Flow Journey: Using Flow Network Token on the Flow Emulator

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So in a previous post, I talked about using someone else's Fungible Token for your Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

For example, it's very common to use the FLOW Network Token or FUSD for your NFT marketplace. You create the Smart Contract for the NFT and the Marketplace, but you use FLOW or FUSD as your Fungible Token.

That seems all well and good because those Smart Contracts are deployed to the production (MainNet) and test (TestNet) Flow blockchains. But when you're starting to build your own Smart Contracts, most likely you're going to start with the Flow Emulator. So how do you get those Smart Contracts on the Flow Emulator?

Well as it turns out, the Flow Emulator comes built in with the FLOW Network token already built in. You can see it when you run flow emulator. When you run it, you should see something like this

Flow contracts                             FlowFees=0x########### FlowServiceAccount=0x########### FlowStorageFees=0x########### FlowToken=0x########### FungibleToken=0x###########

Notice that the address of the FlowToken is right there ready for you to use. In fact there are a whole bunch of Smart Contracts pre-deployed like the FungibleToken standard interface.

While I'm still super beginner and I haven't gotten that far yet, I assume using these is as easy as referencing their address that's listed when you start up the emulator.

Hope that helps out some peeps!

Until the next one!

Casey Li
CEO & Founder, BiteSite