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
Last modified 8mo ago