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Get Started with Aiken

Aiken is a modern smart contract platform for Cardano.


Install Aiken from Source

To install Aiken from source we recommend cargo, a package manager for Rust. To install it, please refer to the Rust Installation Guide.

cargo install --git

Install Aiken from Nix Flakes

nix build .#aiken

Quick Start

aiken --help

Editor Integrations

These editor integrations are currently available for Aiken:


Hello World

You are ready now to write and execute your first smart contract on Cardano. Have a look at the hello world example contract.

Visit the Aiken website and explore other examples.