This is a practical tutorial on signing a message using MetaMask and then verifying it on-chain.
Here’s a demo: https://leon-do.github.io/ecrecover/
- This is using the method personal_sign to prevent accidental transaction spending. This will relate to \x19Ethereum Signed Message:\n32 prefix found in the smart contract (below).
- This is signing the hashed message.
Below is the required information to verify a signature. Use this in your smart contract.
Create the solidity contract.
- Notice the prefix,\x19Ethereum Signed Message:\n32 is required to verify a signed message.
- The prefix is hashed along with the message.
- ecrecover should return the address of the signer.
Verify in Solidity
Input the hashed message and signature (r, s, v) to verify the address.
Use Case: Unity Gaming
- Game developer creates a game, server, and smart contract that issues prizes if the player wins.
- Player wins and tells the game developer they won.
- Game server provides the player with a signature (explained above) that allows the user to claim. Think of this as a coupon.
- Player then interacts with the contract and submits the signature (coupon) to claim their prize.
Example smart contract deployed by game developer:
After winning, the player gets a signature (coupon) from the game server to claim their prize
Player parses the signature in Unity
The player can then interact with the smart contract to claim their prize. More information here.
Got further questions? Hop into our Discord — we’ve got a thriving community ❤️🔥
#off-topic-lounge for general inquiries.
#gaming-general for gaming development chat.
#gaming-showcase to show your stuff.
ChainSafe is a leader in blockchain development and infrastructure solutions for web3. We’re working toward a more decentralized future by building client implementations for Ethereum, Filecoin, Polkadot, and Mina. We’re also maintaining the web3.js library, working on a Gaming SDK that connects NFTs to Unity, building a distributed cloud storage application, and bootstrapping a multi-chain bridge. To learn more, click here.
Want to help build the foundations of web3? Join us!
Have a question, comment, or suggestion? Drop into our Discord and join the conversation! We’re also always looking for talented people. Check out our open positions and get in touch ➡️➡️ [email protected]