Deploy a Smart Contract on Avalanche Using Remix and MetaMask
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 MetaMask.
Step 1: Setting up MetaMask
Log in to MetaMask -> Click the Network drop-down -> Select Custom RPC
On the main net, 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-test.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 MetaMask and deploy a smart contract using Remix