Create a wallet

To create a wallet we are going to use the /v1/generate endpoint to create a new wallet and then use the /v3/clients/me/signing-share-pairs endpoint to confirm successful storage of the generated signing share. Worth nothing that the generate endpoint returns MPC shares for both the SECP256K1 curve (compatible with EVM and Bitcoin chains) and the ED25519 curve (compatible with Solana). In other words, you only need to make one generate request to get wallets for multiple chains!


  1. From your application, make an HTTP POST request to using the clientApiKey you received in the previous step as the Bearer token.

curl -X POST '' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer <clientApiKey>' \
    -d '{}'

After sending this request you should get a 200 status code with a JSON response that looks like:

    "secp256k1": {
        "share": "eyJjbGllbnRJZCI6IiIsImJhY2t1cFNoYXJlUGFpcklkIjoiIiwic2lnbml...",
        "id": "clu3aue3j001fs60wdecyz0qy"
    "ed25519": {
        "share": "zMzMzQ4MzIyMDUwMDYwMDc1NzU2NDYzMTU1MzEyODg3MzY5MjQxNTc2lnbml...",
        "id": "clu3auej6001ds60wqhh4tzgx"
  1. Returned in this request is the share and id of that share for each respective curve! In your production build you’ll store the full object that is returned, generateReponse, in a secure location. For this guide, just save this value for Signing.

  2. As a wallet safeguarding measure, we require the client to notify our backend once they have successfully stored their signing share (in either a keychain or DB). To do this, just make a single PATCH request to /api/v3/clients/me/signing-share-pairs with the signingSharePairIds you get from the generate response and a "STORED_CLIENT" status.

const SECP256K1_SHARE_ID: string =
const ED25519_SHARE_ID: string =
curl -X PATCH '' \
    -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer <clientApiKey>' \
    -d '{
      "status": "STORED_CLIENT",
      "signingSharePairIds": ["SECP256K1_SHARE_ID", "ED25519_SHARE_ID"]

This will return a 204 on success.

Congrats! 🎉 You have now created your first Portal wallet and are ready to sign a transaction!

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