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Moonbeam Truffle Box

The first release of a Truffle box for Moonbeam. With it you will find a Truffle boilerplate setup to get started deploying smart contracts on Moonbeam quickly.

Getting started

To get started with the Moonbeam Truffle box, if you have Truffle installed globally, you can execute:

mkdir moonbeam-truffle-box && cd moonbeam-truffle-box
truffle unbox PureStake/moonbeam-truffle-box

Nevertheless, the box has also Truffle as a dependency in case you do not want to have it installed globally. In such a case, you can directly clone the following repository:

git clone https://github.com/PureStake/moonbeam-truffle-box
cd moonbeam-truffle-box

With the files in your local system, the next step is to install all dependencies by running:

npm install
Note: We noticed that if you are using npm v7.0.15 you might have some errors when running npm install. To fix this you can downgrade npm to an older release such as 6.14.9 or 7.0.8 by running, for exmaple, npm install -g npm@v6.14.9.

The dependencies installed are the following:

  • Minimist
  • EthereumJS wallet: a lightweight wallet implementation.
  • Web3 Provider Engine: a tool for composing custom Web3 providers.
  • Truffle: this is not needed if you have installed it globally.
  • Moonbeam Truffle Plugin: a tool to easily create your own Moonbeam development node for quick and iterative development (uses Docker).

Networks

Moonbeam Truffle Box is pre-configured with two networks: Moonbeam Development and Moonbase Alpha TestNet. To deploy in the development network please check the Moonbeam Truffle Plugin section to install and start your own local node.

node_modules/.bin/truffle migrate --network dev
node_modules/.bin/truffle migrate --network moonbase

Note: if you have Truffle installed globally, you can replace node_modules/.bin/truffle for truffle.

Moonbeam Truffle Plugin

The plugin is used to get you started with a local development Moonbeam node quickly. You can check all available commands with the help flag:

./node_modules/.bin/truffle run moonbeam --help

The following commands are available:

Install

In this context, installing means downloading the Docker image of the Moonbeam development node (requires Docker to be installed).

node_modules/.bin/truffle run moonbeam install

Start

Start the development Moonbeam node.

node_modules/.bin/truffle run moonbeam start

Stop

Stop the development Moonbeam node. This will remove the container, thus purging the chain.

node_modules/.bin/truffle run moonbeam stop

Pause

Pause the development Moonbeam node.

node_modules/.bin/truffle run moonbeam pause

Unpause

Unpause the development Moonbeam node.

node_modules/.bin/truffle run moonbeam unpause

Status

Shows the status of the development Moonbeam node.

node_modules/.bin/truffle run moonbeam status

Remove

Removes the Docker image of the Moonbeam development node.

node_modules/.bin/truffle run moonbeam remove

Contact Us

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