How to Write Upgradable Smart Contracts (Smart Contract Versioning)

How upgradable smart contracts work with practical examples using OpenZeppelin Upgrades CLI & Libraries.

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In this post, we are going to learn:

  1. Why do we need to upgrade smart contracts?
  2. Understanding how upgrades work under the hood?
  3. Using OpenZeppelin CLI to easily write/manage “upgradable” smart contracts.
  4. Upgrading Contracts Programmatically using the OpenZeppelin Upgrades library.
  5. A few Limitations & Workarounds of Upgradable Contracts

In case you get stuck somewhere or have any doubts, let us know here.

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