I understand the process of development of dapp in javascript. Web3 api is used in order to access deployed contracts and truffle can be used for deployment. I want to create an api using Go language for my ethereum contracts so that I can connect it to the rest of the application that is created in go. Is it possible to develop everything in go instead of js? If yes, please point me to the resources. I couldn't find equivalent of this on ethereum's github page.

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Creating a dapp is simple once you figure out how to get started with the basics such as accessing smart contracts in Go, and sending transactions.

Here's an example from the Ethereum Development with Go book.


pragma solidity ^0.4.24;

contract Store {
  event ItemSet(bytes32 key, bytes32 value);

  string public version;
  mapping (bytes32 => bytes32) public items;

  constructor(string _version) public {
    version = _version;

  function setItem(bytes32 key, bytes32 value) external {
    items[key] = value;
    emit ItemSet(key, value);


solc --abi Store.sol | awk '/JSON ABI/{x=1;next}x' > Store.abi
solc --bin Store.sol | awk '/Binary:/{x=1;next}x' > Store.bin
abigen --bin=Store.bin --abi=Store.abi --pkg=store --out=Store.go


package main

import (


    store "./contracts"

func main() {
    client, err := ethclient.Dial("https://rinkeby.infura.io")
    if err != nil {

    privateKey, err := crypto.HexToECDSA("fad9c8855b740a0b7ed4c221dbad0f33a83a49cad6b3fe8d5817ac83d38b6a19")
    if err != nil {

    publicKey := privateKey.Public()
    publicKeyECDSA, ok := publicKey.(*ecdsa.PublicKey)
    if !ok {
        log.Fatal("error casting public key to ECDSA")

    fromAddress := crypto.PubkeyToAddress(*publicKeyECDSA)
    nonce, err := client.PendingNonceAt(context.Background(), fromAddress)
    if err != nil {

    gasPrice, err := client.SuggestGasPrice(context.Background())
    if err != nil {

    auth := bind.NewKeyedTransactor(privateKey)
    auth.Nonce = big.NewInt(int64(nonce))
    auth.Value = big.NewInt(0)     // in wei
    auth.GasLimit = uint64(300000) // in units
    auth.GasPrice = gasPrice

    address := common.HexToAddress("0x147B8eb97fD247D06C4006D269c90C1908Fb5D54")
    instance, err := store.NewStore(address, client)
    if err != nil {

    key := [32]byte{}
    value := [32]byte{}
    copy(key[:], []byte("foo"))
    copy(value[:], []byte("bar"))

    tx, err := instance.SetItem(auth, key, value)
    if err != nil {

    fmt.Printf("tx sent: %s", tx.Hash().Hex()) // tx sent: 0x8d490e535678e9a24360e955d75b27ad307bdfb97a1dca51d0f3035dcee3e870

    result, err := instance.Items(nil, key)
    if err != nil {

    fmt.Println(string(result[:])) // "bar"

If you want to build an API in Go all you'd have to do is build it using RPC/IPC. Just build a library in Go that interacts with the Ethereum network through RPC/IPC. Then you can build dapps in Go that will interact with any of the Ethereum clients independent of implementation.

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