I wrote what I thought was a dead simple contract - a saving jar... you add value ("save") into the jar and when the balance of the contract reaches a certain amount ("target"), then I am able to withdraw the value. But whenever I try to send it value, it errors with "Bad Jump Destination"

Here is my contract:

pragma solidity ^0.4.0;

contract jar {
  uint public target;
  uint public numDonations;

  function jar (uint _target) {
    target = _target;
    numDonations = 0;

  function save() {

  function getBalance() constant returns (uint) {
    return this.balance;

  function withdraw () {
     if (this.balance < target) throw;
     if (!msg.sender.send(this.balance)) throw;

And here is the save command I am sending:

jar.save({from:eth.accounts[0], value: 100000000000000000, gas:3000000}) 

Here is an example of a failed transaction:


I have never seen this error before and I am totally stumped. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

1 Answer 1


While you are using Solidity 0.4 you should define your payable function. if your contract will receive Etheres define in your code payable fallback:

function() payable {}

if you want any functions will accept Ethers it should be declared with a payable modifier

function save() payable {
  • In particular, for this example, it should be function save() payable{...} Commented Jan 13, 2017 at 16:22

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