Developer Documentation

Learn how to build fast, scalable, and secure dApps on Neon Chain. Neon is EVM

What is Neon?

Neon is a fast, scalable, and secure layer-1 blockchain gaming platform built on an aBFT consensus protocol.

Neon is:

  • permission-less

  • decentralized

  • open-source

Lachesis, its revolutionary aBFT consensus mechanism, allows Neon to be much faster and cheaper than previous technologies, yet extremely secure.

Key features


Neon achieves transactions finality in 1 second on average.


Neon can process thousands of transactions per second and can scale to hundreds of nodes.


Lachesis provides institutional-grade security to distributed networks. Neon offers absolute finality, which means that transactions can never be reverted like in networks with probabilistic finality. Neon is also leaderless. By removing leaders, security doesn’t rely on a small set of actors.

Smart contract support

Neon is fully compatible with Ethereum. Developers can create and deploy smart contracts as they would on Ethereum.


Lachesis can be used to create any kind of private and public distributed ledger, using EVM or Cosmos SDK.

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