This package is designed to be light weight and is not designed to create or store NEO wallets. If this is required for your application please refer to the neo-python ( project for your needs.


  • Python 3.5 or greater

Environment Setup

Python Installation

Since this project requires Python 3.5 or greater this can be installed via the recommended methods found at

virtualenv Dependency Management

It is also highly recommended to use the virtualenv functionality allowing the developer to isolate dependencies between projects. For more information the following link is worth reading:

Docker Image

This project also comes with a simple Docker file that can be used to execute the contents of this package inside of. This package was developed inside of the Docker container so if there are any issues during use please report them.

Install with pip

python -m pip install switcheo

Install from PyPi

The easiest way to install switcheo on your machine is to download it and install from PyPi using pip. First, we recommend you to create a virtual environment in order to isolate this installation from your system directories and then install it as you normally would do:

# create project dir
mkdir myproject
cd myproject

# create virtual environment and activate

python3.6 -m venv venv # this can also be python3 -m venv venv depending on your environment
source venv/bin/activate

(venv) pip install switcheo

Install from Git

Clone the repository at and navigate into the project directory. Make a Python 3 virtual environment and activate it via

python3.6 -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate

Then install the requirements via

pip install -U setuptools pip wheel
pip install -e .

Updating switcheo-python from Git

If you are updating switcheo-python with git pull, make sure you also update the dependencies with pip install -r requirements.txt.