Deploy on Move VM

Download the Aptos CLI and follow the installation instructions as described in the section.

For an optimized development experience, consider using the IntelliJ plugin developed by Pontem.

To create a new Aptos project, use your IDE. Typically, selecting the Move project type will automatically generate a new project for you.

In the project directory, run the following command:

aptos move init --name l2_coin

Feel free to replace l2_coin with any name you prefer.

You'll need the Aptos CLI. Initialize your account as described in the relevant section:

aptos init

When prompted for the network, choose custom. For the RPC and faucet, use the following URLs:

RPC endpoint:

You can opt to use a newly generated private key or, alternatively, copy your private key from an existing account.

The init command will create a new account, deposit funds from the faucet, and display the address of the newly created account.

Navigate to the newly created Move.toml file and define the new account as follows:

l2_coin = "your address"

Replace your address with the address you created.

Next, create a new module in the sources/ folder named coin.move:

module l2_coin::coin {
    use std::string::utf8;
    use std::signer;
    use aptos_framework::coin;

    // Coin Type.
    struct MyCoin {}

    // Initialize function.
    public entry fun initialize(account: &signer) {
        let (burn_cap, freeze_cap, mint_cap) = coin::initialize<MyCoin>(
            utf8(b"Coin Name"),
            6, // Decimals
            true, // Limited supply


        // Mint 100 million coins.
        let minted_coins = coin::mint(100000000000000, &mint_cap);

        // Deposit coins into the minter's account.
        coin::deposit(signer::address_of(account), minted_coins);


This module, when deployed, will create a new coin type MyCoin and deposit 100 million coins into the creator's account.

Now, let's move on to publishing our module.

aptos move publish

You should see a status message "vm_status": "success", indicating that the module was deployed correctly.

Next, let’s initiate the minting of your new coin by running the initialize function:

aptos move run --function-id <your address>::l2_coin::initialize

Make sure to replace <your address> with your actual address before executing the call.

Upon successful completion of this call, you will see a success status along with a transaction ID. You can verify the result in the explorer.

To confirm that your coin has been deployed, access the API and substitute the URL with your address:

aptos move run --function-id <your address>::coin::initialize

Search for the <your address>::l2_coin::MyCoin type associated with your account.

Alternatively, you can import your account into a wallet like Pontem, Petra, etc., using the private key found in the .aptos/config.yml directory. If your coin doesn’t automatically appear in the wallet, you can manually import it using its path:

<your address>::l2_coin::MyCoin

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