Interoperable, scalable blockchain platform. Built for developers.
What are AppChains?
AppChains are cloud hosted, decentralized networks of independent parallel blockchains, each powered by private, dedicated deployments of Ethereum, using the Byzantine-fault-tolerant (Proof of Stake) consensus algorithms.
Decentralized, Asset Exchange
AppChains create a permissionless network, meaning that anybody can build a blockchain on it. This enables an interoperable multi-chain network which provides the means for trustless exchange of cryptographic assets across independent blockchains, called zones, through a master hub chain. By creating a new zone, you can plug any blockchain system into the AppChains hub and pass tokens back and forth between those zones, without the need for intermediaries.
AppChains can interoperate with multiple other applications and cryptocurrencies, something other blockchains can’t do well. By creating a new zone, you can plug any blockchain system into the AppChains hub and pass tokens back and forth between those zones, without the need for an intermediary.
Built on Cosmos & Tendermint
Most blockchains only support a fraction of the transactions seen daily on payment networks like Visa or Mastercard. In contrast, Tendermint and IBC allow blockchains in Cosmos to scale out indefinitely. Zones built on top of Tendermint can handle up to thousands of transactions per second by themselves. And even if transaction speed slows down on a Zone because too many people are using it, another identical Zone can be added to the Hub and half of the users directed to it, thereby doubling transaction capacity.