October 20, 2023

Circle Launches Tool for Web2 Developers To Shift To Web3



Stablecoin issuer Circle has launched a new tool to simplify the process of building Web3 apps for developers.

The tool, called “Smart Contract Platform,” provides pre-vetted code templates and offers the option to deploy smart contracts using either a console or REST APIs. This makes it more accessible for traditional Web2 programmers to use.

Additionally, Circle has introduced a Gas Station tool that enables developers to pay for their users’ gas fees. This feature helps streamline the onboarding process for new users.

When developers deploy smart contracts, they often rely on Web3 developer tools like Truffle or Hardhat for the deployment process. However, these tools require contracts to be written in Solidity, which may be unfamiliar to some conventional programmers.

Additionally, developers have to create and run blockchain deployment or “migration” scripts, which may be an unfamiliar process for Web2 developers.

The Circle smart contract platform provides a set of pre-vetted templates that developers can use to create various smart contracts. These templates can help developers develop contracts for NFTs, blockchain loyalty programs, interactions with Uniswap or other decentralized finance projects, or Circle’s stablecoin contracts. This means that developers can avoid creating an entire Solidity contract from scratch, making it easier for Web2 developers to start building in Web3.

After creating a contract, the developer can deploy it to Polygon using a “no-code” console available on the platform. This means the developer does not have to write a “migration” script to deploy the contract while using Circle’s platform. However, this feature is currently not available for Ethereum or Avalanche.

Circle has also introduced another developer feature called “Gas Station.” This feature allows Web3 app developers to pay for their users’ gas fees. This feature is helpful for developers as it allows them to onboard users more easily, as users do not need to pre-fund their wallets with the native coin of a network.

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