Layer Inscription

Offload execution workload from Layer 1 and provide the productive execution sublayer for inscription-based decentralized applications.

Consensus:basic verification & sequence
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Layer Insciption
Execution:inscription contract,world state
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Make Inscription productive: decentralized, secure, programmable

Shared Security

Indexers stake $ARTS in Layer 1 to offer layer inscription security.

Indexers periodically synchronize world states.

Slashing happens if the indexer offers the wrong state.

Smart Inscription

Inscriptions trigger smart contracts execution in Layer Inscription.

Inscription contracts are no longer limited to the traditional EVM execution environment, they can customize a more flexible execution environment.


An async communication channel between Layer 1 smart contracts and Layer inscription contracts.

Keep composability between Layer 1 dApps and inscription based dApps

Layer Inscription Philosophy

Layer Inscription separates “application-level consensus” from Layer 1 consensus to rebalance the blockchain trilemma

Application-level Consensus

The essence of a smart contract is an application-level consensus. Even if Layer 1 has countless nodes, a few people behind the onwer interface defined by the smart contract can modify the contract’s protocol or any data.

Unless it is an immutable smart contract, contract’s security is equivalent to the security of the owner interface, not the security of Layer 1.

The security model of Layer Inscription is based on the application layer consensus security model. Under this security model, Layer Inscription can provide execution performance beyond Layer 1 and implement more complex protocols.

Rebalancing Blockchain Trilemma

Under the blockchain trilemma, Application-level Consensus is weaker than Layer 1 consensus. Correspondingly, Layer inscription can achieve higher scalability and complete more complex decentralized protocols.

Due to the limited execution capabilities of Layer 1, current dApps have to integrate off-chain middleware. According to the barrel theory, these off-chain security shortcomings reduce the overall security of dApps to the off-chain level, making Layer 1 security is in name only.

Layer inscription can eliminate security shortcomings in dApps through Application-level Consensus because higher execution performance makes dApps no longer have reason to rely on off-chain components.


Keeping pace with Artela network

Testnet (Living)

Artscription testnet is living, mint test arts-20 token to earn Artela Galxe campaign reward.

Public Mint

Public mint art-20 token $ARTS! Hold, co-built, earn Artscription and Artela ecosystem incentive, and claim Artscription main-net art-20.

Smart Inscription Network

Release MVP network which supports Smart Inscription. Based on this version, Artscription main-net will be launched.

Integration Network

Integrates Artela heterogeneous Aspect and implements shared security from Artela L1.

Interoperability Network

Implements Interoperability of Artscription. Layer inscription completes the construction of cornerstone network features, and large-scale applications can be logged in.