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Tanssi-Acala Technical Collaboration: Empowering Developers for Advanced Appchain Management

Tortola, BVI – January 25, 2023. In their pursuit of providing the ultimate appchain deployment experience, Tanssi, an appchain infrastructure protocol, has initiated a technical collaboration with Acala, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform and liquidity hub. This collaboration takes its first step with the integration of Acala's Chopsticks, an open-source blockchain cloning tool, into Dancebox, Tanssi's TestNet. This integration enriches Tanssi's developer offerings, enabling a level of experimentation and testing akin to what is available in ecosystems like Ethereum.

With the successful integration of Chopsticks, the collaboration between Tanssi and Acala is poised for further expansion. In anticipation of Polkadot's transition to agile coretime, Acala is preparing to explore the potential of Tanssi’s infrastructure management and blockspace execution capabilities. This upcoming phase is focused on enhancing blockspace management for existing parachains, representing a pivotal advancement in the Polkadot ecosystem's journey toward greater flexibility and efficiency.

Chopsticks in Tanssi: Transforming Appchain Experimentation and Testing

Developed by Acala, Chopsticks is akin to a magic box, as described by Bryan Chen, Co-Founder of Acala. It allows developers to create a private blockchain playground, offering a level of experimentation and testing that parallels what developers have experienced in ecosystems like Ethereum. This innovation fills a vital gap in the Polkadot ecosystem, bringing unprecedented flexibility in testing and simulation.

With the integration of Chopsticks into Dancebox, Tanssi's TestNet, developers building on Tanssi's platform can now leverage a variety of functionalities to enhance their appchain development process:

  • Safe Transaction Testing: Developers can conduct transaction simulations in a secure setting, reducing the risks of phishing and enabling better decision-making.

  • Governance Prototyping: Chopsticks facilitates the trial runs of governance proposals, allowing developers to fully assess their impacts before going live.

  • Enhanced Development Efficiency: Providing extensive testing scenarios, Chopsticks aids in building more reliable and robust blockchain applications.

  • Cross-chain Messaging (XCM) Testing: Chopsticks enables developers to create a local multichain environment for comprehensive testing of cross-chain integrations, ensuring seamless XCM functionality.

The integration of Chopsticks is a clear indicator of Tanssi's commitment to delivering a superior appchain deployment experience, making it a breeze! Developers eager to leverage Chopsticks in Dancebox can get started at Here’s a detailed guide on how to effectively use Chopsticks within Tanssi.

Exploring Collaborative Opportunities: Tanssi and Acala's Vision for the Future

As Polkadot moves towards agile coretime, Acala is exploring Tanssi's infrastructure management and blockspace execution capabilities for potential integration. This strategic consideration is driven by the need for efficiency and optimized resource use during the transition. Acala aims to bridge any gaps between coretime allocation and actual block production, identifying Tanssi's protocol as a suitable solution for streamlined block execution. This approach not only aligns with Acala's focus on reducing infrastructure costs but also aims to reallocate engineering efforts towards more impactful projects, thereby enhancing operational effectiveness.

"It's energizing to collaborate with a team like Tanssi, who shares our goal of making the Polkadot space more accessible. We're pleased to work alongside them, as they have shown a genuine commitment to making appchain deployment straightforward and efficient. Integrating Chopsticks into Tanssi's protocol is just the start of what we anticipate to be an exciting collaboration aimed at bringing more activity to the Polkadot ecosystem," says Bryan Chen, Co-Founder & CTO at Acala.

Tanssi and Acala's joint effort marks a significant step in advancing the Polkadot ecosystem. This collaboration, focused on improving appchain infrastructure, is just the beginning of a proactive journey. Stay tuned for more updates.

Developers are now welcome to test the enhanced capabilities on Dancebox, Tanssi's TestNet. For immediate access to these tools and to start building, visit

About Tanssi Network

Tanssi's appchain infrastructure protocol is built to simplify and accelerate appchain deployment using ContainerChains. When an appchain connects to Tanssi, it becomes a ContainerChain, accessing a developer-friendly and permissionless environment that provides infrastructure as a service. As a result, appchains can be deployed in just hours— a significant leap from the typical months-long process. On top of this, Tanssi also benefits from the shared security and native interoperability of the Polkadot Relay Chain. Learn more at

About Acala Network

Acala is a decentralized finance hub on the Polkadot network, offering a suite of financial services including a trustless staking derivative (liquid DOT), a multi-chain liquidity aggregator (Euphrates), and an AMM DEX. It's designed to enable financial applications with micro gas fees, bringing stability and liquidity to the Polkadot ecosystem. Acala serves as a key platform for DeFi applications seeking interoperability, scalability, and security. Learn more at

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