Latest 0.0.3
License MIT
Platforms ios 11.4
Dependencies Pocket, web3swift, CryptoSwift
Authors ,


An Ethereum Plugin for the Pocket iOS SDK that conforms to the PocketPlugin interface. Uses web3.swift and Cryptoswift for core cryptography and Ethereum related functions. Conforms to the Pocket API guidelines.


Need to install the following pod in your Podfile:

pod 'SwiftKeychainWrapper', :git => '[email protected]:jrendel/SwiftKeychainWrapper.git', :branch => 'develop', :commit => '77f73c354d695d976bcf1437fc9fbcea981aa2b4'

pod 'Pocket', :git => '', :branch => 'master'

Before hand

Pocket Network offers a node running in Rinkeby for testing.

To easily set it up:

1- In your appDelegate import Pocket and PocketEth
2- Add Configuration protocol to the class:
class AppDelegate: UIResponder, UIApplicationDelegate, Configuration, {

3- Implement nodeURL with the node url:
var nodeURL: URL { get { return URL.init(string: "")! } }


Currently the Pocket team is offering the endpoint, which supports both Mainnet and the Rinkeby testnet with the following subnetwork identifiers:

1 for Mainnet
4 for Rinkeby


Creating a Wallet

public static func createWallet(subnetwork: String, data: [AnyHashable : Any]?) throws -> Wallet

The wallet creation primarily uses the web3 library and the SECP256k1.generatePrivateKey function and saves to the keystore on the device. Developers do not have to worry about encrypting, storing or retrieving the wallet from the device.

Example from BANANO Quest:

let wallet = try PocketEth.createWallet(subnetwork: subnetwork, data: nil)
if try walletPassphrase) == false {
    throw PlayerPersistenceError.walletCreationError

Importing a Wallet

public static func importWallet(subnetwork: String, privateKey: String, address: String?, data: [AnyHashable : Any]?) throws -> Wallet

To import a wallet, the user must pass in their plaintext private key.

Creating a Transaction

public static func createTransaction(wallet: Wallet, params: [AnyHashable : Any]) throws -> Transaction

To create an Ethereum transaction you need the following parameters:

  • nonce: A counter that increments by +1 each time a transaction is created on an account. You can retrieve the current transaction count using eth_getTransactionCount Query
  • gasPrice: The price of the transaction denominated in wei
  • gasLimit: Max amount of gas to be used for transaction denominated in wei
  • to: Public address receiving the transaction
  • value (optional): Amount of ETH being sent in the transaction
  • data (optional): Data such as ABI of the function being called on a smart contract can be sent through the data field

By passing these in through the params dictionary the Ethereum plugin abstracts all the difficulty of creating transactions for the developer by returning a simple Transaction object. An example transaction in creating a Quest in BANANO Quest:

Define contract function ABI

let functionABI = "{"constant":false,"inputs":[{"name":"_tokenAddress","type":"address"},{"name":"_name","type":"string"},{"name":"_hint","type":"string"},{"name":"_maxWinners","type":"uint256"},{"name":"_merkleRoot","type":"bytes32"},{"name":"_merkleBody","type":"string"},{"name":"_metadata","type":"string"}],"name":"createQuest","outputs":[],"payable":true,"stateMutability":"payable","type":"function"}"

Define parameters

var functionParameters = [AnyObject]()
functionParameters.append(tokenAddress as AnyObject)
functionParameters.append(questName.description as AnyObject)
functionParameters.append(hint.description as AnyObject)
functionParameters.append(maxWinners as AnyObject)
functionParameters.append(merkleRoot as AnyObject)
functionParameters.append(merkleBody as AnyObject)
functionParameters.append(metadata as AnyObject)

let txParams = [
    "from": wallet.address,
    "nonce": BigUInt.init(transactionCount),
    "to": tavernAddress,
    "value": BigUInt.init(ethPrizeWei),
    "chainID": AppConfiguration.chainID,
    "gasLimit": BigUInt.init(2000000),
    "gasPrice": BigUInt.init(1000000000),
    "data": [
        "abi": functionABI,
        "params": functionParameters
    ] as [AnyHashable: Any]
] as [AnyHashable: Any]

Create transaction

guard let transaction = try? PocketEth.createTransaction(wallet: wallet, params: txParams) else {
self.error = PocketPluginError.transactionCreationError("Error creating transaction")

Send Transaction

Pocket.shared.sendTransaction(transaction: transaction) { (transactionResponse, error) in
if error != nil {
self.error = error

Parse transaction hash response

guard let txHash = transactionResponse?.hash else {
self.error = UploadQuestOperationError.invalidTxHash

self.txHash = txHash

Creating a Query

public static func createQuery(subnetwork: String, params: [AnyHashable: Any], decoder: [AnyHashable: Any]?) throws -> Query

To create a Pocket Query for Ethereum you’ll need the subnetwork and params for the specific JSON RPC call you are wishing to make. There are two types of params to create a Query:

  • rpcMethod: Name of the smart contract method you are calling
  • rpcParams: Inputs of the smart contract method you are calling

The decoder dictionary allows the developer to specify the return types from the read request.

An example in creating a getBalance Query and getting the balance of an account using Pocket:

let params = [
"rpcMethod": "eth_getBalance",
"rpcParams": [address, "latest"]
] as [AnyHashable: Any]

guard let query = try? PocketEth.createQuery(params: params, decoder: nil) else {
self.error = PocketPluginError.queryCreationError("Error creating query")

Pocket.shared.executeQuery(query: query) { (queryResponse, error) in
if error != nil {
self.error = error

Creating a Query for a smart contract constant is a little bit more involved, as you need to provide the ABI interface for the method you are calling, the functionParameters and the decoder. An example in getting a list of Quests from BANANO Quest:

Create transaction

var tx = [AnyHashable: Any]()

Create ABI

let functionABI = "{"constant":true,"inputs":[{"name":"_tokenAddress","type":"address"},{"name":"_questIndex","type":"uint256"}],"name":"getQuest","outputs":[{"name":"","type":"address"},{"name":"","type":"uint256"},{"name":"","type":"string"},{"name":"","type":"string"},{"name":"","type":"bytes32"},{"name":"","type":"string"},{"name":"","type":"uint256"},{"name":"","type":"string"},{"name":"","type":"bool"},{"name":"","type":"uint256"},{"name":"","type":"uint256"}],"payable":false,"stateMutability":"view","type":"function"}"

Pass in address and index

let functionParameters = [tokenAddress, questIndex] as [AnyObject]

Encode the ABI and parameters

guard let data = try? PocketEth.encodeFunction(functionABI: functionABI, parameters: functionParameters).toHexString() else {
self.error = PocketPluginError.queryCreationError("Error creating query")

Add parameters for an Ethereum transaction

tx["to"] = tavernAddress
tx["data"] = "0x" + data
tx["from"] = self.playerAddress

Create the parameters for the final Ethereum Query

let params = [
"rpcMethod": "eth_call",
"rpcParams": [tx, "latest"]
] as [AnyHashable: Any]

Create the decoder

let decoder = [
"returnTypes": ["address", "uint256", "string", "string", "bytes32", "string", "uint256", "string", "bool", "uint256", "uint256"]
] as [AnyHashable : Any]

Create Query object

guard let query = try? PocketEth.createQuery(params: params, decoder: decoder) else {
self.error = PocketPluginError.queryCreationError("Error creating query")

Execute the Query

Pocket.shared.executeQuery(query: query) { (queryResponse, error) in
if error != nil {
self.error = error

Get and parse response

guard let questArr = queryResponse?.result?.value() as? [JSON] else {
    self.error = DownloadQuestOperationError.questParsing

    let creator = questArr[0].value() as? String ?? ""
    let index = questArr[1].value() as? String ?? "0"
    let name = questArr[2].value() as? String ?? ""
    let hint = questArr[3].value() as? String ?? ""
    let merkleRoot = questArr[4].value() as? String ?? ""
    let merkleBody = questArr[5].value() as? String ?? ""
    let maxWinners = questArr[6].value() as? String ?? "0"
    let metadata = questArr[7].value() as? String ?? ""
    let valid = questArr[8].value() as? Bool ?? false
    let winnersAmount = questArr[9].value() as? String ?? "0"
    let claimersAmount = questArr[10].value() as? String ?? "0"

self.questDict = [
    "creator": creator,
    "index": index,
    "name": name,
    "hint": hint,
    "merkleRoot": merkleRoot,
    "merkleBody": merkleBody,
    "maxWinners": maxWinners,
    "metadata": metadata,
    "valid": valid,
    "winnersAmount": winnersAmount,
    "claimersAmount": claimersAmount
] as [AnyHashable: Any]

Latest podspec

    "name": "PocketEth",
    "version": "0.0.3",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT"
    "homepage": "",
    "authors": {
        "Luis C. de Leon": "[email protected]",
        "Pabel Nunez L.": "[email protected]"
    "summary": "An Ethereum Plugin for the Pocket iOS SDK.",
    "source": {
        "git": "",
        "tag": "0.0.3"
    "source_files": "PocketEth/**/*.{swift}",
    "exclude_files": [
    "swift_version": "4.0",
    "cocoapods_version": ">= 1.4.0",
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "11.4"
    "dependencies": {
        "Pocket": [
            "~> 0.0.3"
        "web3swift": [
            "~> 2.0.4"
        "CryptoSwift": []

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