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TEST Giveth Dapp

DApp - Donation Application for charitable giving without losing ownership

Welcome to the code for Giveth's DApp. This is an open source effort to realize the potential of ethereum smart contracts. More specifically, the Giveth DApp provides an alternative to traditional donation.

Table of content

Getting Started

In the following sections you will learn all you need to know to run the DApp locally and to start contributing. All the steps are also described in this amazing Video Tutorial Walkthrough by Oz.


  • You need to use NodeJS v10 LTS.
  • You need to use yarn (v1.22.10 or higher) to correctly install the dependencies.
  • You need to have git.


  1. Click Star on this repo near the top-right corner of this web page (if you want to).
  2. Join us on Element or Discord if you haven't already.
  3. Fork this repo by clicking Fork button in top-right corner of this web page. Continue to follow instruction steps from your own giveth-dapp repo.
  4. Clone your own "giveth-dapp" repo. Copy the link from the "Clone or download" button near the top right of this repo's home page.
  5. The rest of these steps must be done from your machine's command line. See the OSX and Linux or Windows section to continue.

OSX and Linux

If your operative system is any distribution of linux you can use an All-in-One installation scripts special thanks to Dapp contributor Jurek Brisbane, available here along with a youtube video, otherwise try the following:

  1. From the desired directory you wish to copy the "giveth-dapp" folder with source files to.
    git clone {paste your own repo link here}
    NOTE: Please use develop branch for contributing.
    git clone -b develop {paste your own repo link here}
  2. Change directories to giveth-dapp:
    cd giveth-dapp
  3. Make sure you have NodeJS (v10) and yarn (v1.22.10 or higher) installed.
  4. Install dependencies from within giveth-dapp directory:
    yarn install
  5. That is it, you are now ready to run the giveth-dapp! Head to the Run DApp section for further instructions.


  1. Install the latest version of Python from this Link. (make sure python is added to $PATH)
  2. Install Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (double-check the version) from this link. Giveth-Dapp needs the node-gyp module and node-gyp needs VS C++ 2017 Build Tools to be installed.
  3. After downloading, install the packages marked from this image.
  4. Then run command below in command prompt
    npm config set msvs_version 2017
  5. After installing the above, you should install NodeJS version 10 LTS (it is better to be v10.24.1 LTS).
  6. Download and run the node-v10.24.1-x64.msi installer and then continue through the installation as normal. Be sure to have the "Enable in PATH" option enabled before installing.
  7. Open the command line in administrator mode by right-clicking on the cmd.exe application and selecting "Run as administrator"
  8. In the administrator command prompt, change to the directory where you want to store this repository.
    cd C:\some\directory\for\repositories
  9. Double-check the node version with CMD command:
    node -v
  10. After that, install the latest version of Yarn. Be careful not to install packages with NPM. If you have already tried "npm install", you should first delete "node modules" folder.
    yarn install
  11. That is it, you are now ready to run the giveth-dapp! Head to the Run dapp section for further instructions.


  1. The Giveth dapp will need to connect to a feathers-giveth server. Follow the feathers-giveth readme instructions to install and run server before proceeding further. Alternatively, you could change the configuration to connect to the develop environment, see the Configuration section.

  2. Start the dapp.

    npm start
  3. Once the dapp is up in your browser, click "Sign In" from the main menu.

  4. For testing locally, choose any of the wallet files found in the giveth-dapp/keystores/ folder using the wallet password: password. DO NOT USE THESE ON ANY MAINNET EVMs.

  5. Using the test token To use the test token you need to import the keystore.json you use for your account to MetaMask. After importing, click on 'Add token' > 'Custom token' and enter the MiniMe Token address that can be found when deploying the contracts (should be 0xe78A0F7E598Cc8b0Bb87894B0F60dD2a88d6a8Ab by default but make sure to check) The token balance should show up automatically, and the token symbol is MMT. However, in the dApp the token symbol is referred to as ANT, b/c the dapp needs to be able to fetch a conversion rate.

NOTE: When resetting feathers or redeploying the contracts, you need to remove the keystore from metamask and follow this procedure again.


npm run build

NOTE: due to some web3 libraries that are not transpiled from es6, we have to use our giveth-react-scripts fork of react-scripts .


The DApp has several node environment variables which can be used to alter the DApp behaviour without changing the code. You can set them through .env or .env.local files in the DApp folder.

Variable name Default Value Description
PORT 3010 Port on which the DApp runs
REACT_APP_ENVIRONMENT 'localhost' To which feathers environment should the DApp connect. By default it connects to localhost feathers. Allowed values are: localhost, develop, release, alpha, mainnet. See Deployment Environments.
REACT_APP_DECIMALS 8 How many decimal should be shown for cryptocurrency values. Note that the calculations are still done with 18 decimals.
REACT_APP_FEATHERJS_CONNECTION_URL Differs per REACT_APP_ENVIRONMENT Overwrites the environment injected feathers connection URL.
REACT_APP_NODE_CONNECTION_URL Differs per REACT_APP_ENVIRONMENT Overwrites the EVM node connection URL for making EVM transactions.
REACT_APP_LIQUIDPLEDGING_ADDRESS Differs per REACT_APP_ENVIRONMENT Overwrites the Liquid Pledging contract address.
REACT_APP_DAC_FACTORY_ADDRESS Differs per REACT_APP_ENVIRONMENT Overwrites the Communities contract address.
REACT_APP_CAMPAIGN_FACTORY_ADDRESS Differs per REACT_APP_ENVIRONMENT Overwrites the Campaign Factory contract address.
REACT_APP_MILESTONE_FACTORY_ADDRESS Differs per REACT_APP_ENVIRONMENT Overwrites the MilestoneFactory contract address.
REACT_APP_TOKEN_ADDRESSES Differs per REACT_APP_ENVIRONMENT Overwrites the bridged token addresses. This is a JSON object string w/ token name : token address.
REACT_APP_BLOCKEXPLORER Differs per REACT_APP_ENVIRONMENT Overwrites the block explorer base URL. The DApp assumes such blockexplorer api is \<BLOCKEXPLORER\>/tx/\<TRANSACTION_HASH\>
REACT_APP_DEFAULT_GASPRICE 10 Overwrites the default gasPrice that is used if ethgasstation service is down. The value is in gwei.
REACT_APP_ANALYTICS_KEY "" Overwrites Segment analytics key

Example of .env.local file that makes the DApp run on port 8080, connects to the develop environment and uses custom blockexplorer:


The rest of the configuration can be found in configuration.js


Segment Analytics can be enabled by setting REACT_APP_ANALYTICS_KEY

Query Strings

The milestone creation/proposal view now supports query string arguments! The following arguments are available:

Argument Expected Values Type
title The title of the milestone string
description The description of the milestone string
recipientAddress The address of the recipient string
reviewerAddress The address of the reviewer string
selectedFiatType A valid fiat type (i.e. USD) string
date A valid milestone date string string
token A valid token symbol (i.e. DAI) string
tokenAddress A valid token address string
maxAmount A valid max amount of ETH or token number
fiatAmount A valid max amount of fiat (dependant on selectedFiatType) number
isCapped Determines whether the milestone should be capped 0 or 1 (boolean)
requireReviewer Determines whether the milestone should require a reviewer 0 or 1 (boolean)


The DApp is fully open-source software, and we would love to have your helping hand! See for more information on what we're looking for and how to get started. You can then look for issues labeled good first issue or help wanted. We regularly reward contributions with ether using the Reward DAO.

If you are not a developer, you can still help us by testing new releases periodically. See the Release Process section.

If you want to better understand how does the development process works, please refer to our wiki pages, especially to the Product Definition, Product Roadmap and Development Process & Quality Assurance.

Local Development

At first you would like to run the DApp locally. When running testrpc locally in deterministic mode, you can use any of the keystores in the giveth-dapp/keystores as your wallet. This will provide you access to the testrpc accounts for local development. Each keystore uses the same password: password. DO NOT USE THESE ON ANY MAINNET EVMs

The keystores are seeded with 10.000 ANT tokens for testing donations. To get started with testing donations, make sure to add your account's keystore to MetaMask and swith MetaMask to Ganache. The donation modal should then show the appropriate balance when donating in ANT tokens.

NOTE: If you get a nonce error in MetaMask or if the dapp fails to load with your metamask unlocked, it could be b/c metamask is confused. You should go to "settings" -> "Reset Account" in MetaMask in order to reset the nonce & cached account data.

Development and PR Testing

  1. The Giveth Dapp is auto deployed from the develop branch and is live on Rinkeby All pull requests are autodeployed and the PR preview will be generated upon submission. To learn how to access PR previews see Development Process & Quality Assurance on our wiki.
  2. In order to use the dapp you will need to create account. If this is your first time, click "sign up" to create an account. If you already have a valid keychain file, use it to sign in.
  3. You will need test ether on the Rinkeby network. Go to the "wallet" page to see your new address (0x..). Copy that address and use the faucet to get some:

Deployment Environments

At Giveth, we are using the gitflow branching model to deploy to 4 different environments.

Name Blockchain Branch Deployed Auto Deploy Use
mainnet Ethereum Main Network master no Main network deployment for now abandoned due to high transaction costs until sustainable solution is found.
alpha Rinkeby Test Network master no Environment used as a production version until scalability is resolved.
release Rinkeby Test Network release yes Environment for release candidate quality control testing by non-devs.
develop Rinkeby Test Network develop yes Development environment for integrating new features. Feature and pull request branches are also automatically deployed to this environment.

You can change the environment to which the DApp connects through the node environment variables. See the Configuration section for more details.

Release Process

The development uses the Gitflow process with 2 weeks long sprints. This means there is new release to be tested every fortnight. We invite contributors to help us test the DApp in the release environment before we merge it to the master branch and deploy to production environments. If you are interested, write to the DApp Development channel on Element . You can read more about the release planning on our wiki.


Reach out to us on Element or Discord for any help or to share ideas.