I am trying to deploy a contract to a local ganache network using Nodejs v20. Nodejs is able to connect with local Ganache but the deploy() method is giving following error:

Error: missing revert data (action="estimateGas", data=null, reason=null, transaction={ "data": "0x608060405234801561000f575f8....", "from": "0xfeBaeDDecD30....", "to": null }, invocation=null, revert=null, code=CALL_EXCEPTION, version=6.6.1)

info: {
    error: {
      message: 'VM Exception while processing transaction: invalid opcode',
      stack: 'RuntimeError: VM Exception while processing transaction: invalid opcode\n' +
        '    at exactimate (C:\\Program Files\\WindowsApps\\GanacheUI_2.7.1.0_x64__rb4352f0jd4m2\\app\\resources\\static\\node\\node_modules\\ganache\\dist\\node\\1.js:2:182136)',
      code: -32000,
      name: 'RuntimeError',
      data: [Object]
    payload: {
      method: 'eth_estimateGas',
      params: [Array],
      id: 4,
      jsonrpc: '2.0'

It is trying to call this eth_estimateGas function and it fails. I am using solcjs to compile the Solidity contract using the command

solcjs --bin --abi SimpleStorage.sol

These are the versions:

"dependencies": {
    "ethers": "^6.6.1",
    "fs-extra": "^11.1.1",
    "solc": "0.7"

Below is the code for Nodejs

async function main() {
  //  RPC URL for Ganache
  const provider = new ethers.JsonRpcProvider("");

  const wallet = new ethers.Wallet(


  const abi = JSON.parse(
  const binary = fs

  const contractFactory = new ethers.ContractFactory(abi, binary, wallet);
  await contractFactory.deploy();

Below is the code for the smart contract

*// SPDX-License-Identifier: MIT
pragma solidity >=0.8.6;

contract SimpleStorage {
    uint256 public favoriteNumber;

    function store(uint256 _favoriteNumber) public virtual {
        favoriteNumber = _favoriteNumber;

    function retrieve() public view returns (uint256) {
        return favoriteNumber;

3 Answers 3


I was able to fix the problem by using the below versions of both solcjs & Solidity


Also while compiling the code with solcjs make sure the version is 0.8.19 I used npx solcjs for this


i was able to fix my problem by giving the gas prices and the gas limit

  const overrides = {
    gasLimit: 6721975, // Adjust the gas limit as needed
    gasPrice: ethers.parseUnits("20000000000", "wei"), // Adjust the gas    price as needed
const contract = await contractFactory.deploy(overrides);

I was using a newer version of solc and was seeing the same error. To fix:

  1. yarn remove solc
  2. yarn add [email protected]
  3. Recompile contract and deploy

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