You can run a trustless auction for your NFTs on Bitcoin.

Write an Auction smart contract

It turns out that writing the Auction smart contract is very simple. Here is a basic contract to provide decentralized auction on Bitcoin Virtual Machine.
// SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT
pragma solidity ^0.8.17;
import "@openzeppelin/contracts/token/ERC721/IERC721.sol";
import "./ERC721NFT.sol";
interface IERC721Mint {
function transferFrom(address _from, address _to, uint _nftId) external;
function safeMint(address to, string memory uri) external;
contract DutchAuction {
uint private constant DURATION = 7 days;
IERC721 public immutable nft;
uint public immutable nftId;
address payable public immutable seller;
uint public immutable startingPrice;
uint public immutable startAt;
uint public immutable expiresAt;
uint public immutable discountRate;
constructor(uint _startingPrice, uint _discountRate, address _nft, uint _nftId) {
seller = payable(msg.sender);
startingPrice = _startingPrice;
startAt = block.timestamp;
expiresAt = block.timestamp + DURATION;
discountRate = _discountRate;
require(_startingPrice >= _discountRate * DURATION, "starting price < min");
nft = IERC721(_nft);
nftId = _nftId;
function getPrice() public view returns (uint) {
uint timeElapsed = block.timestamp - startAt;
uint discount = discountRate * timeElapsed;
return startingPrice - discount;
function buy() external payable {
require(block.timestamp < expiresAt, "auction expired");
uint price = getPrice();
require(msg.value >= price, "ETH < price");
nft.transferFrom(address(this), msg.sender, nftId);
uint refund = msg.value - price;
if (refund > 0) {
function onERC721Received(address, address, uint256, bytes calldata) external pure returns (bytes4) {
return IERC721Receiver.onERC721Received.selector;
Dutch auction for NFT.
  1. 1.
    Seller of NFT deploys this contract setting a starting price for the NFT.
  2. 2.
    Auction lasts for 7 days.
  3. 3.
    Price of NFT decreases over time.
  4. 4.
    Participants can buy by depositing ETH greater than the current price computed by the smart contract.
  5. 5.
    Auction ends when a buyer buys the NFT.

Clone the smart contract examples

We've prepared a few different examples for you to get started.
git clone

Compile the contracts

To compile your contracts, use the built-in hardhat compile task.
cd smart-contract-examples
npm install
npx hardhat compile

Deploy the contracts

Review config file hardhat.config.ts. The network configs should look like this.
networks: {
mynw: {
url: "http://localhost:10002",
accounts: {
mnemonic: "<your mnemonic with funds>"
timeout: 100_000,
blockscoutVerify: {
blockscoutURL: "http://localhost:4000", // your explorer URL
Run the deploy scripts using hardhat-deploy.
npx hardhat deploy --tags DutchAuction
Make sure the accounts in hardhat.config.ts have some TC.

Interact with the contracts

Once the contracts are deployed, you can interact with them. We've prepared a few hardhat tasks to make it easy for you to interact with the contracts.
npx hardhat getPrice
npx hardhat buy --amount 1