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Ethereum Development Environment

This chapter introduces the Ethereum development environment. Several examples will be presented in this chapter to complement the theoretical concepts provided in the earlier chapters. This chapter will mainly cover the setup of the development environment and how to use relevant tools to create and deploy smart contracts using the Ethereum blockchain.

The first task is to set up an Ethereum development environment. This involves setting up a private net and installing tools that aid the development of a decentralization application on Ethereum. We will also look at testnets, which can play a vital role in testing the smart contracts before deploying on the mainnet. Ethereum has several testnets. A common ...

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