Smart Contract is being deployed but call does not return contract address after deployment

by Aditya Sahu   Last Updated June 12, 2019 05:28 AM - source

So I have been trying to deploy a smart contract using nodejs, but when I call the function to deploy, I get no contract address on my console. It's like the send() function never completed its execution. And that's why the next instruction never starts its execution, even though I know that the contract is still being deployed on my local blockchain network (I know it because I can see on the cmd prompt where my ganache-cli is running. I'm trying to get the deployed contract address, please tell me how to do the same.

Expected behavior Calling await contract.deploy({..}).send({..}) should return response, and after that contract address should be printed on the console.

Actual behavior Instead, no output is printed on the console after this: 'Deploy function called, about to deploy'.

command prompt output stops after:

D:/User/project>node src/deploy

No web3? You should consider trying MetaMask!

[AsyncFunction: deploy] entered, about to deploy

Although, I know that the contract has been deployed because my ganache-cli shows this output:

Transaction: 0x12345

Contract created: 0x12345

Gas usage: 1605526

Block Number: 6

Block Time: Date and time of deployment is shown

Here is the code that I'm trying to run: (deploy.js)

var Web3 = require('web3');

// abibytecode[0] has abi, abibytecode[1] has bytecode
const abibytecode = require('../src/compile');
var web3;

if (typeof web3 !== 'undefined') {
    web3 = new Web3(web3.currentProvider);
} else {
    // set the provider you want from Web3.providers
    console.log('No web3? You should consider trying MetaMask!');
    web3 = new Web3('ws://localhost:8545');

let account = 'my account address is here';

const contract = new web3.eth.Contract(abibytecode[0]);

const deploy = async () => {
    console.log('Deploy function called, about to deploy');
    const response = await contract.deploy({data: abibytecode[1]}).send({
      from: account,
      gas: '3000000'
    console.log('Contract deployed to:', response.address);
    console.log('Contract deployed to:', response.options.address);

    return response;


  • web3.js: 1.0.0-beta.55

  • nodejs: v10.16.0

  • browser: None, running the script from command

  • ethereum node: ganache-cli

Also, this is my first ever post on stackexchange, so if I've missed out some information let me know and I'll fill the voids.

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