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Version: 0.2.x-amarok



One awesome feature we've introduced is the ability to use callbacks to respond to results of calls from the destination domain on the origin domain. You can read the detailed spec here. This example will build on top of the Authenticated example.

Source Contract

To enable callback handling, some contract on the origin domain must implement the ICallback interface. This could be a separate contract or the Source contract itself.

We'll have our Source contract handle the callback. To do so, Source should import the ICallback interface and change the callback param to the address of the contract implementing this interface. It will also need a reference to the Connext PromiseRouter contract.

import {IConnextHandler} from "nxtp/core/connext/interfaces/IConnextHandler.sol";
import {CallParams, XCallArgs} from "nxtp/core/connext/libraries/LibConnextStorage.sol";
import {ICallback} from "nxtp/core/promise/interfaces/ICallback.sol";

contract Source {
event CallbackCalled(bytes32 transferId, bool success, uint256 newValue);

IConnextHandler public immutable connext;
address public immutable promiseRouter;

// The callback-handling contract needs a reference to the Connext PromiseRouter similarly
// to how the Target contract needs a reference to the Connext Executor. The contract
// implementing `callback` should only allow the Connext PromiseRouter to call it.
modifier onlyPromiseRouter () {
msg.sender == address(promiseRouter),
"Expected PromiseRouter"

IConnextHandler _connext,
address _promiseRouter
) {
connext = _connext;
promiseRouter = _promiseRouter;

function xChainUpdate(
address to,
uint32 originDomain,
uint32 destinationDomain,
uint256 newValue
) external payable {

bytes4 selector = bytes4(keccak256("updateValue(uint256)"));
bytes memory callData = abi.encodeWithSelector(selector, newValue);

CallParams memory callParams = CallParams({
to: to,
callData: callData,
originDomain: originDomain,
destinationDomain: destinationDomain,
agent: msg.sender, // address allowed to execute transaction on destination side in addition to relayers
recovery: msg.sender, // fallback address to send funds to if execution fails on destination side
forceSlow: true, // this must be true for authenticated calls
receiveLocal: false, // option to receive the local bridge-flavored asset instead of the adopted asset
callback: address(this), // this contract implements the callback
callbackFee: 0, // fee paid to relayers for the callback; no fees on testnet
relayerFee: 0, // fee paid to relayers for the forward call; no fees on testnet
destinationMinOut: 0 // not sending funds so minimum can be 0

XCallArgs memory xcallArgs = XCallArgs({
params: callParams,
transactingAsset: address(0), // 0 address is the native gas token
transactingAmount: 0, // not sending funds with this calldata-only xcall
originMinOut: 0 // not sending funds so minimum can be 0


// Required for contracts implementing the ICallback interface.
// This function is called to handle return data from the destination domain.
function callback(
bytes32 transferId,
bool success,
bytes memory data
) external onlyPromiseRouter {
uint256 newValue = abi.decode(data, (uint256));
emit CallbackCalled(transferId, success, newValue);

The return data from the destination domain is sent with the callback so we can do whatever we want with it. In this case, we simply emit an event with the newValue we sent so that the callback can be used on the origin domain to verify a successful update on the destination domain.

Target Contract

On the Target side, the function just needs to return some data.

contract Target {
uint256 public value;

address public originContract; // the address of the source contract
uint32 public originDomain; // the origin Domain ID
address public executor; // the address of the Connext Executor contract

// A modifier for authenticated functions.
// Note: This is an important security consideration. If the target function
// is authenticated, it must check that the originating call is from
// the correct domain and contract. Also, the msg.sender must be the
// Connext Executor address.
modifier onlySource() {
LibCrossDomainProperty.originSender( == originContract &&
LibCrossDomainProperty.origin( == originDomain &&
msg.sender == address(executor),
"Expected origin contract on origin domain called by Executor"

address _originContract, // address of the source contract
uint32 _originDomain, // domain of the source contract
IConnextHandler _connext // address of ConnextHandler
) {
originContract = _originContract;
originDomain = _originDomain;

// Retrieve the address of the Connext Executor
executor = _connext.executor();

function updateValue(uint256 newValue)
external onlySource
returns (uint256)
value = newValue;
return newValue;

That's it! Connext will now send the callback execution back to the origin domain to be processed by relayers.

Note: Origin-side relayers have not been set up to process callbacks yet. This will be added shortly!