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To request a verifiable random number, your smart contract should inherit from this library. To see an example of doing that refer to our D20 example . The VRF Consumer provides the following functions:
  • setupVRF : This function is overloaded and accepts either one or three arguments: The VRF coordinator address, a boolean value indicating if the received VRF results should be verified on the chain, and a boolean value indicating if "randomnessFulfilled" events should be emitted. The two latter arguments are optional and default to "false". Notes: This function automatically retrieves the VRF Utils address from the VRF coordinator and sets it up for you.
  • setVRFCoordinatorAddr : Used to set the VRF coordinator address for requesting randomness. This function does NOT automatically setup VRF Utils.
  • setVRFUtilsAddr : Used to set the VRF Utils address. The VRF Utils contract is used to verify randomness on the chain. This library is also used to derive the beta value and generate a random number from the VRF proof.
  • setVRFShouldVerify : Sets if the randomness should be verified on the chain. This will increase the gas used significantly.
  • setVRFIsSilent : Sets if the "randomnessFulfilled" should be emitted. Turn off for gas saving.
  • requestRandomness : Calls the "requestRandomness" method of the VRF coordinator. You should call this method each time you need a random number. Returns the "requestId", you can store this value to map VRF results with a user request.
  • onRandomnessReady : This function is called by the VRF coordinator when the VRF results are ready.
  • fulfillRandomness : An abstract function that does nothing. This is called by the "onRandomnessReady" function when a VRF result is received and verified. You need to re-implement this in your smart contract. Anything you need to do with the randomness you requested should be implemented here.
For function signatures check the VRF consumer repository .
The VRF Utils Solidity library is released in source form together with a JavaScript VRF implementation library. This library is deployed to all chains and is made available free of charge to anyone who finds a use for it. This library is used by the Kenshi consumer for calculating the VRF beta which is used to generate randomness on chain. It is also used to verify the VRF results on chain.
Refer to the VRFUtils.sol file on Github to check the available functions. Read the ECVRF draft to learn more about each function.