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Dapp Recipes


Fetch contract state

When using the npx @alephium/cli compile command to compile a contract, it will generate TypeScript code based on the contract code. Taking the TokenFaucet contract as an example, here is the generated TypeScript code. We can use the generated TypeScript code to fetch the contract state:

import { TokenFaucet } from 'artifacts/ts' // Note that you may need to change the import path according to your project directory structure
import { web3, NodeProvider } from '@alephium/web3'

const nodeUrl = ''
const nodeProvider = new NodeProvider(nodeUrl)

const tokenFaucetAddress = 'y1btMZHTvMvHEqLTdx1JHvEXq3tmVfqsY2rwM669upiT'
const tokenFaucet =
const contractState = await tokenFaucet.fetchState()

// The names in `contractState.fields` are the same as the field names in the TokeFaucet contract
const { symbol, name, decimals, supply, balance } = contractState.fields

// You can also get the assets owned by the contract
const { alphAmount, tokens } = contractState.asset

Call contract method

You can use the generated TypeScript code to call the contract methods, it is similar to the eth_call in Ethereum:

import { TokenFaucet } from 'artifacts/ts'
import { web3, NodeProvider } from '@alephium/web3'

const nodeUrl = ''
const nodeProvider = new NodeProvider(nodeUrl)

const tokenFaucetAddress = 'y1btMZHTvMvHEqLTdx1JHvEXq3tmVfqsY2rwM669upiT'
const tokenFaucet =
const totalSupply = await tokenFaucet.methods.getTotalSupply()

Subscribe to contract events

In the TokenFaucet contract, we have defined a Withdraw event. Every time the withdraw function is called, the contract will emit a Withdraw event. We can subscribe to the withdraw events using the following approach:

import { TokenFaucet, TokenFaucetTypes } from 'artifacts/ts'
import { EventSubscribeOptions } from '@alephium/web3'

// `TokenFaucetTypes.WithdrawEvent` is a generated TypeScript type
const options: EventSubscribeOptions<TokenFaucetTypes.WithdrawEvent> = {
// We specify the pollingInterval as 4 seconds, which will query the contract for new events every 4 seconds
pollingInterval: 4000,
// The `messageCallback` will be called every time we recive a new event
messageCallback: (event: TokenFaucetTypes.WithdrawEvent): Promise<void> => {
console.log(`Withdraw(${}, ${event.fields.amount})`)
return Promise.resolve()
// The `errorCallback` will be called when an error occurs, here we unsubscribe the subscription and log the error
errorCallback: (error, subscription): Promise<void> => {
return Promise.resolve()
// The `onEventCountChanged` callback is an optional parameter that will be called when the contract event count changes
onEventCountChanged: (eventCount): Promise<void> => {

// We subscribe to contract events starting from event count 0.
// We can also persist the current event count within the `onEventCountChanged` callback,
// allowing us to subscribe from the last event count for the next subscription.
const fromEventCount = 0
const subscription = tokenFaucet.subscribeWithdrawEvent(options, fromEventCount)

// Unsubscribe the subscription


Query transaction status

You can query the transaction status using the following approach:

import { NodeProvider } from '@alephium/web3'

const nodeUrl = ''
const nodeProvider = new NodeProvider(nodeUrl)

const txId = '919d4e4b1080d74beb56a1f78ea7c0569a358e3ea3988058987cc1addf4b93cc'
const txStatus = await nodeProvider.transactions.getTransactionsStatus({ txId })

You can differentiate the transaction status using the txStatus.type:

  1. MemPooled: this means the transaction is in the mempool
  2. Confirmed: the transaction has been confirmed, and you can get the confirmations using txStatus.chainConfirmations
  3. TxNotFound: the transaction does not exist


The @alephium/web3-react package provides several hooks to facilitate the development of frontend user interfaces.


import { useWalletConfig } from '@alephium/web3-react'

export function Component() {
const { network, setNetwork, addressGroup, setAddressGroup } = useWalletConfig()

return <div>
<button onClick={() => setNetwork('testnet')}>Network: {network}</button>
<button onClick={() => setAddressGroup(3)}>Address group: {addressGroup}</button>

The useWalletConfig hook returns the configurations of the connect button and utility functions to update those configurations.


import { useWallet, Wallet } from '@alephium/web3-react'

function Component() {
const { account, connectionStatus } = useWallet()

if (connectionStatus === 'connecting') return <div>Connecting</div>
if (connectionStatus === 'disconnected') return <div>Disconnected</div>

// connected
return <div>{account}</div>

If the return value is undefined, it indicates that the wallet is not connected. The returned wallet has the following fields:

  • wallet.signer: you can use the signer to sign transactions
  • wallet.account: this is the currently connected account
  • wallet.nodeProvider: you can use the node provider to communicate with the full node, note that this value may be undefined


import { useBalance } from '@alephium/web3-react'

const { balance, updateBalanceForTx } = useBalance()

The useBalance hook returns two values:

  1. balance: the current balance of the connected account
  2. updateBalanceForTx: this is used to update the balance when the user makes a transaction. It takes a transaction id as a parameter, and it will update the balance once this transaction is confirmed.


import { useState } from 'react'
import { useTxStatus } from '@alephium/web3-react'

const { txStatus } = useTxStatus(txId)
const confirmed = useMemo(() => {
return txStatus?.type === 'Confirmed'
}, [txStatus])

The useTxStatus hook also accepts an optional callback parameter of type (txStatus: node.TxStatus) => Promise<any>, it will be called after each transaction status query.


Rate limit

NodeProvider is used to communicate with the full node when developing a dApp, and you can use the public API services provided by Alephium. But all APIs are rate limited to prevent spam. So if the client sends too many requests in a given amount of time, it will receive the HTTP 429 error.

You can use the fetch-retry to solve this issue:

import * as fetchRetry from 'fetch-retry'

// We specify up to 10 retries, with 1 second retry delay
const retryFetch = fetchRetry.default(fetch, {
retries: 10,
retryDelay: 1000
const nodeProvider = new NodeProvider('node-url', undefined, retryFetch)

Custom wallet connect button

@alephium/web3-react provides the AlephiumConnectButton component to facilitate the development of user interfaces, you can also use the AlephiumConnectButton.Custom to customize the style of the connect button:

import { AlephiumConnectButton } from '@alephium/web3'

function CustomWalletConnectButton = () => {
return (
{({ isConnected, disconnect, show, account }) => {
return isConnected ? (
<button onClick={disconnect}>
) : (
<button onClick={show}>