This document explains how to influence the blockchain’s state by broadcasting transactions.

Transactions include:

  • a list of messages
  • an optional memo
  • a fee
  • a signature from a key

The messages included in a transaction contain the information that will be routed to a proper message handler in the node, which in turn parses the inputs and determines the next state of the blockchain.

Create Transactions

Create a Wallet

You will first want to create a wallet which you can use to sign transactions.

import { MnemonicKey, LCDClient } from "@xpla/xpla.js";

const mk = new MnemonicKey();
const xpla = new LCDClient({
  URL: "",
  chainID: "cube_47-5",
const wallet = xpla.wallet(mk);

Create Messages

import { MsgSend } from "@xpla/xpla.js";

const send = new MsgSend(wallet.key.accAddress, "<random-xpla-address>", {
  axpla: 1000,

Create and Sign Transaction

const tx = await wallet.createAndSignTx({
  msgs: [send],
  memo: "Hello",

Broadcast Transaction

const txResult = await xpla.tx.broadcast(tx);

The default broadcast mode is block, which waits until the transaction has been included in a block. This will give you the most information about the transaction, including events and errors while processing.

You can also use sync or async broadcast modes.

// const syncTxResult = await xpla.tx.broadcastSync(tx);
// const asyncTxResult = await xpla.tx.broadcastAsync(tx);

Check Events

If you broadcasted the transaction with block, you can get the events emitted by your transaction.

import { isTxError } from "@xpla/xpla.js";

const txResult = xpla.tx.broadcast(tx);

if (isTxError(txResult)) {
  throw new Error(
    `encountered an error while running the transaction: ${txResult.code} ${txResult.codespace}`

// check for events from the first message