Truffle Box (rsk-starter-box)

RSK Truffle Starter Box


This box comes with everything you need to start using Truffle on RSK Network. It includes network configurations for Mainnet and Testnet.


First ensure you are in a new and empty directory.

  1. Install Truffle globally

     npm install -g truffle
  2. Run the unbox command. This will install all necessary dependencies.

     truffle unbox rsksmart/rsk-starter-box
  3. Run the development console.

     truffle develop
  4. Compile and migrate the smart contracts. Note inside the development console we don’t preface commands with truffle.


NOTE: This truffle box is not a complete dapp.


Setup an account & get R-BTC

Setup the gas price

Gas is the internal pricing for running a transaction or contract. When you send tokens, interact with a contract, send RBTC, or do anything else on the blockchain, you must pay for that computation. That payment is calculated as gas. In RSK, this is paid in R-BTC. The minimumGasPrice is written in the block header by miners and establishes the minimum gas price that a transaction should have in order to be included in that block.

To get the minimumGasPrice do the following steps:

  1. Run this query using cURL:


     curl \
         -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
         --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getBlockByNumber","params":["latest",false],"id":1}'


     curl \
         -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
         --data '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_getBlockByNumber","params":["latest",false],"id":1}'
  2. Find in the result the field minimumGasPrice

For more information about the Gas and minimumGasPrice please go here.

Connect to RSK

  1. Copy your mnemonic to truffle-config.js

     // truffle-config.json
     const HDWalletProvider = require('@truffle/hdwallet-provider');
     //Put your mnemonic here, be careful not to deploy your mnemonic into production!
     const mnemonic = 'A_MNEMONIC';

    Please be aware that we are using HDWalletProvider with RSK Networks derivations path:

    • RSK Mainnet dpath: m/44’/137’/0’/0
    • RSK Testnet dpath: m/44’/37310’/0’/0

    For more information check RSKIP57.

  2. Check the gas price of the network, and update truffle-config.js if necessary.

  3. Run the development console for any RSK network.

     # Console for Mainnet
     truffle console --network mainnet
     # Console forn Testnet
     truffle console --network testnet
  4. Compile and migrate the smart contracts. Note that inside the development console, we don’t preface commands with truffle.