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Blockchain Tools

To communicate with the WAX Blockchain, create a local development environment, and locally deploy your smart contracts, you'll need to use three key tools included in the WAX Blockchain Setup:


Used to store private keys. This program automatically starts when you initiate cleos commands and can start several instances on your local server.

Refer to EOS's Introduction - keosd for more information.


This is the core WAX node daemon, used to run a local node on your server. You can initialize nodeos with various plug-ins and options.

Nodeos also allows you to communicate with the WAX RPC API.

Refer to EOS's Overview - nodeos for more information.


Used to interact with your local blockchain and manage local wallets and accounts.

Refer to EOS's Overview - cleos for more information.