Welcome to Hedera — let’s build the future

Start your journey with the public Hedera network by learning the basics — from understanding the network’s architecture to who’s building next-generation applications, you’ll have a proper foundation to start building.

Learn the Basics

Understand the basics of Hedera network node types, developer services & API, governance, $HBAR, and more by reading this introduction to Hedera.
Hedera is an open-source, public, proof-of-stake network. Hedera network services offer low & fixed fees,10k TPS, and instant transaction finality.
Dive into the technical core concepts of Hedera. Learn everything from how accounts are created to scheduling transactions and querying on-ledger data.
From permissionless web3 startups and NFT projects to Fortune 500 companies, take a look into who’s choosing Hedera to build their next-generation application.

Set Up Your Environment

Start developing on the Hedera network today by following the step-by-step guide, which will provide you with everything you need to understand the essentials and start building web3 applications. Alternatively, you can start building with an end-to-end video tutorial.
Step-by-Step Guide
Video Tutorial
Create your developer profile on the portal to get your testnet account ID, keys, and test HBAR.
Choose an SDK and set up your development environment. Write code in Javascript, Java, or Go.
Generate keys & learn how to create an account on the Hedera Testnet using the SDK — you’ll submit a transaction, receive an account ID and learn how to check your balance.
Send a balance transfer transaction by transferring HBAR from your account to another on Hedera Testnet. You'll create and verify a transfer transaction and learn how to get the account balance.
Start Developing on Hedera by Developer Advocate: Michiel Mulders

Build Your First Decentralized Application (DApp)

Learn how to use Hedera network services and build your first dApp by following these step-by-step tutorials.
Create a Solidity Smart Contract that interacts with the Hedera Token Service, bringing full programmability into your token-based application.
Service to create fungible tokens that map to ERC-20 standards and scale to 10,000+ TPS.
Use the Hedera Token Service to create non-fungible tokens that map to ERC-721 standards and scale to 10,000+ TPS.
Use the Hedera Consensus Service as a decentralized message bus to write immutable, verifiable, and consensus timestamped data at 10k+ TPS and $0.0001 per message.

Hedera Network Services

Learn about the suite of network services offered on Hedera and how each can be used to build decentralized applications.
An EVM-based smart contract service. Build and deploy contracts using Solidity or port over an existing smart contract with ease.
Configure, mint, and manage native fungible and non-fungible tokens using ERC-20 & 721 standards on the Hedera network.
Incorporate scalable, real-time, auditable logs of events with consensus timestamps into any web2 or permissionless web3 application.
Hedera File Service is a decentralized file storage platform that allows users to securely store and access files on a distributed network of computers using hash as a file identifier.

EVM-Compatible Tools

Continue utilizing familiar Ethereum development tools such as Web3.js, Truffle, Ethers, Hardhat, and Foundry to build on Hedera using the JSON-RPC Relay. As an Ethereum developer, your workflow does not have to change.
Create an ECDSA account that works with JSON-RPC to use EVM-compatible tooling, libraries, and wallets.
Add a Hedera network to Metamask using the Hashio implementation of the JSON-RPC Relay. Sign transactions and queries to test your Hedera-powered application.
Integrate Hedera into Ethers, web3.js, Truffle, or Hardhat for building, debugging, and deploying your smart contract applications on the Hedera network.
JSON-RPC makes it easy for existing EVM-based libraries, dev tools, and wallets to work effortlessly on Hedera. Hashio is a free implementation of the relay, offered by Swirlds Labs.

Developer Tools and Integrations

Explore various developer tools and resources on Hedera that help make building and maintaining your decentralized application even easier.
Visualizations & APIs for historical network data, including account & token details, transactions, tokens, contracts, topics, and schedules.
Onboard users into your application with ease. Wallets on Hedera offer transaction singing, management of HBAR, NFTs, and fungible tokens.
HashPort is a public utility that facilitates the bi-directional movement of digital assets between public networks in a quick, secure, and cost-effective way.
Use Open Zeppelin’s Defender Admin, Relay, and Sentinels for administrative, security, and monitoring functionality for Smart Contracts on Hedera.
Learn how to set up your own Hedera local network, including consensus & mirror nodes, using Docker.
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