Avalanche is a Proof of Stake (PoS), layer 1 platform that features 3 built-in blockchains: Exchange Chain (X-Chain), Platform Chain (P-Chain), and Contract Chain (C-Chain). Infura provides access to the C-Chain only.
The C-Chain supports the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), allowing Ethereum developers to deploy Solidity smart contract dapps onto the C-Chain. Dapps can run on both Avalanche and Ethereum. Avalanche Platform's C-Chain is EVM-compatible, but it is not identical.
- View the official Avalanche C-Chain documentation for more information about building on the Avalanche C-Chain.
- View the differences between developing on Ethereum versus Avalanche C-Chain.
Select one of the following options to get started with the Avalanche C-Chain network:
Learn how to quickly connect to Avalanche C-Chain and make calls to the network.
View the APIs available for communicating with the Avalanche C-Chain network.
Create an API key
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