I am trying to run the below code to print the private key, the Public key and the mnemonics, but getting Uncaught TypeError: bip32.fromSeed is not a function :

//Import dependencies
const bip32 = require('bip32')
const bip39 = require('bip39')
const bitcoin = require('bitcoinjs-lib')

//Define the network
const network = bitcoin.networks.bitcoin //use networks.testnet for testnet

// Derivation path
const path = `m/49'/0'/0'/0` // Use m/49'/1'/0'/0 for testnet

let mnemonic = bip39.generateMnemonic()
const seed = bip39.mnemonicToSeedSync(mnemonic)
let root = bip32.fromSeed(seed, network)

let account = root.derivePath(path)
let node = account.derive(0).derive(0)
let btcAddress = bitcoin.payments.p2pkh({
  pubkey: node.publicKey,
  network: network,

Wallet generated:
 - Address  : ${btcAddress},
 - Key : ${node.toWIF()}, 
 - Mnemonic : ${mnemonic}

I understand that this could mean the API no longer provides .fromSeed function, so what would be the replacement for it? the README is not very clear.

Thank you,

  • Are you sure the bip32 module was installed properly? Do any of the bip32 functions work such as bip32.fromBase58('xprvSomeRandomXpriv...').
    – m1xolyd1an
    Commented Apr 13, 2022 at 16:33

1 Answer 1


I believe by now you should've figured it out but if you haven’t this is how I resolved it.

const ecc = require('tiny-secp256k1')
const { BIP32Factory } = require('bip32')
// You must wrap a tiny-secp256k1 compatible implementation
const bip32 = BIP32Factory(ecc)

With this you should be able to access these methods.

fromSeed, fromBase58, fromPublicKey, fromPrivateKey

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