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Official Python STEEM Library

steem-python is the official Steem library for Python. It comes with a BIP38 encrypted wallet and a practical CLI utility called steempy.

This library currently works on Python 2.7, 3.5 and 3.6. Python 3.3 and 3.4 support forthcoming.


With pip:

pip3 install steem      # pip install steem for 2.7

From Source:

git clone
cd steem-python
python3 install        # python install for 2.7

Homebrew Build Prereqs

If you're on a mac, you may need to do the following first:

brew install openssl
export CFLAGS="-I$(brew --prefix openssl)/include $CFLAGS"
export LDFLAGS="-L$(brew --prefix openssl)/lib $LDFLAGS"

CLI tools bundled

The library comes with a few console scripts.

  • steempy:
    • rudimentary blockchain CLI (needs some TLC and more TLAs)
  • steemtail:
    • useful for e.g. steemtail -f -j | jq --unbuffered --sort-keys .


Documentation is available at


Some tests are included. They can be run via:

  • python test


  • more unit tests
  • 100% documentation coverage, consistent documentation
  • migrate to click CLI library


This library is under development. Beware.

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