OWallet Cosmos-based API

Since OWallet Extension is forked on Keplr Wallet, its basic API & integration methods are similar to those of Keplr.

How to detect OWallet Extension for Cosmos-based networks

The OWallet object is injected into the window object as window.owallet or window.keplr for backward compatibility with the Keplr Wallet. If it is undefined, then you will need to install it on the browser first. Similarly to the Keplr's documentation, there are a few ways to check the object's status:

window.onload = async () => {
    if (!window.owallet) {
        alert("Please install owallet extension");
    } else {
        const chainId = "Oraichain";
        await window.owallet.enable(chainId);

or you can check the browser document's state:

function getOWallet(): Promise<OWallet | undefined> {
    if (window.owallet) {
        return window.owallet;
    if (document.readyState === "complete") {
        return window.owallet;
    return new Promise((resolve) => {
        const documentStateChange = (event: Event) => {
            if (
                event.target &&
                (event.target as Document).readyState === "complete"
            ) {
                document.removeEventListener("readystatechange", documentStateChange);
        document.addEventListener("readystatechange", documentStateChange);


We share the same features as Keplr's when it comes to the Cosmos-based networks. Hence, the below documentation about the features are brought from the Keplr Wallet documentation website with slight modifications.

Using with Typescript


import { Window as OWalletWindow } from "@owallet/types";

declare global {
  // eslint-disable-next-line @typescript-eslint/no-empty-interface
  interface Window extends OWalletWindow {}

The @owallet/types package has the type definition related to OWallet. If you're using TypeScript, run npm install --save-dev @owallet/types or yarn add -D @owallet/types to install @owallet/types. Then, you can add the @owallet/types window to a global window object and register the OWallet related types.

Usage of any other packages besides @owallet/types is not recommended.

  • Any other packages besides @owallet/types are actively being developed, backward compatibility is not in the scope of support.

  • Since there are active changes being made, documentation is not being updated to the most recent version of the package as of right now. Documentations would be updated as packages get stable.

Enable Connection

enable(chainIds: string | string[]): Promise<void>

The window.owallet.enable(chainIds) method requests the extension to be unlocked if it's currently locked. If the user hasn't given permission to the webpage, it will ask the user to give permission for the webpage to access OWallet.

enable method can receive one or more chain-id as an array. When the array of chain-id is passed, you can request permissions for all chains that have not yet been authorized at once.

If the user cancels the unlock or rejects the permission, an error will be thrown.

Get Address / Public Key

getKey(chainId: string): Promise<{
    // Name of the selected key store.
    name: string;
    algo: string;
    pubKey: Uint8Array;
    address: Uint8Array;
    bech32Address: string;

If the webpage has permission and OWallet is unlocked, this function will return the address and public key in the following format:

    // Name of the selected key store.
    name: string;
    algo: string;
    pubKey: Uint8Array;
    address: Uint8Array;
    bech32Address: string;
    isNanoLedger: boolean;

It also returns the nickname for the key store currently selected, which should allow the webpage to display the current key store selected to the user in a more convenient mane. isNanoLedger field in the return type is used to indicate whether the selected account is from the Ledger Nano. Because current Cosmos app in the Ledger Nano doesn't support the direct (protobuf) format msgs, this field can be used to select the amino or direct signer. Ref

Sign Amino

signAmino(chainId: string, signer: string, signDoc: StdSignDoc): Promise<AminoSignResponse>

Similar to CosmJS OfflineSigner's signAmino, but OWallet's signAmino takes the chain-id as a required parameter. Signs Amino-encoded StdSignDoc.

Sign Direct / Protobuf

signDirect(chainId:string, signer:string, signDoc: {
    /** SignDoc bodyBytes */
    bodyBytes?: Uint8Array | null;

    /** SignDoc authInfoBytes */
    authInfoBytes?: Uint8Array | null;

    /** SignDoc chainId */
    chainId?: string | null;

    /** SignDoc accountNumber */
    accountNumber?: Long | null;
  }): Promise<DirectSignResponse>

Similar to CosmJS OfflineDirectSigner's signDirect, but OWallet's signDirect takes the chain-id as a required parameter. Signs Proto-encoded StdSignDoc.

Request Transaction Broadcasting

    chainId: string,
    tx: Uint8Array,
    mode: BroadcastMode
): Promise<Uint8Array>;

This function requests OWallet to delegates the broadcasting of the transaction to OWallet's LCD endpoints (rather than the webpage broadcasting the transaction). This method returns the transaction hash if it succeeds to broadcast, if else the method will throw an error. When OWallet broadcasts the transaction, OWallet will send the notification on the transaction's progress.

Request Signature for Arbitrary Message

    chainId: string,
    signer: string,
    data: string | Uint8Array
): Promise<StdSignature>;
    chainId: string,
    signer: string,
    data: string | Uint8Array,
    signature: StdSignature
): Promise<boolean>;

This is an experimental implementation of ADR-36. Use this feature at your own risk.

It's main usage is to prove ownership of an account off-chain, requesting ADR-36 signature using the signArbitrary API.

If requested sign doc with the signAnimo API with the ADR-36 that OWallet requires instead of using the signArbitary API, it would function as signArbitary

  • Only supports sign doc in the format of Amino. (in the case of protobuf, ADR-36 requirements aren't fully specified for implementation)

  • sign doc message should be single and the message type should be "sign/MsgSignData"

  • sign doc "sign/MsgSignData" message should have "signer" and "data" as its value. "data" should be base64 encoded

  • sign doc chain_id should be an empty string("")

  • sign doc memo should be an empty string("")

  • sign doc account_number should be "0"

  • sign doc sequence should be "0"

  • sign doc fee should be {gas: "0", amount: []}

When using the signArbitrary API, if the data parameter type is string, the signature page displays as plain text.

Using verifyArbitrary, you can verify the results requested by signArbitrary API or signAmino API that has been requested with the ADR-36 spec standards.

verifyArbitrary has been only implemented for simple usage. verifyArbitrary returns the result of the verification of the current selected account's sign doc. If the account is not the currently selected account, it would throw an error.

It is recommended to use verifyADR36Amino function in the @owallet/cosmos package or your own implementation instead of using verifyArbitrary API.

Interaction Options

export interface OWalletIntereactionOptions {
  readonly sign?: OWalletSignOptions;

export interface OWalletSignOptions {
  readonly preferNoSetFee?: boolean;
  readonly preferNoSetMemo?: boolean;

If preferNoSetFee is set to true, OWallet will prioritize the frontend-suggested fee rather than overriding the tx fee setting of the signing page.

If preferNoSetMemo is set to true, OWallet will not override the memo and set fix memo as the front-end set memo.

You can set the values as follows:

window.owallet.defaultOptions = {
    sign: {
        preferNoSetFee: true,
        preferNoSetMemo: true,

Custom event

Change Key Store Event


When the user switches their key store/account after the webpage has received the information on the key store/account the key that the webpage is aware of may not match the selected key in OWallet which may cause issues in the interactions.

To prevent this from happening, when the key store/account is changed, OWallet emits a keplr_keystorechange event to the webpage's window. You can request the new key/account based on this event listener.

window.addEventListener("keplr_keystorechange", () => {
    console.log("Key store in OWallet is changed. You may need to refetch the account info.")

CosmJS Integration

Similar to how Keplr connects with CosmJS, OWallet also uses OfflineSigner for Cosmos SDK Launchpad & OfflineDirectSigner for Cosmos SDK Stargate.

You can get the signer via:

var offlineSigner = window.getOfflineSigner(chainId);
// or
var offlineSigner = await window.getOfflineSignerAuto(chainId);
// or
var offlineSigner = window.getOfflineSignerOnlyAmino(chainId);

then you can pass the offlineSigner variable into the SigningCosmosClient:

// Initialize the gaia api with the offline signer that is injected by Keplr extension.
const cosmJS = new SigningCosmosClient(

Suggest chain

It works the same as the Keplr's suggest chain feature, but with a slight change in the ChainInfo interface. We add several more fields to better filter networks within the Cosmos ecosystem.

dApps can request the wallet to add new Cosmos chains that are not supported by default. This allows the wallet to be fully decentralized & permissionless.

Below is the ChainInfo interface of the OWallet extension:

interface ChainInfo {
    readonly rpc?: string;
     * evmRpc is only used for EVM-based networks, not Cosmos-based
    readonly evmRpc?: string;
    readonly rpcConfig?: AxiosRequestConfig;
    readonly rest: string;
    readonly restConfig?: AxiosRequestConfig;
    readonly chainId: string;
    readonly chainName: string;
    readonly networkType: NetworkType;
     * This indicates the type of coin that can be used for stake.
     * You can get actual currency information from Currencies.
    readonly stakeCurrency?: Currency;
    readonly bip44: BIP44;
    readonly alternativeBIP44s?: BIP44[];
    readonly bech32Config?: Bech32Config;
    readonly currencies: AppCurrency[];
     * This indicates which coin or token can be used for fee to send transaction.
     * You can get actual currency information from Currencies.
    readonly feeCurrencies: Currency[];
     * This is the coin type in slip-044.
     * This is used for fetching address from ENS if this field is set.
    readonly coinType?: number;
     * This is used to set the fee of the transaction.
     * If this field is empty, it just use the default gas price step (low: 0.01, average: 0.025, high: 0.04).
     * And, set field's type as primitive number because it is hard to restore the prototype after deserialzing if field's type is `Dec`.
    readonly gasPriceStep?: {
        low: number;
        average: number;
        high: number;
     * Indicate the features supported by this chain. Ex) cosmwasm, secretwasm ...
    readonly features?: string[];
     * Shows whether the blockchain is in production phase or beta phase.
     * Major features such as staking and sending are supported on staging blockchains, but without guarantee.
     * If the blockchain is in an early stage, please set it as beta.
    readonly beta?: boolean;

the suggest chain API is:

experimentalSuggestChain(chainInfo: SuggestingChainInfo): Promise<void>


await window.keplr.experimentalSuggestChain({
    chainId: "Oraichain",
    chainName: "Oraichain",
    rpc: "https://rpc.orai.io",
    rest: "https://lcd.orai.io",
    bip44: {
        coinType: 118,
    bech32Config: {
        bech32PrefixAccAddr: "orai",
        bech32PrefixAccPub: "orai" + "pub",
        bech32PrefixValAddr: "orai" + "valoper",
        bech32PrefixValPub: "orai" + "valoperpub",
        bech32PrefixConsAddr: "orai" + "valcons",
        bech32PrefixConsPub: "orai" + "valconspub",
    currencies: [ 
            coinDenom: "ORAI", 
            coinMinimalDenom: "orai", 
            coinDecimals: 6, 
            coinGeckoId: "orai", 
    feeCurrencies: [
            coinDenom: "ORAI",
            coinMinimalDenom: "orai",
            coinDecimals: 6,
            coinGeckoId: "orai",
    stakeCurrency: {
        coinDenom: "ORAI",
        coinMinimalDenom: "orai",
        coinDecimals: 6,
        coinGeckoId: "orai",
    gasPriceStep: {
        low: 0.01,
        average: 0.025,
        high: 0.03,
    beta: true,
    features: [

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