Gringotts Goblin Head

Gringotts: Item based currency.

Gringotts is an item-based economy (currency) plugin for the Bukkit Minecraft server platform. Unlike earlier economy plugins, all currency value and money transactions are based on actual items in Minecraft, per default emeralds. The goals are to add a greater level of immersion, a generally more Minecraft-like feeling, and in the case of a PvP environment, making the currency itself vulnerable to raiding.

Gringotts was originally created for the Minecraft Wars PvP/survival server.


  • Item-backed economy (configurable, default emeralds)
  • multiple denominations with automatic conversion (for example, use emeralds and emerald blocks)
  • Storage of currency in chests and other containers, player inventory and ender chests (configurable)
  • direct account-to-account transfers commands
  • optional transaction taxes
  • fractional currency values (fixed decimal digits)
  • Account support for Factions, Towny and WorldGuard
  • Vault integration

Latest changes

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  • Named denominations: Each denomination can now have its own name, which will be shown in /balance messages and the like. To activate this feature, use the named-denominations config setting. By default this will use the denomination's displayname or regular item name, but you can define a custom name as well. See configuration instructions for details.
  • Balance messages can now be configured to show only regular balance or also vault/inventory balances.
  • Now also supports & prefix to color codes in messages and item displayname/lore in addition to the default § prefix.
  • can now also used Vault-supported item names in denomination config, not only regular Bukkit names. This can make the config a bit more intuitive. (requires Vault)
  • lore config for denomination items now also allows a simple string instead of a string list.
  • configuration should now always be loaded as UTF8.
  • fixed an issue with /money commands failing on some servers.


  • adds display name and lore support for currency items. See configuration instructions on how to configure this. Note you will need a third-party plugin to rename items not created by Gringotts.
    Thanks to dj5566 for contributing this feature!
  • startingbalance config option works again


  • fix some currency requests causing internet accesses and thus lag spikes. Should fix some problems people have been having with Towny
  • /money now shows money in vaults and money in inventory in addition to total balance


  • updates to dependency versions:
    • Bukkit API 1.8.3-R0.1
    • Vault API 1.5
    • Factions / MassiveCore 2.7.5 (incompatible with older Factions versions)
    • Towny
    • WorldGuard 6.0 beta
  • minor fixes in message formatting

Planned Features

See: Gringotts open enhancement issues on GitHub. You're welcome to vote on enhancements important to you, but I might not have the time to implement them.



Check out the Gringotts Wiki for more hints and a troubleshooting guide.

Installation and Configuration

Download Gringotts and place it in your craftbukkit/plugins folder.

Please see the Configuration and Permissions document on how to configure Gringotts.


For full information on configuration and usage in Gringotts v2.x, please see the configuration page and the usage page respectively.

Storing money in an account requires a Gringotts vault. A vault consists of a container, which can be either chest, dispenser or furnace, and a sign above declaring it as a vault. A player or faction may claim any number of vaults. Vaults are not protected from access through other players. If you would like them to be, you may use additional plugins such as LWC or WorldGuard.

Player vaults

Place a sign above a container block, with [vault] written on the first line. If it was created correctly, the sign will display your name on the third line and you will receive a message that the vault has been created.

Faction vaults

Place a sign above a container block, with [faction vault] written on the first line. If it was created correctly, the sign will display your faction's tag on the third line and you will receive a message that the vault has been created.

Towny vaults

  • To make a vault for your town: place a sign above a container block, with [town vault] written on the first line.
  • To make a vault for your nation: place a sign above a container block, with [nation vault] written on the first line.
    If it was created correctly, the sign will display your town's or nation's tag on the third line and you will receive a message that the vault has been created.

User commands


Display your account's current balance.

/money pay <amount> <player>

Pay an amount to a player. The transaction will only succeed if your account has at least the given amount plus any taxes that apply, and the receiving account has enough capacity for the amount.

/money withdraw <amount>
/money deposit <amount>

Withdraw an amount from vault storage into inventory, or deposit from inventory to a vault.

Admin commands

/moneyadmin b <account>

Get the balance of a player's account.

/moneyadmin add <amount> <account>

Add an amount of money to a player's account.

/moneyadmin rm <amount>

Remove an amount of money from a player's account.

/gringotts reload

Reload Gringotts config.yml and apply any changed settings.

Need Help?

  1. First, check the Wiki.
  2. For support requests, feature requests and bug reports, please open a ticket.
  3. Drop by the Gitter channel and talk to me (jastice), and I will drop by.
  4. When your issue is resolved, update the wiki troubleshooting page!

Also, follow me on twitter: @ebenwert


Gringotts is open source. View, fork and edit on Github


We use metrics to collect stats! We only collect basic information such as cpu info, plugin version type, and players online. If you want to see everything, click on the graph.
Go into plugins/PluginMetrics/config.yml to disable stat collecting if you wish.

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  • Avatar of justin393 justin393 Oct 03, 2015 at 00:45 UTC - 0 likes

    @ebenwert: Go

    Console is spamming slow economy response with timings of over 800ms??

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Sep 28, 2015 at 20:02 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 2655737>>

    I got this on my Hub Server but maybe he did hide a enderchest somewhere. Thanks!

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  • Avatar of ebenwert ebenwert Sep 27, 2015 at 16:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @MCTylerPVP: Go

    Gringotts should do that automatically if a container is destroyed in the world. Perhaps it's going to the enderchest?

    BFAK:jast,90591661,29dd3c62f13055888a0278b5f523f4707080bdfbae848c19bb40cad45b19d27d My plugins: Gringotts: Item based currency economy system | Shaped Borders: World borders with combinable shapes | EnderPearl Cooldown

  • Avatar of MCTylerPVP MCTylerPVP Sep 26, 2015 at 10:27 UTC - 0 likes

    How do you remove a vault (container)? Other than deleting the entire database. It seems a players vault got destroyed but we can't figure out where their Emeralds are going. Thanks.

  • Avatar of ebenwert ebenwert Sep 20, 2015 at 19:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @blaxout1213: Go

    I'd have to look into that. I think Gringotts would need to support virtual accounts, if I remember correctly.

  • Avatar of blaxout1213 blaxout1213 Sep 20, 2015 at 19:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Iv'e been trying to get this to work with HyperConomy, but no luck. It says i have no money when im loaded with cash.

    Any suggestions?

  • Avatar of ebenwert ebenwert Sep 20, 2015 at 19:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @LordPsycho202: Go

    Okay, we might have to look into that in more detail. Please hang out in the Gitter channel at and talk to me and we'll figure something out.

  • Avatar of LordPsycho202 LordPsycho202 Sep 20, 2015 at 16:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @ebenwert: Go

    No such luck - both windows search and depth-first search done manually turns up only one gringotts jar file - /plugins/Gringotts-2.7.jar

  • Avatar of ebenwert ebenwert Sep 20, 2015 at 15:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @LordPsycho202: Go

    Ah yes, do check if you actually have two different Gringotts jars in your plugin folder (different versions have different names)

  • Avatar of LordPsycho202 LordPsycho202 Sep 20, 2015 at 14:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @ebenwert: Go

    Unfortunately, no. I went through all the economy and vault commands I could find as op, and no errors.

    I went ahead and made a pastebin of my vault-info output - if for nothing else, it said I had two instances of Gringotts (?)


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Sep 27, 2012
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Towny Advanced