Cross-chain Swap Example

Here is an example of a cross-chain swap that you can run out of the box. Head to our examples repo, download the folder and run:

yarn install

Create a .env file and replace the values shared in the .env.example file. Then run

yarn start

This will run the index.ts below

import { Squid } from "@0xsquid/sdk"; // Import Squid SDK
import { ethers } from "ethers"; // Import ethers library
import * as dotenv from "dotenv"; // Import dotenv for environment variables
dotenv.config(); // Load environment variables from .env file

// Retrieve environment variables
const privateKey: string = process.env.PRIVATE_KEY!;
const integratorId: string = process.env.INTEGRATOR_ID!;
const FROM_CHAIN_RPC: string = process.env.FROM_CHAIN_RPC_ENDPOINT!;

if (!privateKey || !integratorId || !FROM_CHAIN_RPC) {
  console.error("Missing environment variables. Ensure PRIVATE_KEY, INTEGRATOR_ID, and FROM_CHAIN_RPC_ENDPOINT are set.");

// Define chain and token addresses
const fromChainId = "56"; // BNB chain ID
const toChainId = "42161"; // Arbitrum chain ID
const fromToken = "0x55d398326f99059fF775485246999027B3197955"; // USDT token address on BNB
const toToken = "0xaf88d065e77c8cC2239327C5EDb3A432268e5831"; // USDC token address on Arbitrum

// Define the amount to be sent (in smallest unit, e.g., wei for Ethereum)
const amount = "1000000000000000"; 

// Set up JSON RPC provider and signer using the private key and RPC URL
const provider = new ethers.providers.JsonRpcProvider(FROM_CHAIN_RPC);
const signer = new ethers.Wallet(privateKey, provider);

// Initialize the Squid client with the base URL and integrator ID
const getSDK = (): Squid => {
  const squid = new Squid({
    baseUrl: "",
    integratorId: integratorId,
  return squid;

// Function to approve the to spend fromAmount of fromToken
const approveSpending = async (transactionRequestTarget: string, fromToken: string, fromAmount: string) => {
  const erc20Abi = [
    "function approve(address spender, uint256 amount) public returns (bool)"
  const tokenContract = new ethers.Contract(fromToken, erc20Abi, signer);
  try {
    const tx = await tokenContract.approve(transactionRequestTarget, fromAmount);
    await tx.wait();
    console.log(`Approved ${fromAmount} tokens for ${transactionRequestTarget}`);
  } catch (error) {
    console.error('Approval failed:', error);
    throw error;

// Main function
(async () => {
  // Initialize Squid SDK
  const squid = getSDK();
  await squid.init();
  console.log("Initialized Squid SDK");

  // Set up parameters for swapping tokens
  const params = {
    fromAddress: signer.address,
    fromChain: fromChainId,
    fromToken: fromToken,
    fromAmount: amount,
    toChain: toChainId,
    toToken: toToken,
    toAddress: signer.address,
    slippageConfig: {
      autoMode: 1,
    enableBoost: true,

  console.log("Parameters:", params); // Printing the parameters for QA

  // Get the swap route using Squid SDK
  const { route, requestId } = await squid.getRoute(params);
  console.log("Calculated route:", route.estimate.toAmount);

  const transactionRequest = route.transactionRequest;

  // Approve the to spend fromAmount of fromToken
  await approveSpending(, fromToken, amount);

  // Execute the swap transaction
  const tx = (await squid.executeRoute({
  })) as unknown as ethers.providers.TransactionResponse;
  const txReceipt = await tx.wait();

  // Show the transaction receipt with Axelarscan link
  const axelarScanLink = "" + txReceipt.transactionHash;
  console.log(`Finished! Check Axelarscan for details: ${axelarScanLink}`);

  // Wait a few seconds before checking the status
  await new Promise((resolve) => setTimeout(resolve, 5000));

  // Parameters for checking the status of the transaction
  const getStatusParams = {
    transactionId: txReceipt.transactionHash,
    requestId: requestId,
    integratorId: integratorId,
    fromChainId: fromChainId,
    toChainId: toChainId,

  const completedStatuses = ["success", "partial_success", "needs_gas", "not_found"];
  const maxRetries = 10; // Maximum number of retries for status check
  let retryCount = 0;
  let status = await squid.getStatus(getStatusParams);

  // Loop to check the transaction status until it is completed or max retries are reached
  console.log(`Initial route status: ${status.squidTransactionStatus}`);

  do {
    try {
      // Wait a few seconds before checking the status
      await new Promise((resolve) => setTimeout(resolve, 5000));

      // Retrieve the transaction's route status
      status = await squid.getStatus(getStatusParams);

      // Display the route status
      console.log(`Route status: ${status.squidTransactionStatus}`);

    } catch (error: unknown) {
      // Handle error if the transaction status is not found
      if (error instanceof Error && (error as any).response && (error as any).response.status === 404) {
        if (retryCount >= maxRetries) {
          console.error("Max retries reached. Transaction not found.");
        console.log("Transaction not found. Retrying...");
      } else {
        throw error;

  } while (status && !completedStatuses.includes(status.squidTransactionStatus));

  // Wait for the transaction to be mined
  console.log("Swap transaction executed:", txReceipt.transactionHash);

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