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Deploy a Smart Contract Using Hardhat and Hedera JSON-RPC Relay
A step-by-step guide on deploying a smart contract to Hedera testnet and Hedera Local Node using Hardhat.
In this tutorial, you will walk through the step-by-step guide on deploying smart contracts using Hardhat and Hedera JSON-RPC Relay. Hardhat is a development environment for Ethereum. It consists of different components for editing, compiling, debugging, and deploying smart contracts and dApps, all working together to create a complete development environment.
The Hedera JSON-RPC Relay is an implementation of Ethereum JSON-RPC APIs for Hedera and utilizes both Hedera Consensus Nodes and Mirror Nodes to support RPC queries defined in the JSON-RPC Specification. The Hedera Local Node project enables developers to establish their own local network for development and testing. The local network comprises the consensus node, mirror node, JSON-RPC relay, and other Hedera products, and can be set up using the CLI tool and Docker. This setup allows you to seamlessly build and deploy smart contracts from your local environment.
By the end of this tutorial, you'll be equipped to deploy smart contracts on the Hedera Testnet or your local Hedera node, leveraging Hardhat's tools for testing, compiling, and deploying.