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AI and Blockchain: A New Frontier on SKALE | SKALE

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The convergence of AI and blockchain is sparking groundbreaking innovations. AI's advanced predictive and generative capabilities, combined with blockchain's security and transparency, are set to revolutionize various industries. The SKALE network is witnessing a surge in AI development onboarding more and more projects building on SKALE. Thanks to its architecture that supports high throughput and scalability along with other AI-dedicated features, SKALE represents an ideal fit for AI applications.

Why AI Belongs on SKALE

SKALE's innovative blockchain architecture is uniquely suited to overcome the typical barriers AI applications face in the blockchain ecosystem, such as prohibitive gas fees and network congestion. This makes SKALE an ideal platform for AI-driven blockchain operations, offering both efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Zero Gas Fees

In traditional blockchain networks, AI applications, which often require continuous data transactions, face the hurdle of escalating gas fees. SKALE addresses this by allowing AI apps to execute data-intensive operations without incurring gas fees, since these are offset by a chain subscription pricing model.

Instant Finality and No MEV

AI applications benefit immensely from SKALE’s instant finality feature. This ensures that once a decision is made by an AI algorithm, it is executed and recorded immediately on the blockchain, with no risk of reversal or manipulation (MEV). Such a secure and reliable transaction environment is crucial for AI applications that depend on the speed and finality of their operations.

High Throughput

SKALE network, as highlighted in a Dartmouth Blockchain study, delivers superior real transaction speeds, achieving a high TPS rate of 397.7. This capability is essential for AI applications that demand rapid processing of extensive datasets, ensuring that operations are executed swiftly and efficiently.

AI/ML Execution within Smart Contracts

SKALE expands the scope of smart contract functionality by enabling the integration and execution of pre-trained AI and machine learning models directly within smart contracts. This seamless integration facilitates a wide range of AI-driven blockchain applications, from automated decision-making processes to complex data analysis tasks, all within a decentralized and secure blockchain framework

Limitless Scalability

SKALE uniquely addresses the challenge of blockchain congestion by offering a network of individual blockchains, each tailored to specific application needs. This approach provides dedicated blockspace and optimized performance for each application, ensuring scalable solutions without the limitations seen in traditional blockchains.

AI and Blockchain General Use Cases

The synergy between AI and blockchain is unlocking a myriad of revolutionary applications across various sectors. These are just some of the use cases that demonstrate the potent combination of AI capabilities with blockchain features.


AI and blockchain together are transforming the gaming industry by creating immersive, dynamic worlds with unique, player-owned assets. AI enhances game design and player interaction, while blockchain technology ensures secure, transparent ownership and trading of in-game assets, leading to a more engaging and fair gaming experience.

Data Security

AI relies on extensive data sets, and integrating these with decentralized blockchain networks offers an optimal solution for secure and transparent data storage. Additionally, blockchain-based systems like Filecoin, IPFS, Arweave, and Render introduce decentralized storage and computing solutions, countering the risks associated with centralized systems vulnerable to single points of failure.

Smart Contracts Development

AI-driven smart contracts represent a significant leap in automating and executing complex agreements. These contracts, powered by AI algorithms, can analyze vast amounts of data, make decisions, and execute the terms of contracts automatically, efficiently, and without bias.

Financial Services

The rapid expansion of DeFi provides fertile ground for AI integration, utilizing its economic layer for executing tasks based on predefined instructions, such as managing routine on-chain financial transactions, leveraging the composability of blockchain for complex financial operations without intermediaries, introducing AI-driven automated investment strategies, or enhancing automated compliance and fraud detection.


Blockchain and AI can revolutionize healthcare by providing secure patient data management combined with AI's predictive diagnostics. This integration ensures the confidentiality of patient records while enabling healthcare providers to access vital data for timely and accurate diagnoses.

AI Brings Gaming To The Next Level

AI's ability to create dynamic, responsive environments, coupled with blockchain's capability to introduce unique, player-centric economies, is paving the way for a new genre of games. These games are not only visually and interactively superior but also offer deeply personalized experiences, making each player's journey unique and immersive.

On-Chain Generative Assets

AI allows for each in-game item, from weaponry to character skins, to be distinct and individually crafted. It brings an unprecedented level of uniqueness and personalization to gaming, enhancing the overall player experience.

Adaptive Game Difficulty

AI can analyze player strategies and skill levels, adjusting the game's challenges accordingly to ensure a tailored gaming experience for each player.

Evolving Game Personalities

AI-powered non-player characters (NPCs) are able to exhibit behaviors that mimic real-world unpredictability and consciousness resulting in dynamic, evolving narratives where player interactions with NPCs significantly impact the game's environment.

AI in Action on SKALE


PalmAI democratizes the creation of AI chatbots, allowing users to build and deploy Google-powered multi-platform AI chatbots effortlessly. SKALE's high throughput capabilities support PalmAI's need for rapid data processing and response generation, enabling users to engage in real-time conversations, coding sessions, and image generation without delays or prohibitive costs.


ChainGPT stands as a leading AI infrastructure provider for blockchain, Crypto, and Web3, offering a range of solutions from AI chatbots and smart contracts generators to AI NFT creation. With ChainGPT, users can access advanced AI functionalities tailored for the blockchain and crypto space. SKALE's architecture ensures that ChainGPT can process vast amounts of data and transactions rapidly and in a cost-effective manner.


Exorde gathers and analyzes public content from all over the world, processing the data on IPFS and archiving it on Filecoin. Exorde performs a massive number of URL requests on-chain through AI bots. Thanks to SKALE's zero gas fee model, Exorde can execute these transactions at no cost.

Chirper is the world's first AI-only social network, where users can create AI characters and observe their interactions in a simulated social media environment. By leveraging SKALE's high-performance infrastructure, is able to seamlessly process and deliver AI-generated content, showcasing the synergy between AI technology and blockchain capabilities.


Overlai offers a unique solution to protect your photos from being scraped by AI. This app ensures your images remain private and secure, preventing unauthorized use in AI datasets. SKALE's zero gas fees model is crucial for Overlai, enabling the application to process a high volume of transactions, such as photo uploads and watermarking operations, without imposing additional costs on users.


GPTverse serves as a comprehensive AI Hub, integrating multiple AI services under one roof for streamlined access. It features innovative solutions like the AI Education Language Tutor, a Multi-PDF Chatbot, and many more. GPTverse benefits from SKALE high throughput, instant finality and zero gas fees to offer a seamless and cost-effective user experience.


FusionwaveAI is at the forefront of combining Web3 gaming with Generative AI to create an immersive AI-driven Metaverse. Gamers are used to cost-free, fast and dynamic experiences, and thanks to SKALE, FusionwaveAI is able to offer a unique and engaging virtual experience that pushes the boundaries of digital interaction and gaming.

Decenter AI

Decenter AI democratizes AI development by offering a decentralized infrastructure that enables web3 developers to affordably build and train AI models, and deploy them seamlessly in Dapps. SKALE’s scalable and efficient blockchain solution supports Decenter AI needs, ensuring rapid and cost-effective AI model training and deployment.


HeyChef! makes healthy eating accessible and enjoyable with its AI-driven culinary assistant. This app helps users overcome the challenges of dietary management by turning meal preparation into a fun and engaging activity through gamification. By using SKALE, HeyChef! leverages zero gas fees and high throughput capabilities, ensuring a seamless experience for both web2 and web3 users.

Skillful AI

Skillful AI is an advanced AI ecosystem that adapts to different user needs. This platform not only transitions users from basic chatbots to sophisticated, domain-specific virtual assistants, but also provides a suite of development tools that empower both technical and non-technical users to create and monetize their own AI models. SKALE helps Skillful AI to deliver a smooth experience that supports high volume interactions without compromising on speed or cost.


ForumAI is a decentralized network for Machine Learning Inference that streamlines the integration of ML models for developers and businesses, optimized for enterprise use. Powered by the SKALE, ForumAI enables access to ML tools like LLMs through user-friendly SDKs with low latency and high throughput, within a censorship resistant framework.

Exorde AI's Success on SKALE

Exorde has showcased the immense potential of integrating AI with blockchain on the SKALE Network, achieving groundbreaking success. Exorde is a decentralized protocol designed to collect and extract sentiment from social networks all over the world, regardless of language and location through a global and decentralized community.

With over 120 million total transactions executed at zero gas cost, Exorde has processed more than 2 million transactions daily, thanks to SKALE's high throughput and zero gas fee model. This efficiency has attracted over 70,000 contributors, who collectively crawl more than 50 million URLs each day, contributing to one of the most extensive data collection and analysis operations in the blockchain space.

"SKALE is perfect for a high TPS and a low latency dApp like Exorde. We are making millions of transactions per day. Our data-related use cases need low latency to come close to real-time processing. SKALE is our execution layer, allowing us to abstract technicalities like gas from our user experience while still being secured by Ethereum. Overall, a dedicated high-performance chain is perfect for our data-related operations."

– Terence Gras, Exorde CEO & Co-Founder

SKALE's AI Grant Program

The integration of AI and blockchain on SKALE is not just about technological advancement; it's about creating a future where AI's potential is fully unleashed in a secure, scalable, and efficient manner. SKALE's unique architecture, combined with zero gas fees and high throughput, positions it as the go-to platform for developers looking to innovate at the intersection of AI and blockchain. Apply to the SKALE AI Grant Program HERE.

For developers ready to embark on this journey and harness the power of SKALE for their AI-driven projects, you are encouraged to apply for the SKALE AI Grants program. This program is designed to support projects at the forefront of combining AI technologies with blockchain, focusing on areas such as smart contract-based AI/ML models, AI-driven decentralized applications, and more.

You can explore our documentation or get in touch to learn more about how you can start building on SKALE today. Join us in shaping a future where blockchain and AI converge to unlock unprecedented possibilities.


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 AI/ML smart contracts, on-chain file storage, interchain messaging, zero-cost minting, and enhanced security features.

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