The Ethereum Attestation Service (EAS) has gone live, providing users with the ability to perform attestations on-chain and off-chain. This service aims to address the need for a healthy and connectable trust layer in decentralized applications. EAS uses various EVMs, currently residing on Arbitrum and soon to be positioned on Mainnet and Optimism. It is a public good, open-source, permissionless, tokenless, composable, and free for everyone. EAS will also offer educational resources and documentation to help users and developers utilize its services.
Attestations and Faith in the Ethereum Network
Attestations help create faith and clarity in the Ethereum network, making it easier to develop decentralized applications that require faith. EAS allows developers to build schemas and attest to them conveniently, improving connectivity, portability, and interoperability throughout the EVM ecosystem. Attestations are digital records signed by individuals or companies to authenticate facts about others or other entities. They are used for voting systems, content verification, reputation systems, supply chain provenance, and prediction markets.
The Role of EAS in the Ethereum Ecosystem
EAS intends to play the role of a base player in all attestations, helping to build better portability, interoperability, and composability. The base layer for attestations and faith should not be handled by a centralized team or tokenized, as this would hinder innovation and build dissolution. EAS functions through two smart contracts, one for building schemas and the other for making attestations with them. It will also help expose the capabilities of the Ethereum ecosystem, opening doors for innovative projects.
Features of EAS
The launch of EAS includes an attestation explorer, a no-code schema builder, a no-code attestation maker, an SDK, the option of making off-chain attestations, developer documentation, and educational resources. The attestation explorer provides convenient browsing and authentication of all attestations made using EAS. The service will help bring about further creativity and innovation, providing an immense amount of relief for all users and the Ethereum community.