Code examples

In this article, we demonstrate a few implementation examples to execute basic tasks with our Java library.

These code examples are divided into several topics:

Tip: if you're new to our Java library, we suggest you begin with our Get Started guide.


Initializing a Universe

To bootstrap to the ALPHANET test network:


Note: No network connections will be made yet until it is required.

Initializing the DApp API

The Radix Application API is a client-side API exposing high-level abstractions to make DApp creation easier.

To initialize the API:

RadixUniverse.bootstrap(Bootstrap.ALPHANET); // This must be called before RadixApplicationAPI.create()
RadixApplicationAPI api = RadixApplicationAPI.create(identity);

Manage identities

Generating an Address

An address is a reference to an account and allows a user to receive tokens and/or data from other users.

You can get your own address by:

RadixAddress myAddress = api.getMyAddress();

Or from a base58 string:

RadixAddress anotherAddress = RadixAddress.fromString("JHB89drvftPj6zVCNjnaijURk8D8AMFw4mVja19aoBGmRXWchnJ");

Creating an Identity

To create or load an identity from a file:

RadixIdentity identity = RadixIdentities.loadOrCreateEncryptedFile("filename.key", "password");

This will either create or load a file with a public/private key and encrypted with the given password.

Manage transactions

Storing and retrieving data

Immutable data can be stored on the ledger. The data can be encrypted so that only selected identities can read the data.

To store the encrypted string Hello which only the user can read:

ECPublicKey myPublicKey = api.getMyPublicKey();
Data data = new DataBuilder()
Result result = api.storeData(data, <address>);

To store the unencrypted string Hello:

Data data = new DataBuilder()
Result result = api.storeData(data, <address>);

The returned Result object exposes RXJava interfaces from which you can get notified of the status of the storage action:

result.toCompletable().subscribe(<on-success>, <on-error>);

To then read (and decrypt if necessary) all the readable data at an address:

Observable<UnencryptedData> readable = api.getReadableData(<address>);
readable.subscribe(data -> { ... });

Note: data that can't be decrypted by the user's key is simply ignored.