Deploy with Hardhat

Hardhat consists of different components for editing, compiling, debugging and deploying your smart contracts and dApps.

Prepare your project

Either using existing project or follow these steps to create a new hardhat project:
However in this tutorial, we will use hardhat to scaffold a sample project with these simple steps:
mkdir sample_project
cd sample_project
npm init -y
npm install --save-dev hardhat
npx hardhat init
Then it will appear as follow, please select Create a Typescript project:
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👷 Welcome to Hardhat v2.17.4 👷‍
? What do you want to do? …
Create a JavaScript project
❯ Create a TypeScript project
Create an empty hardhat.config.js
Quit
It will ask more questions, just follow them and finish setting up your sample project:
✔ What do you want to do? · Create a TypeScript project
✔ Hardhat project root: · /Users/steven/codekeeper/u2u/sample_project
✔ Do you want to add a .gitignore? (Y/n) · y
✔ Do you want to install this sample project's dependencies with npm (@nomicfoundation/hardhat-toolbox)? (Y/n) · y
Hardhat has scaffolded a project contains Lock contract. Our sample project should contain these folders and files:
contracts/
scripts/
test/
hardhat.config.ts
These are the default paths for a Hardhat project.
  • contracts/ is where the source files for your contracts should be.
  • test/ is where your tests should go.
  • scripts/ is where simple automation scripts go.

Network configuration

Your basic Hardhat config file (hardhat.config.js or hardhat.config.ts) will be configured to the network you are working on, ie. U2U network.
In U2U network, we support both:
  • Mainnet Solaris:
    • ChainID: 39
    • RPC URL: https://rpc-mainnet.uniultra.xyz/
    • Explorer API URL: https://u2uscan.xyz/api
    • Explorer URL: https://u2uscan.xyz
  • Testnet Nebulas:
    • ChainID: 2484
    • RPC URL: https://rpc-nebulas-testnet.uniultra.xyz/
    • Explorer API URL: https://testnet.u2uscan.xyz/api
    • Explorer URL: https://testnet.u2uscan.xyz
Here we add an RPC url without an apiKey, however some value is still required. You can use any arbitrary string. More info.
Your hardhat.config.js or hardhat.config.ts should look like this:
import { HardhatUserConfig } from "hardhat/config";
import "@nomicfoundation/hardhat-toolbox";
const config: HardhatUserConfig = {
solidity: "0.8.19",
networks: {
solaris: {
url: 'https://rpc-mainnet.uniultra.xyz/',
accounts: ["YOUR_PRIVATE_KEY"], // it should start with 0x...
},
nebulas: {
url: 'https://rpc-nebulas-testnet.uniultra.xyz/',
accounts: ["YOUR_PRIVATE_KEY"], // it should start with 0x...
}
},
etherscan: {
apiKey: {
solaris: "abc", // arbitrary string
nebulas: "abc", // arbitrary string
},
customChains: [
{
network: "solaris",
chainId: 39,
urls: {
apiURL: "https://u2uscan.xyz/api",
browserURL: "https://u2uscan.xyz"
}
},
{
network: "nebulas",
chainId: 2484,
urls: {
apiURL: "https://testnet.u2uscan.xyz/api",
browserURL: "https://testnet.u2uscan.xyz"
}
},
]
}
};
export default config;

Deploy!

Run below command to run deploy script on Solaris mainnet:
npx hardhat run scripts/deploy.ts --network solaris
Or in Nebulas testnet:
npx hardhat run scripts/deploy.ts --network nebulas

Further

You can verify the contract source code with Hardhat. Learn more.
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