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Compatible Tools

EVM on IOTA Smart Contracts has been integrated in a way that the existing EVM tooling is compatible and can be used directly with an IOTA Smart Contracts chain running EVM as long as you take a couple of things into account.

Tooling Considerations

  1. Please make sure you use the correct JSON-RPC endpoint URL in your tooling for your chain. If you're running your own chain, you can find the JSON-RPC endpoint URL in the Wasp dashboard ([URL]/wasp/dashboard when using node-docker-setup).
  2. Please ensure you use the correct Chain ID configured while starting the JSON-RPC service. If you did not explicitly define this while starting the service, the default Chain ID will be for ShimmerEVM or for the EVM Testnet.
  3. Fees are handled on the IOTA Smart Contracts chain level, not the EVM level. The chain will reject any requests with a different gas price than specified by the chain.

Re-using an existing Chain ID is not recommended and can be a security risk. For production usage, register a unique Chain ID on Chainlist and use that instead of the default. It is not possible to change the EVM chain ID after deployment.


MetaMask is a popular EVM wallet which runs in a browser extension that allows you to interact with EVM chains and their applications (dApps).

To use your EVM chain with MetaMask, simply open up MetaMask and click on the network drop-down list at the very top. At the bottom of this list, you will see the option Add network. On the new page you will see a list of popular network with the option Add a network manually. For example this would be the config to add the ShimmerEVM and the ShimmerEVM Testnet:

Base TokenProtocolChain IDRPC URLFaucetExplorer
Testnet Tokens (no value)ISC / EVMhttps://json-rpc.evm.testnet.shimmer.networkhttps://evm-faucet.testnet.shimmer.network

Ensure that your RPC Url and Chain ID are set correctly and match the dashboard values. The Network Name can be whatever you see fit. Click "Save" to add the Public Testnet to MetaMask.

If you wish to use additional EVM chains with Metamask, you can add more Custom RPC networks, as long as they have a unique Chain ID and RPC Url. Once you have done this, you can start using MetaMask to manage your EVM wallet or issue/sign transactions with any dApp running on that network.


If you also want to use the Remix IDE to deploy any regular Solidity Smart Contract, you should set the environment as Injected Provider - Metamask, which should then connect with your MetaMask wallet.

Click on the Deploy & Run transactions button in the menu on the left and select Injected Web3 from the Environment dropdown.

Select Injected Provider from the Environment dropdown

Deploy a Smart Contract

Deploy a Solidity Smart Contract following our how to Deploy a Smart Contract guide.

Metamask will ask to connect to Remix, and once connected, it will set the Environment to Injected Web3 with the "Custom () network" or "Custom () network".

Environment will be set to Injected Web3]


Hardhat is a command line toolbox that allows you to deploy, test, verify, and interact with Solidity smart contracts on an EVM chain. EVM chains running on IOTA Smart Contracts are compatible with Hardhat; simply make sure you add the correct network parameters to your hardhat.config.js, for example:

networks: {
'shimmerevm-testnet': {
url: '',
chainId: CHAIN_ID,
accounts: [YOUR PRIVATE KEY],

* Where CHAIN_ID=

Deploy a Smart Contract

Deploy a Solidity Smart Contract following our how to Deploy a Smart Contract guide.


Currently, there is no validation service available for EVM/Solidity smart contracts on IOTA Smart Contracts, which is often offered through block explorer APIs.


If you input the correct configuration parameters for the JSON-RPC endpoint to talk to, Ethers.js and Web3.js are also compatible with EVM chains on IOTA Smart Contracts. Alternatively, you can let both interact through MetaMask instead so that it uses the network configured in MetaMask. For more information on this, read their documentation.

Other Tooling

Most tools available will be compatible if you enter the correct Chain ID and RPC Url.