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CosmWasm & LocalOsmosis


You can now deploy contracts to LocalOsmosis with Beaker. The official tooling to deploy Osmosis Smartcontracts.

The following is detailed guide that shows the basics of manually deploying a contract to a Osmosis local environment. It covers:

  • Initial Setup
    • Rust
    • LocalOsmosis via Osmosis installer.
      • osmosisd binary automatically configured to connect to your localOsmosis
      • localOsmosis setup in the $HOME directory (~/localosmosis)
  • Deploy a smart contract
    • Clone a base template contract
    • Compile contract
    • Optimize contract
    • Create local key
    • Store contract
    • Initialize
    • Get contract address
    • Query contract
    • Increment contract's count
    • Reset contracts count
    • Get contract's state
    • Query contract info
    • List all contracts

Initial Setup: Rust, Contract Environment, Beaker, and Osmosis

Before beginning, you must set up Rust, your contract environment, Beaker, and Osmosis with one of the two following options:

Option 1: Automatic Setup

Start the installer with the following command, choose LocalOsmosis (option 3), and follow the prompts:

bash <(curl -sL

Option 2: Manual Setup


Install Rust using rustup with the following command and follow the prompts:

curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf | sh

Contact Environment

Set 'stable' as the default release channel:

rustup default stable

Add WASM as the compilation target:

rustup target add wasm32-unknown-unknown

Install the following packages to generate the contract:

cargo install cargo-generate --features vendored-openssl
cargo install cargo-run-scrip


Install Beaker with the following command:

cargo install -f beaker


Setup v12.x Osmosis

cd $HOME
git clone
cd $HOME/osmosis
git checkout v12.x
make install
source ~/.profile

Start LocalOsmosis

Inside a separate bash window start LocalOsmosis

cd ~/osmosis
make localnet-start

You will start seeing LocalOsmosis block activity in your terminal. Keep LocalOsmosis running while you perform the next steps in a new terminal window.

In place of doing the above commands, you can instead start LocalOsmosis with pre-made pools by starting LocalOsmosis with the following commands:

cd ~/osmosis
make localnet-start-with-state

To view the LocalOsmosis wallet information, visit the LocalOsmosis accounts page.

Deploy a smart contract

Clone cw-tpl-osmosis

For this example we will use the cw-tpl-osmosis (CosmWasm Template Osmosis) repo that was created with the cw-template repo.

git clone

Compile the wasm contract with stable toolchain

rustup default stable
cargo wasm

After this compiles, it should produce a file in target/wasm32-unknown-unknown/release/cw_tpl_osmosis.wasm. A quick ls -lh should show around 1.8MB. This is a release build, but not stripped of all unneeded code. To produce a much smaller version, you can run this which tells the compiler to strip all unused code out:

RUSTFLAGS='-C link-arg=-s' 
cargo wasm

This produces a file about 149kB. We will do further optimisation below.

Optimized Compilation

To reduce gas costs, the binary size should be as small as possible. This will result in a less costly deployment, and lower fees on every interaction. Luckily, there is tooling to help with this. You can optimize production code using rust-optimizer. rust-optimizer produces reproducible builds of CosmWasm smart contracts. This means third parties can verify the contract is actually the claimed code.

sudo docker run --rm -v "$(pwd)":/code \
--mount type=volume,source="$(basename "$(pwd)")_cache",target=/code/target \
--mount type=volume,source=registry_cache,target=/usr/local/cargo/registry \

Binary will be at artifacts/osmosis_cw_tpl.wasm folder and its size will be 138k

Created a local key

Create a key using one of the seeds provided in localOsmosis.

osmosisd keys add <unsafe-test-key-name> --recover

Example test1 key from here:

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Store to your localOsmosis chain

You can deploy the contract to localOsmosis or a testnet. In this example we will deploy to localOsmosis.

cd artifacts
osmosisd tx wasm store cw_tpl_osmosis.wasm --from <unsafe-test-key-name> --chain-id=<chain-id> --gas-prices 0.1uosmo --gas auto --gas-adjustment 1.3 -b block -y

<unsafe-test-key-name> = Name of your local key. <chain-id> = localosmosis

Replace <unsafe-test-key-name> with the key name from your local keys. osmosisd keys list Replace <chain-id> with localosmosis or osmo-test-4. Save the CODE_ID from the output of the command above as a local variable CODE_ID=XX

Or Store CODE_ID

Instead of looking for the code_id the command above, you can also run the following command to set the CODE_ID as a variable.

TX=$(osmosisd tx wasm store cw_tpl_osmosis.wasm  --from <unsafe-test-key-name> --chain-id=<chain-id> --gas-prices 0.1uosmo --gas auto --gas-adjustment 1.3 -b block --output json -y | jq -r '.txhash')
CODE_ID=$(osmosisd query tx $TX --output json | jq -r '.logs[0].events[-1].attributes[0].value')
echo "Your contract code_id is $CODE_ID"

If this is a brand new localOsmosis instance it should be 1

Instantiate the contract

osmosisd tx wasm instantiate $CODE_ID $INITIAL_STATE --amount 50000uosmo --label "Counter Contract" --from <unsafe-test-key-name> --chain-id <chain-id> --gas-prices 0.1uosmo --gas auto --gas-adjustment 1.3 -b block -y --no-admin


osmosisd tx wasm instantiate $CODE_ID $INITIAL_STATE --amount 50000uosmo --label "Counter Contract" --from c1 --chain-id localosmosis --gas-prices 0.1uosmo --gas auto --gas-adjustment 1.3 -b block -y --no-admin

Get contract address

CONTRACT_ADDR=$(osmosisd query wasm list-contract-by-code $CODE_ID --output json | jq -r '.contracts[0]')

Query Contract

Increment contract's count

osmosisd tx wasm execute $CONTRACT_ADDR "$INCREMENT_MSG" --from c1

Reset contracts count

osmosisd tx wasm execute $CONTRACT_ADDR "$RESET_MSG" --from c1

Get contract's state

osmosisd query wasm contract-state smart $CONTRACT_ADDR "$GET_STATE_MSG"

Query contract info

osmosisd query wasm contract $CONTRACT_ADDR

List all contracts

osmosisd query wasm list-code

Good job! It's now time to learn how to actually develop contracts. You can now visit the official CosmWasm contracts and as you explore the docs you will understand how tio actually interact with the Osmosis Blockchain.