Skip to main content

Welcome to LUKSO

The purpose of this section is to teach you the least amount possible to get you coding and try out everything LUKSO has to offer.

What is LUKSO?​

LUKSO is a Layer 1 EVM chain, Ethereum twin blockchain. It is fundamentally the same as Ethereum at a network level but with some innovative differences, particularly in how developers build applications on the network and the building blocks you use.

Here are the top 3 reasons why LUKSO is different to any other blockchain:

Universal ProfilesNFT 2.0Cultural Currencies
Smart contract based user or creator profiles are the essential foundation for the New Creative Economy.Flexible NFTs that are extensible and directly composable with Universal Profiles.Extensible Token that move us beyond DeFi. The future of blockchain is social.
  • Visual
  • Upgradeable
  • Security
  • Gas-less
  • Smart
  • Extensible
  • Authentic
  • Safer
  • Unlimited Metadata
  • Updatable
  • Better IDs
  • Iteratable
  • Batch Transfers
  • Safer
  • Token Icons
  • Updatable
  • Batch Transfers
  • Extensible
  • Notifying
  • Unified

To learn more about the building blocks of LUKSO check out the standards.

Where should I start?​

Download the πŸ†™ browser extension using the link below:

Then create your first Universal Profile below:

With these two elements in place, you are ready to explore the LUKSO ecosystem.

Ready to build?​

Choose your path below:

dApp DevelopersSmart Contract DevelopersValidators
Check out our boilerplate dapp - clone this repo to have a fully functioning dApp in minutes.Learn how to create a Token or an NFT contract.Learn more about how to run a node or become a validator on our testnet.
Explore our playground repo - it allows you to see how to fetch profile and asset information, encode data, change permissions etc.Check out our guide for building smart contracts on LUKSO.See our mainnet parameters.
Read more about LUKSO standards to learn more about the building blocks.Β See which clients are supported.
Explore our oracles and other external integrations.Β Β 

Join the Community​

If you need anything else, then either contact the team building LUKSO or ask the Developer Community on Discord are happy to help.