Gitpod is an open source platform for automated and ready-to-code development environments. It is bascially a VS Code development interface in a browser, connected to a Git (Github, Gitlab, Bitbucket) repository.

Create account#

Opening DApp project in Gitpod requires to create a Gitpod account. Creating a Gitpod account requires an existing account on github, gitlab or bitbucket as illustrated below:

Docusaurus with Keytar

The free plan allows the use of 30 hours per month, which largely covers the need for these DApps projects.

User interface#

Below is a screenshot of the gitpod user interface (for the Fidelity Program DApp):

Docusaurus with Keytar

① Files tree (navigate down to a file and click on it to display)

② Terminal

③ File view

④ Menu bar

⑤ Project preview

Open terminal#

VS Code provides a full featured terminal. It is used in Dapps' technical guides to trigger completium-cli commands to deploy and interact with smart contracts.

To open the terminal, click on the "New Terminal" in the "Terminal" menu, illustrated below:

Docusaurus with Keytar

Check admin account#

The Gitpod environement comes with:

An account is required to interact with the blockchain.

The Gitpod environement provides a configured account named admin with the following address:


The following command shows the current account used and the balance associated to it:

$ completium-cli show account
Current account: admin
Public key hash: tz1MZrh8CvYkp7BfLQMcm6mg5FvL5HRZfACw
Balance on edo: 10644.084359 ꜩ

If the balance is below 50 ꜩ, it is not enough to do the tutorial and you need to import a new faucet account.

Follow these instructions to download a faucet file.

Right click on the left-hand panel to create a new file as illustrated below:

Docusaurus with Keytar

Create a new file account.json and copy-paste the content of the faucet in it. Save it with ctrl+s (or cmd+s).

In the Gitpod Terminal, import the faucet file with the following command:

completium-cli import faucet account.json as admin

A prompt asks if you want to overwrite the current amount. Answer 'Yes' or give it another alias of your choice.

Note that it is possible to register several accounts and switch from one account to another:

completium-cli switch account

By default, completium-cli uses the testnet. The following command displays the endpoint's URL:

completium-cli show endpoint

Use the following command to switch to another endpoint:

completium-cli switch endpoint