Signing a Message

When a dApp is connected to Phantom, it can also request that the user signs a given message. Applications are free to write their own messages which will be displayed to users from within Phantom's signature prompt. Message signatures do not involve network fees and are a convenient way for apps to verify ownership of an address.

Phantom’s signMessage function accepts two parameters: an encoded message and an address that should be used to sign the message. It returns a Promise that resolves if the user approves the signature request. Once resolved, it contains the resulting signature.

// function signature
function signMessage(
    address: string,
    message: Uint8Array,
  ): Promise<{
    signature: Uint8Array;

The following is an example of how to construct and sign a message with Phantom:

const message = new TextEncoder().encode('hello world');
const address = "bc1phajtersv55fwud5xr0t70p5234swy396a6avqhuny0qf83zssvrsm7tl4q"; // see "Establishing a Connection"
const { signature } = await phantomProvider.signMessage(address, message);

To verify that a message was signed by a given address, we recommend using the bip322-js library like so:

import { Verifier } from "bip322-js";

// helper method
function bytesToBase64(bytes) {
  const binString = String.fromCodePoint(...bytes);
  return btoa(binString);

const isValidSignature = Verifier.verifySignature(
  new TextDecoder().decode(message),
// true

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