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Building Overview

Elastos is a complete ecosystem of decentralized services, consisting of every component needed to support decentralized applications (dApps). However, although it was originally conceived as a self-contained and strictly secured ecosystem, the rapid growth of the blockchain space-with numerous new projects advancing decentralized finance, self-sovereign identity, and new use cases for blockchain technology - has required that Elastos rethink its role in an increasingly interoperable and multichain world.

Interwoven within our ecosystem are five key platform components, which are unique decentralized service offerings that projects can choose to integrate within their dApps.

You can navigate through the sections via the links below to learn about the components and how they each play fundamental roles in powering the Elastos ecosystem.

Elastos MainchainThe main security zone and transfer hub
Elastos Smart Contract Chain (ESC)Specialized EVM-based sidechain for more advanced applications
Elastos Identity Chain (EID)EVM-based sidechain custom built for issuing and managing digital identities
Decentralized Identity (DID)Sovereign identities and verifiable credentials
Decentralized Storage (Hive)The personal storage solutions for Elastos DIDs
Peer-to-Peer Network (Carrier)A P2P messaging protocol for DIDs based on Tor protocol