January 2024: The Arrival of ZetaChain Mainnet Beta!

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January 2024 was the most significant period in our nearly-three year history with the launch of ZetaChain Mainnet Beta. Mainnet (initially in beta) is the next step in our mission to serve as a platform for universal access, simplicity, and utility across any blockchain. Solving the fragmentation problem in crypto is critical to enabling Web3 apps to work for the next hundreds of million of users who are still blocked by complexities, risk, and lack of accessibility.

ZetaChain Mainnet Beta is here!

ZetaChain Mainnet Beta is a fully functional network that connects Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB Chain, and more chains in due course. Developers can deploy Omnichain Smart Contracts on ZetaChain’s EVM that use the ZRC-20 primitive to connect and orchestrate value and data across all connected chains — without wrapping or locking tokens. Visit ZetaDocs to learn more about omnichain development, token utility, governance, proposed roadmap features, and much more.

Growing ZetaChain Slowly

In the surge of media and press coverage on ZetaChain’s launch was a notable piece by The Block. The article details how ZetaChain aims to grow the network slowly and securely with a focus on long-term sustainability. Visit the article here to learn more.

The launch of ZetaHub

Alongside Mainnet, we launched ZetaHub as a comprehensive entry point for users to participate in the ZetaChain ecosystem. ZetaHub includes features like governance, proof of stake, and access to the growing dApp ecosystem. There, users can track their on-chain activity using a system called ZetaChain XP.

Already, we have seen strong adoption after the first week, including:

  • More than 4 billion requests to public RPC providers. We continue to work with providers to scale support for the very high volume of traffic.

  • Over 900,000+ users registered on ZetaHub.

  • More than 200,000+ native cross-chain transactions completed.

  • Over 8+ million zEVM transactions processed.

  • 94% of 31.5M ZETA claimed by eligible testnet users.

These numbers build on the 1.8 million community members and more than 200 ecosystem partners that grew out of our testnet phase.

Further reading

You won’t want to miss this information, too:

Research reports

January also brought a great deal of new research on ZetaChain. This includes two important reports on ZetaChain by crypto analyst firm Delphi Digital. Learn more by visiting the following resources:


ZetaChain’s big launch made January a huge month for our partners. Here are some select partners that supported ZetaChain Mainnet Beta on the day 1 launch:

Uniting the community

We hosted an insightful Twitter Spaces discussion looking at the why smart contracts on Bitcoin are the the next groundbreaking innovation in Web3 featuring Curve, Stacks, Alex,, Multibit and Tonka Finance — you can listen to the playback in full here.

CoinMarketCap hosted Denis Fadev, core contributor for ZetaChain DevX, on its weekly podcast to discuss the Mainnet launch, ZetaChain’s mission, and what makes ZetaChain unique.

Meanwhile, offline we held a numerous Mainnet countdown launch events including one in Vietnam! Thank you to our partners including Coin98, APAC DAO, SUCI, Gall3ry, Hooked Protocol, ChatGM, Bigcoin Vietnam, HC — Capital, Vietnam Coin Market and WisePass!

Looking forward

Stay tuned for an update on ZetaChain’s biggest event ever to date. In the meantime, we’ll keep sharing exciting progress, and we’ll see you at ETH Denver very soon!

About ZetaChain

ZetaChain is a simple, fast, and secure omnichain blockchain. A pioneer implementing the concept of chain abstraction, ZetaChain serves as the base-layer of the decentralized internet. With ZetaChain’s Omnichain Smart Contracts, developers can build truly interoperable dApps that span multiple chains across any existing blockchain from Ethereum to Bitcoin and beyond. Access all of crypto from any chain, including new blockchain innovations into the future. ZetaChain’s mission is to build a platform for global access, simplicity, and utility across any blockchain.

Follow ZetaChain on Twitter @zetablockchain and join the conversation on Discord and Telegram. Reach out to [email protected] if you’re building on top of ZetaChain.

Any projects mentioned are 3rd party, not ZetaChain.