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What is Velas?

Velas is a full EVM/eBPF hybrid chain that offers high security, scalability, and performance while keeping transaction finality down to just 1.2 seconds and carbon emissions down to a bare minimum. Velas blockchain is the fork of Solana with embedded EVM integration. Mainnet launched in 2019.


Transaction Throughput:

Up to 75 000 TPS

Transaction Fee:


Transaction Finality:

1.2 sec

Transaction Throughput:

~1000-5000 TPS

Transaction Fee:


Transaction Finality:

6 mins (32 blocks)

Transaction Throughput:

~160 TPS

Transaction Fee:


Transaction Finality:

75 sec

Transaction Throughput:

Up to 7 000 TPS

Transaction Fee:


Transaction Finality:

30 mins to 1.5+ hours


Use tools that help developers and engineers to build on Velas in a more convenient way.

Using Velas CLI

To interact with a Velas cluster, we use its command-line interface, also known as the CLI. We use the command-line because it is the first place where the Velas core team deploys new functionality.

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Velas native block explorer

Using a native block explorer, you can discover and search for information about blocks, accounts, transactions, programs, and tokens.

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Velas EVM explorer

Using EVM explorer, developers and users can gain information about blocks, total transactions, and wallet addresses. They can also switch and discover different environments, including testnets and mainnets.

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Velas Clusters

Velas maintains several different clusters with different purposes. Developers can Testnet and Mainnet that include both native and EVM opportunities

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Join Velas developer community

Join the community of developers and engineers to share your ideas, get help, and start developing without limits


Ask general questions and chat with the community

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Ask technical questions on the Discord developer community

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More benefits from Velas

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Velas Grants Program

Kickstart your project with the Velas grant program to reach new levels.

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Velas Hackathons

Join Velas hackathons to elaborate the best project ideas together and get funded.

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Velas Incubator SOON

Join Velas Incubator to connect with professional mentors, partners, investors, and founders across the Velas ecosystem.

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