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The Cosmos SDK is presently the most widely utilized framework for developing blockchain applications. A crucial necessity for such apps is an oracle. As decentralized applications (dApps) rely heavily on real-world data, ensuring the accuracy of this data holds significant importance.

It would be advantageous for your Cosmos SDK app to possess a built-in Oracle that obtains data from BandChain via IBC. By importing the pricefeed module implemented by Band Protocol.


The initial step for the pricefeed module is to obtain information about the symbols that require price data from BandChain on every n block. This is accomplished by submitting the UpdateSymbolRequest Proposal.

The Proposal submitted to update tasks for the pricefeed module consists of three components - the name of the symbol, the Oracle script ID required to obtain the price, and the block interval for requesting the data every n blocks.

Upon the proposal's approval, the pricefeed module will request price data from BandChain based on the SymbolRequest that was updated through the proposal.




At a high level, the workflow will be as follows. First, the pricefeed module creates an IBC packet to request data from BandChain. Then, relayers will pick up the IBC packet and relay it on BandChain.

After BandChain processes the request, it will send an acknowledgement message along with request_id back. And, when the result of the request is finalized, BandChain will send a new IBC packet that contains the final data back. Relayers will listen and pick up those packets and relay them to your Cosmos SDK app.

After this stage, the Cosmos SDK app can safely use the data obtained from BandChain in its application at every n blocks interval. If the Cosmos SDK app requires additional data, it can submit an update symbols request proposal at any time.


The pricefeed module obtains price data from BandChain through IBC and stores the most recent prices on your Cosmos SDK applications.

An example of the usage of this module is provided on the Oracle Consumer Chain.


The pricefeed module stores its params in the state, it can be updated with governance. The information contained in these parameters is utilized to request data from BandChain.


message Params {
option (gogoproto.goproto_stringer) = false;

uint64 ask_count = 1;
uint64 min_count = 2;
uint64 min_ds_count = 3;
uint64 prepare_gas_base = 4;
uint64 prepare_gas_each = 5;
uint64 execute_gas_base = 6;
uint64 execute_gas_each = 7;
string source_channel = 8;
repeated cosmos.base.v1beta1.Coin fee_limit = 9 [
(gogoproto.nullable) = false,
(gogoproto.castrepeated) = " SDK/types.Coins"


The pricefeed module includes the UpdateSymbolRequestProposal for updating symbols to request price data on BandChain based on block_interval configuration by submitting the proposal on your Cosmos SDK application.


message UpdateSymbolRequestProposal {
option (gogoproto.goproto_getters) = false;

string title = 1;
string description = 2;

repeated SymbolRequest symbol_requests = 3 [ (gogoproto.nullable) = false ];

message SymbolRequest {
string symbol = 1;
uint64 oracle_script_id = 2;
uint64 block_interval = 3;

The example of submitting and voting on the proposal is demonstrated in the CLI section.


A user can query and interact with the pricefeed module using the CLI.

Note: This example use oracle-consumerd as a command-line interface (CLI) from oracle consumer chain. Please replace it with your own cosmos app.


The query commands allow users to query pricefeed state.

oracle-consumerd query pricefeed --help

Symbol Requests

The symbol-requests command enables users to retrieve information about all symbol requests that are saved in this Cosmos SDK application.

oracle-consumerd query pricefeed symbol-requests


The price command allows users to query price data by the symbol.

oracle-consumerd query pricefeed price [symbol]


oracle-consumerd query pricefeed price BTC

Example Output:

price: "22702955000000"
resolve_time: "1675935544"
symbol: BTC


The tx gov submit-legacy-proposal commands allow users to submit a proposal on your Cosmos SDK app.

oracle-consumerd tx gov submit-legacy-proposal -h

Source Channel param change proposal

To acquire BandChain data through the IBC, it is imperative to update the source-channel parameter by submitting a proposal for the change that reflects your source channel.

oracle-consumerd tx gov submit-legacy-proposal param-change [proposal-file]


  1. create param_change.json file

    "title": "Param change for SourceChannel",
    "description": "Proposal for change SourceChannel param in pricefeed module",
    "changes": [
    "subspace": "pricefeed",
    "key": "SourceChannel",
    "value": "channel-0"
    "deposit": "10000000stake"
  2. submit the proposal

    oracle-consumerd tx gov submit-legacy-proposal param-change param_change.json --from alice

Update symbol request proposal

The update-symbol-request command allows users to update symbol requests to specify which symbols they desire to obtain price data from BandChain.

oracle-consumerd tx gov submit-legacy-proposal update-symbol-request [proposal-file]


  1. create update_symbol_requests.json file

    "title": "Update Symbol requests",
    "description": "Update symbol that request price from BandChain",
    "symbol_requests": [
    "symbol": "BTC",
    "oracle_script_id": "396",
    "block_interval": "40"
    "symbol": "ETH",
    "oracle_script_id": "396",
    "block_interval": "40"
    "deposit": "10000000stake"

    Note: You can also delete symbol request by set "block_interval": "0" on this proposal.

  2. submit the proposal

    oracle-consumerd tx gov submit-legacy-proposal update-symbol-request update_symbol_requests.json --from alice

Another way to initiate source channel and symbol requests

To utilize the Ignite feature to replace the genesis state, insert the code shown below into the config.yml file. and restart the chain by using ignite chain serve -r -v command.

source_channel: 'channel-0'
symbol_requests: [{ 'symbol': 'BAND', 'oracle_script_id': 396, 'block_interval': 40 }]

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