey)
Then, sign now!
signed = signer.signOperation('operation.json') # signOperation(filePath)
Note that the result operation is not Operation object of mitum-py-util. It’s just a dictionary object.
If you want to add multiple signature at once, you must create another different JSON file then re-sign it with other private keys using Signer.


Get Mitum Keypair

We will introduce how to create Mitum keypairs!
Before start, we want to let you know something important; About type suffix.
Address, private key, and public key in Mitum have specific type suffixes. They are,
  • Account Address: mca

  • Private Key: mpr

  • Public Key: mpu

For example, an single-sig account looks like,
  • Account Address: 9XyYKpjad2MSPxR4wfQHvdWrZnk9f5s2zc9Rkdy2KT1gmca

  • Private Key: L11mKUECzKouwvXwh3eyECsCnvQx5REureuujGBjRuYXbMswFkMxmpr

  • Public Key: 28Hhy6jwkEHx75bNLmG66RQu1LWiZ1vodwRTURtBJhtPWmpu

There are three methods to create a keypair.

Just Create New Keypair

mitum-py-util will create a random keypair for you!
Use getNewKeypair().
from mitumc.key import getNewKeypair

# get new Keypair
kp = getNewKeypair() # returns BTCKeyPair
kp.privateKey # KzafpyGojcN44yme25UMGvZvKWdMuFv1SwEhsZn8iF8szUz16jskmpr
kp.publicKey # 24TbbrNYVngpPEdq6Zc5rD1PQSTGQpqwabB9nVmmonXjqmpu

Get Keypair From Your Private Key

If you already have your own private key, create keypair with it!
from mitumc.key import getKeypairFromPrivateKey

# get Keypair from your private key
pkp = getKeypairFromPrivateKey("L2ddEkdgYVBkhtdN8HVXLZk5eAcdqXxecd17FDTobVeFfZNPk2ZDmpr")

Get Keypair From Your Seed

You can get a keypair from your seed, too. Even if you don’t remember the private key of the keypair, the keypair can be recovered by its seed.
Note that string seed length >= 36.
from mitumc.key import getKeypairFromSeed

# get Keypair from your seed
skp = getKeypairFromSeed("Thisisaseedforthisexample.len(seed)>=36.")

Get Account Address with Keys

You can calcualte address from threshold, and every (public key, weight) pair of the account.
However, it is not available to get an address if the keys or threshold of the account have changed.
This method is available only for the account that have not changed yet.
The account information for the example is,
  • key1: (vmk1iprMrs8V1NkA9DsSL3XQNnUW9SmFL5RCVJC24oFYmpu, 40)

  • key2: (29BQ8gcVfJd5hPZCKj335WSe4cyDe7TGrjam7fTrkYNunmpu, 30)

  • key3: (uJKiGLBeXF3BdaDMzKSqJ4g7L5kAukJJtW3uuMaP1NLumpu, 30)

  • threshold: 100

from mitumc import Generator

gn = Generator('mitum').mc

pub1 = "vmk1iprMrs8V1NkA9DsSL3XQNnUW9SmFL5RCVJC24oFYmpu"
pub2 = "29BQ8gcVfJd5hPZCKj335WSe4cyDe7TGrjam7fTrkYNunmpu"
pub3 = "uJKiGLBeXF3BdaDMzKSqJ4g7L5kAukJJtW3uuMaP1NLumpu"

key1 = gn.key(pub1, 40)
key2 = gn.key(pub2, 30)
key3 = gn.key(pub3, 30)

keys = gn.keys([key1, key2, key3], 100)
address = keys.address # your address

Major Classes


Generator is the class that helps generate operations for Mitum Currency.
Before you use Generator, network id must be set.
  • For Mitum Currency, use

  • For Mitum Document, use

For details of generating operations for Mitum Document. refer to README.
from mitumc import Generator

generator = Generator('mitum')
currencyGenerator =
documentGenerator =
All methods of Generator provides are,
# For Mitum Currency, weight) # 1 <= $weight <= 100, amount), threshold) # 1 <= $threshold <= 100, amounts), amounts), items), currencyId, keys), items)

# For Mitum Document, currencyId), currencyId), items), items)

# For Blocksign, signcode, signed), owner, fileHash, creator, title, size, signers), owner, currencyId), items)

# For Blockcity, nickname, manifest, count), strength, agility, dexterity, charisma intelligence, vital), owner, gold, bankGold, userStatistics), owner, address, area, renter, account, rentDate, period), owner, round, endTime, candidates, bossName, account, office), owner, name, account, date, usage, application)

# Common
Generator.getOperation(fact, memo)
Generator.getSeal(signKey, operations)


Signer is the class for adding new fact signature to already create operations.
Like Generator, network id must be set.
You have to prepare private key to sign, too.
Signer provides only one method, that is,
To check the exact usage of Signer, go back to Make Your First Operation - Sign.


This class is constructed just for convenience.
If you would like to use other python packages to export Operation to file or to print it in JSON format, you don’t need to use JSONParser of mitum-py-util.
from mitumc import JSONParser

# ... omitted
# ... create operations
# ... refer to above `Make Your First Operation`
# ... suppose you have already made operations - createAccount, keyUpdater, transfer and a seal - seal

JSONParser.toString(createAccount.dict()) # print operation createAccount in JSON
JSONParser.toString(keyUpdater.dict()) # print operation keyUpdater in JSON
JSONParser.toString(transfer.dict()) # print operation transfer in JSON
JSONParser.toString(seal) # print seal seal in JSON

JSONParser.toFile(createAccount.dict(), 'createAccount.json') # toFile(dict object, file path)
JSONParser.toFile(keyUpdater.dict(), 'keyUpdater.json')
JSONParser.toFile(transfer.dict(), 'transfer.json')
JSONParser.toFile(seal, 'seal.json')