# Common examples guide

Use the following common examples to learn how to use Paloma.js. If this is your first time using Paloma.js, use the Paloma.js installation guide.

# Configuring LCDClient

The following code example shows how to initialize the LCDClient. The rest of the examples assume you initialized it by using this example or similar code. Check the available networks to chose the right chainID

import fetch from "isomorphic-fetch";
import { MsgSend, MnemonicKey, Coins, LCDClient } from "@paloma/Paloma.js";

// Fetch gas prices and convert to `Coin` format.
const gasPrices = await (
  await fetch("", { redirect: 'follow' }) //todo: gas price api
const gasPricesCoins = new Coins(gasPrices);

const lcd = new LCDClient({
  URL: "https://lcd.testnet.palomaswap.comm",
  chainID: "<paloma chain id>", 
  gasPrices: gasPricesCoins,
  gasAdjustment: "1.5",
  gas: 10000000,
  isClassic: false, // optional parameter, false by default

# Get wallet balance (native tokens)

// Replace with address to check.
const address = "paloma1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";
const [balance] = await lcd.bank.balance(address);

Example response:

[{ denom: "ugrain", amount: "5030884" }];

# Get transaction status

// Replace with TX hash to lookup.
const hash = "CAB264B3D92FF3DFE209DADE791A866876DE5DD2A320C1200F9C5EC5F0E7B14B";
const txInfo = await lcd.tx.txInfo(hash);

Example response (modified for readability):

TxInfo {
  height: 8276372,
  txhash: 'CAB264B3D92FF3DFE209DADE791A866876DE5DD2A320C1200F9C5EC5F0E7B14B',
  raw_log: '[]',
  logs: [
    TxLog {
      msg_index: 0,
      log: '',
      events: [Array],
      eventsByType: [Object]
  gas_wanted: 177808,
  gas_used: 128827,
  tx: Tx {},
  timestamp: '2022-03-17T18:34:06Z',
  code: 0,
  codespace: ''
const getTransactionLink = (hash) =>
const hash = "CAB264B3D92FF3DFE209DADE791A866876DE5DD2A320C1200F9C5EC5F0E7B14B";


Example response:

const getWalletLink = (address) =>
const address = "paloma1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx";

Example response:


# Sending native tokens

The following code example shows how to send native tokens:

import { LCDClient, MnemonicKey, MsgSend } from "@paloma/Paloma.js";

// const lcd = new LCDClient(...);

const mk = new MnemonicKey({
    "satisfy adjust timber high purchase tuition stool faith fine install that you unaware feed domain license impose boss human eager hat rent enjoy dawn",

const wallet = lcd.wallet(mk);

// Transfer 1 GRAIN.
const send = new MsgSend(
  { ugrain: "1000000" }

const tx = await wallet.createAndSignTx({ msgs: [send] });
const result = await lcd.tx.broadcast(tx);


# Decoding Protobuf-encoded messages

The following code example shows how to decode messages that have been encoded using Protobuf:

import { LCDClient, Tx } from "@paloma/Paloma.js";

// const lcd = new LCDClient(...);

const blockData = await lcd.tendermint.blockInfo(5923213);

const txInfos = blockData.block.data.txs.map((tx) =>
  Tx.unpackAny({ value: Buffer.from(tx, "base64") })

// Find messages where a contract was initialized.
const initMessages = txInfos
  .map((tx) => tx.body.messages)
  .find((i) => i.constructor.name === "MsgInstantiateContract");


# Validate a Paloma address

The following code example shows how to do a basic verification on a Paloma address.

This is a basic version of the verification, it does not require external libraries as it performs a simple comparison with a regex string. It could give false positives since it doesn't verify the checksum of the address.

// basic address validation (no library required)
function isValid(address) {
  // check the string format:
  // - starts with "paloma1"
  // - length == 44 ("paloma1" + 38)
  // - contains only numbers and lower case letters
  return /(paloma1[a-z0-9]{38})/g.test(address);

console.log(isValid("paloma1dcegyrekltswvyy0xy69ydgxn9x8x32zdtapd8")); // true
console.log(isValid("paloma1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx")); // true (even if this doesn't have a valid checksum)
console.log(isValid("cosmos1zz22dfpvw3zqpeyhvhmx944a588fgcalw744ts")); // false
console.log(isValid("random string")); // false

This is a more advanced verification that requires the bech32 library which is used to verify the checksum.

import { bech32 } from "bech32";

// advanced address validation, it verify also the bech32 checksum
function isValid(address) {
  try {
    const { prefix: decodedPrefix } = bech32.decode(address); // throw error if checksum is invalid
    // verify address prefix
    return decodedPrefix === "Paloma";
  } catch {
    // invalid checksum
    return false;

console.log(isValid("paloma1dcegyrekltswvyy0xy69ydgxn9x8x32zdtapd8")); // true
console.log(isValid("paloma1xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx")); // false
console.log(isValid("cosmos1zz22dfpvw3zqpeyhvhmx944a588fgcalw744ts")); // false
console.log(isValid("random string")); // false