Truffle: Deploying a Smart Contract

Learn how to deploy a simple Solidity-based smart contract to Kynno using the Truffle environment {synopsis}

Truffle is a development framework for deploying and managing Solidity smart contracts.

Install Dependencies

First, install the latest Truffle version on your machine globally.

yarn install truffle -g

Create Truffle Project

In this step we will create a simple counter contract. Feel free to skip this step if you already have your own compiled contract.

Create a new directory to host the contracts and initialize it:

mkdir kynno-truffle
cd kynno-truffle

Initialize the Truffle suite with:

truffle init

Create contracts/Counter.sol containing the following contract:

pragma solidity >=0.7.0 <0.9.0;

contract Counter {
  uint256 counter = 0;

  function add() public {

  function subtract() public {

  function getCounter() public view returns (uint256) {
    return counter;

Compile the contract using the compile command:

truffle compile

Create test/counter_test.js containing the following tests in Javascript using Mocha:

const Counter = artifacts.require("Counter")

contract('Counter', accounts => {
  const from = accounts[0]
  let counter

  before(async() => {
    counter = await

  it('should add', async() => {
    await counter.add()
    let count = await counter.getCounter()
    assert(count == 1, `count was ${count}`)

Truffle configuration

Open truffle-config.js and uncomment the development section in networks:

    development: {
      host: "",     // Localhost (default: none)
      port: 8545,            // Standard Ethereum port (default: none)
      network_id: "*",       // Any network (default: none)

This will allow your contract to connect to your Kynno local node.

Deploy contract

In the Truffle terminal, migrate the contract using:

truffle migrate --network development

You should see incoming deployment logs in the Kynno daemon Terminal tab for each transaction (one to deploy Migrations.sol and the other to deploy Counter.sol).

$ I[2020-07-15|17:35:59.934] Added good transaction                       module=mempool tx=22245B935689918D332F58E82690F02073F0453D54D5944B6D64AAF1F21974E2 res="&{CheckTx:log:\"[]\" gas_wanted:6721975 }" height=3 total=1
I[2020-07-15|17:36:02.065] Executed block                               module=state height=4 validTxs=1 invalidTxs=0
I[2020-07-15|17:36:02.068] Committed state                              module=state height=4 txs=1 appHash=76BA85365F10A59FE24ADCA87544191C2D72B9FB5630466C5B71E878F9C0A111
I[2020-07-15|17:36:02.981] Added good transaction                       module=mempool tx=84516B4588CBB21E6D562A6A295F1F8876076A0CFF2EF1B0EC670AD8D8BB5425 res="&{CheckTx:log:\"[]\" gas_wanted:6721975 }" height=4 total=1

Run Truffle tests

Now, you can run the Truffle tests using the Kynno node using the test command:

$ truffle test --network development

Using network 'development'.

Compiling your contracts...
> Everything is up to date, there is nothing to compile.

  Contract: Counter
    ✓ should add (5036ms)

  1 passing (10s)