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Deploy a Smart Contract on Avalanche Using Remix and MetaMask

Introduction​

Primary Network

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

metamask network dropdown

Avalanche Mainnet Settings:​

FUJI Testnet Settings:​

Local Testnet (AVASH) Settings: (Avash Tutorial)​

Step 2: Funding your C-Chain address​

Using Avalanche Wallet​

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​

Open Remix -> Select Solidity

remix file explorer

Load or create the smart contracts that we want to compile and deploy using Remix file explorer.

For this example, we will deploy an ERC20 contract from OpenZeppelin.

ERC20 Contract

Navigate to Deploy Tab -> Open the "ENVIRONMENT" drop-down and select Injected Web3 (make sure MetaMask is loaded)

Deploy and run transactions

Once we injected the web3-> Go back to the compiler, and compile the selected contract -> Navigate to Deploy Tab

Solidity compiler

Now, the smart contract is compiled, MetaMask is injected, and we are ready to deploy our ERC20. Click "Deploy."

Deploy erc20

Confirm the transaction on the MetaMask pop up.

Confirm ERC20

Our contract is successfully deployed!

Published metadata

Now, we can expand it by selecting it from the "Deployed Contracts" tab and test it out.

Interact with contract

The contract ABI and Bytecode are available on the compiler tab.

ABI bytecode

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