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Decentralized Blockchains-as-a-Service: A Game-Changing Solution for Enterprise Blockchain | SKALE

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Blockchain technology has been gaining traction over the last few years, and many enterprises are starting to realize the potential value that it can bring to their operations. However, deploying and managing blockchain networks can be a complex and costly task, especially when it comes to public, open blockchain networks. This is where SKALE's decentralized blockchains as a service come in, offering a solution that provides the benefits of both private and open blockchains.

Private blockchains, while offering some positive features, are essentially just glorified databases. They provide improved security and data privacy compared to traditional databases, but they lack the transparency and immutability that open blockchain networks provide. Private blockchains also require a centralized authority to manage the network, which goes against the decentralized nature of blockchain technology. At the end of the day, if you have a large number of nodes but they are run by a small number of actors, then you have to ask, “Why am I even using a blockchain?”.

Decentralized blockchains as a service, on the other hand, offer the best of both worlds. They provide the security and privacy benefits of private blockchains, while still offering the transparency and immutability of open blockchain networks. Additionally, decentralized blockchains as a service can be managed by a decentralized network of nodes, ensuring that no single entity has complete control over the network.

SKALE is a leading provider of decentralized blockchains as a service, and their network architecture sets them apart from other providers. SKALE's network is based on a unique architecture that uses virtualized subnets to create smaller, more manageable blockchain networks. This approach allows SKALE to offer high scalability, performance, price predictability, control, and greater compliance while still maintaining the security and decentralization that blockchain technology is known for.

SKALE provides developers of all kinds of Web3 applications with a solution through an innovative blockchain on-demand service. It can be compared to the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model that made AWS successful. While AWS provides scalable and cost-effective cloud computing solutions, SKALE offers a seamless experience for blockchain developers looking to deploy their applications, or their own blockchain.

SKALE is a network of interoperable blockchains that run on the Ethereum Virtual Machine, leveraging Ethereum's security and decentralization. SKALE chains deliver a fee-free experience to end-users, enabling a new generation of Web3 applications with improved UX. To achieve this, SKALE uses a blockchain on-demand subscription model, allowing any entity, such as developers, protocols, and enterprises, to spin up their own individual blockchain, called a SKALE chain, by paying a monthly fee to host and develop apps on that chain. Developers can adjust compute resources and sign up for additional chains as needed. This subscription model makes it easier for developers to bring their applications to market and drive adoption, while offering free transactions for end-users. In summary, SKALE's flexible subscription model helps developers quickly and easily scale their apps while maintaining a cost-effective and user-friendly platform.

Benefits of Using SKALE Blockchain On-Demand Service

The benefits of decentralized blockchains as a service are clear. They provide a way for enterprises to take advantage of the benefits of blockchain technology without having to deal with the complexities and costs of managing a blockchain network themselves. SKALE's approach, in particular, offers a compelling solution that provides high scalability and performance while still maintaining the security and decentralization that is essential to blockchain technology.

Gas-free experience for end-users

Users of Web3 applications deployed on SKALE chains will never be pay for transactions, making it easier to onboard new users and offering a superior user experience.

Predictable pay-as-you-go model

Developers can create dedicated SKALE chains by paying a flat monthly fee that is adjusted based on the required compute resources, making it easy to grow and scale their applications. This model also provides a predictable cost structure, allowing developers to estimate and forecast expenses.

High Performance leveraging both Ethereum POS Security and SKALE POS Security

SKALE blockchains benefit from Ethereum's security and offer a high-performance solution. In a recent study conducted by Dartmouth Blockchain, SKALE emerged as the top performer with a Transactions Per Second (TPS) rate of 397.7 per SKALE chain and a Time To Finality (TTF) of just 1.46 seconds. Currently, SKALE powers 20 interoperable Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) blockchains, with the entire network capable of processing 7,954 TPS.

Ethereum-native app development

Developing on SKALE is a seamless experience for developers as all SKALE chains are Ethereum-native, meaning they run on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) client. This allows developers to write smart contracts in Solidity and use the same tools and standards as they would on the Ethereum mainnet. In short, the developer experience on SKALE is no different from that of developing on Ethereum, but the user experience is far improved.

Use Cases for SKALE Blockchain On-Demand Service

SKALE's blockchain on-demand service is a game-changing approach for developers of web3 applications (i.e. NFTs, metaverse, decentralized finance, and enterprise-specific use cases) to create a new, dedicated, and customizable EVM blockchain to deploy their dApps.

SKALE's on-demand approach can bring benefits to all areas of web3 development. However, it is particularly advantageous for enterprise use and gaming.

Enterprise-Specific Needs

SKALE's on-demand blockchain service delivers a robust, high-performance environment tailored to the unique requirements of enterprise Web3 projects. This is crucial as businesses need a solution capable of meeting their operational demands while safeguarding sensitive data. SKALE's approach strikes an optimal balance between security and transparency, empowering organizations to retain control while capitalizing on the advantages of an open blockchain network.

A key advantage of SKALE for enterprises is the ability to spin up their own dedicated SKALE chain, ensuring they don't share resources and information with other projects building on the same blockchain as occurs in public open blockchain networks. By building on SKALE, enterprises can create their own private and dedicated blockchain, further enhancing security and control.

Leveraging the well-established security of the Ethereum blockchain – widely recognized as one of the most secure and decentralized public blockchains in existence – SKALE's network provides a strong foundation for enterprise-grade solutions. Building upon Ethereum's existing infrastructure enables SKALE to offer a secure, high-performance environment customized to the specific needs of businesses.

Beyond security, SKALE's on-demand blockchain service also prioritizes cost predictability. This allows enterprises to easily comprehend and anticipate blockchain infrastructure expenses, facilitating effective planning and budgeting. Cost management is essential for businesses to ensure their long-term viability and success.

In summary, SKALE's on-demand blockchain service presents a distinct, tailored solution for addressing the specialized needs of enterprises. By emphasizing security, cost predictability, high-performance, and the ability to create dedicated private blockchains, SKALE delivers an enticing option that allows businesses to harness the potential of blockchain technology without being burdened by the intricacies and expenses associated with managing a blockchain network themselves.

Gaming applications

The interest in Web3 gaming is rapidly growing among both developers and users, driven by the promise of decentralized, secure, and transparent gaming experiences. However, the current landscape poses challenges for Web3 games, as they struggle to compete with their Web2 counterparts due to a significantly inferior user experience. With slow transaction times, high costs, and less intuitive interfaces, Web3 games have yet to reach their full potential.

SKALE's innovative blockchain solution is poised to revolutionize the Web3 gaming industry by closing the gap between the two paradigms. Offering gas-less transactions and seamless gameplay, SKALE significantly enhances the user experience, making Web3 gaming more enjoyable and entertaining for end-users. By eliminating the friction commonly associated with blockchain-based games, SKALE allows developers to create immersive experiences that rival traditional Web2 games in terms of performance, functionality, and overall appeal.

Furthermore, the SKALE network's scalability ensures that Web3 gaming applications can handle the increasing volume of players and transactions without compromising on speed or efficiency. This scalability is essential for the continued growth and mainstream adoption of Web3 gaming, as it enables developers to cater to an ever-expanding audience without sacrificing performance.

In addition to improving the gaming experience for end-users, SKALE's blockchain solution also benefits developers by providing them with a robust and cost-effective infrastructure. With reduced transaction fees and improved efficiency, developers can allocate more resources to creating engaging content and improving gameplay mechanics, ultimately driving user satisfaction and retention.

Decentralized Blockchain-as-a-Service is the future of Enterprise Blockchain

Decentralized blockchains as a service are just the beginning of a fast-growing space. As more enterprises look to take advantage of blockchain technology, we can expect to see more innovative solutions like SKALE's emerge in the market. The potential benefits of blockchain technology are immense, and decentralized blockchains as a service provide a way for enterprises to tap into these benefits without having to deal with the complexities and costs of managing a blockchain network themselves.

If you're interested in building on SKALE's Blockchain-As-A-Service platform, schedule a meeting here!


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

The SKALE network enables developers to deploy their own EVM blockchain in minutes without sacrificing speed, security, or decentralization. Welcome to the SKALEverse.

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