Interacting with the Contract


Wallet credential

You should also have the latest version of xplad by building the latest version of XPLA Chain core. You will configure xplad to use it against your isolated testnet environment.

In a separate terminal, make sure to set up the following mnemonic:

xplad keys add test1 --recover

Using the mnemonic:

satisfy adjust timber high purchase tuition stool faith fine install that you unaware feed domain license impose boss human eager hat rent enjoy dawn

You need to extract the private key corresponding the above mnemonics. Use the command below:

xplad keys export test1 --unarmored-hex --unsafe

You may see the printed hex value. Please use the hex with the header 0x.

Development environment

For deploying and executing the contract, you may compile on your local environment, take a copy of the compiled bytecode, and deploy on MEW by manual way. But if the size of the contract goes bigger and need better management, we recommend to use the development environment tool followings.

In this tutorial, we assume that:

Uploading Code

The content is mainly from Deploying to a live network.

Write deploy.js

You may modify scripts/deploy.js by copy & paste the below:

const { ethers } = require('hardhat');

async function main() {
    const [deployer] = await ethers.getSigners();

    console.log("Deploying contracts with the account:", deployer.address);

    console.log("Account balance:", (await deployer.getBalance()).toString());

    const Token = await ethers.getContractFactory("Token");
    const token = await Token.deploy();

    await token.deployed();

    console.log("Token address:", token.address);

    .then(() => process.exit(0))
    .catch((error) => {

Network config

You may modify hardhat.config.js and add network entry like the below:



module.exports = {
  solidity: {
    version: "0.8.17",
    settings: {
      optimizer: {
        enabled: true,
        runs: 10,
  networks: {
    xpla: {
      url: `http://localhost:8545`,
      accounts: [
        // and more

Please fill XPLA_PRIVATE_KEY from the value of Wallet credential


Before executing the command below, please make sure that xplad is running on your local.

npx hardhat run scripts/deploy.js --network xpla

Then, you may see like below:

Deploying contracts with the account: 0x12ac7A4ea72352c143e3e21C2FD64Ae798b69131
Account balance: 998000000000000000000
Token address: 0xB1ED1d08A66067A0DA102aA50ad7e92f1AA0f5f4


If there is an error and it says about JsonRpcProvider, please:

  • Open package.json
  • Downgrade ethers as "ethers": "^5.7.2",
  • Delete node_modules
  • Install the dependencies again

And then execute the command above again!

Querying & executing on the contract

Like other EVM-based blockchain network, you may use web3.js to interact with EVM contracts on XPLA chain. To query and send transactions to a smart contract on the Ethereum blockchain using web3.js, you will need to do the following:

  • Create an instance of the web3 object and connect to an Ethereum network
  • Load the contract ABI (Application Binary Interface) and instantiate the contract object
  • Query the smart contract for information
  • Send a transaction to the smart contract


XPLA chain opens 8545 port for EVM based interaction. Here’s an example of how to connect to the XPLA chain:

const Web3 = require('web3');
const web3 = new Web3('http://localhost:8545');

Then, you need to load the contract ABI and instantiate the contract object.

The ABI (Application Binary Interface) is a JSON file that describes the functions and variables of a smart contract. You will need to load the ABI and instantiate the contract object in order to interact with the smart contract.

In your Hardhat project folder, you may find the ABI from artifacts/contracts/Token.sol/Token.json. You may take the file into your frontend project.

Here’s an example of how to load the ABI and instantiate the contract object:

const contractABI = require('./Token.json');
const contractAddress = '0xB1ED1d08A66067A0DA102aA50ad7e92f1AA0f5f4';
const myContract = new web3.eth.Contract(contractABI, contractAddress);

  .then(result => console.log(result))
  .catch(error => console.log(error));


To send a transaction to the smart contract, you can use the send method on the contract object. The send method creates a transaction on the blockchain and modifies the state of the smart contract.

Here’s an example of how to send a transaction to a smart contract:

const privateKey = 'XPLA_PRIVATE_KEY';
const account = web3.eth.accounts.privateKeyToAccount(privateKey);

myContract.methods.transfer(param1, param2).send({
  from: account.address,
  gas: 500000,
  gasPrice: '20000000000'
.then(receipt => console.log(receipt))
.catch(error => console.log(error));

Please fill XPLA_PRIVATE_KEY from the value of Wallet credential