We are excited to announce the alpha release of Rivet, a free, open-source developer wallet & tools for EVM-based chains. We built Rivet to improve the frontend development experience, and to unlock new productivity frontiers for developers. Find out more below.
Rivet is a developer-focused wallet & DevTools for Ethereum - a browser extension that enables developers to inspect, debug, modify, and manipulate the state of a local Ethereum node. Centered around common workflows of frontend Ethereum development, it is compatible with any Ethereum DApp, and comes with many advanced features out-of-the-box. Rivet is MIT-licensed, and free for anyone to contribute, use, or fork. We are excited for the community to build Rivet with us, so feel free to reach out if you’re interested in contributing!
Rivet is a browser extension that allows users to connect to any Ethereum app and has all the table-stakes features one would expect in a wallet, i.e. manage multiple addresses, sign and submit transactions or messages, and view your transaction history.
We built Rivet for 2 core reasons:
By building a developer-first wallet, we can encourage developers to follow the best practice of introspection, testing, debugging against a local (forked) Ethereum node. Rivet is an enabler to working with a local node end-to-end, tapping on functionality not accessible by widespread consumer wallets.
Rivet is special because of its tight integration with Foundry’s Anvil. This allows for deep testing, debugging, and modifications in DApps. Rivet is “DevTools for Ethereum”; to put it as an analogy, it is similar to “React DevTools” or “Developer Tools (⌥⌘I) for the browser”.
Here are some of Rivet’s differentiators to other wallets:
Rivet is still in early development, and we are looking for contributors both in the implementation, but also in idea space. If you are a frontend developer who is excited about building this with us, please reach out.
Some things we are excited about:
See you on Github.
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