Single Transaction Bridging
Single Transaction Bridging mode involves a single transaction on the sending chain and no transaction on the destination chain. This single transaction encompasses both swapping and bridging. For an ERC-20 token being bridged, the user would need to allow it's spending on the sending chain in addition to the single transaction to swap and bridge. Single Transaction Bridging flow would limit the number of token options a user can receive on the destination chain, since these would just be tokens supported by bridges.
- 1.The UI first needs to be populated with the sending and destination chains. The user first selects these, which determine the tokens that can be bridged.
2. Once the user has selected their sending and destination chains, the token list needs to be populated for them to choose sending and receiving tokens. Not all assets can be bridged from the sending chain and received on the destination chain. Hence, there is a
from-token-list, representing tokens that can be sent from the sending chain and
to-token-list,representing tokens that can be received on the destination chain. These two lists need to be separately shown to a user.
3. Once the user has chosen the sending token and receiving token for the respective sending and destination chains, the routes between these chains needs to be fetched from the
quoteendpoint with amounts of each token. These routes need to be shown to the user. These routes also consider any swaps involved.
- Each route for bridging tokens between the chains is an object in the
- The userTxs array in each route from quote includes all the transactions involved in the route and
userTxTypecan be used to infer the type of transaction. This data can be used to break down and display components of the route on the UI.
- In a swap + bridge single transaction on the sending chain, the transaction type is
fund-movrand it encompasses the dex swap and bridging transaction metadata in the steps array nested in the route. In some routes such as the one involving the Polygon Native bridge, the dex swap needs to be performed first by the user and then bridged as the Polygon Native bridge requires only wallet users to burn the token. In such cases, a separate transaction with type
- The steps array nested in a route just returns the meta steps of a transaction
bridgeRouteErrorsreturned in the quote response indicates the reason for a given bridge not returning a route for selected chain/token/amount input. The error codes can be used to show users appropriate messages on the UI in case no routes are found.
4. Once the user has chosen the route they want to bridge with, for the transaction to go through, Socket contracts need approval to spend users' tokens. Hence allowance of token spending needs to be checked. The allowance can be checked by calling the
approvalDataparam in the quote has all the data to pass as query params to the check-allowance endpoint.
5. If the Socket contract does not have approval to spend a users' sending token, the
approvalDatafetched from the quote is to be used to make a smart contract method call on the frontend to give Socket contracts approval to spend user tokens on behalf of user.
Alternatively, the approval
build-txendpoint can be called to generate the transaction data to get approval from the user.
6. Once the contract has approval to spend a users' sending token, the
callDatafor the route needs to be fetched from the
/server/build-txendpoint. This is followed by a smart contract method call on the frontend, which is explained in the page below.
7. The status of the transaction can be tracked by polling the Socket Bridge Status API