The Connext SDK allows developers to interact with the Connext protocol in standard Node.js or web environments. See here for a reference of all SDK methods.

Cross-Chain Transfer

This example demonstrates how to execute an xcall to transfer funds from a wallet on the source domain to the same address on the destination domain.

1. Setup

Install Node.js and use Node.js v18. Follow the instructions to install nvm, a node version manager, which will make switching versions easier.

Create a project folder and initialize the package. Fill out the project information as you please.

mkdir connext-sdk-example && cd connext-sdk-example
npm init

We'll be using TypeScript so install the following and generate the tsconfig.json file.

npm install --save-dev @types/node @types/chai @types/mocha typescript 
npx tsc --init # or `yarn tsc --init`

We want to use top-level await so we'll set the compiler options accordingly in tsconfig.json:

  "compilerOptions": {
    "outDir": "./dist",
    "target": "es2017",
    "module": "esnext",
    "moduleResolution": "node",
    "allowSyntheticDefaultImports": true,
    "skipLibCheck": true
  "exclude": ["node_modules"]

Add type and scripts as root-level entries to package.json - they may already exist, so just replace them with the following.

  "type": "module",
  "scripts": {
    "xtransfer": "tsc && node dist/xtransfer.js"

2. Install dependencies

Install the latest beta version of Connext SDK and ethers.

npm install @connext/sdk
npm install ethers@^5

3. The code

First, we'll configure the SDK. Create a config.ts file with the following contents.

import { SdkConfig } from "@connext/sdk";
import { ethers } from "ethers";

// Create a Signer and connect it to a Provider on the sending chain
const privateKey = "<PRIVATE_KEY>";

let signer = new ethers.Wallet(privateKey);

// Use the RPC url for the origin chain
const provider = new ethers.providers.JsonRpcProvider("");
signer = signer.connect(provider);
const signerAddress = await signer.getAddress();

const sdkConfig: SdkConfig = {
  signerAddress: signerAddress,
  // Use `mainnet` when you're ready...
  network: "testnet",

  // Add more chains here! Use mainnet domains if `network: mainnet`.
  // This information can be found at
  chains: {
    1936027759: {
    1869640549: {
      providers: ['']

export { signer, sdkConfig };

Replace <PRIVATE_KEY> with your own private key on line 5.

Notice that the config supports Goerli and Optimism-Goerli. We've also hard-coded the origin chain provider on line 10.

Now create a xtransfer.ts file with the following:

import { create } from "@connext/sdk";
import { BigNumber } from "ethers";
import { signer, sdkConfig } from "./config.js";

const {sdkBase} = await create(sdkConfig);

const signerAddress = await signer.getAddress();

// xcall parameters
const originDomain = "1936027759";
const destinationDomain = "1869640549";
const originAsset = "0xd26e3540A0A368845B234736A0700E0a5A821bBA";
const amount = "100000000000000";
const slippage = "10000";

// Estimate the relayer fee
const relayerFee = (
  await sdkBase.estimateRelayerFee({

// Prepare the xcall params
const xcallParams = {
  origin: originDomain,           // send from Sepolia
  destination: destinationDomain, // to Op-Sepolia
  to: signerAddress,              // the address that should receive the funds on destination
  asset: originAsset,             // address of the token contract
  delegate: signerAddress,        // address allowed to execute transaction on destination side in addition to relayers
  amount: amount,                 // amount of tokens to transfer
  slippage: slippage,             // the maximum amount of slippage the user will accept in BPS (e.g. 30 = 0.3%)
  callData: "0x",                 // empty calldata for a simple transfer (byte-encoded)
  relayerFee: relayerFee,         // fee paid to relayers 

// Approve the asset transfer if the current allowance is lower than the amount.
// Necessary because funds will first be sent to the Connext contract in xcall.
const approveTxReq = await sdkBase.approveIfNeeded(

if (approveTxReq) {
  const approveTxReceipt = await signer.sendTransaction(approveTxReq);
  await approveTxReceipt.wait();

// Send the xcall
const xcallTxReq = await sdkBase.xcall(xcallParams);
xcallTxReq.gasLimit = BigNumber.from("20000000"); 
const xcallTxReceipt = await signer.sendTransaction(xcallTxReq);
await xcallTxReceipt.wait();

Most of the parameters are hardcoded in this example. For a detailed description of each parameter, see the SDK reference for xcall.

Information like asset addresses be found in the Deployments page.

4. Run it

Fire off the cross-chain transfer!

npm run xtransfer

5. Track the xcall

We can now use the transaction hash from the logged transaction receipt to track the status of this xcall.

After the transfer is status: Executed on the destination side, the transferred tokens should show up in the recipient wallet.

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