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Developers Overview

Differences between Gnosis and Ethereum

Development wise, since Gnosis is an Ethereum Virtual Machine based chain, development is nearly identical. Check out the protocol specification for more details.

Why Gnosis?

  • Fast transaction times (5 seconds) & low transaction fees (500 tx for $.01).
  • A stable token for transactions & gas fees.
  • Smart Contract, DApp & toolset compatibility with other Ethereum-based chains like Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, BSC and others.
  • Full-featured explorers Gnosisscan and BlockScout.
  • Wide-ranging Community Support.
  • Growing ecosystem designed to support stable person-to-person transactions, micro transactions, conference currencies, community currencies, DeFi, NFTs, DAOs, games and more.

Transaction Fees

Transaction fees are assessed for any Gnosis transactions such as sending xDai to another wallet or interacting with a smart contract. These fees are currently sent to the validator who seals the block in which the transactions take place (transaction fees are not split among pool participants, they are only received by the validator). Currently, transaction fees on Gnosis are extremely low. As chain usage grows, these fees may be redirected to support additional aspects of the protocol.

Here is a link to the official Ethereum docs for Transaction and Gas Fees



Download a wallet to start using Gnosis.


Free fund your wallet with xDai to pay fees.


See your transactions, accounts, blocks, and more tools.

RPC Providers

Connect your development environment and wallets to a public RPC node.

Run a Node

Setup and run your own node.

Dev Tools

Setup your development environment.


Learn how to build dApps.


Gnosis' native bridges allow for sending tokens and data...

📦 Launch an ERC-20 token

An ERC-20 token is a token that follows the ERC-20 Standard. This tutorial helps you build and deploy your first token to Gnosis.

Contract verification in Gnosisscan

Get your smart contract verified in Gnosisscan, the Gnosis block explorer, and increase transparency and trust of your dApp.