Network 101 - Archway: The blockchain built for developers

Chorus One
Chorus One
July 3, 2023
5 min read
July 3, 2023
5 min read

Amidst the dynamic blockchain landscape, Archway Network stands out as a platform that has captured the attention of developers and enthusiasts alike. This blog delves into the unique features and opportunities that Archway offers, shedding light on its architecture, tokenomics, use cases, developer rewards, and recent activities that ascribe it as a prominent player in the ecosystem.

Archway’s Architecture: Where Innovation Thrives

Archway Network is a testament to visionary architecture. By leveraging the Cosmos SDK, Tendermint, and CosmWasm, the Archway team have built an infrastructure that excels in speed, scalability, and security. What truly sets Archway apart is its seamless interoperability through the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol, which fosters a cohesive ecosystem where data and value can flow freely between different blockchains.

Unlike L1 blockchains that primarily focus on token distribution to early participants, Archway takes a different approach. It recognizes the value and impact of developers and builders by incentivizing them based on their contributions to the network. This unique model aims to level the playing field among developers, providing equal access to capital and support, regardless of their connections or associations.

Tokenomics: Incentivizing Developer Contributions

Archway introduces a novel approach to developer rewards by exploring revenue distribution alternatives. Beyond gas fees, developers building on the network are incentivized through a meticulously designed combination of gas rebates, inflation, and premiums. This multifaceted reward system ensures that developers are recognized and rewarded for their invaluable contributions to the network.

Gas fees are not just divided up among validators and dApps, but split evenly between them, ensuring a fair distribution of rewards. But Archway doesn't stop there—it pushes the boundaries further. With the inflation rate at 10% and expected APR ranging around ±21% at launch, developers have a stake in shaping the network's future.

A quarter of the inflation is allocated to the dApps rewards pool, a vibrant ecosystem where developers are rewarded based on the gas generated by their applications within a given epoch. Additionally, developers have the freedom to set custom fees for interactions with their smart contracts, enabling them to earn 100% of the charges and fostering a direct stake in their application's success. By seamlessly embedding these fees within the network fee, Archway Network delivers a user-friendly experience, sparing users from the complexity of multiple fees.

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Use Cases

Archway Network opens up a wide range of possibilities for developers and entrepreneurs. By rerouting their rewards to a shared pool, developers can subsidize gas fees for users, creating a more familiar and accessible experience akin to traditional web applications. This user-centric approach revolutionizes the way people interact with blockchain-powered applications, removing the burden of high transaction costs and propelling mainstream adoption.

Moreover, Archway Network empowers developers to swiftly launch their dApps without the need to bootstrap a standalone chain. For early-stage projects struggling to secure funding or establish a secure blockchain, Archway provides a springboard for testing product-market fit and scaling ambitions. Developers can prototype and iterate on Archway before transitioning to their own appchain or rollup, amplifying their chances of success.

Archway isn't solely focused on providing a versatile blockchain infrastructure—it also fosters a vibrant and supportive developer community. By offering a plethora of hackathons, workshops, grants, bug bounties, and developer-focused initiatives, Archway stimulates a culture of innovation and collaboration. Developers are incentivized to create new modules, tooling, and applications that enrich the ecosystem and unlock new possibilities.

Check out some of Archway’s key initiatives here:


Workshops: Archway Workshops



Archway Network implements a governance model that allows participants and token holders to actively shape the protocol's future. Through proposals and on-chain voting, Archway's decentralized community can influence the direction of the platform. Governance is facilitated by their native token, $ARCH, which ensures fair and transparent participation. Holders of the token can propose changes and vote on active proposals, with consensus being reached through a defined threshold. Engaging with the Archway community involves actively participating in governance by submitting proposals or casting votes on existing ones.

Recent Developments

In its relentless pursuit of excellence, Archway Network has achieved several milestones that highlight its potential as a catalyst for change. Notably, the launch of its incentivized testnet, the successful completion of multiple security audits, and the adoption of WebAssembly (Wasm) have garnered attention from developers and blockchain enthusiasts alike. Now with the mainnet launch, Archway is poised to reshape the blockchain landscape, offering an unprecedented level of developer empowerment and accessibility.

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