Audit Date: 27 September 2022
ECOSYSTEM SCORE
27 September 2022
58
ALERTS
Sep 13, 2022

Rainbow Bridge transfers to/from Ethereum are paused due to the upcoming The Merge upgrade

Sep 06, 2022

Wrong transaction count/nonce returned from RPC

REVIEW NOTES
Aug 24, 2022

Overall Ecosystem score is updated by taking Performance ,foundational tool, documentation etc.

Aug 24, 2022

Protocol support data is added but there unavailability of ticket system,chat support and slack

Aug 24, 2022

Community data is decreased due to unavailablity on reddit platform for this protocol

PERFORMANCE
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NODES

N/A

WRITE SPEED

1 ms

READ SPEED

541 ms

GAS FEES

470,538 gwei

UP TIME

100%

PERFORMANCE MATRIX VALUE MONITORED AT
Read Speed 541 ms
Uptime Percentage 100%
Discord Total Subscribers Online 1,486 subscribers
Discord Total Subscribers 12,539 subscribers
Telegram Err 0 err
Telegram Ppm 0 ppm
Telegram Views Per Post 0 views
Telegram Total Subscribers Online 944 subscribers
Telegram Total Subscribers 12,732 subscribers
Reddit Total Members Online 14 members
Gas Fee 470,538 gwei
Write Speed 1 ms
Reddit Total Members 2,400 members
FOUNDATION TOOLS
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ESSENTIAL TOOLS
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE SUPPORT
SDKs
DOCUMENTATION
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API DOCUMENTATION

Exists

100
NODE SETUP

Exists

50
SKELETON CODE

Doesn't Exists

VALIDATOR NODES

Exists

10
GRANT PROGRAM
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AVAILABLE GRANT

N/A

ADD-ONS
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THIRD PARTY SERVICES
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PROTOCOL SUPPORT
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ADOPTION
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100
DEVELOPERS

1

REPOSITORIES

1

COMMUNITY
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Overview

Aurora is a blockchain-based smart contract platform that enables the execution of Ethereum contracts on the NEAR protocol, a fast, scalable and carbon-neutral layer-1 blockchain. It is an Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) executed as a smart contract on NEAR. It aims to help scale the Ethereum protocol for developers so that they can operate their apps on an Ethereum-compatible, high-throughput and future-proof platform.

About Aurora

Aurora is an Ethereum-compatible scaling solution. It is a sidechain of the NEAR blockchain and leverages several unique features of the network, including sharding and developer gas fee remuneration. Although it provides the development experience of Ethereum 1.0, its capabilities such as speed and scalability match those of a Layer-2 ecosystem. Aurora token is the native token of the network, also used for its governance. However, the network uses Ether (ETH) for its gas fees.

Aurora is a speedy network with an average block time of 1.03 seconds and a finality of 2 seconds. It is also a cost-effective network with a transaction cost of $0.02. It uses the NEAR consensus mechanism to process transactions

Architecture

Aurora is built on top of the NEAR blockchain but offers developers the experience of working on Ethereum. It helps developers deploy their Solidity smart contracts (written for Ethereum) on Aurora to enjoy NEAR's low-cost and fast confirmation times.

The Aurora ecosystem involves Aurora Engine and Aurora bridge.

  • Aurora Engine -  It is a high-performing Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) that enables developers to deploy Solidity and Vyper smart contracts seamlessly.
  • Aurora Bridge - It is based on NEAR's rainbow bridge technology. Aurora bridge aims to bring interoperability amongst Ethereum, Aurora and NEAR blockchain networks allowing users to move assets and data among the three blockchains.

Consensus Mechanism

Aurora is not a blockchain but a solution built on NEAR. Thus, it does not have its own consensus mechanism and uses NEAR’s Proof-of-Stake consensus. Aurora also uses another robust consensus mechanism called 'Doomslug.' It does not validate blocks off-chain; the validation happens on Ethereum and NEAR networks.

Key Features

  • High throughput and scalability
  • Low transaction costs
  • Ethereum compatibility
  • Trustless bridging
  • Uses ETH as the base currency

Founders

Alex Shevchenko, who is the CEO of Aurora Labs.

Other Information

Although Aurora is built on the NEAR protocol, it exists as a separate entity. Its ecosystem grows and improves based on the decisions made by the token holders of the Aurora DAO. These token holders propose and vote on new ideas or changes to the protocol. Anyone with an Aurora token can be a part of the Aurora DAO and contribute towards the improvement and development of the Aurora network.