Hey guys I'm terribly stuck with getting events to frontend. I'm using MetaMask. what am I missing?

Solidity event:

event enrolled(address payoutAddress, address sender, uint dateOfTransaction);

And Web3:

MyContract = web3.eth.contract(abi);
    myContractInstance = MyContract.at(contractAddress);
    var depositEventAll = myContractInstance.enrolled({dateOfTransaction: userAddr}, {fromBlock: 4400000, toBlock: 'latest'});
    depositEventAll.watch(function (err, result) {
        if (err) {


  • {dateOfTransaction: userAddr} seems suspicious. Are you sure your filter is correct? Did you mean {address: userAddr} instead?
    – user19510
    Oct 24, 2017 at 17:47

1 Answer 1


There are currently some issues with how MetaMask handles events. It’s always been a hard API to support, because unlike every other method, it’a stateful.

I’m sorry to say that until this internal behavior is stabilized, I need to recommend initializing a second provider if you want to use events, and either point it at a backend you control, or use web3-provider-engine to polyfill the event behavior (metamask is in the process of moving off provider-engine, hence the current instability).

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