Cudos Developer Tools: Understing the Cudos Blast

Blaise Bayuo
2 min readSep 19, 2022

With the launch of the CUDOS blockchain mainnet, developers now have the opportunity to build applications that run faster, cheaper, secure and in a sustainable manner. New developer tools have been developed to support and enable smart contract development testing and deployment to the chain. One of the developer tools is the Cudos Blast which is one of the developer tools for interacting with chain.

Cudos Blast is a Command-Line Interface (CLI) toolkit designed to make developing on the Cudos chain as simple as possible. You easily build a project ready to work with the Cudos chain. CLIs are text-based user interface (UI) used to run programs, manage computer files and interact with the computer. Command-line interfaces are also called command-line user interfaces, console user interfaces and character user interfaces. Similarly, Cudos Blast makes it easy for developers to issue, run and query the chain for transaction details.

Uses of the Cudos Blast CLI include
Scaffold, compile and test Rust smart contracts. (You can test using JavaScript and Rust).

  1. Deploy smart contracts on a local, test or public network.
  2. Interact with smart contracts using blast.config.js on a specified network.
  3. Spin up a local Cudos node to interact with.

Setting up the Cudos Blast requires Node.js and NPM to be installed as shown in the figure above. Compose is also needed to manage the libraries. With the prerequisites set up, one can now proceed with installing Rust programming language. Developers can now create global projects or make them local where it is a single project. For help on the Cudos Blast, use the help command below

blast — help


Developers now have the opportunity to contribute to the building on the Cudos chain in a sustainable way.

About Cudos

Cudos is powering the metaverse bringing together DeFi, NFTs, and gaming experiences to realise the vision of a decentralised Web3, enabling all users to benefit from the growth of the network. We’re an interoperable, open platform launchpad that will provide the infrastructure required to meet the 1000x higher computing needs for the creation of fully immersive, gamified digital realities. Cudos is a Layer 1 blockchain and Layer 2 community-governed compute network, designed to ensure decentralised, permissionless access to high-performance computing at scale. Our native utility token CUDOS is the lifeblood of our network and offers an attractive annual yield and liquidity for stakers and holders.

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