Boba launched its fourth scaling deployment on the Avalanche blockchain in September 2022. The EVM-compatibility of Boba has allowed us to expand our scalability value proposition beyond Ethereum, and as such, we are the first scaling infrastructure to scale multiple blockchains.
For Web3 developers, this means that we are making it super easy to build your next dApp or game with all the benefits that Avalanche brings to the table, such as: high performance, scalability, and low costs. As an added benefit for using Boba Avax, Avalanche developers will be able to access Hybrid Compute, one of Boba’s flagship products. Leveraging the power of real-world data and off-chain compute, developers can create richer applications with greater utility.
Avalanche is a blockchain platform that aims to address the blockchain trilemma of scalability, security and decentralization thanks to its unique Proof of Stake (PoS) mechanism. It was launched in September 2020.
Like Ethereum, Avalanche supports smart contracts to run decentralized applications (dApps) on its network. Since Avalanche’s smart contracts are written in the Solidity language also used by Ethereum, it aims to create a greater blockchain interoperably by integrating a number of decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystems, including well-established projects like Aave and Curve.
Never used a blockchain before? We highly recommend you to start with our Web3 and Boba educational series. It will teach you everything there is to know about the basics of blockchain. Once you understand the basics, you can take your first step on Boba with our easy onboarding guide.
Boba Avax main network
Boba Avax test network
Boba Avax block explorer
Boba Avax test block explorer
To transact on Boba Avax, you are charged a fee. Network fees on all Boba deployments can be paid in the Boba token or the native gas token of the underlying network. Boba Avax is deployed on Avalanche and has the following fee set up:
Default fee token: BOBA
Boba lives inside of Avalanche as a series of smart contracts, known as a layer 2 scaling solution. In order to move assets into or out of Boba you have to use a blockchain bridge. Meaning you have to complete a transaction to move assets between different networks, known as a cross-chain transaction. You can either use the official Boba bridge or a third party bridge. Learn more about how blockchain bridges work and follow our step-by-step bridge video.
Boba is a platform that can execute fully autonomous smart contracts based on Ethereum’s virtual machine (EVM). Meaning, developers on Boba can create decentralized applications and users can enjoy them. Boba is home to dozens of applications such as Defi, gaming, trading, NFTs and many other services. Explore all the dApps on Boba.
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