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Creating Your First Smart Contract on the Ethereum Blockchain with Solidity

In our brave new digital world, blockchain technology, and particularly smart contracts, has revolutionized the way we carry out transactions. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you on creating your first smart contract on the Ethereum Blockchain using the popular Smart Contract-oriented programming language, Solidity.

Step 1: Set Up Your Development Environment

To develop a smart contract, you need an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Remix IDE is a convenient and powerful tool to get started. Access it at

Step 2: Write Your First Smart Contract

In the Remix IDE, click on the “+” icon to create a new file and name it MyContract.sol. Start by defining your contract:

contract MyContract {
// contract code goes here
A contract in Solidity is similar to a class in Object-Oriented Programming (OOP).

Let’s create state variables, which hold value permanently on the blockchain:

string public name;

Let’s create a function:

function setName(string _name) public {
name = _name;
Step 3: Compile Your Smart Contract

Click on the compiler tab and select your contract to compile the code, ensuring there are no errors.

Step 4: Deploy Your Smart Contract on a Test Network

Deploying the contract on a test network before the main network helps ensure everything works as expected. Choose JavaScript VM and click ‘Deploy.’

Step 5: Interact with Your Smart Contract

You can now interact with your smart contract from the ‘Deployed Contracts’ section.


Learning how to write smart contracts in Solidity allows you to unlock the power of the blockchain for your applications. This tutorial is just a stepping stone. Ethereum and Solidity offer several advanced features for you to explore!


  • Always test your contracts on a test network before deploying them on the main network.
  • Smart Contracts are immutable – once deployed, their code can’t be changed.

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