First Smart Contract

Building your first smart contract

  • Navigate to the hello folder in examples (./examples/hello).
  • You should then see the hello.cpp file
  • Now run the compiler
$ eosio-cpp -abigen hello.cpp -o hello.wasm
  • Or with CMake
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake ..
$ make

This will generate two files:

  • The compiled binary wasm (hello.wasm)
  • The generated ABI file (hello.abi)

using eosio-abigen alone

To generate an ABI with eosio-abigen, only requires that you give the main '.cpp' file to compile and the output filename --output and generating against the contract name --contract.


$ eosio-abigen hello.cpp --contract=hello --output=hello.abi

This will generate one file:

  • The generated ABI file (hello.abi)