Installing cryptoassets.core package


You need at least Python version 3.4.

Create a virtualenv

cryptoassets.core is distributed as a Python package. To use packages in your application, follow the Python community best practices and create a virtualenv where you to install the third party packages and their dependencies.


For Homebrew with Python 3.4 installed:

mkdir myproject
cd myproject
virtualenv python3.4 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate

Ubuntu / Debian

First get a virtualenv which is not old and horribly broken, like the one in the system default installation:

sudo pip install -U virtualenv

This creates /usr/local/bin/virtualenv. Then:

mkdir myproject
cd myproject
virtualenv -p python3.4 venv
source venv/bin/activate


Ubuntu and Debian have an open issue regarding Python 3.4 virtualenv support. Thus, check the link below for how to workaround installation issues if you are using a non-conforming distribution.

Installing cryptoassets package

Installing the release version

After virtualenv is created and active you can run:

# Install the known good versions of dependencies
curl -o requirements.txt "" && pip install -r requirements.txt

# Install the latest release version of cryptoassets.core package
pip install cryptoassets.core

This will use the latest package pindowns of known good version set.

Installing the development version

You can install git checkout if you want to develop / bug fix cryptoassets.core itself.

First install dependencies.

Checkout and install from Bitbucket:

git clone
cd cryptoassets
python develop