Boba Network, a multi-chain scaling solution and hybrid compute platform, today announced its expansion to become the first Layer 2 scaling solution to launch on Avalanche.
Boba’s expansion moves it beyond the scope of a traditional Layer 2 and solidifies its preeminent status for scaling blockchain networks. The combination of its mass performance scalability with Avalanche’s additional features gives developers smarter tools to build more dynamic dApps.
As a Layer 2 solution, Boba typically prioritizes performance over cost and throughput, ultimately providing Avalanche developers with another low-cost environment for feature-rich applications. They will also be able to access Hybrid Compute, Boba’s flagship multi-purpose tube that directly connects decentralized computers to Web2 APIs via smart contracts.
The main benefit of Hybrid Compute is to enable new use cases that are far too expensive, slow, or nearly impossible to run on-chain. In practice, Hybrid Compute allows dApp developers to easily integrate machine learning and AI systems, financial modeling tools, game engines, and social media integrations.
Additionally, Boba and Avalanche are committed to leveraging the power of real-world data and off-chain computing to diversify their respective offerings and attract new liquidity. The deployment will also help Avalanche projects take advantage of Boba’s native NFT bridge, enabling seamless transfer of NFTs between L1 and L2.
Alan Chiu, Founder of Enya Labs, the main contributor to Boba Network, said, “We are thrilled to become the first multi-channel L2 on Avalanche. This partnership allows Avalanche to support even more users and transactions, and allows Avalanche developers to build dApps that connect to off-chain APIs. Boba now stands for Layer 1 scaling that is available when and where it is needed.
Launched in 2020, Avalanche aims to provide a scalable blockchain solution while maintaining decentralization and security. With Avalanche, users can create an unlimited number of custom and interoperable blockchains.
Scaling has become one of the most interesting conversations as blockchain networks seek to match the millions of new users entering the space. Avalanche takes a unique approach to this with subnets, diverting traffic that would otherwise clog its main channel.
EvoVerses, a popular play-to-win game powered by the Unreal Engine 5, was the first beneficiary of Avalanche’s integration and will be featured on Boba Network as a dApp launch partner.
The alliance will also provide additional value to Sushi, one of the largest providers of DeFi tools like Sushi Swap, which is also rolling out its Legacy Swap on the Boba Network L2 on Avalanche.
Luigi D’Onorio DeMeo, Head of DeFi at Ava Labs, comments: “By rolling out to additional chains, Boba is innovating and bringing Avalanche its very first L2. Equip our talented developers with another way to make dApps cheap, fast and scalable. will only benefit users. We’re excited to see how this integration evolves and where the Avalanche L2 story takes us.
“Finding Boba was like finding that secret ingredient for your favorite meal: the perfect combination, the perfect complement. Boba gives us the scalability, security, and fast transactions we were looking for to scale a real game in the crypto space without sacrificing anything for it and making sure transaction fees are really low, which is a must in any crypto game! EvoVerses is excited about this partnership and everything that will grow from it! ” said Alevo, founder of EvoVerses.