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Is it possible to use the Web3.js API methods to interact with Eris blockchain? If yes, what should I pass in as the argument for setting the web3 provider?

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Since Eris is a permissioned blockchain, you will have to make the permission-logic inside your api layer to make it work. Eris is technically a fork of Ethereum with improvements. source. Web3 should work out of the box, but i am not sure whether they internally disabled it or not.

But there is eris-db.js

Javascript library that calls an erisdb server over rpc. It is a controllable (permissionable), smart contract-enabled, proof-of-stake based blockchain design. eris:db can be configured to work with a wide variety of individual blockchain networks. As such, it was, and continues to be, the first blockchain client designed from the ground up to be a multi-network blockchain client.

Take a look at the examples

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  • Yes, I know about eris-db.js but I was just wondering if it would be possible to use plain web3 methods to interact with eris chains. Thanks for the reply though. Commented Aug 26, 2016 at 12:58
  • Eris is a different chin, I dont know whether it is possible to do it using web3.
    – niksmac
    Commented Sep 26, 2016 at 4:43

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