The xDai chain is a stable payments blockchain designed for fast and inexpensive transactions. The chain uses a unique dual-token model; xDai is a stable token used for transactions, payments, and fees, and STAKE is a governance token used to support the underlying POSDAO Proof-of-Stake consensus.
Stable Payments Transaction (gas) Fees
Staking & Protocol Protection
Stable to USD
Volatile / Market Driven
xDai Bridge: Convert Dai to xDai and bridge xDai to Dai on Ethereum.
Ethereum Omnibridge: Bridge ERC20 tokens between Ethereum and xDai.
BSC OmniBridge: Public beta bridge to transfer ERC20s between Binance Smart Chain and xDai.
🔎 BlockScout Block Explorer provides transactional transparency, custom features and a portal for xDai apps such as xDai staking, the xDai faucet, cross-chain bridge access and monitoring.
The xDai ecosystem continues to flourish with many new project migrations, integrations, applications, and a mature toolset for developers. Explore the depth of the xDai ecosystem in the Project & DApps section.
Development on xDai is easy and intuitive for Ethereum developers. xDai is an EVM sidechain, and smart contracts can be written and deployed in exactly the same way simply by setting a different RPC endpoint.
Any contract that works on the Ethereum mainnet can be redeployed to the xDai chain. On the xDai chain, transaction costs are minimized, and all fees and transactions are paid with a single token, xDai. Many tools supporting Ethereum development are compatible with xDai, including:
🛠 See Developer Resources and Tools to get up-and-running quickly.
✅Fast transaction times (5 seconds) & low transaction fees (500 tx for $.01).
✅Digital cash. A stable chain is ideal for real world value exchange where 1 xDai = 1 US Dollar.
✅A single token for transactions & gas fees.
✅On-chain, decentralized Random Number Generator.
✅Permissionless delegated Proof-Of-Stake based consensus with public POSDAO.
✅STAKE token allows community consensus participation and incentives.
✅Wide-ranging Community Support (see xDai Validator Organizations).
✅Outstanding energy efficiency.
✅Open Source full-featured BlockScout Explorer.
✅Smart Contract, DApp & toolset compatibility with other Ethereum-based chains like Ethereum, Ethereum Classic and others.
✅Experiencing the magic of crypto for the first time!