Integrating with Interchain Accounts
It is highly recommended to read interchain-accounts introductions before moving on.
With the release of Interchain Accounts, which enables cross-chain account management built upon IBC, a solution to build rTokens via Interchain Accounts is implemented on StaFiHub and brings more security, decentralization and ease of integration.
The target chain is assumed to have integrated Interchain Accounts(ICA) module.
Like the way to integrate with multisig accounts, no development is required at all, the integration process is also a three-step process and the main step is to configure the following parameters, of which most are the same except pool accounts, the other two steps are the same and we won't belabor it here.
The denomination used by the target chain
Decimal points to covert minimal denomination to user-facing denomination
Prefix of account address
Prefix of validator address
Relay accounts of StaFiHub. Each rToken realy service needs to import an account to initiate transactions with the StaFiHub. 7 accounts recommended on mainnet
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Threshold of the relayers. 4 recommended on mainnet
Gas price. Ensure that each rToken realy service can successfully initiate a transaction to the target chain
Unbonding time of the target chain
Minimum staking amount to mint rToken(Optional). Usually decided by StaFiHub
An ICA-pool contains two ICA-accounts, one of them is used as the pool account, the other is a secondary account used to collect staking rewards
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As the target chain already supports the ICA module, StaFiHub can register ICA accounts on the target chain through its module Ledger and use them as ICA pool accounts.
During the registration process, the module Ledger plays the role as the Authentication Module, while StaFiHub is the Controller Chain, and the target chain is the Host Chain.


  1. 1.
    Integrating with Interchain Accounts or Multisig accounts, Can the two integration methods coexist for an rToken?
    Yes. Here are the details:
    • The two types of pools exist independently, and all of them can receive origin Token.
    • The exchange rate is calculated after counting the total number of all pool staked.
    • Both methods rely on the same set of code as their relay service.
  2. 2.
    Why does it need to run rToken relay service for integrating with Interchain Accounts?
    As Interchain Query is not released at the moment, the Host chain(StaFiHub) can not directly query balance or total staked amount of the Interchain Accounts and need rToken relay service to collect these information to enable StaFiHub to build Interchain transactions. Once Interchain Query is released, integrating with Interchain Accounts will be upgraded to Phase 2 and this issue will be addressed. At that moment, rToken will be completely decentralized.
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