Multiple blockchains are supported when interacting with aleph.im.
The support of a chain consists in the functionalities below. The support of a chain may be partial, when only some of these functionalities are supported.
- Message signature: Messages on the aleph.im network must be signed using asymmetric a user's private key. Different chains may use public-key cryptography differently, resulting in different methods of verifying message signatures.
- Wallet support: Interacting with aleph.im in a browser and signing messages requires the use of a Wallet application. These applications are often specific to one or a few chains.
- Token availability: Allocating resources on the aleph.im network relies on a fungible onchain token. Exchanging that token on a blockchain requires that token to be available on that chain first.
- Balance support: The aleph.im network needs to be aware of user's tokens on each supported chain in order to allow users to allocate resources on the network. Some services are not available without balance support.
- Staking support: Users can help securing the aleph.im network by holding tokens and staking them on Core Channel Nodes they consider trustworthy. The aleph.im network interacts with blockchains to achieve this mechanism.
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