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A JavaScript SDK for Ethereum and the Compound Protocol. Wraps around Ethers.js. Works in the web browser and Node.js.

Compound.js Documentation

This SDK is in open beta, and is constantly under development. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Ethereum Read & Write

JSON RPC based Ethereum read and write.


const Compound = require('@compound-finance/compound-js'); // in Node.js
const cUsdtAddress = Compound.util.getAddress(Compound.cUSDT);

(async function() {

  let supplyRatePerBlock = await Compound.eth.read(
    'function supplyRatePerBlock() returns (uint)',
    [], // [optional] parameters
    {}  // [optional] call options, provider, network, ethers.js "overrides"

  console.log('USDT supplyRatePerBlock:', supplyRatePerBlock.toString());



const toAddress = '0xa0df350d2637096571F7A701CBc1C5fdE30dF76A';

(async function() {

  const trx = await Compound.eth.trx(
    'function send() external payable',
      value: Compound._ethers.utils.parseEther('1.0'), // 1 ETH
      provider: window.ethereum, // in a web browser

  const toAddressEthBalance = await Compound.eth.getBalance(toAddress);


Compound Protocol

Simple methods for using the Compound protocol.

const compound = new Compound(window.ethereum); // in a web browser

// Ethers.js overrides are an optional 3rd parameter for `supply`
// const trxOptions = { gasLimit: 250000, mantissa: false };

(async function() {

  console.log('Supplying ETH to the Compound protocol...');
  const trx = await compound.supply(Compound.ETH, 1);
  console.log('Ethers.js transaction object', trx);


Install / Import

Web Browser

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@compound-finance/compound-js@latest/dist/browser/compound.min.js"></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
  window.Compound; // or `Compound`


npm install ethers @compound-finance/compound-js
const Compound = require('@compound-finance/compound-js');

// or, when using ES6

import Compound from '@compound-finance/compound-js';

More Code Examples

See the docblock comments above each function definition or the official Compound.js Documentation.

Instance Creation

The following are valid Ethereum providers for initialization of the SDK (v2 and Comet instance).

var compound = new Compound(window.ethereum); // web browser

var compound = new Compound(''); // HTTP provider

var compound = new Compound(); // Uses Ethers.js fallback mainnet (for testing only)

var compound = new Compound('goerli'); // Uses Ethers.js fallback (for testing only)

// Init with private key (server side)
var compound = new Compound('https://mainnet.infura.io/v3/_your_project_id_', {
  privateKey: '0x_your_private_key_', // preferably with environment variable

// Init with HD mnemonic (server side)
var compound = new Compound('mainnet' {
  mnemonic: 'clutch captain shoe...', // preferably with environment variable


Compound III (Comet) object initialization. The constructor accepts the same parameters as the Compound constructor. An error will be thrown initially and whenever a method is called if the provider does not match the network of the specific Comet deployment. The SDK constants as well as a method in the Comet documentation note the Comet deployments that Compound.js supports.

var compound = new Compound(window.ethereum);
var comet = compound.comet.MAINNET_USDC(); // provider from `compound` will be used unless on is explicitly passed

Constants and Contract Addresses

Names of contracts, their addresses, ABIs, token decimals, and more can be found in /src/constants.ts. Addresses, for all networks, can be easily fetched using the getAddress function, combined with contract name constants.

console.log(Compound.DAI, Compound.ETH, Compound.cETH);

const cUsdtAddress = Compound.util.getAddress(Compound.cUSDT);
// Mainnet cUSDT address. Second parameter can be a network like 'goerli'.


Parameters of number values can be plain numbers or their scaled up mantissa values. There is a transaction option boolean to tell the SDK what the developer is passing.

// 1 Dai
await compound.borrow(Compound.DAI, '1000000000000000000', { mantissa: true });

// `mantissa` defaults to false if it is not specified or if an options object is not passed
await compound.borrow(Compound.DAI, 1, { mantissa: false });

Transaction Options

Each method that interacts with the blockchain accepts a final optional parameter for overrides, much like Ethers.js overrides.

// The options object itself and all options are optional
const trxOptions = {
  mantissa,   // Boolean, parameters array arg of 1 ETH would be '1000000000000000000' (true) vs 1 (false)
  abi,        // Definition string or an ABI array from a solc build
  provider,   // JSON RPC string, Web3 object, or Ethers.js fallback network (string)
  network,    // Ethers.js fallback network provider, "provider" has precedence over "network"
  from,       // Address that the Ethereum transaction is send from
  gasPrice,   // Ethers.js override `Compound._ethers.utils.parseUnits('10.0', 'gwei')`
  gasLimit,   // Ethers.js override - see https://docs.ethers.io/ethers.js/v5-beta/api-contract.html#overrides
  value,      // Number or string
  data,       // Number or string
  chainId,    // Number
  nonce,      // Number
  privateKey, // String, meant to be used with `Compound.eth.trx` (server side)
  mnemonic,   // String, meant to be used with `Compound.eth.trx` (server side)


Tests are available in ./test/*.test.js. The tests are configured in ./test/index.js. Methods are tested using a forked chain using ganache-core. A JSON RPC provider URL needs to be configured as an environment variable before running the tests (MAINNET_PROVIDER_URL). Archive state must be available to run the tests. For free archive node access, get a provider URL from Alchemy.

## Run all tests
npm test

## Run a single test (Mocha JS grep option)
npm test -- -g 'runs eth.getBalance'

Build for Node.js & Web Browser

git clone git@github.com:compound-finance/compound-js.git
cd compound-js/
npm install
npm run build

Web Browser Build

<!-- Local build (do `npm install` first) -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="./dist/browser/compound.min.js"></script>

<!-- Public NPM -> jsdeliver build -->
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/@compound-finance/compound-js@latest/dist/browser/compound.min.js"></script>

Node.js Build

// Local build (do `npm install` first)
const Compound = require('./dist/nodejs/index.js');

// Public NPM build
const Compound = require('@compound-finance/compound-js');

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