Deploy smart contract

Deploy smart contract #

Creating new package #

For this deployment we will create a new package.

mkdir contract-deployment
cd contract-deployment
yarn init
yarn add @waku/vote-sdk-contracts ethers ts-node typescript

Create a tsconfig.json with:

  "compilerOptions": {
    "target": "es2020",
    "module": "commonJS",
    "esModuleInterop": true,
    "moduleResolution": "node",
    "resolveJsonModule": true,
    "noEmit": true

And now we can add a deploy script index.ts:

import { ContractFactory, getDefaultProvider, Wallet } from "ethers";
import VotingContract from "@waku/vote-sdk-contracts/build/VotingContract.json";
import readline from "readline";

const rl = readline.createInterface({
  input: process.stdin,
  output: process.stdout,
const prompt = (query: string) =>
  new Promise((resolve) => rl.question(query, resolve));

try {
  const privateKey = process.argv[2];
  const providerName = process.argv[3];
  const tokenAddress = process.argv[4];
  const voteDuration = process.argv[5];
  const provider = getDefaultProvider(providerName);
  const wallet = new Wallet(privateKey, provider);
  const contract = ContractFactory.fromSolidity(VotingContract, wallet);

  new Promise(async () => {
    console.log(`You are about to deploy a voting smart contract\n`);
    console.log(`Wallet address: \t${wallet.address}\n`);
    console.log(`Provider name: \t\t${}\n`);
    console.log(`Provider chainID: \t${}\n`);
    console.log(`Token address to use: \t${tokenAddress}\n`);
    console.log(`Vote duration: \t\t${voteDuration ?? 1000} seconds\n`);
    console.log("Please verify that above parameters are correct");
    console.log("WARNING: this operation WILL use ether");
    const answer = await prompt(
      "If you are sure that you want to continue write [yes]:"
    if (answer === "yes" || answer === "Yes") {
      const deployedContract = await contract.deploy(
        voteDuration ?? 1000
      console.log(`contract deployed with address ${deployedContract.address}`);
    } else {
} catch {
  console.log("Error creating smart contract");

Running script #

To run deploying script we call in shell:


you need to substitute parameters:

  • WALLET_PRIVATE_KEY: private key of wallet that will deploy smart contract
  • PROVIDER_NAME: a name of network for example mainnet, ropsten or an url to network
  • TOKEN_ADDRESS: address of a token that is to be used by voting contract
  • VOTING_DURATION: how long proposals will be open to accept votes

After that the information with input parameters will be displayed, and you will be asked to verify them and accept them.

Getting smart contract address #

When the script is complete smart contract address will be printed in the shell. If you missed it, you can check last wallet interaction on Etherscan and there you can also find new smart contract address.

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