xDai Chain

ARTIS 1.0 <> xDai Chain Comparison

The ARTIS 1.0 network will be stopped in April 2022.

Technical Base Layer

ARTIS 1.0

xDai Chain

1: Compatibility with Ethereum

100%

100%

2: Chain Type

Sisterchain (ATS)

Sidechain (xDAI)

3: Token Structure

Single token (ATS)

Dual token (xDAI | STAKE)

4: Interoperability

TokenBridge

TokenBridge + OmniBridge

5: Staking

PoS for Validators, dPOS on Roadmap for ARTIS 2.0

Phase 1: PoS for selected delegators

Phase 2: Public dPoS

6: Staking Token

ATS

STAKE

7: Mainnet Launch

Nov. 14, 2018

Oct. 8, 2018

8: Block Time

5 sec.

5 sec.

9: TPS

135 (standard transactions)

70 (reported)

10: Metatransactions

Yes

Yes

11: Randomness

Roadmap for ARTIS 2.0

Within the protocol

12: Consensus

AuRa, Roadmap towards HBBFT for ARTIS 2.0

AuRa, Roadmap towards HBBFT

ARTIS 1.0 and xDai Chain are very similar on the infrastructure layer. The biggest difference is the use of a single token structure in ARTIS vs. a dual token structure in xDai Chain and the use of the stable token Dai as the native coin in xDai.

The use of a stable coin like xDai has the advantage of a better predictability of transaction fees calculated in Dollar, but it also creates additional friction to get xDai in the first place.

ATS follows the logic of a triple point asset, as it was coined by Bankless. It is a commodity (pay transaction fees), a store-of-value (scarce resource) and a capital asset (needed for staking).

Performance wise these two chains are basically equal.

Operation & Governance

ARTIS 1.0

xDai Chain

Number of Validators nodes

8

12

Governance through

Validators

Validators

Tokenomics

ARTIS 1.0

xDai Chain

Total Supply

300m ATS + 6,307,200 ATS yearly block rewards

8,765,000 STAKE (capped)

Circulating Supply (Oct. 11, 2020)

311,790,000 ATS

2,926,000 STAKE

Emission

1 ATS / block

via Easystaking and PoS + dPoS Rewards

Inflation

2.1% p.a

max. 15% p.a

Validator / Delegator Stake

4.5m ATS Validator

delegation in ARTIS 2.0

20k STAKE Validator

1k STAKE Delegator