Contract Configuration

To enable cross-chain communication in your blockchain application, you need two key functions: sendMessage() and messageProcess(). These functions handle sending and receiving messages between different blockchains.

  • sendMessage(): This function packages and sends data to another blockchain.

  • messageProcess(): This function receives and processes data from another blockchain.

Simple Code Example

Here's a straightforward example to demonstrate the simplicity of using these functions:

pragma solidity =0.8.17;

import "@cryptolink/contracts/message/MessageClient.sol";
import "@openzeppelin/contracts/token/ERC20/extensions/ERC20Burnable.sol";

contract HelloERC20 is ERC20Burnable, MessageClient {
    constructor() ERC20("HelloERC20", "HELLO") {
        _mint(msg.sender, 1_000_000 ether);

    function bridge(uint _destChainId, address _recipient, uint _amount) external onlyActiveChain(_destChainId) {
        // burn tokens
        _burn(msg.sender, _amount);

        // send cross chain message
        _sendMessage(_destChainId, abi.encode(_recipient, _amount));

    function messageProcess(uint, uint _sourceChainId, address _sender, address, uint, bytes calldata _data) external override  onlySelf(_sender, _sourceChainId)  {
        // decode message
        (address _recipient, uint _amount) = abi.decode(_data, (address, uint));

        // mint tokens
        _mint(_recipient, _amount);

In this example:

  • bridge: Burns the tokens. Sends a message to the recipient blockchain with the burn amount

  • messageProcess: Decodes the message from the recipient blockchain and mints the corresponding token amount.

This simple example shows how easy it is to set up cross-chain communication using these functions.

Developers can use the Developer Documentation to dive further into these functions.

Last updated