What is Carbon?

Carbon is a scalable Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain that is fully compatible and interoperable with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). It is built using the Cosmos-SDK which runs on top of the Tendermint Core consensus engine, to accomplish fast finality, high transaction throughput and short block times (~1.9 seconds).

Carbon also supports Ethermint, an open-source Cosmos application module that allows the portability of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), its go-ethereum client, and its solidity-based smart contracts to the Cosmos ecosystem

This architecture allows users to perform both Cosmos and EVM formatted transactions, developers to scale EVM dApps cross-chain via IBC, and tokens and assets in the network to come from different independent sources.

Carbon enables these key features through:

  • Carbon Core, by leveraging modules and other mechanisms implemented using Cosmos-SDK;

  • Core EVM, by exposing a fully compatible Web3 JSON-RPC layer for interacting with existing Ethereum clients and tools (MetaMask, HardHat etc)

The sum of these features allows developers to leverage existing Ethereum ecosystem tools and software to seamlessly deploy smart contracts which interact with the rest of the Cosmos ecosystem.

Looking to build on Carbon EVM? Apply for the Carbon Ecosystem Grants Program and kickstart your journey with Carbon today!

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