I am looking for a way to build a Bitcoin wallet native mobile application for iOS & Android.
I want the app to offer the following features to its users;
- Create a new wallet (self custodial)
- Create new addresses to receive bitcoin
- Send bitcoin
- Display wallet balance
Do i have to run my own Bitcoin Node or is there a good API as a service that i am missing that could help me hit the ground running? (I am looking for a NodeJs API).
I have googled around for a “bitcoin wallet NodeJs API” but what got me confused was that all the API’s with a “wallet integration” don’t seem to offer wallet generation. They offer “new wallet address” generation instead which is one level above what i’m looking for. API examples i found:
This got me thinking that i must be missing something? Is there a good reason why these well-rounded services are not offering something trivial like a new wallet generation?
Does this mean i have to run my own bitcoin node and wrap it in a REST API service with something like Node.js?
I would appreciate if someone could explain and point me in the right direction. Thank you.