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Layer 1s

In a decentralized ecosystem, Layer 1 is the term used to describe the underlying main blockchain architecture or base layer network.

Examples of Layer 1 blockchains include Bitcoin, Ethereum, Binance Smart Chain, Solana, Terra and Avalanche. Check out our extensive resources on Layer 1s in the crypto space.

Layer 1s That We Write About

Bitcoin

BTC
Bitcoin is the world’s first successful decentralized cryptocurrency and payment system, launched in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto.
ethereum

Ethereum

ETH
Ethereum is open access to digital money and data-friendly services for everyone – no matter your background or location.
Terra Logo

Terra

LUNA
Terra (LUNA) is a public blockchain protocol that emerged from Terra Classic. Terra Classic is home to the algorithmic stablecoin TerraClassicUSD (UST).
Aave

Aave

AAVE
Aave is a decentralised non-custodial liquidity market protocol where users can participate as depositors or borrowers.
avax

Avalanche

AVAX
AVAX is the native token of the Avalanche blockchain, which uses smart contracts to support a variety of blockchain projects.
Chainlink

Chainlink

LINK
ChainLink works by connecting the blockchain ecosystem to external applications to work seamlessly in a decentralised infrastructure.
Cosmos

Cosmos

ATOM
Cosmos is a distributed ledger technology that allow different blockchain platforms to communicate and exchange data.
crypto.com

Crypto.com

CRO
Crypto.com is on a mission to accelerate the world's transition to cryptocurrency with the Crypto.com App, Exchange & Defi App.
solana

Solana

SOL
Solana is a blockchain platform designed to host decentralized, scalable applications which process more transactions with lower fees.

Fantom

FTM
Fantom is a proof-of-stake Layer-1 blockchain founded by computer scientist and ex-CEO Dr. Ahn Byung Ik in 2018 and launched on December 2019.
Cronos

Cronos

CRO
Cronos (CRO) is the native chain of Crypto.com, a cryptocurrency exchange that offers products along three verticals – payments, trading and financial services.
Cryptocurrency

An in-depth overview of the Terra ecosystem

Terra is a blockchain created by Terraform Labs (TFL), founded by Do Kwon and Daniel Shin in January 2018. The main highlight of Terra is that it lets users create stablecoins pegged to fiat currencies, and aims to offer cheaper fees and faster transactions compared to other blockchains.

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