• App Chains
  • FAQ

What is App Chains

App Chains is a complex solution for both Web2 and Web3 companies that allows them to move to blockchain or enrich the functionality of their blockchain projects.

App Chains features the core building blocks any company needs:

Can I use specific block from App Chains and not buy the whole solution?

Definitely. You decide what building blocks your project needs, and we integrate them for you.

Does my company need any effort in setting up and integrating App Chains?

We set everything for you, from integration to configuration. Ankr is a Web3 infrastructure company and that's what we do best.
All we need is some expertise from your engineers about key points of integration into your project and some API/smart contract API specs to properly connect to it.

What are Affiliated Chains?

Affiliated Chains are projects that team up with Ankr App Chains, using it as part of their infrastructure. For example, BNB Sidechain is almost entirely implemented using App Chains and thus is a paragon of the power App Chains can offer. It's a complex project that you can build upon and especially useful if your company is new to Web3 and wants a whole setup. Other example is Polygon Supernets — a partner that takes from App Chains what it misses, e.g., trusted validators for its validators set.

Meta Apes are built on App Chains. So is it any good for game projects?

Yes, Meta Apes are a perfect example of App Chains versatility and yes, App Chains are very good for bringing Web3 to your game. You do that applying Gaming SDK, another piece that App Chains can offer from Ankr's infrastructure.

Does the Gaming SDK provide a way for players to connect their crypto wallets?

Yes! Players will be able to easily sign in with the crypto wallets you want to include, such as MetaMask, Rainbow, or TrustWallet. This is important as this is where players will store all in-game assets like tokens and NFTs.

Can you have one currency for the game and a different currency on the blockchain as well?

Yes, our Gaming SDK feature allows you to have an app chain currency used to pay for gas or contribute to governance, and one a separate currency used on the game for rewarding players with a specific asset.

Can you have NFTs as rentals?

Yes, people can offer their current NFTs on the platform, so the investor is already lending it out and they get the financial gain and the gamer isn't putting up too much collateral; and they can just rent the NFT to use the game.

Is cross chain bridging available for our App Chain currency across different chains?

Yes, all Ankr App Chains are designed to provide seamless interchain communication between all app chains and the parent chain such as BNB Sidechain or Polygon Supernets for an enhanced game environment for easier asset transactions and trading.

Which gaming environments does the SDK work with?

The SDK currently supports all games using the Unity or Unreal engines.

Can the SDK be used to create mobile games?

Yes, the SDK is especially useful and optimized for creating mobile games.

Does the SDK support any new GameFi capabilities like staking?

Yes, you can enable features like in-game staking for your players, grant them daily rewards for holding NFTs, or find other creative ways to integrate aspects of DeFi.