Ethereum common helpers for Decentraland
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Set of utility functions to work with the Ethereum blockchain.

Calling eth.connect() should be enough to get you going. If you want to customize this this behaviour, you can check the breakdown below.

Implementations for all important Decentraland contracts live on the /contracts folder. An example of its use can be found below.


Main API to interface with web3. Acts as a global singleton and must be connected before calling any other method

import { eth } from 'ethereum'
import { Contract } from 'Contract'

const abi = [
    name: 'method',
    type: 'function'

class SuperTokenContract extends Contract {
  constructor(address: string) {
    super(address, abi)

const superTokenContract = new SuperTokenContract('0xdeadbeeffaceb00c')

  contracts: [superTokenContract]



An interface to work with Ethereum contracts, takes care of decoding contract data and of calls/transactions.

import { Contract } from 'Contract'
import { abi } from './abis/MANAToken.json'

const contract = new Contract('0xdeadbeef', abi)

await contract.sendCall('allowance', sender, receiver)
await contract.transaction('lockMana', manaValue)


A set of common utility functions to work with transactions

import { txUtils } from 'decentraland-eth'

const status = eth.fetchTxStatus('TX_HASH')

if (txUtils.isPending(status)) {
  // something

Putting it all together

The idea is to define your own Contracts and work with them using eth. A typical case is described below:


import { eth } from 'decentraland-eth'
import { abi } from './artifacts/MANAToken.json'

class MANAToken extends eth.Contract {
  constructor(address: string) {
    super(address, abi)

  async lockMana(sender, mana) {
    return await this.transaction('lockMana', sender, mana, { gas: 120000 })

export default MANAToken

On the start of your app, maybe server.js

import { eth, contracts } from 'decentraland-eth'

const manaToken = new contracts.MANAToken('0xdeadbeef' /*address*/)

  contracts: [
    // ...etc




Build the lib for use


Lint TS files with tslint and DCL linter rules


Builds an static page with the JSDoc documentation


Run tests using mocha and chai


We use semantic-release to automate the release process of this package. Every time we merge to master, the CI will run semantic-release and it will publish a new version of the package. It will determine the next version of the package and it will generate release notes from the commit messages. That's why we enforce the following format for commit messages:

type: message


type(scope): messages

for example

feature(Map): added zoom levels

We use husky and validate-commit-msg to enforce this format on every commit.

Continuous Deployment

If you have decentraland-eth as a dependency and you're deploying to a Linux system, you might run into an error like this one: commit 2dd8319 on CircleCI.

The error comes from the installation of node-hid, you need to have libusb available for it to work, and it's not present in all Linux systems.

You can see an example of a fix in this repos config.yml file.

node-hid is a dependency of ledgerco, which in turn is a dependency of ledger-wallet-provider, used by this lib.