# CosmWasm Overview

This document describes how to build a dApp using CosmWasm. If you are interested inbuilding an order book exchange application, please refer to the "Building Order Book Exchanges" section.

# What is Cosmwasm

CosmWasm is a novel smart contracting platform built for the Cosmos ecosystem. You can learn more about CosmWasm here (opens new window).

# Contents

  1. Deploy CW20 smart contracts on your local environment
  2. Deploy on Testnet
  3. Deploy on Mainnet