Getting Started


This library is distributed through and can be installed as a dependency in your project as follows.

npm install --save @wharfkit/antelope
yarn add @wharfkit/antelope

If you are using the SessionKit or ContractKit, this package will automatically be included as a dependency in your project and available for use.


All Antelope types and classes from this library can be included using the following syntax:

import { APIClient } from "@wharfkit/antelope"


Every Antelope core type uses the .from static method as a way to create typed objects.

const balance = Asset.from("0.0001 TOKENS")
const account = Name.from("teamgreymass")
const signature = Signature.from("SIG_K1_...")

This .from method accepts any valid input, including an already matching type, allowing you to ensure typed values in specific operations as shown below.

function foo(stringOrName: string | Name) {
  // Always cast to Name type
  const typedName = Name.from(stringOrName)

  // do things with `typedName` as Name

// Passing in a string

// Passing in an already typed Name

Neither of these will throw errors, and the function will always ensure that it’s a Name type.

Type Groupings

Many of the Antelope core types also have type groupings predefined for use in the codebase.

Given the above example, where we want a function to accept any variant of a Name type, we can use NameType.

function foo(value: NameType) {
  // Always cast to Name type
  const name = Name.from(value)

  // do things with `name` as Name

Looking at the source code, we can see that NameType is exported as:

export type NameType = Name | UInt64 | string

These are the valid types that Name.from() will accept. This pattern repeats for the majority of Antelope core types.

export type AssetType = Asset | string

export type AuthorityType =
  | Authority
  | {
      threshold: UInt32Type
      keys?: { key: PublicKeyType; weight: UInt16Type }[]
      accounts?: {
        permission: PermissionLevelType
        weight: UInt16Type
      waits?: { wait_sec: UInt32Type; weight: UInt16Type }[]

export type BytesType =
  | Bytes
  | ArrayBufferView
  | ArrayBuffer
  | ArrayLike<number>
  | string

// etc...


Every Antelope core type has an .equals() function to help compare different types of data (strings vs. types, etc)

const name = Name.from("teamgreymass")

const equals1 = name === "teamgreymass"
// equals1 is false, one is Name type and one is string

const equals2 = name.equals("teamgreymass")
// equals2 is true, the equals function does type conversion for accurate comparison

const equals3 = name.equals(Name.from("teamgreymass"))
// equals3 is true, the equals function accepts any valid type grouping

Each .equals method accepts any of the valid type groupings as an input parameter.