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Using Truffle

Setting up the development environment

There are a few technical requirements before we start. Please install the following:

Once we have those installed, we only need one command to install Truffle:

npm install -g truffle

To verify that Truffle is installed properly, type truffle version on a terminal. If you see an error, make sure that your npm modules are added to your path.

If you're new to Truffle then please follow the Getting Started by truffle, To setup the truffle environment.


  • Go to truffle-config.js
  • Update the truffle-config with matic-network-crendentials.
const HDWalletProvider = require('@truffle/hdwallet-provider');
const fs = require('fs');
const mnemonic = fs.readFileSync(".secret").toString().trim();

module.exports = {
networks: {
development: {
host: "", // Localhost (default: none)
port: 8545, // Standard Ethereum port (default: none)
network_id: "*", // Any network (default: none)
matic: {
provider: () => new HDWalletProvider(mnemonic, ``),
network_id: 80001,
confirmations: 2,
timeoutBlocks: 200,
skipDryRun: true

// Set default mocha options here, use special reporters etc.
mocha: {
// timeout: 100000

// Configure your compilers
compilers: {
solc: {

Notice, it requires mnemonic to be passed in for maticProvider, this is the seed phrase for the account you'd like to deploy from. Create a new .secret file in root directory and enter your 12 word mnemonic seed phrase to get started. To get the seedwords from metamask wallet you can go to Metamask Settings, then from the menu choose Security and Privacy where you will see a button that says reveal seed words.

Deploying on Matic Network

Run this command in root of the project directory:

$ truffle migrate --network matic

Contract will be deployed on Matic's Mumbai Testnet, it look like this:


Replacing 'MyContract'
> transaction hash: 0x1c94d095a2f629521344885910e6a01076188fa815a310765679b05abc09a250
> Blocks: 5 Seconds: 5
> contract address: 0xbFa33D565Fcb81a9CE8e7a35B61b12B04220A8EB
> block number: 2371252
> block timestamp: 1578238698
> account: 0x9fB29AAc15b9A4B7F17c3385939b007540f4d791
> balance: 79.409358061899298312
> gas used: 1896986
> gas price: 0 gwei
> value sent: 0 ETH
> total cost: 0 ETH

Pausing for 2 confirmations...
> confirmation number: 5 (block: 2371262)

> Saving migration to chain.
> Saving artifacts
> Total cost: 0 ETH

> Total deployments: 2
> Final cost: 0 ETH

Remember your address, transaction_hash and other details provided would differ, Above is just to provide an idea of structure.

Congratulations! You have successfully deployed HelloWorld Smart Contract. Now you can interact with the Smart Contract.