Introduction to Web3

Boba Opera


by Boba Blendor

Chicago, USA - January 27, 2023 | 5 mins read

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Boba deployment on Fantom

Boba launched its third Boba deployment on Fantom in June 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 Fantom brings to the table, such as: high performance, scalability, and low cost. As an added benefit for using Boba Opera, Fantom 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.

About Fantom

Fantom was launched in January 2022. It’s a smart contract-enabled blockchain platform aiming to address the decentralization, security and scalability tradeoffs many blockchains face. Fantom aims to overcome these tradeoffs and make improvements across all three with its innovative proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism known as Lachesis.

Start here

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.

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Boba Opera main network

Boba Opera test network

Boba Opera block explorer

Boba Opera test block explorer

Network fee

To transact on Boba Opera, 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 Opera is deployed on Fantom and has the following fee set up:

Default fee token: BOBA

Secondary: FTM

Adding funds on Boba Opera

Boba lives inside of Fantom 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 Boba bridge or a third party bridge. Learn more about how blockchain bridges work and follow our step-by-step bridge video.

Decentralized applications on Boba Opera

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.

DApps on Boba Opera (coming soon)

Join the community

Start engaging with our open and accessible crypto community where blockchain builders, crypto users, investors, creators and everybody else are welcomed in contributing to the peoples layer two.