Get started

Use this beginner-friendly guide to start building on Sei.
Are you an EVM developer? Visit the Sei V2 Devnet docs here.

1. Install local dependencies

To get started running Sei, follow the local dependency installation tutorial

2. Set up Seid

The seid command is a command-line tool to interact with the Sei blockchain.
Follow the Seid setup tutorial to get started using seid

3. Run a chain locally

Follow the initialization script to to run a cluster locally with a single validator node and 50 preconfigured wallet accounts.

4. Create and deploy a simple counter app

Follow the counter app tutorial to write and deploy a simple Rust smart contract to your local version of Sei
Sei supports CosmWasm 1.0.0+ smart contracts. Older versions of CosmWasm will have errors getting deployed

5. Create a decentralized app frontend

Follow the frontend tutorial to create a simple frontend for the counter app tutorial above

6. Create and deploy a simple exchange

Follow the spot exchange tutorial to write a simple Rust based spot exchange on Sei

7. Deploy to testnet

Follow the testnet deployment tutorial to deploy the counter app to the atlantic-2 testnet, and update the frontend to interact with that