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Example - My Pool

We are going to study how to use staking commands in smart contracts.

In ParallelChain Mainnet, there are six different staking commands:

  • Create deposit
  • Set deposit settings
  • Top-up deposit
  • Withdraw deposit
  • Stake deposit
  • Unstake deposit

We will demonstrate how the above staking commands can be created within a smart contract which acts as owner of the deposit/stakes (See Staking in Contract). We will use the contract, MyPool, to guide you through the steps of creating a stake in a pool. define a struct

use pchain_sdk::{
    call, contract, contract_methods

type Address = [u8;32];

pub struct MyPool {
    pool_operator: Address,
    my_friend: Address
We have created the struct MyPool, which consists of the addresses of the pool_operator and my_friend. These data will be all zeros by default. Therefore, we have to add an initialization function to set the addresses we want. initialize struct

impl MyPool {

    fn init(pool_operator: Address, my_friend: Address){
        MyPool { pool_operator, my_friend }.set();


After adding the init() function, we can try creating a deposit into the pool. pchain_sdk::network:defer_create_deposit() allows us to deposit some XPLL into a specified pool. In this contract, we have already specified the pool in the field pool_operator.

The staking commands are "deferred" because the actual execution of such commands occurs after the execution of a successful call.


The deposit is created on behalf of the contract address, not from your account address, so make sure to transfer

sufficient balance to the contract for the operation.

To check if the deposit is successful, you can check the deposit using pchain-client with the following command:

./pchain_client query deposit --operator <OPERATOR_ADDRESS> --owner <CONTRACT_ADDRESS> successful staking command

    fn create_deposit(balance: u64, auto_stake_rewards: bool) {
        pchain_sdk::network::defer_create_deposit(Self::get_pool_operator(), balance, auto_stake_rewards)

It was mentioned above that the defer call will only take place after a successful call. Here, we are making the transaction fail deliberately by transferring more than what we have in balance. As a result, the transaction call will fail, and the stake should not be deposited.

Check the deposit again using pchain-client, the deposit balance in the pool should remain unchanged. failed staking command

    fn transfer_too_much() {
        let balance = pchain_sdk::blockchain::balance();
        pchain_sdk::transfer(Self::get_my_friend(), balance + 1);
        pchain_sdk::network::defer_stake_deposit(Self::get_pool_operator(), balance);


The return values in the transaction receipt will be overwritten by the deferred staking commands.

In the method stake_deposit(), we should be expecting that the return_values in the receipt will be the balance of the contract (see ParallelChain Mainnet Protocol). However, since there is another deferred staking command in the method call, the return_values will be overwritten by the result of executing pchain_sdk::network::defer_staking_deposit() command. overwriting return value

    fn stake_deposit(max_amount: u64) -> u64{
        pchain_sdk::network::defer_stake_deposit(Self::get_pool_operator(), max_amount);

Lastly, we can include multiple deferred staking commands within one transaction. In this method multiple_defer(), we put the deferred staking commands for unstaking and withdrawing deposits together.

Both the commands will be executed after the success of the transaction, and in the order they were called. After invoking this method call, the stake of the deposit should have been successfully unstaked and withdrawn. multiple staking commands

    fn multiple_defer(max_amount: u64) {
        let operator = Self::get_pool_operator();
        pchain_sdk::network::defer_unstake_deposit(operator, max_amount);
        pchain_sdk::network::defer_withdraw_deposit(operator, max_amount);

Congratulations! You have completed all tutorials and are ready to write your smart contract!