Deploy a Smart Contract
Fantom utilizes a major part of Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) in the backend. Smart contracts are written in Solidity and they can function on Fantom as they do on Ethereum.
To deploy a smart contract, you send a Fantom transaction containing your bytecode without specifying any recipients. You will need FTMs to pay the gas fees when deploying smart contracts. To request your testnet FTMs on the testnet, you can use the the testnet faucet.
After the contract is deployed, it will be available to all users of the Fantom network. Smart contracts have a Fantom address like other accounts.
- Bytecode (compiled code) of your smart contract
- FTM for gas costs
- Deployment script/plugin
- Access to a Fantom node, either by running your own node or API access to a node.
If you're to deploy a smart contract on Fantom for the first time, you may take a look at the example given in the following link:
The repository contains the materials to deploy a smart contract using HardHat and Truffle tools. Instructions to work with the mainnet and testnet are included.
If you want to deploy a smart contract using Remix to the Fantom Testnet, you just need to connect the Metamask to Fantom Testnet and choose 'Injected Provider - Metamask' in the Environment option. You can see that the network id is set to 4002 which is Fantom Testnet's network id. When you deploy the SC, it will be deployed to the Fantom Testnet.
- Hardhat: Development environment for editing, compiling, debugging and deploying your smart contracts using the EVM.
- Truffle: Development environment, testing framework and asset pipeline for blockchains using the EVM.
- OpenZeppelin: OpenZeppelin Contracts helps you minimize risk by using battle-tested libraries of smart contracts for Ethereum and other blockchains.