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NFT Staking App

An NFT Staking contract deployed using thirdweb deploy, where users stake their ERC721 tokens and earn ERC20 tokens in return!

To create a new project using this template, use the thirdweb CLI:

npx thirdweb create --template nft-staking-app

Using this template


This example demonstrates a use of several thirdweb tools to create an NFT Staking application. In this example, users can stake their ERC721 NFTs and earn ERC20 tokens as a reward. It combines:

  1. thirdweb's NFT Drop Contract
  2. thirdweb's Token Contract
  3. A modified version of this NFT Staking Smart Contract by andreitoma8

We deploy the NFT Staking Smart contract using thirdweb deploy and interact with all three of the contracts using the thirdweb TypeScript and React SDKs.

Check out the Demo here:


Using This Repo

  • Create a copy of this repo by running the below command:
npx thirdweb create --template nft-staking-app
  • Deploy the StakingContract.sol smart contract by running the below command from the root of the project directory:
npx thirdweb deploy
  • Configure the network you deployed in index.js:
// This is the chainId your dApp will work on.
const activeChainId = ChainId.Mumbai;
  • Run the project locally:
npm run dev


In this section, we'll dive into the code and explain how it works.

NFT Staking Smart Contract

The NFT Staking contract in StakingContract.sol can be broken down into three parts:

  1. Staking
  2. Withdrawing
  3. Rewards


NFTs can be staked by users to earn rewards, and are held by the smart contract until the user withdraws them.

We have two mappings to track which tokens are staked by which addresses and information about those addresses:

    // Mapping of User Address to Staker info
mapping(address => Staker) public stakers;

// Mapping of Token Id to staker. Made for the SC to remeber
// who to send back the ERC721 Token to.
mapping(uint256 => address) public stakerAddress;

When the user calls the stake function on the smart contract, they smart contract transfers the NFT from their wallet to the contract:

        // Transfer the token from the wallet to the Smart contract
nftCollection.transferFrom(msg.sender, address(this), _tokenId);

The contract keeps track of the token's staked status and which address staked this token:

        // Create StakedToken
StakedToken memory stakedToken = StakedToken(msg.sender, _tokenId);

// Add the token to the stakedTokens array

// Increment the amount staked for this wallet

// Update the mapping of the tokenId to the staker's address
stakerAddress[_tokenId] = msg.sender;

// Update the timeOfLastUpdate for the staker
stakers[msg.sender].timeOfLastUpdate = block.timestamp;

We will talk about how the rewards system works and why we keep track of the timeOfLastUpdate and amountStaked in the Rewards section.


Withdrawing is essentially the opposite of staking.

We transfer the token back to the wallet address that staked it (that we store in the mapping).

        // Wallet must own the token they are trying to withdraw
require(stakerAddress[_tokenId] == msg.sender, "You don't own this token!");

// Transfer the token back to the withdrawer
nftCollection.transferFrom(address(this), msg.sender, _tokenId);

When the user withdraws the token, we mark the .staker of this token inside the user's stakedTokens array to be address(0) in order to keep track of which tokens are no longer staked, without having to remove anything from the array:

// Find the index of this token id in the stakedTokens array
uint256 index = 0;
for (uint256 i = 0; i < stakers[msg.sender].stakedTokens.length; i++) {
if (
stakers[msg.sender].stakedTokens[i].tokenId == _tokenId
stakers[msg.sender].stakedTokens[i].staker != address(0)
) {
index = i;

// "Remove" this token from the stakedTokens array
stakers[msg.sender].stakedTokens[index].staker = address(0);


Rewards are calculated based on

  • How many NFTs the wallet has staked
  • How much time has passed
  • the rewardsPerHour rate configured in the contract.

In order to keep track of user's rewards and how they fluctuate over time, each staker has an unclaimedRewards field and a timeOfLastUpdate field.

Every time the user's rewards rate would change (e.g. they stake or withdraw an NFT), the timeOfLastUpdate and the unclaimedRewards fields are both updated.

For example, if a user staked 1 NFT for 1 hour, they would earn:

1 * 100,000 = 100,000

Then, if they staked another NFT after this hour, we somehow need to know how much they earnt up to this point, because their new rewards rate will increase after this new stake.

So, then it becomes:

1 * 100,000 * 1


2 * 100,000 * hours between this stake call and time now

This is how we keep track of the user's rewards despite fluctuating rewards rates as they stake and withdraw NFTs.

The calculate rewards function:

    function calculateRewards(address _staker)
returns (uint256 _rewards)
return (((
((block.timestamp - stakers[_staker].timeOfLastUpdate) *
) * rewardsPerHour) / 3600);

Calculate the total rewards owed to a user at the current point in time:

    function availableRewards(address _staker) public view returns (uint256) {
uint256 rewards = calculateRewards(_staker) +
return rewards;

Update the information when the user stakes or withdraws:

        // Update the rewards for this user
uint256 rewards = calculateRewards(msg.sender);
stakers[msg.sender].unclaimedRewards += rewards;

Payout the user's rewards:

    function claimRewards() external {
uint256 rewards = calculateRewards(msg.sender) +
require(rewards > 0, "You have no rewards to claim");
stakers[msg.sender].timeOfLastUpdate = block.timestamp;
stakers[msg.sender].unclaimedRewards = 0;
rewardsToken.safeTransfer(msg.sender, rewards);

Deploying the smart contract

We use thirdweb deploy to deploy the Staking smart contract by running:

npx thirdweb deploy

This provides us with a link to deploy the contract via the thirdweb dashboard

Front-end Application

On the front-end, we connect to all three of our smart contracts and interact with them using thirdweb's SDKs.

Configuring the ThirdwebProvider

We wrap our application in the ThirdwebProvider component to access all of the React SDK's hooks and configure the network we want to support.

// This is the chainId your dApp will work on.
const activeChainId = ChainId.Mumbai;

function MyApp({ Component, pageProps }: AppProps) {
return (
<ThirdwebProvider desiredChainId={activeChainId}>
<Component {...pageProps} />

Mint Page

On the mint.tsx, we connect to our NFT Drop contract using the useNFTDrop hook.

// Get the NFT Collection contract
const nftDropContract = useNFTDrop(
"0x322067594DBCE69A9a9711BC393440aA5e3Aaca1", // your contract here

And allow user's to mint an NFT from our contract using the claim method:

const tx = await nftDropContract?.claim(1); // 1 is quantity here

Stake Page

The staking page connects to all three of our contracts:

  1. NFTDrop contract using useNFTDrop
const nftDropContract = useNFTDrop(nftDropContractAddress);
  1. Token contract using useToken
const tokenContract = useToken(tokenContractAddress);
  1. Staking contract using useContract
const { contract, isLoading } = useContract(stakingContractAddress);

Loading Staked NFTs:

async function loadStakedNfts() {
const stakedTokens = await contract?.call("getStakedTokens", address);

// For each staked token, fetch it from the sdk
const stakedNfts = await Promise.all(
async (stakedToken: { staker: string, tokenId: BigNumber }) => {
// Fetch metadata for each staked token id
const nft = await nftDropContract?.get(stakedToken.tokenId);
return nft;

// Store the result in state, now we have an array of NFT metadata.

Loading claimable rewards:

async function loadClaimableRewards() {
const cr = await contract?.call("availableRewards", address);

Staking NFTs:

In order for the smart contract to have permission to transfer NFTs from our wallet, we need to ensure it has the required approval, which we do by calling the setApprovalForAll method for our NFTs in the NFT Drop contract.

async function stakeNft(id: BigNumber) {
if (!address) return;

const isApproved = await nftDropContract?.isApproved(
// If not approved, request approval
if (!isApproved) {
await nftDropContract?.setApprovalForAll(stakingContractAddress, true);
const stake = await contract?.call("stake", id);

Withdrawing NFTs:

async function withdraw(id: BigNumber) {
const withdraw = await contract?.call("withdraw", id);

Claiming Rewards:

async function claimRewards() {
const claim = await contract?.call("claimRewards");

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