EIP-2470: Singleton Factory Source

AuthorRicardo Guilherme Schmidt
TypeStandards Track
Requires 1014

Simple Summary

Some DApps needs one, and only one, instance of an contract, which have the same address on any chain.

A permissionless factory for deploy of keyless deterministic contracts addresses based on its bytecode.


Some contracts are designed to be Singletons which have the same address no matter what chain they are, which means that should exist one instance for all, such as EIP-1820 and EIP-2429. These contracts are usually deployed using a method known as Nick’s method, so anyone can deploy those contracts on any chain and they have a deterministic address. This standard proposes the creation of a CREATE2 factory using this method, so other projects requiring this feature can use this factory in any chain with the same setup, even in development chains.


Code reuse, using the factory becomes easier to deploy singletons.


[ERC2470] Singleton Factory

This is an exact copy of the code of the [ERC2470 factory smart contract].

pragma solidity 0.6.2;

 * @title Singleton Factory (EIP-2470)
 * @notice Exposes CREATE2 (EIP-1014) to deploy bytecode on deterministic addresses based on initialization code and salt.
 * @author Ricardo Guilherme Schmidt (Status Research & Development GmbH)
contract SingletonFactory {
     * @notice Deploys `_initCode` using `_salt` for defining the deterministic address.
     * @param _initCode Initialization code.
     * @param _salt Arbitrary value to modify resulting address.
     * @return createdContract Created contract address.
    function deploy(bytes memory _initCode, bytes32 _salt)
        returns (address payable createdContract)
        assembly {
            createdContract := create2(0, add(_initCode, 0x20), mload(_initCode), _salt)
// IV is a value changed to generate the vanity address.
// IV: 6583047

Deployment Transaction

Below is the raw transaction which MUST be used to deploy the smart contract on any chain.


The strings of 2470’s at the end of the transaction are the r and s of the signature. From this deterministic pattern (generated by a human), anyone can deduce that no one knows the private key for the deployment account.

Deployment Method

This contract is going to be deployed using the keyless deployment method—also known as Nick’s method—which relies on a single-use address. (See Nick’s article for more details). This method works as follows:

  1. Generate a transaction which deploys the contract from a new random account.
    • This transaction MUST NOT use EIP-155 in order to work on any chain.
    • This transaction MUST have a relatively high gas price to be deployed on any chain. In this case, it is going to be 100 Gwei.
  2. Forge a transaction with the following parameters:
         nonce: 0,
         gasPrice: 100000000000,
         value: 0,
         data: '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',
         gasLimit: 247000,
         v: 27,
         r: '0x247000',
         s: '0x2470'

    The r and s values, made of starting 2470, are obviously a human determined value, instead of a real signature.

  3. We recover the sender of this transaction, i.e., the single-use deployment account.

    Thus we obtain an account that can broadcast that transaction, but we also have the warranty that nobody knows the private key of that account.

  4. Send exactly 0.0247 ether to this single-use deployment account.

  5. Broadcast the deployment transaction.

    Note: 247000 is the double of gas needed to deploy the smart contract, this ensures that future changes in OPCODE pricing are unlikely to cause this deploy transction to fail out of gas. A left over will sit in the address of about 0.01 ETH will be forever locked in the single use address.

The resulting transaction hash is 0x803351deb6d745e91545a6a3e1c0ea3e9a6a02a1a4193b70edfcd2f40f71a01c.

This operation can be done on any chain, guaranteeing that the contract address is always the same and nobody can use that address with a different contract.

Single-use Factory Deployment Account


This account is generated by reverse engineering it from its signature for the transaction. This way no one knows the private key, but it is known that it is the valid signer of the deployment transaction.

To deploy the registry, 0.0247 ether MUST be sent to this account first.

Factory Contract Address


The contract has the address above for every chain on which it is deployed.

ABI for SingletonFactory:

        "constant": false,
        "inputs": [
                "internalType": "bytes",
                "name": "_initCode",
                "type": "bytes"
                "internalType": "bytes32",
                "name": "_salt",
                "type": "bytes32"
        "name": "deploy",
        "outputs": [
                "internalType": "address payable",
                "name": "createdContract",
                "type": "address"
        "payable": false,
        "stateMutability": "nonpayable",
        "type": "function"


SingletonFactory does not allow sending value on create2, this was done to prevent different results on the created object. SingletonFactory allows user defined salt to facilitate the creation of vanity addresses for other projects. If vanity address is not necessary, salt bytes(0) should be used. Contracts that are constructed by the SingletonFactory MUST not use msg.sender in their constructor, all variables must came through initialization data. This is intentional, as if allowing a callback after creation to aid initialization state would lead to contracts with same address (but different chains) to have the same address but different initial state. The resulting address can be calculated in chain by any contract using this formula: address(keccak256(bytes1(0xff), 0xce0042B868300000d44A59004Da54A005ffdcf9f, _salt, keccak256(_code)) << 96) or in javascript using https://github.com/ethereumjs/ethereumjs-util/blob/master/docs/README.md#const-generateaddress2.

Backwards Compatibility

Does not apply as there are no past versions of Singleton Factory being used.

Test Cases




Security Considerations

Some contracts can possibly not support being deployed on any chain, or require a different address per chain, that can be safely done by using comparison in EIP-1344 in constructor. Account contracts are singletons in the point of view of each user, when wallets want to signal what chain id is intended, EIP-1191 should be used. Contracts deployed on factory must not use msg.sender in constructor, instead use constructor parameters, otherwise the factory would end up being the controller/only owner of those.

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Please cite this document as:

Ricardo Guilherme Schmidt, "EIP-2470: Singleton Factory [DRAFT]," Ethereum Improvement Proposals, no. 2470, January 2020. [Online serial]. Available: https://eips.ethereum.org/EIPS/eip-2470.