I'm building a platform where users play games and receive tokens. Once user have some tokens I'd like to have a "claim" button to transfer (or should I say mint?) these tokens to user's phantom wallet.

How to do it ? I'm a bit lost

So far :

  • I've create the frontend, added the wallet-adapter-react, everything seems fine with the wallet
  • I've created my token on the devnet using the spl-token cli (create-token + create-account)
  • Trying to play with createMint / getOrCreateAssociatedTokenAccount / mintTo / transfer from the @solana/spl-token package in react but no success

And ye ending up stuck on the onClick of the claim button. I'd like the user to pay the fees and then mint a specific amount of my token previously created with the CLI.

is it even possible with client code only or should I look at smart contracts for this ?

Thanks for your help

2 Answers 2


Ok, I got it to work with the code below

export const redeemTokens = async () => {

  const connection = new Connection(clusterApiUrl("devnet", "confirmed"));
  const fromWallet = Keypair.fromSecretKey(
    Uint8Array.from([000,000,000,00.......]) // Wallet secret that created the token in the CLI
  const mintPublicKey = new PublicKey(
    `yghde2deh2763h.....` // Token ID

  const toPublicKey = new PublicKey(
    `2kmfLy...` // Public key of destination wallet

  try {   
    const toTokenAccount = await getOrCreateAssociatedTokenAccount(
    const signature = await mintTo(
      10000000000 // amount

    console.log(`Mint signature ${signature}`);
  } catch (err) {

Now, my concern is having the secret freestyle like this in the client (react). I think with a .env it's slightly better but probably not good as well, should I move everything into a node API ?

And how can I make the client pay for the fees everytime the user mints new token ?

  • 2
    You must not put a secret key you care about on the client, and even if you have it in a .env in your code it'll still be in plaintext on the client. It will be stolen. You definitely want to do this with an API, which returns a transaction, signed by you. On the API you can have a .env variable that will only be on the server containing a private key. You'd then have them sign it too and send it.
    – Callum M
    Aug 5, 2022 at 9:52
  • Thanks ! That's pretty clear, I'll try to switch my logic to an API on the server
    – Zjeed
    Aug 6, 2022 at 8:56

Could you please clarify the exact issue you're having?

For minting new tokens (same token account, just producing new tokens) ( not transferring ) you have this:

await mintTo(
  100000000000 // because decimals for the mint are set to 9 

and for transferring tokens you have this resource: https://spl.solana.com/token#example-transferring-tokens-to-another-user

please check that documentation as you will find many answers and a better understanding of how tokens work!

  • Yes thanks minTo works, I was stuck on the 'mint' variable part where I didn't know how to get it. Solved here solana.stackexchange.com/a/1531/1505
    – Zjeed
    Aug 5, 2022 at 7:39
  • @solomon-nsi requests for clarity should be made in comments on OP, not in answers
    – trent.sol
    Aug 17, 2022 at 6:05

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