Quick start

In this guide we will deploy a simple smart contract onto Bitindi chain.

(Optional) Setting up a development node

To set up your local development or RPC node, check out the Bitindi node guide.

New to Solidity?

Solidity is a programming language for writing DeFi applications. The Solidity programs are compiled and uploaded to Bitindi chain, where they run in a completely decentralized fashion.

Here are some great resources for learning Solidity:

Smart Contracts on Bitindi vs Ethereum

The Bitindi chain smart contracts are written in Solidity. Any existing Ethereum smart contracts written in Solidity 0.6 or greater will work on Bitindi chain without a need for modifications.

Deploy your first BIP-20 Token

We are going to pick a simple ERC-20 contract for our demo, but feel free to try out other examples as well.

In this guide we are using Hardhat, which is suitable for more experienced developers. If you would like to deploy your contract via an easy to use web IDE, try Remix.

Clone the examples repo

git clone https://github.com/bitindi/hardhat-examples

Install the dependencies


Run the deployment script

npx hardhat run scripts/erc20/deploy.js

Interact with the BIP-20 to send tokens

We can call functions on our smart contract through the Hardhat interface:

Next steps

Congratulations. You now have a running development node with the first smart contract. You and now are ready to start building your first DeFi app.

Deploy on testnet

Deploying on testnet is similar to development, however there are 2 things we need.

1.) Run a testnet node or use the public testnet RPC.

2.) Create an account and obtain testnet BNI tokens from the faucet.

To get 1000 BNI testnet tokens simply type visit faucet Faucet.

Deploy on mainnet

Deploying on mainnet is similar to development, however there are 2 things we need.

1.) Run a mainnet node or use the public mainnet RPC.

2.) Create an account and obtain Bitindi chain native BNI tokens from the bridge, swap or exchange.

Verify the contract on Bitindi Scan

Once you have deployed your smart contract on Bitindi Chain mainnet (or testnet), you will want to verify it on Bitindi Scan, so that other developers can access its source code and ABI.

Verify your deployed contract on: Mainnet or Testnet