If you don’t want to rely on secondhand information about when a farm starts rewarding their liquidity providers or stakers, you’re in the right place! In this guide we will show you how to find the start block of a farm on Arbitrum.
Step 1. Find the MasterChef contract address #
As always, you need to get your hands on the MasterChef contract address before we can look up the start block. If you’re not sure how to do this, please read this article. You can also navigate to our website rugdoc.io and open one of the reviewed MasterChef contracts. Once you have found the right MasterChef contract address, paste it in the search bar of the Arbitrum block explorer and press enter. In this guide we are using Dragon Egg’s MasterChef contract.
Step 2. Find the Start Block #
Once you have opened the MasterChef contract address, click on ‘Contract’ and then ‘Read Contract’.
Scroll down until you find the ‘startBlock’ section. In this case the startBlock is 1579780.
Great job! You have now identified the start block of the farm! Don’t forget to verify whether the MasterChef is locked behind a Timelock. If you’re not sure what a Timelock is, read this article.