The First Universal Blockchain

With its Universal EVM, ZetaChain is an L1 blockchain for chain abstraction. Build simple, secure, omnichain apps that span any chain from Ethereum and Cosmos to Bitcoin and beyond.

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The Universal Entrypoint to Crypto

The crypto industry is rapidly innovating, growing, and expanding. New blockchains and layers on top of those blockchains pop up every day, making the industry more and more complicated for developers and users.

Universal Apps built on ZetaChain connect to anything in the crypto ecosystem, giving you simple, seamless, and secure access to all of crypto, as if it were all in a single place.

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Ecosystem Partners

Explore ZetaChain's growing ecosystem of diverse apps and partners across DeFi, Infrastructure, Wallets, Social, and beyond. See who is building with ZetaChain towards a future of connected crypto.

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bitget wallet
particle network

Future-proof omnichain apps

For app developers, choosing a blockchain ecosystem can feel daunting. With ZetaChain, you can rest easy knowing that your apps have universal access to any blockchain. With the Universal EVM, you can deploy your code once and future-proof your applications.

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Seamless entry for consumers

Access and interact with all of your assets, data, and the web3 ecosystem without needing to manage multiple wallets.

One-stop shop for developers

ZetaChain enables devs to build and deploy apps that work across all chains, from a single place.

Minimized risk for your assets

Universal Apps have straightforward logic in a single place and settle assets on their native chains, so users can rest easier.

Introducing the Chain Abstraction Framework (CAF)

Universal Chain Abstraction

Users no longer focus on choice of blockchain, as ZetaChain’s Omnichain Smart Contracts and CAF abstract interactions and assets from any chain.

Native Bitcoin access

Bring Bitcoin and its community into dApps, seamlessly. Users and dApps can utilize assets like BTC to interact with and program across all connected chains.

Any Chain, Any Wallet

The Chain Abstraction Framework gives developers the power to bring the best of any chain into their app, while users can access it from any wallet.

Simplified experience

The universal execution layer abstracts transactions across all chains, with logic in a single place, resulting in simplified fees and transaction structures.

Build Universal Apps

With ZetaChain, the only limit is your imagination. Build and deploy once, and your dApp works seamlessly across blockchains, including non-smart contract chains like Bitcoin and Dogecoin.

Omnichain DeFi primitives

Key omnichain DeFi primitives underpin the entire ecosystem. Applications such as omnichain DEXes (AMM, Perp, PMM, Orderbook, Etc.), lending, CDP, stablecoins, liquid staking, and others provide a seamless and unified omnichain liquidity hub.

Bitcoin collateralization and DeFi

ZetaChain enables Bitcoin apps. Bring Bitcoin into DeFi in a native and decentralized way, creating new yield and value creation opportunities for Bitcoin.

Native token staking, restaking, and data availability

With ZetaChain’s Universal Proof of Stake and access to fungible assets through ZRC-20, native staking and restaking protocols can be created to power new systems, such as data availability layer integration, BTC/BNB/ETH staking, and more.

Super aggregators

DApps built on ZetaChain can orchestrate assets and data into various other dApps on connected chains. These super aggregators leverage existing liquidity on external chains for opportunities such as decentralized yield aggregation, savings accounts, and portfolio management.

Social, gaming, and identity

Create chain-agnostic user-focused apps where participants can acquire on-chain game assets using any token, such as Bitcoin, maintain an identity or domain, or interact with friends on-chain without needing to hop around networks.

Ecosystem Updates


Build for any blockchain with Universal Apps

ZetaChain’s mission is to serve as a platform for universal access, simplicity, and utility across any blockchain. Today we’re excited to introduce Gateway and Localnet, which greatly improve DevX for Universal Apps — single smart contracts on ZetaChain’s EVM that are natively connected to any other blockchain. Gateway plays a significant role in the active ZetaChain 2.0 upgrades.


June: ZetaHub crosses million users!

We head into summer with 1M+ enrolled XP members, and exciting developments to the Universal Loyalty & Rewards Layer program while ramping up ecosystem expansion for the first Universal EVM!


Launching the Universal Loyalty & Rewards Layer

Build XP Status; gain access to Rewards. The new release will support the first XP airdrop distributions and a new approach to Universal Loyalty & Rewards in web3!


Developers can now build Universal Apps with Alchemy!

Build Universal Apps using Alchemy Supernode, Alchemy Subgraphs and Alchemy’s full suite of developer tools! Access our quickstart guide here to get started!


10,000,000 ZETA Rewards: XP Airdrop Round 1

The ZetaChain XP Airdrop Round 1 is coming! Any app can submit a ZETA rewards RFP by July 1st at 00:00 UTC, marking the start of the first reward distributions by apps. Please prepare your questions for our AMA on June 18th!


May 2024: The first ZetaChain 2.0 upgrades are live!

The ZetaChain ecosystem takes the first step towards implementing ZetaChain 2.0, the first Universal EVM. Consensus marks the close of the month and great excitement going into summer 2024!


ZetaChain 2.0: The First Universal Blockchain

ZetaChain 2.0 proposes a series of potential upgrades to achieve the first Universal EVM for chain abstraction with features such as Universal Proof of Stake and Universal Apps that automate complex cross-chain interactions.

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ZetaChain is both a layer 1 (L1) blockchain and a smart contract platform with built-in connectivity to all blockchains and layers. It is the only public blockchain with smart contracts that can manage assets, data, & liquidity on any chain, even ones that don’t have native smart contract capabilities, like Bitcoin.

Crypto is a rapidly expanding industry. New blockchains and layers are created every day for specific use cases: to improve speed, flexibility, and transaction costs for new applications across DeFi, gaming, social, and many more.

This innovation is exciting, but it also creates fragmentation in the industry for both developers and users. Setting up new wallets, switching networks, and bridging between blockchains and layers is complicated and often rife with security risks.

ZetaChain creates the best of both worlds: it allows innovation in crypto to continue while giving users and developers a simple and secure point of access to every blockchain ecosystem.

ZetaChain acts as a gateway for developers and users: we can connect all of the best new blockchains and layers while bringing advanced smart contract functionality to trusted chains like Bitcoin and Dogecoin.

You can think of ZetaChain as not only an L1 blockchain, but also a functional layer that connects all other blockchains.

What goes on behind the scenes:

  • Nodes: Our network nodes observe events (e.g., sending a payment) on external chains, reach consensus on them, and sign off to any connected chain.
  • Omnichain smart contracts: Our omnichain smart contracts read these events from and process them out to external chains. These smart contracts are a single source of truth that maintain the state of assets and data across all connected chains.
  • Chain-agnostic message passing: Existing smart contracts send data and value across chains and layers with a simple function call.

ZetaChain uses a simpler and more robust trust model, where only our network is trusted to deliver data/value, vs. a third-party. On our decentralized proof-of-stake network, no single node has knowledge of any private key. ZetaChain can sign and hold assets natively, and funds at rest are never at risk. Since we use ZETA as an intermediary token in the process of sending assets, attack surface is minimized, drastically reducing security risk for users.

ZetaChain is truly chain-agnostic and can connect all blockchains and layers, from Ethereum mainnet, L2s and OP Stack chains like Base, to Cosmos chains, and beyond. It even supports non-smart contract chains like Bitcoin and Dogecoin, giving these chains smart contract capabilities that were never before possible.

No other blockchain enables fully interoperable smart contracts and chain-agnostic odApps (omnichain decentralized apps). Because of this, ZetaChain has the unique capability of seamlessly and reliably enabling countless use cases across the entire crypto ecosystem.

We see the future of web3 as a connected one, where developers can build and leverage the power of many networks seamlessly, and users will no longer have to worry about switching or bridging between them. ZetaChain will be an invisible force powering a seamless user experience for all. No more complex jargon and frustrating UX for users - they’ll have one place to access all of their assets and data, and can roam the crypto world smoothly and safely.

Going forward, we see ZetaChain powering an entire ecosystem of odApps across industries: Social, Fashion, Defi - the sky is the limit! This could look like: gamers being able to access their accounts and in-game items from anywhere in the crypto ecosystem, owning and transferring NFTs to and from chains, or sending and receiving payments to and from any wallet, regardless of chain. The possibilities are endless.

Check out our more technical FAQs here and glossary here.