How to use Ethereum stake sidechain

If you want to use stake feature with Ethereum tokens, you need to stake some ETH on Echo network contract.

At global_property_object -> chain_parameters -> stake_sidechain_config you can find contract_address wich contains address of eth contract (or at some other places, e.g. standart genesis). If you want to use stake sidechain you need to call this contract.

If you stake some funds from different Ethereum accounts to one Echo account, you can only withdraw the amount that each account sent, and only to the corresponding account.


  • eth_account1 stake 10 ETH for echo_account;

  • eth_account2 stake 5 ETH for echo_account;

So echo_account will have 15 SBTC, but if you want to withdraw:

  • eth_account1 can withdraw up to 10 ETH;

  • eth_account2 can withdraw up to 5 ETH;

Step-by-step: 1. Get contract address(and other information) from any resource. 2. Call stake method of contract. 3. Wait for committie approvals on Echo network. 4. Enjoy!

If you want to withdraw: 1. Call unstake method of contract. 2. Wait about 8 days for unstaking. 3. Call withdraw method of contract. 4. Use your funds!

Note: there is no fee on such transactions! (except Ethereum fee)

Staking guide.

1. Get contract address and ABI.

First of all you need to get smart contract address and it's ABI from our resources.

All you need to know about contract code now is:

contract Staking {
uint256 constant public SECONDS_PER_BLOCK = 15;
uint256 constant public UNSTAKING_BLOCKS_COUNT = 8 days / SECONDS_PER_BLOCK;
function stake(uint256 echoAccountId) payable external onlyPositiveAmount(msg.value) returns (bool success) {
return true;
function unstake(uint256 echoAccountId, uint256 amount) external onlyPositiveAmount(amount) returns (bool success) {
return true;
function withdraw() external returns (bool success) {
return true;
modifier onlyPositiveAmount(uint256 amount) {
require(amount > 0, "Amount should be positive");

Note: in contract above UNSTAKING_BLOCKS_COUNT is count of Echo blocks to wait for unfreezing you founds after calling unstake method.

You can use Remix IDE for compilation and getting ABI(or methods signatures).

Methods signatures:

"a694fc3a": "stake(uint256)",
"9e2c8a5b": "unstake(uint256,uint256)",
"3ccfd60b": "withdraw()"

2. Call the stake method of contract.

You can use different tools to interact with smart contract. For this example we will use truffle console.

Installation and more detailed usage of truffle are described in their documentation.

Step 2.1 Let's setup truffle-config.js.

In the directory from which we will run truffle console save the file truffle-config.js:

module.exports = {
networks: {
development: {
host: "localhost",
port: 8545,
network_id: "*",
gasPrice: 20000000000,
gas: 8500000000

In this config you can set ip and port of your Ethereum node.

Step 2.2 Launching a console.

truffle console --network development

Step 2.3 Call contract

Method stake have signature:

"a694fc3a": "stake(uint256)"

So you need just to send transaction to contract address with signature of method and id of Echo account. Echo account id conversion to address is described there. We will use 1.2.26 Echo account for this short example.

ID of Echo account is instance ID in triplet, e.g. 1.2.26 account have ID=26.

So as argument for stake we have 26. And methods gets uint256, so we take hex number 1A (that 26 in hex), and paste some 0 to get 32 bytes number:


After that we create call data in such way:

`<method signature> + <argument data>`

As output we have 0xa694fc3a000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001A.

Now finally call contract:

truffle(development)> web3.eth.sendTransaction({to:"0x3D0a386Dd3B9Bb99A7190f92c80F473C1d2749A5", from:"0x727935C5cd6C94b569AF373554E21c8a508b8471", data:"0xa694fc3a000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001A", value:1000000, nonce: 45})


  • to:"0x3D0a386Dd3B9Bb99A7190f92c80F473C1d2749A5" - address of contract

  • from:"0x727935C5cd6C94b569AF373554E21c8a508b8471" - your ETH account address

  • data:"0xa694fc3a000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001A" - call data

  • value:1000000 - value to stake (at the example it equals to 0.000000000001 Ether)

  • nonce: 45 - number of transaction sent by your Ethereum account

Wait for Echo committie members approve and enjoy Echo network!

Please wait for a short while...

20 blocks on Ethereum network after that about 2 blocks on Ethereum network to wait Echo committie members approves.

In sum 22 blocks on Ethereum network.

Unstaking guide.

First look to staking guide, here is example how to call smart contract methods.

1. Call the unstake method of contract.

Method unstake have signature:

"9e2c8a5b": "unstake(uint256,uint256)"

First argument is account ID and second is amount to unstake.

Calling data for this transaction:

var signature = "0x9e2c8a5b";
var accountID = "000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001A";
var amount = "00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000F4240";
var calldata = signature + accountID + amount;

Now send transaction:

truffle(development)> web3.eth.sendTransaction({to:"0x3D0a386Dd3B9Bb99A7190f92c80F473C1d2749A5", from:"0x727935C5cd6C94b569AF373554E21c8a508b8471", data:"0x9e2c8a5b000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001A00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000F4240", nonce: 46})

Explanation you can find at staking guide.

2. Wait about 8 days for unstaking.

Wait until system preparing you funds...

Explanation you can find at staking guide.

3. Call the withdraw method of contract.

Method withdraw have signature:

"3ccfd60b": "withdraw()"

Send transaction

truffle(development)> web3.eth.sendTransaction({to:"0x3D0a386Dd3B9Bb99A7190f92c80F473C1d2749A5", from:"0x727935C5cd6C94b569AF373554E21c8a508b8471", data:"0x3ccfd60b", nonce: 48})

4. Use your funds!

Thank you for using Echo sidechain!