Deploy a Smart Contract on Avalanche Using Remix and Core
Avalanche's Primary Network is a Subnet that has three chains: P-Chain, X-Chain, and C-Chain. The C-Chain is an instance of the Ethereum Virtual Machine powered by Avalanche’s Snowman consensus protocol. The C-Chain RPC can do anything a typical Ethereum client can by using the Ethereum-standard RPC calls. The immediate benefits of using the C-Chain rather than Ethereum are all of the benefits of using Avalanche. These properties that could considerably improve the performance of Dapps and the user experience.
Today, we will deploy and test a smart contract on Avalanche using Remix and Core Wallet.
Step 1: Setting up Core
If you don't already have a Core wallet, follow this guide to create a new wallet.
If you want to use the Avalanche C-Chain, it can be selected from the networks list.
To switch to the Fuji test network, go to Settings, select Advanced, and then turn Testnet Mode on.
Local Testnet (Avalanche Network Runner) Settings: (Avalanche Network Runner Tutorial)
- Network Name: Avalanche Local C-Chain
- New RPC URL: http://127.0.0.1:34890/ext/bc/C/rpc (Note: the port number should match your local setting which can be different from 34890.)
- Explorer: N/A
Step 2: Funding Your C-Chain Address
Using Avalanche Wallet
On the Mainnet, you can use the Avalanche Wallet to transfer funds from the X-Chain to your C-Chain address. The process is simple, as explained in this tutorial. Wallet can be used on test and local networks, too.
Using Test Network Faucet
For funding on the test network, you can use the Test Network Faucet. Navigate to https://faucet.avax.network/ and paste your C-Chain address. Faucet will automatically know that it needs to send the test AVAX to C-Chain. Click the CAPTCHA checkbox and select 'Request AVAX' button. Your address will receive test AVAX in a few seconds.
Funding on Local Testnet
On a local network, you can easily fund your addresses by following this.
Step 3: Connect Core and Deploy a Smart Contract Using Remix
Open Remix -> Select Solidity
Load or create the smart contracts that we want to compile and deploy using Remix file explorer.
For this example, we will deploy a simple Hello World contract from here.
Select the Solidity compiler tab and compile the contract.
Navigate to Deploy & Run transactions Tab -> Open the "ENVIRONMENT" drop-down and select Injected Provider (make sure Core is loaded).
A pop up will ask which wallet to use. Select Core.
Now, the smart contract is compiled, Core is injected, and we are ready to deploy our Hello world contract. Click "Deploy."
Confirm the transaction on the Core pop up.
Our contract is successfully deployed!
Now, we can expand it by selecting it from the "Deployed Contracts" tab and test it out.
The contract ABI and Bytecode are available on the Solidity compiler tab.
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