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What's Chromia?

Chromia is a Layer-1 relational blockchain platform designed to enable the development of decentralized applications (dapps) suited for mass-scale, real-world use cases.

What makes Chromia unique?

  • Relational power: Unlike most blockchains, Chromia utilizes a relational database for storing data. This offers flexibility and consistency, making it suitable for enterprise and public blockchain applications.
  • Scalability: Chromia tackles the scalability issue that often hinders dapps. It utilizes a network of separate relational blockchains, allowing each dapp to operate efficiently without impacting others.
  • Developer-friendly: Chromia takes a language-driven approach with Rell. This new programming language is designed explicitly for dapp development within the relational data model, making it familiar and easy for developers with existing experience to learn.

Benefits of building on Chromia

Chromia is a general-purpose platform capable of serving various types of dapps, particularly well-suited for cases requiring high I/O capacity or managing complex data sets. At the same time, it offers the same level of openness, security, transparency, and decentralization as other public blockchains. Here are some key benefits of using Chromia:

  • No direct gas fees: Unlike traditional models, developers can implement fee structures that suit their dapps, such as paid subscriptions, charging for specific features, subsidization, or gas fees where appropriate. This allows for a user experience (UX) that is on par with centralized applications.
  • Build web2-like UX: Chromia provides a user experience (UX) similar to what users are accustomed to with web 2.0 applications.
  • Real-time transactions: Chromia's blockchain confirms transactions within about 1 second, ensuring fast performance. Each dapp on Chromia has its own blockchain, managed by a group of nodes using eBFT consensus.
  • Relational blockchain: The unique relational blockchain architecture enables flexibility, versatility, and consistency similar to traditional relational databases. It also supports typical database operations, making it easier and more efficient to perform complex queries.
  • Effortless development: Rell is a relational language that is easy to learn and developer-friendly. It's similar to modern programming languages, allowing developers to use familiar programming techniques.

For a more in-depth understanding of the Chromia blockchain platform, refer to the Chromia White Paper.