Nimiq Svelte Stores

Provides SvelteJS stores for a Nimiq Blockchain Client

Nimiq Svelte Stores

This library provides SvelteJS stores for a Nimiq Blockchain Client.

Client initialization is already handled for you (mainnet, pico client). You simply import the stores that you need.



  1. Install this library from NPM:
    yarn add --dev nimiq-svelte-stores
  2. Add the Nimiq script before the bundle in your public/index.html:
    <script defer src=""></script>
  3. Import Nimiq stores into your components and start the client, see next sections.


To start the Nimiq Client, call the exported start function:

import { start } from 'nimiq-svelte-stores`


Advanced: Learn how to configure the Nimiq Client.


import {
} from 'nimiq-svelte-stores'
Store Type Initial value
ready Boolean false
consensus String 'loading'
established Boolean false
headHash Nimiq.Hash null
head Nimiq.Block null
height Number 0
networkStatistics Nimiq.Client.NetworkStatistics Object
peerCount Number 0
accounts Array<{address: Nimiq.Address, ...}> []
accountsRefreshing Boolean false
newTransaction Nimiq.Client.TransactionDetails null
transactions Array<Nimiq.Client.TransactionDetails> []
transactionsRefreshing Boolean false

Writable Stores

The accounts and transactions stores expose methods to write to them and trigger actions.


You can add one or more accounts to the accounts store by passing the following types to the accounts.add() method:

  • Nimiq.Address
  • string (userfriendly, hex or base64 address representation)
  • Object<{address: Nimiq.Address | string}>
  • Array of these types

If you add objects, they can include whatever properties you like, as long as they have an address property which can be interpreted as a Nimiq address. All other properties on the object are preserved and added to the store. You can use this for example to store an account label or other meta data in the accounts store.

The accounts store automatically populates and updates accounts' balance and type fields from the blockchain, while consensus is established (as well as other relevant fields for vesting contracts and HTLCs).


Accounts may be removed from the accounts store with the accounts.remove() method. The method takes the same arguments as the add method above.


The accounts.refresh() method can be used to manually trigger a blockchain sync of some or all stored accounts. When passed any of the arguments accepted by the add method, only those accounts are refreshed. If no argument is passed, all stored accounts are refreshed.


You can add single or an array of known Nimiq.Client.TransactionDetails to the transactions store with the transactions.add() method. These transaction details are then used when fetching the transaction history for an account, and prevent a great amount of data from being downloaded again.

When subscribing to the transactions store, the transaction history for all stored and newly added accounts is automatically fetched while consensus is established.


The transactions.refresh() method can be used to manually trigger fetching the transaction history of some or all stored accounts. When passed any of the arguments accepted by the accounts.add method, only the histories of those accounts are refreshed. If no argument is passed, the history of all stored accounts is refreshed.


The transactions.setSort() method allows you to overwrite the library's transaction-sorting algorithm. (By default, transactions are sorted 'newest first'.)

Pass your custom sort function to the setSort() method. Your sort function receives two arguments, both Nimiq.Client.TransactionDetails, and is required to return a number: < 0 if the first argument should be sorted first, > 0 if the second argument should be sorted first, 0 if both arguments should be sorted equally.

// Sort transactions by their hash value, ascending
function customSort(a, b) {
    const aValue = parseInt(a.transactionHash.toHex().substring(0, 10), 16)
    const bValue = parseInt(b.transactionHash.toHex().substring(0, 10), 16)
    return a - b



This library exposes a Nimiq Client as the client export. For configuration options, see Config. The client export is undefined until:

  • the ready store turned true or
  • the start() function resolves

There are two ways to make sure the client is defined when you use it:

  1. Only enable client-triggering elements when the ready store turned true:
    import { ready, client } from 'nimiq-svelte-stores'

    function sendTransaction() {
        const tx = ...

<button disabled={!$ready} on:click={sendTransaction}>Send Transaction</button>
  1. Await the exported start() function:
import { start, client } from 'nimiq-svelte-stores'

async function sendTransaction() {
    const tx = ...;
    await start() // or: const client = await start()

The Nimiq Client API is documented here:

Tutorials for sending transactions are here:


The Nimiq Client that is created internally in this library can be configured during first start-up. The start() method therefore takes a callback as its first argument. This callback receives a Nimiq.Client.ConfigurationBuilder instance as an argument, which can be manipulated inside the callback.

Note: The client is only created once, so the config callback is only effective in the first call to the start() function.

start((config) => {
    // Create a volatile consensus (not storing peer information across page reloads)

    // Require a local mempool (creates a light consensus)

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