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Why SKALE is the Future of AI on the Blockchain | SKALE

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Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing industries, while blockchain technology is setting new standards for transparency and security. The fusion of these two technologies is inevitable, but not all blockchains are equipped to handle the unique demands of AI applications. This article explores how SKALE's innovative features, such as zero gas fees, high throughput and instant finality, make it the ideal blockchain for AI developers looking to leverage the power of blockchain.

The Problem with Traditional Blockchains for AI

Traditional blockchains present specific challenges when it comes to AI applications. These challenges range from economic to technical, and they can significantly hinder the performance and scalability of AI on the blockchain.

Gas Fees

AI engines require a constant flow of data, and each data transaction incurs a gas fee on traditional blockchains. These costs can quickly escalate, making AI operations economically unsustainable.

Chain Congestion and the Need for Instant Finality

AI applications not only require high throughput but also instant finality to ensure that decisions, once made, are irreversible. Traditional blockchains can suffer from congestion, slowing down transaction speeds and making them susceptible to MEV attacks, which can manipulate transaction orders.

SKALE: The Blockchain That Was Waiting For AI

SKALE’s design tackles the challenges that have so far limited the integration of AI with blockchain. It does so by providing a range of features tailored to meet the specific needs of AI applications.

Zero Gas Fees

SKALE eliminates the issue of gas fees, allowing AI applications to perform a high volume of transactions without the associated costs. This zero gas fee model is revolutionary in making it economically viable to run complex AI engines on the blockchain.

High Throughput

According to a Dartmouth Blockchain study, SKALE is the worlds fastest blockchain. This means AI models deployed on SKALE will be able to push thousands of transactions per second, allowing machine learning to work as intended.

Instant Finality and Zero MEV

SKALE ensures that transactions achieve instant finality, making it impossible for MEV attacks to occur. This feature is particularly crucial for AI applications as they require real-time, irreversible decisions.

AI/ML Execution within Smart Contracts

SKALE allows developers to run pre-trained AI models within smart contracts. This feature creates a seamless and trustless environment for AI operations, making it easier for developers to integrate AI functionalities into their blockchain applications.

AI Development Tools for Faster and Smarter Devs

To further streamline the development process, SKALE will soon release a development support AI bot. This bot will provide instant access to technical documentation and coding support, handling simpler queries and freeing up human resources for more complex issues.This is another step in making SKALE the most developer-friendly environment for AI on the blockchain.

AI in Action on SKALE

AI applications are a successful reality on SKALE, with some apps deployed on SKALE Chains that already use AI models on the blockchain, such as:


This app 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.

This 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 is an AI app that protects personal photos from being scraped by AI technologies and used in datasets without consent. It combines Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), decentralized storage, and advanced watermarking techniques to secure users' photos. Overlai exemplifies how SKALE's blockchain capabilities can be leveraged to enhance privacy without worrying about AI high-throughput.

SKALE as the Go-To Blockchain for AI dApps

SKALE stands out as a blockchain that has both the vision and the technical prowess to meet the unique demands of AI applications. With features like zero gas fees, instant finality, and a range of AI-specific functionalities, SKALE is setting a new standard in how AI and blockchain can work together seamlessly.

For developers aiming to be at the cutting edge of AI and blockchain integration, there's no better time than now to dive into the SKALE ecosystem and explore its limitless 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 ML/AI smart contracts, on-chain file storage, interchain messaging, zero-cost minting, 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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