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5. Smart Contracts and Tokens

Small reusable code templates (in programming terms, classes) written in Solidity are called smart contracts, a nod to financial contracts. You can think of smart contracts as being suited to creating financial derivatives as a web service—with a few twists

Chris Dannen

(1)Brooklyn, New York, USA

In the preceding chapter, you learned how to use Solidity to create instructions for the Ethereum Virtual Machine. However, you stopped short of uploading your program to the EVM, a process known generally in computer application development as deployment. This chapter presents the process by which you can deploy your Solidity scripts ...

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