BIP39 Mnemonics implementation in PHP

0.1.3 2019-03-30 14:30 UTC

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Mnemonic BIP39 implementation in PHP



  • PHP 7.2+
  • ext-mbstring (MultiByte string PHP ext. for non-english wordlist)


composer require furqansiddiqui/bip39-mnemonic-php

Mnemonic Object

This lib will create this Mnemonic object as a result:

Prop Data Description
entropy string Hexadecimal representation of binary Entropy bits
wordsCount int Number of words (12, 15,18, 21 or 24)
wordsIndex array Indexed array (of integers) indexes from wordlist
words array Indexed array of mnemonic codes
rawBinaryChunks array Indexed array of binary bits (1s and 0s) each containing 11 bits according to BIP39 Spec

Generate Mnemonic Codes (12, 15, 18, 21 or 24 words)

Generate mnemonic of 12, 15, 18, 21 or 24 words using an entropy driven from cryptographically secure pseudo-random bytes.


use \FurqanSiddiqui\BIP39\BIP39;

$mnemonic = BIP39::Generate(12);
# array(12) { [0]=> string(6) "barrel" [1]=> string(6) "viable" [2]=> string(6) "become" [3]=> string(4) "kiss" [4]=> string(6) "spider" [5]=> string(8) "business" [6]=> string(4) "wool" [7]=> string(6) "amused" [8]=> string(7) "satoshi" [9]=> string(4) "duty" [10]=> string(4) "girl" [11]=> string(5) "april" }
# string(32) "12de684fbd6d1a3e3f5041bf68918905" 

Generate Mnemonic using specified Entropy

Specify your own entropy to generate mnemonic codes:


use \FurqanSiddiqui\BIP39\BIP39;

$mnemonic = BIP39::Entropy("f47f0e5dcf6d1ddf0e70791dafc9ae512130891817769976cd50533021e58a8b");
var_dump($mnemonic->wordsCount); # int(24) 
var_dump($mnemonic->words); # array(24) { [0]=> string(7) "virtual" [1]=> string(4) "wear" [2]=> stri...
var_dump($mnemonic->rawBinaryChunks); # array(24) { [0]=> string(11) "11110100011" [1]=> string(11) "11111000011" [2]=> string(11) "10010...
var_dump($mnemonic->entropy); # string(64) "f47f0e5dcf6d1ddf0e70791dafc9ae512130891817769976cd50533021e58a8b"

Reverse (Mnemonic to Entropy)

Use mnemonic codes to find entropy. By default lib will cross-check checksum therefore not using valid mnemonic codes will throw an exception.


use \FurqanSiddiqui\BIP39\BIP39;

$mnemonic = BIP39::Words("virtual wear number paddle spike usage degree august buffalo layer high pelican basic duty gate uphold offer reopen favorite please acoustic version clay leader");
var_dump($mnemonic->entropy); # string(64) "f47f0e5dcf6d1ddf0e70791dafc9ae512130891817769976cd50533021e58a8b"

Generate non-english mnemonic codes

Mnemonic codes may be generated in ALL languages supported in BIP39 spec. This example generates 12 mnemonic codes in Spanish language as an example and it may be replaced with other any other language with wordlists in BIP39 spec, check here.


use \FurqanSiddiqui\BIP39\BIP39;
use \FurqanSiddiqui\BIP39\Wordlist;

$mnemonic = (new BIP39(12)) // 12 words
    ->generateSecureEntropy() // Generate cryptographically secure entropy
    ->wordlist(Wordlist::Spanish()) // Use Spanish wordlist
    ->mnemonic(); // Generate mnemonic
print implode(" ", $mnemonic->words); # bastón tímido turismo pez pez fideo pellejo persona brinco yoga rasgo diluir
print $mnemonic->entropy; # 1c9cfbc5d93b26b12bcd8c229fdb07a2