Offchain Labs, the company behind Ethereum-scaling project Arbitrum, announced this week the launch of its new chain built on AnyTrust technology, Arbitrum Nova. Arbitrum Nova is now live on its mainnet and open for developers to deploy their apps.
Arbitrum is a protocol that implements optimistic rollup technology to create a full Ethereum virtual machine (EVM) environment, providing a user experience that’s faster and cheaper than Ethereum’s mainnet.
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Nova is intended to be used for social applications and gaming, while Arbitrum One will continue to be available for NFT and decentralized Finance (DeFi) projects.
Developers interested in working on the Nova platform can now apply for access and then start deploying their applications. The chain won’t be open to the broader user-base for another two weeks, giving time for developers to onboard onto Nova.
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