Developer Resources & Tools

General Information and Links

General Information

Block Size

Block Speed

Gas price


Native token

Network ID

12,500,000 Gas

5 sec

1 GWei




Blockchain Explorer

1) BlockScout is the official blockchain explorer for the xDai Chain. With this full-featured, open-source explorer you can view transactions, accounts & balances, access data via the API, and read and verify smart contracts.


2) AnyBlock Analytics Explorer is convenient for exploring recent transactions and blocks and locating common information quickly.


JSON RPC endpoints

Main RPC is a load balancer with 4 nodes, health checks, and failover.



JSON RPC endpoint


WebSockets WSS endpoint


(alternative) wss://

Additional resources to connect to xDai network



JSON RPC endpoint over HTTP (non-secure)

JSON RPC endpoint via Cloudflare

WebSockets WS (non-secure)


Archive node

Network ID


🚀 QuikNode also supports xDai. Devs can get their own custom endpoint for DApps or other needs.


There are two bridge implementations connecting xDai and the Ethereum Mainnet.

xDai Bridge: ERC20-to-Native TokenBridge implementation, used for transferring Dai <-> xDai between Ethereum and the xDai chain.

ETH-xDai Arbitrary Message Bridge: AMB between Ethereum and xDai for data, token and message transfers. Includes the Ominibridge extension for transfer of any ERC20 cross-chain.

xDai Bridge Access

OmniBridge Access

DApp Management & Developer Tools

See the dropdown menu for tutorials related to some of these tools.

  • Biconomy allows for gasless transactions and improved DApp UX.

  • TheGraph supports xDai data indexing, querying and display.

  • QuikNode gives users a super-fast Web3 endpoint for accessing or interacting with the xDai chain.

  • Pocket provides a decentralized API layer for DApp developers (IOS, Android & Web SDKs available) and blockchain users.

  • CurveGrid provides smart contract deployment, interaction and updating capabilities through a web UI as well as a comprehensive REST API.

  • 3Box: Externally Owned Account (EOA) addresses are the same on xDai as they are on other EVM networks, so no changes are needed to implement 3box functionality.

  • BlockNative supports real-time notification & transaction monitoring with API and SDK tools.

Dashboards & Monitoring

  • Tenderly dashboard supports xDai transaction inspection - smart contracts can also be pushed to the dashboard for real-time monitoring.

  • Chainbeat provides monitoring and analytics tools for DApp developers.

  • Dappquery analytics dashboard, customizable visualizations, smart contract alerts and scalable GraphQL API.

Token Faucets

xDai Faucet

Test Token Faucets

  • Token faucet allows you to easily create ERC20 FAU tokens for testing purposes.

  • Weenus ERC20 is also available to use for testing purposes.

Tenderly Dashboard Gas Profiler example

Additional Resources

General Migration Guide: A fun and easy xDai migration guide from DAOHaus:

Tutorial on how to use GasRelay in your Dapp by Portis. With a few lines of code, gas fees are shifted to DApp owners rather than users, creating an intuitive user experience.

WebSockets Endpoint (can be useful to setup BlockScout for xDai) wss://

Archive Fullnode Endpoint (Useful for setting up BlockScout for xDai)

Chain spec files and known bootnodes of the xDai network

Netstats, an overview of xDai Chain nodes

DApps Deployed to xDai: Partial list of deployed DApps along with statistics and links:

xDai is available in the Anyblock Index (aka, so you can query it via the Elasticsearch API or search in PostgreSQL: