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How To Deploy And Verify A Smart Contract From Remix

Remix IDE is a convenient tool for building and testing your solidity smart contracts online. This short tutorial will explain how we can build and deploy our smart contract from Remix.

// SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-3.0

pragma solidity >=0.7.0 <0.9.0;
contract Destructor {
 uint256 public num;
    constructor(uint256 _num){
        num = _num;
    function doWork() external
    function getNum() public view returns(uint){
        return num;

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Deploying a contract

Above we have a simple Destructor contract which was built and tested using the online Remix IDE. To deploy this contract select the Deploy & Run Transactions tab; selectinjected Web3` as your environment. This will connect to the network that your wallet is connected to.

Deploy Contract

Set the input value of the constructor function if your contract has one before deploying it. Clicking on deploy will open meta mask which will ask you to confirm the transaction. After confirming the transaction, the contract will be deployed to the network.

Verifying deployed contract

You can verify your contract via Remix by using a plugin called ETHERSCAN-CONTRACT VERIFICATION. Click on the plugin manager icon. Search for the plugin ETHERSCAN-CONTRACT VERIFICATION and activate the plugin. After activation your Etherscan API key will be requested.

You can obtain an API key on etherscan. Registering for a free account and create an API key.

Pluggin Manager

After saving your key on the Etherscan-Contract Verification plugin, a screen will be presented where you enter the details of the just deployed smart contract.

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You will have to present three (3) values to the Etherscan plugin which are the contract to verify, the constructor arguments and the address of the deployed smart contract.

If the contract has a constructor with values supplied you will need to go to etherscan and retrieve the constructor argument bytes. We do this by copying the transaction hash which can be found on the console of remix.

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Take the transaction hash and go to and input the hash on the search bar to retrieve the transaction. Remember if you deployed to a testnet you will have to search for your transaction on the testnet and not on the mainnet.

The transaction will be displayed. Scroll down on the transaction page and click on the click to see more button.

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The more tab opens and you will see an Input Data textarea which contains the contract bytecode. We want to copy only the input byte of the constructor from this bytecode. The input byte is appended to the end of the bytecode. Search for the number 70033 inside the textarea. The input byte starts after the last 3 in 70033. Copy the remaining number after the last 3 to the end. The copied number is the input byte.

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Go back to Remix IDE and input the copied byte inside the Constructor Arguments input box and also select the contract that you are verifying and input the contract address. Click on verify contract and the deployed contract will become verified.

Go to etherscan and search using the deployed contract address and you will see that your contract is now verified.

Top comments (2)

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Redmon540 • Edited

I have question.
Are you available?
I had deployed but there is nothing 70033 in bytecode.
Anyway I clicked the Verify Contract Button.
so the result below.

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I thought it was succesful.
But the contract was not verified until now.
What is happen?

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Santiago Trujillo Zuluaga • Edited

Now the code you need to copy/paste if after the 90033 instead of 70033, I tried with my code and it worked
or worse case, you can also verify it directly on etherscan, this way can be easier.