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2023: A Monumental Year for SKALE - Year in Review | SKALE

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2023 has been an unprecedented year for SKALE, marked by significant milestones, innovative network upgrades, and a growing ecosystem. Let's dive into the highlights and the rapid expansion that has taken place in the SKALE ecosystem this past year.

Major Milestones

Hitting 200 Million Transactions

This year, SKALE achieved a remarkable feat by hitting 200 million transactions, a testament to the network's robustness and scalability.

Over 8 Million Unique Users

SKALE's user base has seen exponential growth, with over 8 million unique users engaging with the platform, including 3 million active users in the last 30 days alone.

Surpassing 3 Billion USD in Gas Fee Savings

One of SKALE's most significant achievements this year has been helping users save over 3 billion USD in gas fees, emphasizing the cost-effectiveness of the network.

Ranking Top 5 in UAW and Transactions

SKALE has proudly positioned itself in the top 5 of all blockchains in terms of Unique Active Wallets (UAW) and transaction volumes.

Network Upgrades and New Features

Launch of Levitation Protocol

SKALE introduced the Levitation Protocol, a decentralized ZK (Zero-Knowledge) solution, enhancing privacy and scalability.

Release of SKALE Portal

The SKALE Portal was launched as a hub for all things related to SKALE, offering users an intuitive interface and comprehensive resources.

SKALE Dune Dashboard

With the release of the SKALE Dune Dashboard, data availability on the network has significantly increased, providing users with more insights and analytics.

Metaport 2.0 Upgrade

The Metaport 2.0 upgrade has revolutionized bridging experiences across SKALE Chains, making it more seamless than ever.

SIP 1: The Addition of Chain Pricing

The passing of SIP 1 marks a crucial step in implementing chain subscription fees, paving the way for a more sustainable economic model for the network.

DApp Launches

In 2023, SKALE saw the launch of 21 new DApps, with a notable surge in gas-free gaming. Over a dozen games were launched last year, and the platform has become increasingly popular for dApps utilizing AI technology. Explore the SKALE ecosystem at

Ecosystem Reports

Dartmouth Blockchain Study

A study by Dartmouth Blockchain confirmed SKALE as the world's fastest blockchain, a significant accolade for the network.

Messari State of SKALE Report

This report highlighted SKALE's exponential growth in UAWs and transaction volumes, showcasing the network's escalating popularity and efficiency.

CoinGecko GameFi Report

SKALE was recognized as the most active blockchain for gaming by the CoinGecko GameFi report, underlining its dominance in the gaming sector.

Big Names in the SKALE Ecosystem

Collaboration with BigBallerBrand Family

The BigBallerBrand Family joined the SKALE ecosystem through a partnership with Strayshot, marking a significant milestone in SKALE's mainstream adoption.

The BigBallerBrand Family joined the SKALE ecosystem through a partnership with Strayshot

Hurley's Entry into the Ecosystem

The renowned lifestyle brand Hurley launched their Super Surfer game and sold out an NFT collection, all powered by SKALE, further expanding the network's reach into different sectors.

SKALE in Real Life: Events and Meetups

GDC 2023

SKALE made a notable presence at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2023, showcasing its capabilities to a broad audience of game developers and enthusiasts.

BuildETH Events

SKALE hosted two BuildETH events, fostering community engagement and developer support within the ecosystem.


Participation in Token2049 further cemented SKALE's position as a leading player in the blockchain space. SKALE CEO Jack O'Holleran gave a keynote presentation about "The Path to 100m Users: Paving the Way with UX, Economics, and Shared Security."

Carrying Momentum into 2024

This year has been nothing short of remarkable for SKALE, and we're excited to see what the future holds as we continue to grow and innovate. Stay tuned for more updates and breakthroughs in the coming year!


SKALE is the world's fastest blockchain, designed for fast, secure, user-centric Ethereum scaling. SKALE chains offer zero gas fees to end-users and have advanced features such as ML/AI smart contracts, on-chain file storage, interchain messaging, zero-cost minting, and enhanced security features.

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