Build your next DeFi application with ease

Infura supports the DeFi-friendly Avalanche C-Chain, a highly efficient and programmable Layer 1 blockchain that is EVM-compatible and purpose-built for smart contract creation.

A fast and low-cost scalable network designed for DeFi, NFTs, and Gaming

Leverage sub-second transaction finality and give your users a smooth, reliable and secure Web3 experience.

Fast and scalable

Powered by the Snowman protocol, the C-Chain boasts 4,500 transactions per second, with gas fees that are significantly lower than Ethereum’s.

EVM-compatible

C-Chain is optimized for Smart Contracts, and its API is almost identical to an Ethereum node's API, enabling easy Ethereum dapp migration.

Decentralized

The C-Chain can accommodate scaling to potentially millions of validators participating in consensus concurrently, preserving censorship resistance and neutrality.

Instantly gain all Avalanche C-Chain benefits for free with Infura

Infura is the one-stop shop for developers to access APIs and developer tools in the Web3 stack easily. Now, the Avalanche C-Chain is available to all Infura builders.

Combine C-Chain’s high throughput with scalable infrastructure
Leverage multichain and free archive data features
Take advantage of end-to-end Web3 tooling
Build with one reliable Web3 infrastructure
How does Avalanche measure up?
Use CaseConsensus Algorithm (Layer 1)Ethereum Virtual Machine CompatibilityTransaction CostTransaction Confirmation TimeDecentralizationGenesis Block Date
Ethereum
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few dollars
Few tens of seconds
High
July 30, 2015
Blast
Layer 2
Native DeFi Yield
Optimistic Rollup (ORU) - Fraud Proofs
Yes
Few cents
1-2 seconds
Medium
February 29,2024
Palm
Layer 2
NFTs
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
Few seconds
Medium
March 30th, 2021
Polygon
Layer 2
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
High
July 30th, 2015
Optimism
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Optimistic Rollup (ORU) - Fraud Proofs
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
Medium
Not applicable as Optimism relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Arbitrum
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Optimistic Rollup (ORU) - Fraud Proofs
Yes
Few Cents
1-2 seconds
Medium
Not applicable as Arbitrum relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Starknet
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Validium
No
Few Cents
Few seconds
Low
Not applicable as Starknet relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015
Avalanche
 C-Chain
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few cents
Sub-1-second
High
September 20th, 2020
Celo
Layer 1
Smart Contract Platform
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
3-5 seconds
Medium
April 22, 2020
Linea
Layer 2
Layer 2 scaling
Proof-of-Stake
Yes
Few Cents
Few seconds
Low
Not applicable as Linea relies on the Ethereum blockchain's genesis block, which was created on July 30th, 2015

"We trust Infura's scalable solutions and dependable support to ensure the reliability of the 0x network. When Avalanche C-Chain support was added, we jumped at the opportunity to use it as we knew it would improve our product offerings on that chain. We're excited to continue working closely with the Infura team to deliver the best possible experience for our users."

Charles Reese, Engineering Manager, 0x Labs (open exchange infrastructure unlocking Web3 markets)

Getting started with Avalanche C-Chain + Infura

Register for infura
Sign up
Access the Avalanche C-Chain endpoints through Infura
Get test tokens
Visit Faucet
Start building!
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Get developer resources

Learn more about getting started with Avalanche C-Chain. Access Infura documentation.

Tutorial: Learn to deploy a smart contract and mint NFTs

Follow our step-by-step tutorial and learn to deploy an ERC721 smart contract, then mint a series of accounting NFTs with Infura and MetaMask. 

Get funding to build

The Avalanche Rush program provides millions in grants to builders and users in support of the Avalancheits ecosystem growth and development.

"We started our relationship with Infura back in 2018. The value is our shared curiosity and passion for the blockchain. It's wonderful to be able to be back together again in this capacity."

James Young, Founder and CEO, Abridged Inc, Makers of Collab.Land

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